7 Night Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise

Discover the dramatic South Australian outback on a cruise along Australia’s great inland highway. This seven night cruise is a unique historic and nature based adventure through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering sandstone cliffs and exploring historic ports, local vineyards and nature trails. 

Enjoy leisurely cruising 320 kilometres of the heart of the great Murray River between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge and take in the breathtaking scenery. 

Admire the beauty of its ever-changing landscape, visit historic places and indigenous sites, enjoy a woolshed show and experience and follow the region’s food and wine trail. This cruise also includes a complimentary coach tour to the famous Barossa wine region.

Standard Cruise Inclusions

  • Complimentary return coach transfers to/from selected Adelaide Hotels OR Return to the Adelaide Airport OR Complimentary car parking is also available at Mannum (subject to availability – bookings essential)
  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks and eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Use of gym
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea and coffee bar
  • Unpack once and relax to a new destination every day
  • Bonus Barossa Wine & Heritage tour

7 Night Highlights

  • Combination of the 3 and 4 night cruises
  • Free time to explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
  • Optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour on Saturday departing Murray Bridge (additional $60pp)
  • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
  • Big river gorges & towering sandstone cliffs
  • Riverland food & wine tasting (A tasting of 2 Reds & 2 White wines & local produce)
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • Spectacular Captain’s Dinner and Dance
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry).
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show, Native Wildlife Shelter and riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional $16pp)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional $35pp)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride

Optional Tour

ADD a Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour - $60 per person.

On arrival at Murray Bridge on Saturday (from 9.00am), a coach will be waiting to transfer you to Monarto Zoo, one of the largest open-range zoos in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles. You will travel through part of the zoo and your guide will show you many of the zoos inhabitants including Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena and Wild Dogs. After the tour, you will return to Murray Bridge and re-board the Murray Princess in time for lunch at 11.00am.

Pre-bookings recommended.

Optional Nocturnal Tour and Bush Tucker Breakfast at Sunnydale can be booked on board with your Cruise Director.

Departs on selected Fridays

  • 3, 17 and 24 November 2017
  • 5, 19 and 26* January 2018
  • 2, 9 and 23 February 2018
  • 2, 9 and 23 March 2018

Departs on selected Mondays

  • 20 November 2017
  • 1, 22* and 29 January 2018
  • 5 and 26 February 2018
  • 5 and 26* March 2018
  • For 2018-2019 dates, please enquire


All 3, 4 & 7 night cruise prices are based on Standard Brochure Fares, Inside Cabin with 2 x Single Beds.

Please enquire about our Early Booking Saver (EBS) Fares where you could save up to 15% when booking up to 60 days in advance. EBS Fares have  limited availability and once sold, prices revert back to standard brochure fares.

Surcharge applies for Single Occupancy and Double Beds.

Upgrades to Outside Cabins or Staterooms available - please contact us for prices.

Terms and conditions:
$1928 Price is based on per person / twin share, Inside Cabin with twin beds. Prices valid for travel 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, for other dates please enquire. *Special Event Cruise.
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  • Adult $1928
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  • Tour code
  • Duration
    8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Operates
    Selected Mondays and Fridays
  • Departs
    Mannum at 4.30pm. Coach transfer departs Adelaide Central Bus Station at 1.30pm
  • Returns
    Mannum 9.00am. Coach Transfers arrive Adelaide at 11am (Day 8)

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