Goolwa to Renmark 4 day/3 nights
This section of river was the scene of the first paddle steamers. The river here offers the greatest range of scenic variety, flowing through dairy farmland, willow lined river banks, spectacular high golden cliffs, station country, river flats and irrigated orchards. The cruise passes through a number of major towns, under bridges and through 5 locks. Bird life abounds and this section is rich in aboriginal and European history.
Day 1. Depart Goolwa at 9.00am aboard “Spirit of the Murray” and cruise upstream past the town of Clayton and into Lake Alexandrina (Australia’s largest freshwater lake) after crossing the lake cruise past willow lined river banks and farmland, past the town of Tailem Bend and City of Murray Bridge, with lunch on board, passing Mannum we cruise on past spectacular golden cliffs, Bow Hill and stopping at Walkers Flat before transferring by coach to Mannum for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2. After breakfast return by coach to the boat at Walkers Flat and cruise on past Swan Reach and through lock 1 at Blanchetown. 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 upstream past Cadell and through lock 2 before stopping at Waikerie for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Day 3. Board the boat after breakfast and cruise the varied river bank scenery past Overland Corner and through Lock 3 to Kingston-on-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 4. After breakfast board the boat and cruise by Kamikaze Flats, past Media Island and Katarapko Game Reserve and through lock 4 passing Berri. Lunch is served after onboard the boat cruising on past Lyrup, through lock 5, under the ‘lift’ bridge at Paringa and on to Renmark where our cruise ends and transportation back to Goolwa.
River distance travelled is 660 kilometres
Return coach transfers are included back to Goolwa. Transfers from Adelaide are an optional extra
• 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
Spirit Australia Cruises reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary as necessary.