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Discovery cruise (2 nights)

Departs on Friday 8.00 pm, returns on Sunday 4.30 pm

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MURRAY SALE - Receive BIG discounts off the NORMAL price, see below:

    July & August 2015 Sale Conditions
  • Valid for travel between 01 July 2015 and 31 August 2015
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • September 2015 Sale Conditions
  • Valid for travel between 01 September 2015 and 30 September 2015
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • Early Booking Saver Fare Conditions
  • Valid for bookings made early as per displayed prices & months below
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • January 2016 Sale Conditions
  • Valid for travel between 01 January 2016 and 31 January 2016
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • See Sale Prices below Limited cabins are allocated to sale prices, CHECK AVAILABILITY BELOW for your preferred date of travel, cabins are filling fast. Sale prices valid on new bookings only.

Itinerary (Click here to print this itinerary)

Friday (supper)

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

Cabins

All Cabins have a private ensuite, double or twin beds (your choice), air conditioning / heating and tea and coffee facilities.

Transfers

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.

Garaging

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.

Map

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Extra information

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MURRAY SALE - Receive BIG discounts off the NORMAL price, see below:

    July & August 2015 Sale Conditions
  • Valid for travel between 01 July 2015 and 31 August 2015
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • September 2015 Sale Conditions
  • Valid for travel between 01 September 2015 and 30 September 2015
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • Early Booking Saver Fare Conditions
  • Valid for bookings made early as per displayed prices & months below
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • January 2016 Sale Conditions
  • Valid for travel between 01 January 2016 and 31 January 2016
  • Booking MUST be made before 31 July 2015

  • See Sale Prices below Limited cabins are allocated to sale prices, CHECK AVAILABILITY BELOW for your preferred date of travel, cabins are filling fast. Sale prices valid on new bookings only.
 

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01 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 (prices are per person in AUD)

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Standard Cabin July-August Sale Enquiry Booking Normal Price Enquiry Booking
Twin Share $369 Available Available $1100 Available Available
Sole Occupancy $640 Available Available $1650 Available Available

01 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 (prices are per person in AUD)

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Standard Cabin September Sale Enquiry Booking Normal Price Enquiry Booking
Twin Share $375 Available Available $1100 Available Available
Sole Occupancy $600 Available Available $1650 Available Available

01 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 (prices are per person in AUD)

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Standard Cabin Early Booking Saver Enquiry Booking Normal Price Enquiry Booking
Twin Share $730 Available Available $1100 Available Available
Sole Occupancy $1168 Available Available $1650 Available Available

01 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016 (prices are per person in AUD)

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Standard Cabin January Sale Enquiry Booking Normal Price Enquiry Booking
Twin Share $390 Available Available $1100 Available Available
Sole Occupancy $625 Available Available $1650 Available Available

01 Feb 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 (prices are per person in AUD)

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Standard Cabin Early Booking Saver Enquiry Booking Normal Price Enquiry Booking
Twin Share $730 Available Available $1100 Available Available
Sole Occupancy $1168 Available Available $1650 Available Available

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