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  1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Echuca

2 Night Upper Murray River Highlights Cruise

Product ID: 325878
This 2-night highlights cruise is an enchanting introduction to the winding upper Murray River. Cruising aboard this unique wood-fired paddle steamer, your senses will be engaged from the moment you step aboard.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go to the World Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands for an eco-cruise aboard MV Kingfisher with an expert local guide
  • Visit the region's largest winery, St Anne's for a cellar tour by the owners and complimentary tastings
  • Experience Australia's longest river
  • Relax in new designer deluxe cabins with private ensuites
  • Enjoy riverside campfires and chef prepared meals from locally sourced fresh produce
  • See and hear the native wildlife in their natural environment
Full description
Let PS Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for an authentic Australian adventure. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery of the Murray River and follow the wake of early history when Echuca was Australia’s largest inland port.

Departing Echuca downriver, enjoy a welcome afternoon tea with freshly made Australian scones, jam, cream, tea, and coffee as you begin to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. Hear all about the rich history of the river and PS Emmylou. As the sun starts to set over the river, it is time for an evening cocktail before your chef-prepared welcome dinner. Listen to the river birds evening chorus, watch for kangaroos, wombats, egrets, and many other species of birds as the stars begin to appear. The boat will moor at Layfield Lane, where you are welcome to join with your fellow passengers around the roaring campfire to watch the stars appear in the stunning night sky before retiring for the evening.

The next day, wake to an early morning walk along the riverbank, before enjoying breakfast. Depart on a half-day excursion travelling 30 minutes to the small town of Barmah. Here you depart on your guided eco-cruise, where you can get up-close to Australian nature and wildlife as you glide through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher. Enjoy a traditional Australian picnic lunch before you continue to Pacdon Park, makers of fine UK small goods where you can sample their fine assortment of produce. Visit the region’s largest winery, St Anne’s, where you will enjoy a short winery tour provided by the owners and then taste their fabulous table and fortified wines. You will also have the opportunity to sample their delicious Echuca Cheeses and Chocolates, all made from local produce. It is then time to re-join PS Emmylou, relax in the afternoon sun, and then spend the night mooring at Horseshoe Lagoon. The next day you will wake early and have breakfast before you cruise back to Echuca.
Includes
  • Cruise
  • Accommodation
  • All meals and on-shore tour
  • Wifi
  • Bottled water
  • Tea and coffee are complimentary
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people in a wheelchair
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