Day 1 Monday 7th May 2018 MURRAY BRIDGE (D)
This morning we travel the Murray Valley Highway to Echuca for morning tea and the continue through Kerang to Lake Boga then on to Swan Hill for lunch. After lunch we travel through Robinvale and the orchards of Euston to Mildura we enjoy afternoon tea before continuing along the Stuart Highway and across the South Australian border to Murray Bridge, where we settle in for our overnight stay at the Adelaide Road Motor Lodge, Murray Bridge.
Day 2 Tuesday 8th MANNUM (BLD)
After Breakfast we depart for Wellington to board the Spirit of the Murray and cruise upstream past willow lined river banks and farmland, past the town of Tailem Bend and City of Murray Bridge, with lunch on board, to historic Mannum, birthplace of paddle steamer history. Here we have time to explore the town or visit the fully restored PS Marion. Cruise on past spectacular golden cliffs, Bow Hill and Walker Flat, stopping at Ngaut Ngaut for an Aboriginal Heritage Tour before transferring by coach to Mannum for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 3 Wednesday 9th WAIKERIE (BLD)
After Breakfast return by coach to the boat at Nildottie and cruise on past Swan Reach and through Lock 1 at Blachetown. Enjoy a light lunch in the old railway station at Morgan and hear from members of the local historical society about the history of the area. After lunch re board the boat to continue up stream past Cadell and through lock 2 before stopping at Waikerie for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 4 Thursday 10th LOXTON (BLD)
Board the boat after breakfast and cruise the varied river bank scenery past overland corner and through Lock 3 to Kingston on the Murray for coach transfer to Banrock Station overlooking their acclaimed wetland development. A video presentation, talk and wine tasting here is followed by lunch before returning to the boat and cruising on past Cobdogla and Moorook to Loxton for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 5 Friday 11th RENMARK (BLD)
After breakfast board the boat and cruise by Kamikaze Flats, past Media Island and Katarapko Game Reserve and through Lock 4 to stop at Berri for a free hour to explore the town. Lunch is served after re boarding the boat cruising on by Lyrup, through Lock 5, under the lift bridge at Paringa and on to Renmark for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 6 Saturday 12th MILDURA (BLD)
Cruise through spectacular redgum forests to famous Chowilla Station for morning tea before travelling on past colourful cliffs to the Old Customs House at Border Cliffs on the Victoria/South Australia border. Your cruise ends here after BBQ lunch. After lunch board the coach for your travel to your overnight accommodation Quality Inlander Mildura.
Day 7 Sunday 13th MILDURA TO HOME (B)
We depart after breakfast, stopping to visit at the Mildura Visitor & Booking Centre. Then its on to Robinvale for morning tea, before stopping at Swanhill for lunch. We enjoy afternoon tea enroute as we continue home, with fond memories of our Spirit of the Murray.
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