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8 Day Murray River Meander – Mouth to Source

Inclusions

  • Coorong, River Mouth Cruise
  • Banrock Station Wine & Wetlands Centre
  • Mildura Chaffey Musuem
  • Collection of Cellar Doors, Factroy and
  • Farm Gates visits
  • Paddle Steamer Cruise
  • Farm Gate BBQ Dinner on the Hume Weir
  • Airfares to Adelaide and from Melbourne
  • Motel Accommodation
  • 7 evening meals, 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

State

South Australia and Victoria

Accommodation

7 nights motel

Departure Dates

4 March 2020

Price List

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Departure from Perth

Senior

$2,950

Adult

$2,990

Land Only

$2,500

Departure from Melbourne

Senior

$2,550

Adult

$2,690

Land Only

$2,500

Departure from Sydney

Senior

$2,650

Adult

$2,790

Land Only

$2,500

Departure from Adelaide

Senior

$2,550

Adult

$2,690

Land Only

$2,500

Departure from Brisbane

Senior

$2,650

Adult

$2,790

Land Only

$2,500

Departure from Hobart

Senior

$0

Adult

$0

Land Only

$0

Single Accomodation

$560

Single Tent Only

$0

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1

(RD, Motel) Landing in Adelaide we head straight out of the city, through the ranges to the Murray River at Murray Bridge. Drinks before dinner down by the river that we will be getting to know over the next 7 days.

Day 2

(CB, PL, RD, Motel) Heading down to the mouth of the Murray River, we reach Goolwa and board a cruise to the point where the river hits the ocean. From here the river runs north then east for 2508km rising in the Australian Alps 1430m above sea level. We continue on into the Coorong National Park. Returning to Goolwa and follow the river back to Murray Bridge. Note: Cruise included in your fare.

Day 3

(CB, RD, Motel) North to Mannum, the first ship built on the Murray River was launched at Mannum by William Randell in 1852. A shipbuilding industry continued in Mannum into the 20th century. Staying on the west side of the river it’s through Blanchetown to Morgan at the North West Bend of the river. Afternoon visit to Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre, spend time at the cellar door or take a walk along the wetland trails on the floodplain of the river. Overnight in Bamera on the banks of Lake Bonney.

Day 4

(CB, MD, Motel) To Renmark the last river town in SA. Skirting the northern bank of the river only five kilometres from the water we can see how dry and sparsely vegetated the land is. Leaving SA and into NSW we come to Lake Victoria, one of four large reservoirs built on the river. Reaching Wentworth the confluence of the Murray and the Darling Rivers. From here the Darling runs 1472km north east into NSW. Crossing the river into Victoria for the first time to Mildura. A major drought in Victoria from 1877 to 1884 prompted Alfred Deakin, then a minister in the State Government and Chairman of a Royal Commission on water supply to visit the irrigation areas of California. There he met George and William Chaffey. In 1886, Canadian-American irrigator George Chaffey came to Australia and selected a derelict sheep station known as Mildura as the site for his first irrigation settlement. We tour the town, Lock 11 and Rio Vista House.

Day 5

(CB, RD, Motel) To Robinvale, from here we hug the river tightly to Swan Hill, Kerang and Echuca. By the 1870s Echuca had risen to prominence as Australia’s largest inland port. Being the point of shortest distance between the Murray River and Melbourne, Echuca was both a key river port and railway junction. At the 400-metre long redgum Echuca Wharf wool, wheat, other grains, livestock and timber were unloaded and the goods transported by rail to Melbourne. Take a paddle steamer cruise from the wharf and dine in the high street still looking and felling much like a Colonial Port. Note: Cruise included in your fare.

Day 6

(CB, RD, Motel) The Goulburn River joins the Murray north of Shepparton and we are right in the middle of the food bowl of Australia now. We visit Yarrawonga with its Weir holding back Lake Mulwala, a haven for fishing and water sports. With around 85,000 people Albury (NSW) and Wodonga (VIC) is the largest city on the river system.

Day 7

(CB, MD, Motel) Up to the Hume Weir we follow the Murray River Road as far as we can up into the Alps. The sprawling orchards of the low lands contract to small grazing fields on the land directly along the river as the mountains rise up. Near Corryong the river heads off too deep in the mountains for us to continue following. About 70km as the crow flys to the south the river starts. We return to the Hume Weir for a BBQ dinner with produce collected from the cellar doors, growers and farms of the region to celebrate the journey up the river.

Day 8

(CB) Touring around Albury in the morning including the Hovell Tree where the explorers Hume & Hovell named the river the Hume River in 1824. South to Melbourne Airport for our homeward flights.

Notes

We hear so much about the health of the Murray River from all sides of politics and the media, this is an opportunity to travel the river and talk to the people that call it home. From the mouth to the Alps taking in the locks, weirs, paddle steamers, flood plains and thousands of irrigated farms.

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