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September 13, 2017 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Celebrate historic Australia Day on a special Murray Princess Australia Day cruise and enjoy Australia Day festivities while discovering the real history of the outback. The three-night cruise departs Friday 26th January 2017.

The Australia Day cruise features the popular three-night itinerary combined with Australia Day fun including Australia Day games like Aussie Two-Up, Aussie Quizzes and Aussie bingo.

The cruise also visits Murray Bridge, where passengers can visit some of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions. Wildlife lovers can opt to spend the morning visiting the unique Monarto Zoo on a private Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour where they will see Giraffes, Elands, Zebras, White Rhinoceros, Cheetahs, Lions, Hyenas and Wild Dogs. The tour is an additional $60 per person.

Enjoy a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and learn about the thriving ecology of the river. At River View Lodge get up close to the river, its 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing birdlife including darters, herons and egrets on the ‘Dragon-Fly’ Flat Bottomed Boat.

Onboard the PS Murray Princess learn more about the Murray and Riverland regions and sample some of the local produce and wines with a structured tasting event held in the Sturt Dining Room.

Join the Captain for a general inspection of the wheelhouse, participate in a lively Aussie quiz, play some bocce on the riverbank or relax with some fishing off the side of the ship.

Relax on the open top deck or sit back in one of two air-conditioned paddlewheel lounges displaying views of the working paddle wheel and enjoy the everchanging scenery as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, holiday homes, houseboats and riverbanks lined with mallee scrub, willows and red gum forests.

Food onboard the Murray Princess is a highlight of the cruise. Indulge in a hearty hot buffet breakfast each morning, a two-course or buffet lunch each day and a three-course or buffet dinner each evening.

Why not really celebrate Australia Day and extend the three-night cruise to a seven-night cruise visiting Burk Salter Winery, Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Conservation Reserve, the Swan Reach Museum, a Native Wildlife Shelter, see the Sunnydale Woolshed Sheep Shearing Show, cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown and enjoy a delicious Aussie-style barbecue dinner and bush dance on the river bank.

The three-night Australia Day Discovery Cruise departs Mannum on January 26, 2017 and early booking saver fares start from $803 per person, twin share.

The seven-night cruise, including the Australia Day cruise departs Mannum on January 26, 2017 and early booking saver fares start from $1639 per person, twin share.

Fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, onboard Wi-Fi, New Year’s Eve dinner, festivities and dancing, live entertainment, use of the sauna, spa, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers from and to Adelaide or secure car parking in Mannum and post cruise coach transfer to Adelaide airport if required.

Private car transfers for up to four people are also available from and to Adelaide CBD to Mannum and return to Adelaide Airport for $143 per person each way, based on two people travelling.

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