Echuca to Mildura 8 days/7 nights
Water levels in this section of the river peak during irrigation season – October to November. Because of the variations in river levels throughout the year and season by season this cruise is scheduled to operate only during these peak irrigation months. This cruise covers just over 800 river kilometres.
Day 1. Depart “Cadell on the Murray” Moama, cruise downstream, viewing spectacular scenery with high riverbanks and old river trees before passing through the Torrumbarry Weir. Cruise into the Gunbower, Koondrook and Perricoota State forests and over the Waradgery Reef before stopping at Barham for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2. Departing Barham pass under the Barham and Gonn Crossing Bridges, downstream past the Pental Island pumping station before viewing the majestic Murray Downs Station, which was the first station in this area. Stopping at Swan Hill overnight for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 3. Depart Swan Hill and cruise past the River Murray and Little Murray River Junction, then the historic Tyntyndyer Homestead which was built in 1846 and is now a museum. Travel through the Vinifera and Nyah state forests and past the wreck of the “Alewein” before stopping at Tooleybuc for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 4. Depart Tooleybuc, pass over the notorious Bitch and Pups before cruising by the Wakool and Murrumbidgee Rivers where, if conditions suit, we may be able to do some exploring. Arrive at the historic township of Boundary Bend for coach transfer to overnight accommodation, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at Tooleybuc.
Day 5. Depart Tooleybuc by coach returning to Boundary Bend to rejoin the boat. Enjoy spectacular scenery as we pass Tala Rocks, Meilman Station and Manie State forest. Cruise further downsteam through Belsar Island State forest, and onto Bunbang Cutting before passing under the Robinvale Bridge and into Euston for overnight accommodation, Dinner, Bed. & Breakfast.
Day 6. Depart Euston, cruise past Success Reef, Gells Island and Chalka Creek before passing through Retail and Tapaulin Cuttings and onto Colignan for coach transfer back to Euston for accommodation, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 7. Return by coach to Colignan. Cruise through Mallee Cliffs and Gol Gol State forests, past the historic Psyche Bend pumping station, view the Trentham Cliffs and the town of Gol Gol before arriving at Mildura for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 8. Coach return to Echuca.
• All cruising as per itinerary
• Expert & informative commentary
• Riverside town hotel/motel ensuite accommodation
• Full breakfast, lunch and 2 course dinner, morning & afternoon teas
• On shore excursions as specified
• All coach transfers as specified in the itinerary
River distance travelled is 826 kilometres.