Proud Mary, Murray River Discovery ex Murray Bridge Return

2 Night Cruise sailing from Murray Bridge roundtrip aboard Proud Mary.

Departure date: 24 January 2020
Embark port: Murray Bridge, Victoria, Australia
Cruise line: Proud Mary
Ship: Proud Mary

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
24/01/20 Murray Bridge, Victoria, Australia
25/01/20 Mannum, South Australia
26/01/20 Mannum, South Australia
26/01/20 Murray Bridge, Victoria, Australia
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Cruise Description

2 Night Cruise sailing from Murray Bridge roundtrip aboard Proud Mary.

Relax on board our purpose-built riverboat as you discover the beauty and fascination of the fourth longest river system in the world.

FRIDAY
7pm You are welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary crew. Having settled into your comfortable, river-view cabin, you may like to join fellow passengers in the Dining Room & enjoy a drink before a delicious hot supper is served. Proud Mary cruises to its overnight mooring point and your Captain introduces the crew. Cruising the river at night is a magical experience and the Proud Mary’s powerful floodlights illuminate the graceful willows and dark waters as you glide past. This is an excellent opportunity to see the River environment from a completely different perspective and may allow you to view some of the nocturnal wildlife, especially birds such as night herons, owls, and coots.

10pm Proud Mary ties up at Sunnyside, our overnight mooring, for a night of peace and tranquillity in the Australian bush.

11.30pm Dining Room is closed.

SATURDAY
7am The Dining Room is opened. Tea and coffee available.

8am Proud Mary departs Sunnyside and continues upstream through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire Murray River system. In the early days of riverboats, the inland lagoons were so immense that captains could often not find clear channels to navigate, so in the early 1900s riverboat captains planted willow trees along the banks to clearly mark the main river. Today the willows provide the perfect haven for a prolific range of birdlife. There are some 320 species in this area and, with the aid of binoculars and your well-informed guide, you will be able to study these beautiful creatures at close range.

8.15am - 9am A hearty buffet breakfast is available, featuring quality South Australian produce, which you can enjoy while cruising through Mypolonga, Woodlane, Caloote and Ponde.

10.30am The Proud Mary berths in Mannum allowing time for a stroll through this historic town. Visit the Mannum Dock Museum for a fascinating glimpse of aboriginal settlement and the early days of paddle-steamers. Details on three historic walks, explaining significant places and heritage buildings, can be obtained at the Visitor Information Centre.

12.30pm The vessel departs Mannum. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the Proud Mary chefs as you cruise upstream through Younghusband and Teal Flat. Your menu may include dishes such as Lamb Rack with Tomato Chutney or NT Barrumundi with Lemon Myrtle, Spinach and Yam Chips.

3pm Proud Mary ties up at Teal Flat, located alongside towering cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches. Here, you will enjoy an informative guided cruise aboard a small boat as our expert ecologist leads you through the lagoons and inlets of the Murray River. This amazing experience allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the river environment while your guide provides fascinating information about the River and its ecology. It’s a truly memorable experience.

5pm The Bar opens onshore. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you bask in the beauty of your surroundings and chat to fellow passengers. There’s also time to take a walk around the nearby riverbank area to immerse yourself in peace of your surroundings.

6.30pm This evening delivers another memorable experience… a traditional Aussie barbeque prepared by our chefs and eaten under a canopy of stars amidst the restful sounds of the nearby river. Afterwards enjoy an evening of live entertainment around a blazing campfire, provided by our resident musician. Request a song and sing along into the night as the stars of the Australian sky hover above, almost close enough to touch.

11.30pm Dining Room closes.

SUNDAY
7am The Dining Room opens. Tea and coffee available. This morning there will be time for further exploration of the tranquil Australian bush.

7.45am Proud Mary departs Teal Flat & cruises downstream towards Mannum.

8.15am - 9am Another hearty English breakfast is served for your enjoyment.

10.15am Arrive back at picturesque Mannum to board the waiting coach for your tour to Reedy Creek Environmental Park. This was an important gathering point for local Aboriginal tribes as it provided an abundant source of water throughout the entire year. Your ecologist guide will explain this special landscape and its effect on the surrounding countryside and the aboriginal inhabitants. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and don’t forget to take along your cameras, as Reedy Creek is very picturesque indeed, especially when the waterfalls are flowing.

12.15pm We depart from Mannum.

12.30pm A delicious smorgasbord lunch is served featuring fresh local produce. This afternoon there will be more spectacular scenery while the Proud Mary cruises past Ponde, Caloote, Woodlane, Mypolonga and Willow Banks. An interesting video on Murray River Ecology will be shown during the afternoon.

4pm Late afternoon, the Vessel secures back at Murray Bridge. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and will return for another River Murray experience in the future.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on best available cruise fare supplied, inclusive of all discounts, NCCF’s, Port Taxes, Government Taxes & Fees unless otherwise stated. All details are correct at time of loading however are subject to availability, currency fluctuations and change at any time without notice. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Full terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for up to date availability, costings and more information.