Join our Murray River Cruise boarding our luxury vessel in Mannum. We travel by coach from Adelaide to Hahndorf and after our German lunch we take on the short one hour drive to Mannum.
The Murray River is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in South Australia. Witness the endless limestone cliffs, the Mallee Country and the abundant wildlife along the Murray River.
Whether you are a keen bird watcher or you are coming to paint, photograph or relax, we offer you a great mixture of activities.
Enjoy Big Bend and take a guided wetland tour and wine tasting at Salter’s. Finish your days with fishing, paddling in a canoe, a dip in the Murray River or the on board heated jacuzzi. Be active or relax, it is entirely up to you.
Watch the sunrise through your big panoramic window while still in bed or sit on deck with a plunger coffee taking in the beauty of the Riverland.
A perfect South Australian Holiday and a very special Murray River Cruise.
You can book this tour as a single, as a couple, as friends or book the entire boat as a group.
Murray River Cruise Highlights & Inclusions
- Pick up from Adelaide City Hotel or Airport
- All Meals from Lunch Day 1 to Lunch Day 7
- Drinking Water, Snacks, Fruit all Day
- Coffee and Tea Available All Day
- A Glass of Wine or non-alcoholic Beverage with Dinner
- 6x nights on a Luxurious Houseboat
- En-suited Cabins Twin or Double
- Maggie Beer Farm Shop
- Barossa Valley Wine Tasting
- Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve Guided Tour
- Blanchetown Hotel and Lock Nr 1
- Big Bend Nocturnal Tour
- Big Bend Shearing Shed Dinner
- Salters Vineyard Tour and Tasting
- Hans Heysen The Cedar Tour
- Hahndorf German Experience Meal
- On board use of a large heated jacuzzi
- Fishing Gear available
- Canoe for Exploring
- Fully Guided Murray River Cruise
- Drop Off Adelaide City Hotel or Adelaide Airport
Murray River Cruise Itinerary
Depart Adelaide around 9 am and start this beautiful journey with a drive to Hahndorf, the historic and popular German settlement in the Adelaide Hills. Here we visit the oldest artist studio in Australia and the historic home of Hans Heysen, The Cedars. It is still owned by members of the Heysen family and the guided tour takes you through the house, studio and beautiful gardens.
Furthermore Hahndorf offers great shops and delicacies and you have time to explore after our fabulous German lunch. There are a few cellar doors in the main street and how about a wine tasting at Mojo’s celllar door, located in a stone cottage built in 1845 with lots of charm and rustic atmosphere. Now it is time to make our way to Mannum, where we board our truly luxurious houseboat casting off to Younghusband for the night. Day 1 Lunch and Dinner, Murray River overnight
Wake up to a view of the Mighty Murray in all its contrasting landscapes. Take a refreshing dip or a morning stroll along the river bank before we navigate through the myriad of bends on one of the world’s most incredible and diverse river systems. Not only is the scenery of stunning beauty, so is our boat stacked with many great features. Each cabin has panoramic windows with magnificent views of the river. there are several sun decks, stereo, cocktail bar, a large lounge/dining and of course a kitchen area where we serve up tasty gourmet meals. Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Murray River overnight
After another peaceful night and a relaxing breakfast, we make our way to Big Bend. We arrive early afternoon and have time to paddle in a canoe through the backwaters, read a book or drop in a line and try catching a giant Murray Cod or Catfish. Start the evening with delicious appetisers and watch the spectacular colour changes of the Murray River cliffs. We continue our Big Bend experience with a wonderful dinner in the authentic shearing shed and finish the night with an entertaining nocturnal bushland tour. Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Murray River overnight
It is photographers, painters or anyone’s delight seeing the sun rise through the giant river red gums and bringing the day to life along the Murray. Today we travel by bus to Salter’s winery. A tour of this Riverland vineyard and wetlands followed by a structured tasting puts some of the Riverland’s wines on show. Walk to the first lock of the Murray River after lunch at the historical Blanchetown Hotel. Back on board our luxury boat, we cruise to Ngaut Ngaut. Surrounded by stunning cliffs it is sure to be another great sunset display. Day 4 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Murray River overnight
Start the morning with a visit to Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve and take a fully guided walk along the limestone cliffs discovering ancient rock carvings. Reconnect with the Murray River culture, the history and learn about the importance of the land to the people living here. We start cruising back down the Murray River along impressive backdrops of limestone cliffs and Mallee country. We arrive at Walkers Flat where we moor for tonight. Day 5 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Murray River overnight
With one full day left to recharge, we cruise further towards Mannum. Being on one of the biggest houseboats in Australia there are so many places to enjoy and relax. The sun deck on level three has perfect 360 degree views or sit at the bow of the boat and be the first spotting rare bird species. There is time for more canoeing and short walks. Dine in style on our last supper together on board this truly unforgettable river cruise. Dance into the night or finish off with a relaxing bath in the on-board heated jacuzzi. Day 6 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Murray River overnight
On our last day our bus awaits us and we drive to Barossa Valley, Australia’s best known wine region. Our first stop takes us to Maggie Beer Farm Shop, where you can taste all the different pate, jams, sauces and pastes on offer. Maggie Beer is a well-known cook, writer and founder of the Maggie Beer product range. We continue spoiling our taste buds with the delicious wines and a lunch in the Barossa Valley. Fully recharged and with memories of a very special Murray River Cruise – it is time to drive back to Adelaide. Arrive at your hotel mid-afternoon or let us take you to the airport for a flight back home. Day 7 Breakfast and Lunch
Last week I returned from seven wonderful days on the Murray River Cruise with 9 friends. Diana was so helpful and obliging with the planning beforehand and all arrangements went very smoothly. During the week Flick and Marian navigated the river very professionally and organised activities to keep us as busy as we wanted to be …..canoeing, fishing, walks, visiting tourist attractions and joining us for playing cards. We enjoyed delicious gourmet food and wines cooked and chosen by Flick and special attention was given to all dietary requirements. Both Marian and Flick looked after our every need as well as being wonderful travelling companions. I had a great time and would recommend this cruise wholeheartedly. #smilesLainie, Tripadvisor
Seven friends from NZ have just had the most wonderful trip on the Murray River. Flick, Marian and Diana are Truly amazing to deal with. The cruise, organisation and friendliness was wonderful. We will definitely travel with them again.Margaret M, Tripadvisor
Murray River Cruise
7 Days $2339 per person
Small Group Murray River Experience
18th March 2019 Fully Booked
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