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19 Night - River, Ocean & Rail Australia Package

Murray Princess, Sea Princess & Indian Pacific

Package Details

Overview

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From $5,549* per person

Package Provider: Princess Cruises
Package Type: Fly Cruise
Region: Australia
Duration: 19 Nights


Description

This cruise takes you north on the great Murray River from the historic river port of Mannum to Blanchetown. Follow in the wake of great Australian pioneers on a 4-night cruise along the outback river highway.  Highlights include a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting at a cellar door, visit a typical Australian farm, woolshed and wildlife shelter, enjoy an Aussie barbecue beside the river and visit an aboriginal archaeological site.

 A journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific will whisk you between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney in comfort and style. With epic transcontinental crossings between the Indian and Pacific oceans, step onboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you'll never forget.


Exclusive Bonus offers:

Sterling Steakhouse restaurant credit onboard Sea Princess + $100 cabin credit to spend at sea*


Your holiday package includes:

  • 4 night Outback Heritage river cruise onboard Murray Princess
  • All meals, exciting selection of onshore tours, 24-hour self-service tea & coffee + more
  • 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast
  • 6 night cruise onboard Sea Princess, Adelaide to Sydney
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • 3 day rental car to explore the Hunter Valley region
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hunter Valley including breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in Sydney including breakfast
  • 3 Night Indian Pacific Rail Journey from Sydney to Perth
  • Includes all food and beverages, select Off Track Excursions + more

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 Murray Princess cruise highlights & itinerary

  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Visit the cellar door at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Enjoy a riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Go on a Nocturnal Tour in a comfortable purpose-built cart where you may see wombats, foxes, bats and owls+ 
  • Enjoy a Bush Tucker Breakfast+ 
  • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide
  • Delight in a scenic tender boat ride

 

Date

Itinerary

8 Feb 21

Adelaide (Mannum)

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.

09 Feb 21

Blanchetown

Daybreak and it’s time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of

water. This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars.

10 Feb 21

Swan Reach

After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s, was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit growers. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where you can enjoy an ale or cappuccino overlooking the Murray River (additional cost). Cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by.

When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River.

11 Feb 21

Younghusband

After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area. We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride. Tonight, the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner.

12 Feb 21

Adelaide (Mannum)

Leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

 

Sea Princess cruise itinerary       

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

15 Feb 21

Adelaide, SA

Embark

9:00pm

16 Feb 21

At Sea

 

 

17 Feb 21

Melbourne, VIC

7:00am

5:00pm

18 Feb 21

Burnie, TAS

7:00am

4:00pm

19 Feb 21

Hobart, TAS

11:00am

7:00pm

20 Feb 21

At Sea

 

 

21 Feb 21

Sydney, NSW

7:00am

Disembark

 

Indian Pacific Rail Itinerary

Date

Itinerary

 

24 Feb 21

Sydney – Depart 3:00pm

Depart 3:00 pm

25 Feb 21

Broken Hill

Adelaide

Morning excursion

Arrive 3:15 pm, afternoon excursion

Depart Adelaide 9:40 pm

26 Feb 21

Cook

Nullarbor

Afternoon experience

Evening experience

27 Feb 21

Perth

Arrive 3:00 pm

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 14 May 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Sterling Steakhouse Restaurant offer is per person per twin cabin and cannot be exchanged for credit or cash onboard. Bonus onboard credit is a total per twin cabin and is not refundable, not transferrable or not redeemable as cash onboard. Onboard credit cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. All unused onboard credit is forfeit on final night.  Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Flights are no included in the package.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

 

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)

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