Captain Cook Cruises has announced the dates for its popular seven nights Loxton to Mannum cruises onboard the small ship paddle-wheeler, PS Murray Princess.
The Loxton to Mannum cruise will depart Loxton at 4.30pm on Friday 4 December and disembark in Mannum at 9am on Friday 11 December, 2015.
This historic 339km voyage between Loxton to Mannum, South Australia only operates every two years and follows in the wake of great 19th century pioneers on a unique journey through three Locks.
“We are very excited to be able to operate this incredible cruise this year. This cruise is always such a popular choice with guests as it really explores Australia’s outback history from Loxton to Mannum and is a part of Australia not many people have seen or experienced.” Explains Donna Gauci, General Manager, SeaLink South Australia.
The Loxton cruise visits Katarapko, Cobdogla Creek, Overland Corner, Old Distillery, Morgan, Sunnydale and Piggy Flat/Coolcha for overnight stops with shore excursions along the way.
Each day features exciting day trips including a visit to the amazing Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve – one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a guided boardwalk tour of ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history.
Guests will fall in love with the animals at a visit to a Native Wildlife Shelter and enjoy a fun and very interactive Australian Woolshed Show.
In many of the historic towns guests will be able to learn about the early settlers and their families on fascinating guided walks and visits to historic museums. Some townships even date back to the early 1800’s.
There’s a food and wine trail that enables tastings at a rustic cellar door and an Aussie-style campfire barbecue dinner to be enjoyed on the river bank.
Along with this once in a lifetime journey there’s an abundance of nocturnal wildlife including kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises and many other species that may be spotted on the riverbanks.
Birdwatchers can view the prolific birdlife including pelicans, wrens and swans while all guests will delight in the breathtaking river scenery as they cruise past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges, sandbars and fascinating submerged forests.
The seven night Loxton to Mannum cruise is priced from $1888 per person twin share including accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, the Captain’s Dinner and Cocktail Party, live entertainment, use of ship’s facilities including a sauna, spa, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers pre cruise from Adelaide to Loxton and post cruise Mannum to Adelaide.
For further information visit www.murrayprincess.com.au