Cruising the Great Murray River

10th to the 18th August 2019

9 Day Coach Tour including 4 Night Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise

This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown. Follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers on a 4 night cruise along the outback river highway. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery from towering cliffs to expansive farmlands.

Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of the 350 bird species that inhabit the riverlands. Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at a cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and visit an aboriginal archaeological site.

While on board, you’ll enjoy…

  • Relaxing in one of the two lounges, with spectacular scenery views.
  • Hanging out on the Sun Deck at the top of the vessel.
  • Buffet breakfasts each morning.
  • Delicious buffet and a la carte lunches.
  • Dining each evening with fellow passengers.
  • The Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

Not included – drinks, optional tours & services

Day1 – Takes us through Bungendore and stopping for one of Carol’s famous morning teas, then through to Jugiong for a delicious lunch (own cost) and a quick glance at the magic the locals havewoven into this town. Narrandera is our next quick stop before travelling on to Hay, staying overnight at the Cobb Inlander Motel Hay. M/TDA

Day2 – We are up early for breakfast then into the coach again. Visiting the towns of Balranald for morning tea and on to have lunch in Mildura. Lunch will be at the Varapodro Olive Grove Estate (own cost), afternoon tea (if you wish to purchase it) will be at the Trentham Vineyard where we have orgainsed a little wine tasting (paid) before booking into our motel for dinner and a comfortable bed – Mildura Inlander Resort. This motel is close to the centre of town if you wish to go for a wander to the shops. BM/TDA

Day3 – Finds us doing some sightseeing through the towns of Lake Cullulleraine, Yamba, Pike river and Swan Reach where we stop for lunch (own cost) before heading to Mannum to board the Murray Princess paddle steamer for the next 4 nights – description is above. BDA

Day4 – 6 – On board the Murray Princess Paddle Steamer. BLDA

Day7 – We are back at Mannum ready to continue our journey. We board the coach and head to Lameroo for morning teaand on to Ouyen for lunch (own cost). We are able to take in the scenery along the way to Swan Hill before dinner and an overnight stay at the comfort Inn Campbell Motel. BM/TDA

Day8 – Sees us up having a later start to the day and a leisurely breakfast. We head to Echuca for lunch and time to explore this quaint country town. Mid afternoon finds us in Albury with time to suss out the shops and local architecture before dinner and our last night accommodation at the Siesta Quality Motel. BDA

Day9 – We board the coach for the final part of our journey back to normality. Another late breakfast and then it’s onthe road again to Jugiong for an early lunch (own cost). A comfort stop at Bungendore and finally we are heading down the mountain to Batemans Bay and home.    B

$3,910 Twin Share     $5,545 Single

  • All cabins on the Steamer have twin beds only regardless of twinshare or single booking.
  • Enjoy a 9-day coach experience including 4 nights on the Murray Princess Paddle Steamer.
  • Early Bookings are recommended as limited seats.
  • 10% Deposit at time of booking. Non-refundable.
  • Bookings and full payment by 1 June 2019
  • Terms and conditions apply, available on this site.
  • Travel Insurance recommended. E&OE

We take bookings over the phone. Contact: 02 4474 4243 or via the site