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Easter Getaway on the Mighty Murray

  • Written by Brooke Tolar

Make the most of the Easter long weekend and enjoy Easter celebrations with family or friends, while discovering the history and beauty of the magnificent Murray River, on a three-night Captain Cook Cruises Easter Cruise, departing Friday 19 April 2019.

Cruise the mighty Murray between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge onboard the largest inland paddle wheeler in the Southern Hemisphere, the PS Murray Princess. Accommodating 130 guests, the Murray Princess oozes with the authentic charm of yesteryear yet is equipped with every modern convenience.

The Easter cruise is filled with exciting on-shore day trips and entertaining onboard activities.

Explore the township of Murray Bridge and its historic Roundhouse. Wildlife lovers can opt to spend the morning visiting the unique Monarto Zoo. See Giraffes, Elands, Zebras, White Rhinoceros, Cheetahs, Lions, Hyenas and Wild Dogs on a private Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour for only an additional $62 per person. 

Sample the delights of the Murray and Riverland regions with a structured tasting of delicious local produce and wines in the Sturt Dining Room.

Get up close to the rivers breathtaking 20-million-year-old cliffs and amazing birdlife on a flat-Bottomed Boat ride onboard, 'Dragon-Fly' and learn about the thriving ecology of the river on an informative nature walk at Salt Bush Flat. 

Join the Captain for a general inspection of the wheelhouse, participate in a lively quiz, play some bocce on the riverbank or relax with some fishing off the side of the ship.

Enjoy the everchanging Murray River scenery from the open top deck. Relax in comfort in the paddlewheel lounges and watch the paddlewheel turn while admiring the rivers natural beauty including the magnificent towering limestone cliffs and riverbanks lined with mallee scrub, willows and red gum forests.

Be treated to a fine selection of food and wine in the ship's elegant restaurant and bar. Start each morning with a hearty hot buffet breakfast and indulge in a two-course or buffet lunch each day. As night falls watch the sun set and enjoy a delicious cocktail before savouring a three-course meal or buffet dinner to the sounds of a live entertainer.

The three-night Easter Cruise departs Mannum on Friday 19 April 2019 and early booking saver fares start from $899 per person, twin share.

Fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, onboard Wi-Fi, live entertainment, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium.

Complimentary scenic coach transfers from Adelaide, or secure car-parking in and Mannum post cruise coach transfers to Adelaide are also included.

Private car transfers for up to four people are also available from and to Adelaide CBD to Mannum and return to Adelaide Airport for $150 per person each way, based on two people travelling.

For further information visit www.murrayprincess.com.au


About SeaLink Travel Group

SeaLink Travel Group is one of Australia's most dynamic travel companies, bringing the nation's best tourism and transport experiences to the world. With more than 1,600 passionate staff across the country, we deliver fantastic services to more than eight million customers annually.  With a vessel fleet of 80 and a coach fleet of 62 vehicles, our Adelaide-based company has undergone a remarkable period of growth, emerging as a significant player on the national tourism and transport scene.

At SeaLink, we believe travel is about connecting people, sharing experiences and creating brilliant memories.  Our operations extend across New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania, including:

  • Cruises, ferry and charter services on Sydney Harbour, Swan River and on the Murray River
  • Passenger, vehicle and freight ferry services from Kangaroo Island to the South Australian mainland, North Stradbroke Island and Southern Moreton Bay Islands to south-east Queensland and from the Tasmanian mainland to Bruny Island
  • Resort accommodation, restaurants, touring and ferry services on Fraser Island, Queensland
  • Day tours, extended touring and charter operations on Kangaroo Island and on the South Australia mainland
  • Passenger ferry services in Townsville, Darwin and Perth
  • Lunch and dinner cruises on the Swan River and on Sydney Harbour
  • Ferry and barging services in south-east Queensland and Gladstone
  • Exclusive 4WD foreign language adventure-based tours
  • Retail travel agencies in Adelaide and Townsville
  • Tour wholesaling to the travel trade
  • Adventure, accommodation and bistro at Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island

SeaLink successfully listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in October 2013 (ASX:SLK).

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