One River, Two States Upper & Lower Murray River - from $2,939pp
Our new One River, Two States Tour is a grand adventure allowing guests the unique experience of seeing the Upper & Lower Murray River on one tour. As Australia's longest river and the world's 3rd longest spanning 2,700km you you experience the winding upper river lined with towering Redgum trees and the Lower Murray with it wide expenses and towering cliffs.
Commencing from Melbourne you will be transferred to Echuca, the Paddlesteamer Capital of Australia to join the iconic PS Emmylou for a 3 night cruise stepping you back in time reconnecting to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine along Australia's most famous river. From the moment you step aboard and hear the steam whistle blow you will be totally relaxed.
Enjoy riverside campfires, day & night cruising to see the river from a different perspective under Emmylou's powerful floodlights, travel on a half day excursion to world heritage wetlands for a small boat Eco cruise, enjoy lunch at a riverside winery and a visit to the famous Perricoota Station, first settled by James Maiden in 1843 to become a famous Merino Sheep & Fruit property.
Your tour then travels by coach along the Murray River to the beautiful city of Mildura located on the Bank of the Murray. Here you have an afternoon and even free to explore the city before you continue your journey to Mannum in South Australia before boarding the largest paddleboat in the Southern Hemisphere, PS Murray Princess for a three night cruises discovering the lower Murray river between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge.
You'll cruise through spectacular riverlands and enjoy the great variety of flora and fauna including river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat, visit the township of Murray Bridge and learn about the food and wine of this famous region. Your tour ends with a coach transfer to the city of Churches, Adelaide for your onward connections.
This extended cruise will delight the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts letting you delve further into beauty and adventure on the Upper Murray River. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery of Australia's longest river and follow in the wake of early history when Echuca was Australia's largest inland port.
20th May - 26th August - 16th September - 21st October 2019
30% Deposit with full payment due 60 days from cruise date