Published: 31 August 2016 by: Kate Webster

Experience the Murray with Captain Cook Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises has launched a new cruise on the Murray River, the seven-night Upper Murraylands Cruise onboard Paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess, departing once a month from Friday, 21 April, 2017.

The seven-night Upper Murraylands Cruise will explore the northern area of the Murray River from Mannum to Morgan, before returning to Mannum. The diverse itinerary ensures this cruise offers something for everyone.

The Upper Murraylands cruise will visit historic towns including picturesque Waikerie, Morgan and Swan Reach, where guests will be taken on fascinating guided walks and visits to historic museums. At Blanchetown guests will be enthralled with the experience of going through Lock No. 1 (one of thirteen along the river). 

Wine lovers can indulge with lunch and wine tastings at Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre and a vineyard tour and cellar door tastings at Burk Salter Boutique Winery. Guests can also visit the cellar door at Caudo Winery and tour its beautiful gardens and orchards. 

Learn about Aboriginal history at the amazing Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve - one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites and enjoy a guided boardwalk tour of ancient rock carvings.

Guests will fall in love with the animals during a visit to a Native Wildlife Shelter and experience a fun and very Australian Woolshed Shearing Show.

Wildlife lovers can spot an abundance of nocturnal wildlife on the riverbanks including kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises and many other species.

Birdwatchers can get up close to the river birds including pelicans, wrens and swans on-board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat bottomed boat scenic boat rides.

Onboard guests can sit back in one of two air-conditioned paddlewheel lounges and enjoy the amazing views as the Murray Princess cruises past towering limestone cliffs, through picturesque gorges and along riverbanks lined with mallee scrub and red gum forests. They can even watch the working paddle wheel through a spectacular two-story glass window in the Paddlewheel Lounge.

Food onboard the Murray Princess is a highlight of the cruise. Guests will enjoy a hearty hot buffet breakfast each morning, a two-course or buffet lunch each day and a three-course or buffet dinner each evening. There is a spectacular Captain’s dinner and dance to enjoy and even an Aussie-style barbecue dinner and bush dance on the river bank.

The inaugural seven nights Upper Murraylands Cruise departs Friday, 21 April, 2017 and Early Booking Saver Fares start from $1902 per person twin share.

All fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, the Captain’s Dinner and Dance, live entertainment, use of the sauna, spa, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium and complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide or secure car-parking in Mannum.

For further information, visit the website here

 

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