Wetlands Discovery Cruise: 3 nights in February 2012

Wetlands Discovery, 3 nightsThere's no better way to see the Murray River and a slice of the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic Australian outback, it's unique flora and fauna, and the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture close up than to drift unhurried and quietly under the power of the paddle-wheeler PS Murray Princess. This long weekend cruise takes you from the historic Mannum and heads up river while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks. See the nocturnal wildlife on the river bank before mooring at Craignook. Take a guided nature walk to discover the local flora and fauna before cruising at the foot of river cliffs which tower 90 metres over you. At Piggy Flat travel in small, personalised groups to explore the maze of backwaters, creeks and lagoons with their amazing birdlife. Be sure to bring your camera, you’re going ashore to capture the dawn light, a special time on the river. Learn about Australia’s largest aboriginal community, the Ngarrindjeri people and visit the Pomberuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you will be treated to a dramatic dance performance. Join the captain for pre-dinner drinks and dinner before ending the cruise the next morning.

Cruise Operator: Captain Cook Cruises
Vessel: PS Murray Princess
Sailing Dates: Departs: Fri, Feb 3 2012. Arrives: Mon, Feb 6 2012.

Cruise itinerary
Total length of Cruise: 3 Nights

Wetlands Discovery Itinerary
Days/ Ports of Call/ Arrivals & Departures

  • Friday- Mid afternoon depart Mannum, Evening arrival at Craignook.
  • Saturday - Morning - Craignook, Afternoon - Piggy Flat
  • Sunday - Morning - Piggy Flat, Afternoon - Murray Bridge
  • Monday - Morning arrival at Mannum

About the PS Murray Princes
PS Murray Princess is purpose built for the Murray River. She is faithfully designed as a modern romantic representative of a time when hundreds of such vessels plied the river. Unlike most modern-day river vessels with imitation paddles, Murray Princess is propelled by an authentic, massive stern paddlewheel.
Accommodating just 120 passengers, Murray Princess brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the Murray River. The Captain and crew know the river intimately and are delighted to share with you their knowledge and stories. The lounges and dining saloon are spacious with a character and charm of yesteryear. Grand in name, yet relaxed and informal by nature, Murray Princess fosters a warmth and friendliness unique to the river. Read more about the PS Murray Princess here

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