7 Day Tour - Adventure on the Mighty Murray
Day 1 (D): WAGGA WAGGA TO MILDURA: Sunday, 10 March 2024 What better way to kick off the new year than with an adventure on the Murray River. Come along
Day 1 (D): WAGGA WAGGA TO MILDURA: Sunday, 10 March 2024
What better way to kick off the new year than with an adventure on the Murray River. Come along with Priest’s Coaches as we head off on a charming all-inclusive cruise aboard the spectacular Murray Princess. Today we head off and make our way through southern inland NSW to Mildura. Here we will enjoy dinner at the hotel and head to bed for our last night on dry land for the next 4 days.
Day 2 (BD): MILDURA TO CAURNAMONT: Monday, 11 March 2024
This morning, we start the day with a delicious hotel breakfast. We then hop aboard the coach and pick up a local guide and take a tour of some of the significant sights around Mildura. Following our tour, we have some time to do some shopping and grab some lunch, before heading on to Mannum to meet the Murray Princess, our home for the week. Mid-afternoon the 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. The on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.
Day 3 (BLD): CAURNAMONT TO BLANCHETOWN: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
Daybreak and it’s 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 the river’s water. This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery 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 the “Murray River Cup”.
Day 4 (BLD): BLANCHETOWN TO SUNNYDALE: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s 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. Join a walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum . We cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquility 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. Next, we will visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then it’s time for the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
*Optional tour: Sunnydale Nocturnal Tour. Additional cost and bookings can be made on board through your Guest Services Attendant. For details, see ‘Optional Onshore Tours & Activities’ in your Cruising Guide.
Day 5 (BLD): SUNNYDALE TO YOUNGHUSBAND: Thursday, 14 March 2024
After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast* or 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, join your fellow guests for a delicious final night dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment.
*Optional tour: Bush Tucker Breakfast. Additional cost and bookings can be made on board through your Guest Services Attendant. For details, see ‘Optional Onshore Tours & Activities’ in your Cruising Guide.
Day 6 (BLD): YOUNGHUSBAND TO HAY: Friday, 15 March 2024
We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell to the Murray Princess as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf. After we disembark, its back on the bus to begin our journey home. Along the way we stop in Mildura for lunch before continuing to Hay for the night.
Day 7 (B): HAY TO WAGGA WAGGA: Saturday, 16 March 2024
After a tasty breakfast in the hotel, its back on the bus for the last leg of our journey back to Wagga. As we arrive back in town, we say farewell and see you next time, after a week of stunning beauty and good times.
Tour Cost (GST inclusive)
$2960.00 per person (twin/double share)
$ 840.00 single supplement
The Murray Princess offer two optional tours while aboard this cruise. These tours can only be booked through their onboard guest services attendant. These tours are at your own expense.
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Please note that travel insurance is not included in this tour. It is strongly recommended that you acquire travel insurance for this and all tours.
All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions, e.g. churches, wineries. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather.
march 10 (Sunday) - 16 (Saturday)