Proud Mary

Australia's River Murray is one of the world's legendary rivers, in fact, the fourth longest river system in the world. Mysterious, massive and meandering 3,700 kilometres, it ranks with the Mississippi, the Nile and the Amazon. Boasting some of the most spectacular and rugged Australian landscapes, the River Murray is home to an array of abundant wildlife and birdlife.

2 Night Discovery Cruise ex Murray Bridge
Adults: $1,061.00 / Children: $1,061.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
Day 1 - Friday
Your weekend cruise departs from Murray Bridge just 1 hour from Adelaide, where you will be welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary crew. Having settled into your comfortable accommodation, enjoy drinks before a delicious buffet supper at approximately 8:45 pm, as the Murray Expedition cruises to her overnight mooring point and your Captain introduces his crew. Later, the Proud Mary moors amid the peace and tranquillity of Sunnyside. (S)

Day 2 - Saturday
Breakfast heartily whilst cruising. The Proud Mary continues upstream today through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire River Murray system. Cruising continues past the many small river townships, with the chance to absorb the unique surroundings with a late morning stopover in the historic town of Mannum. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the Proud Mary chefs as you cruise before a late afternoon arrival at Teal Flat. A highlight of your journey is a guided cruise led by an ecologist aboard a small boat through the lagoons and inlets of this sanctuary. This evening there is a traditional Australian barbecue on shore followed by live Aussie Bush entertainment around a blazing campfire. (subject to fire restrictions) (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Sunday
Enjoy breakfast as the Proud Mary cruises downstream, before a mid morning arrival in picturesque Mannum. Here board the waiting coach for a tour to the 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 birdlife. Lunch is a superb buffet with fresh local produce including cold meats, seafood and salads as the Proud Mary cruises downstream.This afternoon there will be more spectacular scenery before disembarking in Murray Bridge at approximately 4.15 pm. (B,L).~~~~

Departure Days:
Every Friday.

Departure Point:
Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.

Departure Time:
Friday 7:00pm. Returns Sunday 4:00pm.

Pickup:
Not Included.

Dropoff:
Not Included.

Duration:
3 Days/ 2 Nights.

Entrance Fees:
Included.

Meals:
- 2 breakfasts.
- 2 lunches.
- 2 dinners.

Not Included:
- Items of a personal nature.
- Beverages from the bar.
- Fuel surcharge.
- Transfers.

Inclusions:
- 2 night cruise onboard the Proud Mary with ensuite accommodation.
- Shore excursions and nature based experiences guided by a resident ecologist.

What to Bring:
- Comfortable casual clothing.
- Good walking shoes.
- Hat.
- Sunglasses.

Adults $1,061.00
Children $1,061.00
5 Night Indulgence Cruise ex Murray Bridge
Adults: $2,653.00 / Children: $2,653.00

Description:
~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2020~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR20:
DAY 1 - Sunday (S)
Your five night cruise departs from Murray Bridge just 1 hour from Adelaide, where you will be welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary crew. Enjoy a buffet supper at approximately 8:30 pm as you cruise this evening and the Proud Mary's powerful floodlights illuminate the shore. It is a perfect opportunity to view the nocturnal animals of Australia in their natural habitat. Later the Proud Mary ties up for the night at Sunnyside.

DAY 2 - Monday (B,L,D) Your cruise continues upstream as you breakfast on a delicious buffet before a mid-morning Proud Mary arrival in picturesque Mannum, the birthplace of the river boat trade. Here you may board the waiting coach for an interesting tour of the Historic Mannum. Your guide will provide you with information. Lunch will be served aboard the Proud Mary as you cruise upstream to Walkers Flat. This evening is "Australiana Night" featuring typically Australian dishes. Followed by a guided Nocturnal Discover Tour, an insight into abundant wildlife including the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat.

DAY 3 - Tuesday (B,L,D)
After breakfast the Proud Mary cruises further upstream. In the afternoon arrive Swan Reach and board your waiting coach for a tour to visit Murray Aquaculture, one of the most ambitious Aquaculture projects undertaken in Australia. The fresh water crustacean is uniquely Australian and is only one of many species of crayfish found in Australia. With a local guide passengers are guided through the complex covering 10,000 sq metres of ponds.Your cruise this evening takes you to Moorundie Creek, named after the Aboriginal tribe that lived there. The Proud Mary moors overnight on a beautiful beach amongst towering River Red Gums.

DAY 4 - Wednesday (B,L,D)
You will wake this morning in one of the most unspoilt and picturesque areas of the River Murray. You will be taken on an environmental discovery walk of Moorundie Creek, even today you will see evidence of an ancient Aboriginal civilisation - a huge canoe tree still stands. A highlight of your cruise is a guided cruise lead by an ecologist aboard a small boat through the lagoons and inlets of Big Bend. This evening there is a traditional Australian barbecue on shore followed by live Aussie entertainment around a blazing campfire.

DAY 5 - Thursday (B,L,D)
This morning there will be time for further exploration of the tranquil Australian bush. The Proud Mary continues downstream through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire River Murray system. We arrive at Ngaut Ngaut - a historical Aboriginal site. Here with your Aboriginal tour guide you will discover carvings and paintings on cliff faces made 3,000 to 20,000 years ago. Late afternoon arrive in Mannum for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a formal Captain's Dinner.

DAY 6 - Friday (B,L)
Following breakfast the Proud Mary departs once more. Mid morning arrive Woodlane and board the waiting coach for a tour to the Reedy Creek Environment tour. You will be joined by your guide for a tour of this fascinating area. Discover this permanent watercourse from waterfalls, through swamps and wetlands. Reedy Creek and the waterfalls played a significant part in the lives of the ancient Nganguruku and Ngaralta Aboriginal Tribes. Today, lunch is a superb buffet prepared with fresh local produce. This afternoon there will be more spectacular scenery before the vessel ties up once more in Murray Bridge, the Captain and crew bid farewell to guests and new-found friends before disembarkation at 4.00 pm.~~~~

Departure Days:
Every Sunday.

Departure Point:
Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.

Departure Time:
7.00pm

Pickup:
Not Included.

Dropoff:
Not Included.

Duration:
6 Days/ 5 Nights.

Entrance Fees:
Included.

Meals:
- 5 breakfasts.
- 5 lunches.
- 5 dinners.

Not Included:
- Items of a personal nature.
- Beverages from the bar.
- Fuel surcharge.
- Transfers.

Inclusions:
- 5 night cruise onboard the Proud Mary with ensuite accommodation.
- Shore excursions and nature based experiences guided by a resident ecologist.

What to Bring:
- Comfortable casual clothing.
- Good walking shoes.
- Hat.
- Sunglasses.

Adults $2,653.00
Children $2,653.00

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