MURRAY RIVER DAY CRUISES: Spirit Australia Cruises introduces regular 1 day cruises & 2 day/1 night cruises on the Murray River, aboard our luxury "Spirit of the Murray" boat.


Our cruise programs vary from day cruises departing Goolwa, South Australia across the Murray Mouth into the Coorong National Park under the banner ‘Spirit of the Coorong’, to extended hotel accommodated cruises along the length of the Murray River between Goolwa SA and Albury NSW under the ‘Murray River Run’ banner.

We also operate a 6 day/5 nights Gippsland Lakes cruise program, in Victoria.

Unlike traditional cruise boats, Spirit Australia passengers do not stay on-board in cabins. The boats are therefore smaller, allowing access to unique untravelled waters and offering a more personalised cruising experience. Passenger accommodation is on-shore in comfortable en-suite riverside town hotels allowing time to explore a different riverside town most evenings.
We mostly cruise one way, with coach return to port of origin to maximise distance cruised and minimise duplication of scenery.

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Upcoming Cruises

1 Day Murray River Cruises1 Day CruisesDeparts Goolwa: 22nd April;
Departs Mannum: 28th & 29th March
2 Day Murray River Cruises2 Day/1 NightDeparts Goolwa: 31st Aug;
Departs Mannum: 28th March
Goolwa to Renmark5 Days/4 NightsDeparts Goolwa
3rd April &
11th Sept 2017
Secrets of SA Tour6 Days/5 NightsDeparts Adelaide
22nd Apr 2017
Wellington to Border Cliffs5 Days/4 NightsDeparts Wellington
8th May & 16th Oct 2017
Goolwa to Mildura8 Days/7 NightsDeparts Adelaide
11th Sept 2017
Renmark to Mildura4 Days/3 NightsDeparts Renmark
15th Sept 2017
5 Rivers Outback Safari6 Days/5 NightsDeparts Adelaide
1st Oct (Limited Seats), 8th & 15th Oct 2017
Source to the Sea8 Days/7 NightsDeparts Melbourne
19th Oct 2017 (Limited Seats)
Albury to Echuca6 Days/5 NightsDeparts Albury
23rd Oct, 30th Oct (Limited Seats), 6th & 20th Nov 2017
Echuca to Mildura8 Days/7 NightsDeparts Echuca
26th Nov 2017 (4 seats left)

What our passengers are saying...

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  • Just returned from our 2nd cruise this year. One of the best ways to see less accessible parts of Australia from a different waterborne perspective. Cruise organisation and crew were excellent - We will be coming back !

    David & Jillian Pillinger

  • I have just returned from a wonderful Gippsland Lakes cruise, brilliantly organised, friendly and perfect. Jock was a wealth of knowledge which added extra zest to the cruise. The time spent on the water, our exploring expeditions and the pace of the trip was really well thought out and, for me, perfect. We had an amazing group of people from all over Australia. I was the only person to go on my own but was welcomed and included by all. The accom...

    Gloria, Passenger, SA

  • River cruising at its best! Thank you for the wonderful experience, especially getting off the sand bar!!! Very enjoyable.

    Lesley & Syd, Albury to Echuca

  • Excellent Trip. Organisation, meals and accommodation all FIRST CLASS.

    Mike & Dot

  • 4th time and still great. Looking forward to cruise number 5.

    Joyce & Don, Mildura to Renmark

  • Absolutely fantastic cruise. Looking forward to November's trip. Many thanks to Jock and crew. Great food too.

    Bronwyn & Tony, Mildura to Renmark

  • Interesting to see the river and some of the towns well known. Enjoyed skills and company of the crew and captain. Great trip.

    Geoff & Judith, Border Cliffs to Wellington

  • I've had a leisurely and very enjoyable cruise for my first river cruise. Great captain, crew, excellent experience. Looked after very well. Hopefully another cruise in the future - thank you. Deanna

    Deanna, Murray River Cruise Passenger

  • Having just returned from two fantastic weeks on the Murray, we want to thank you all for your amazing contribution as a team that made it such a great time. We had every confidence in you Jock that we would make it to Mildura. Your concentration and skill was really appreciated. I was grateful for your bird knowledge and interest. You catered for us so well and even remembered who had weak or strong tea. The overall organisation is to be hi...

    Ruth and Fran, Murray River Cruise Passengers

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