Follow the Murray Mannum to Echuca
Follow the Murray Mannum to Echuca
9 days

Featuring Renmark Roses and the Murray Princess

Overview

Take a road trip along the Mighty Murray from Echuca to Mannum. Travel through Echuca before continuing northwest to the Mallee region to relive pioneering days at Swan Hill and to visit the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum. Then in Renmark, the annual Rose Festival is underway. Complete your Murray experience with a 3 night river cruise aboard the PS Murray Princess.

Australian Destination South Australia
International Destination
Tour Date 20 to 28 October 2019
Number Of Days 9 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $5,025
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $810

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highlights
  • PS Emmylou Lunch Cruise
  • Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
  • Swan Hill Pioneer Village
  • Heartbeat of the Murray Laser Light Show
  • Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum
  • Ruston’s Rose Garden
  • Frank Hardy Collection
  • Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery
  • Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum
  • Swan Reach Hotel Lunch
  • 3 Night Murray Princess Cruise

Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and Taxes (ex Perth, WA)

20 Meals

8 Nights Accommodation

Tours and Attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Lancefield (D)
We collect you from home for the flight to Melbourne.  On arrival transfer to Lancefield in the Macedon Ranges.  Overnight: Cleveland Winery, Lancefield
 
Day 2. Lancefield to Swan Hill (BD)
This morning, relax aboard the coach as you travel regional Victoria to Echuca.  On arrival step aboard PS Emmylou one of Australia’s most iconic paddle steamers for a lunch cruise down the Mighty Murray.  Before leaving Echuca for Swan Hill, explore the discovery centre of the Port of Echuca.  Overnight: Murray Downs Resort, Swan Hill
 
Day 3. Swan Hill (BD)
On the banks of the Little Murray River the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement lets you experience Australian history first hand.  Find a real life Mallee cottage, listen to the sounds of the old Pianola and wonder the township.  Next, discover the secret No1. Flying Boat Repair Depot in Australia used during the Second World War then tonight water, light, laser, sound and special effects tells the story of the Murray.  Overnight: Murray Downs Resort, Swan Hill
 
Day 4. Swan Hill to Renmark (BD)
Today follow the Murray to Mildura via riverside towns and settlements.  In Mildura visit the Arts Centre to step inside the 3 storey mansion of William Benjamin Chaffey who was instrumental in the introduction of irrigation in Australia. Late afternoon arrive into Renmark.  Overnight: Renmark Country Club, Renmark
 
Day 5. Renmark Roses (BD)
It’s rose time in Renmark.  Visit Australia’s largest rose garden and the home of the National Rose Collection of Australia to discover the garden, a classic car display and gift shop.  Next view unique collections and a historic homestead then lunch is at your leisure in Renmark.  In the afternoon, relax on the deck of a historic 100 year old shearing shed for an afternoon drink.  Overnight: Renmark Country Club, Renmark
 
Day 6. PS Murray Princess (BLD)
At the Cobdogla Irrigation Museum learn about the early development of the Riverland irrigation area.  Lunch today is at the Swan Reach Hotel, a true country pub perched on the river and boasting amazing views of the Murray.  In Mannum join the PS Murray Princess to begin your 3 night cruise.  Enjoy a welcome dinner and cruise under floodlight to the overnight mooring.  Overnight: PS Murray Princess
 
Day 7. PS Murray Princess (BLD)
After breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of Murray Bridge’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Zoo (additional cost).  In the afternoon in the Sturt Dining Room enjoy a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland then in the afternoon journey upriver to Salt Bush Flat.  Overnight: PS Murray Princess
 
Day 8. PS Murray Princess (BLD)
Ashore a guided nature walk discovers the secrets of the local flora and fauna then back on board cruise downriver to meet your discovery vessel for a wildlife tour.  In small groups explore the maze of the river and the birdlife, then the afternoon offers bocce or a fishing challenge before the Captain and Officers Farewell Dinner.  Overnight: PS Murray Princess
 
Day 9. PS Murray Princess to Perth (BL)
After breakfast farewell the PS Murray Princess and transfer to the Adelaide Airport for the flight to Perth.  On arrival we will see you safely home.
 
Itinerary subject to change.  Terms and conditions apply.  FreeCall 1800 066 272 for details.

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