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Captain Cook Murray River Cruises - 7 Night Upper Murraylands Cruise

7 night cruise from $2059 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Oct 19 by 4pm

 

7 night cruise from
$2059
per person share twinFlights are additional

Captain Cook Murray River Cruises - 7 Night Upper Murraylands 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 & Fridays (selected dates)

Inside Twin Cabin
From $2059 per person share twin
Travel: December 19-March 20
From $2155 per person share twin
Travel: June, July, August 2020, January & February 2021

Outside Twin Cabin
From $2779 per person share twin
Travel: December 19-March 20
From $2815 per person share twin
Travel: June, July, August 2020, January & February 2021

Itinerary
Day One
Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, 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, hairynosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

Day Two
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. This morning, your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges. For those who choose to stay on-board, you may wish to partake in a game of bocce or compete in the fishing challenge before we cruise upriver past Walker Flat to Sugar Shack Conservation Park. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

Day Three
Continue cruising upriver this morning as we enjoy breakfast and pass through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. This morning, enjoy some free time and in the afternoon join in the fun playing a few games of bingo. Late afternoon we will secure the vessel at Morgan and after dinner, participate in a Table Quiz Challenge.

Day Four
Today we are transferred by coach to the Riverland town of Waikerie and Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre near Kingston On Murray. Enjoy some free time in Waikerie and at Banrock Station delight in cellar door wine tastings followed by a delicious buffet lunch and DVD presentation. There will be time to take a stroll around the gardens and orchards enjoying the relaxing scenery. Return by coach to Morgan where we will board the Murray Princess and continue our journey upriver and secure at the 329km mark of the Murray River.

Day Five
After breakfast, we arrive at the picturesque Caudo Vineyard located at Hogwash Bend. Here we will enjoy cellar door tastings and explore the gardens and orchards. Enjoy a leisurely lunch as we cruise downriver back towards Morgan. Mid-afternoon we join a guided walk of the Morgan township and the Morgan Living History Museum. We depart Morgan late afternoon and secure at Donald Flat Lagoon for our overnight moorage. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.

Day Six
After breakfast cruise to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s and 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 or listen to the First Officer’s talk in the Sturt Dining Room. 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.

Day Seven
After an optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost), we slowly cruise 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. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner. Dress up and dance, if you wish.

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


Itinerary based on Friday departures


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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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