Discovery cruise (2 nights)
Departs on Friday 8.00 pm, returns on Sunday 4.30 pm
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Itinerary (Click here to print this itinerary)
Your weekend cruise departs from Murray Bridge, just 1 hour North of Adelaide.
Connecting coach transfers depart from the Central Bus Station in Adelaide or if you prefer to drive,
lock up garaging is available for your vehicle. At 7.30 pm you are welcomed aboard by the friendly P.S. Proud Mary (Old P.S. Murray Expedition) Crew.
Having settled into your accommodation, you may like to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before a delicious supper is served at 8.45pm.
The boat cruises to her overnight mooring point and your Captain introduces the Expedition crew.
Night cruising is a feature of all P.S. Proud Mary (Old P.S. Murray Expedition) cruises and this evening the boat's powerful flood
lights illuminate the graceful willows and dark waters as you cruise.
This is an excellent opportunity to see the Murray River environment in a different perspective and may allow you to view of
some of the nocturnal wildlife. Especially birds such as night herons, owls and coots will be around.
Later, you tie up for a night of peace and tranquility in the Australian Bush.
Saturday (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast while cruising as the boat continues upstream today through some of the
most spectacular scenery on the entire River Murray system. The inland lagoons are so immense that in the
early riverboat days, Captains could not find true channels. In the early 1900ís riverboat Captainís planted
willow trees along the banks to clearly mark the main river channel. Today the willows provide the perfect haven for the prolific bird life.
There are some 320 species of bird life in this area and with the aid of binoculars and your well informed guide,
you will study at close range the prolific bird life.
The Proud Mary, (Old Murray Expedition) berths in Mannum allowing time for a stroll through this historic town.
Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the Proud Mary (Old Murray Expedition) chefs as you cruise upstream.
Late afternoon your vessel ties along side the towering cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches.
Here you will also enjoy a guided cruise led by an ecologist aboard a small boat through the lagoons and inlets of the River Murray,
a highlight of your journey.
This evening there is a traditional Australian barbecue on shore followed by Aussie entertainment around a blazing campfire.
Sunday (breakfast, lunch)
This morning there will be time for further exploration of the tranquil Australian bush.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast as P.S. Proud Mary (Old P.S. Murray Expedition) cruises downstream, before a mid morning arrival in picturesque Mannum.
Here you can board the waiting coach for a tour to Reedy Creek Environmental Park.
Your guide will provide you with information to enable you to identify significant rock formations and the abundant
native vegetation and bird life. Lunch is a superb buffet with fresh local produce.
This afternoon there will be more spectacular scenery before a late afternoon arrival in Murray Bridge at 4.00pm.
Good to know
All Cabins have a private ensuite, double or twin beds (your choice), air conditioning / heating and tea and coffee facilities.
A coach departs from the Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street, Adelaide) on Fri at 6.00pm sharp,
returning into Adelaide on Sun at 5.45pm and the cost is $90 per person for a return transfer.
Your car can be stored at Murray Bridge for $90 for the duration of your cruise.
Please make your own way to Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge by 7.15pm and the crew will advise as to the garaging of your vehicle.
Accommodation in Adelaide
Before or after cruise accommodation can be booked with us at the same time as you book your cruise.
The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel offers the following room styles:
*Standard rooms are $150 per room per night in Normal Season or $170 in High Season
**Superior rooms are $160 per room per night in Normal Season or $180 in High Season
Normal Season includes 01.04.15 - 02.10.15 and 14.12.15 - 02.02.16
High Season includes 18.10.15 - 13.12.15 and 03.02.16 - 31.03.16
American Breakfast is an extra $27 per person
*Positioned at the rear or inside of the hotel
**Preferred positioning around the perimeter of the hotel
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