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Captain Cook Murray River Cruises - 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise

4 night cruise from $1195 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Oct 19 by 4pm

 

4 night cruise from
$1195
per person share twinFlights are additional

Captain Cook Murray River Cruises - 4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise

Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australia Outback, its unique flora and fauna, the legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture aboard the paddle wheeler PS Murray Princess. Experience a unique historic and nature based adventure, through some of the driest parts of the driest continent, past mallee scrub and ancient red gum forests, through towering gorges and ochre coloured limestone cliffs.

Deal Includes
Complimentary return coach transfers or car parking
 All meals (buffet & a la carte)
 An exciting selection of onshore tours
 Guided nature walks & eco excursions
Captain’s Dinner & Dance
Live entertainment each night

Flights are additional

Departs Mondays (selected dates)

Inside Twin Cabin
From $1195 per person share twin
Travel: December 19-March 20
From $1249 per person share twin
Travel: June, July, August 2020, January & February 2021

Outside Twin Cabin
From $1595 per person share twin
Travel: December 19-March 20
From $1609 per person share twin
Travel: June, July, August 2020, January & February 2021

Itinerary
Monday
Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

Tuesday
Daybreak and time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we join a guided tour of Burk Salter Boutique Winery and surrounding vineyard and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.

Wednesday
After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s, was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit growers. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where you can enjoy an ale or cappuccino overlooking the Murray River (additional cost). Join the guided walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry). Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by. When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River. An optional Nocturnal tour (additional cost) in a comfortable purpose built cart is available after dinner where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls.

Thursday
After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area. We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner. Dress up and dance, if you wish.

Friday
We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings until 31 Oct 19 or until sold out • Prices are correct as at 05 Sep 19. Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost, please contact your House of Travel agent for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday • Twin share is two adults sharing a room – bedding configurations may vary • Captain Cook Murray River Cruises – Cancellation fees apply • Advertised price is based on a Twin Room with 2 single beds and is the total price per person, based on payment by cash or cheque • Credit card fees will apply • If accommodation is required due to pre/post cruise, this is at customers own expense • Cruises are subject to availability • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. HOT Code: MPADL0919

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Until 31 Oct 19 by 4pm

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