Renmark to Mildura 4 days/3 nights
This section of river is some of the most isolated on the Murray. The river here offers more of an ‘Outback Feel’ and we see very view jet skis or ski boats, offering a more tranquil experience. See where the Darling meets the Murray and where Lake Victoria flows in via the Rufus river.
Day 1. Depart Renmark and cruise to Chowilla Station for morning tea, then cruise through Lock 6. Enjoy a packed lunch on board as we pass the historic Customs House at the S.A./ Vic Border before cruising on past the ruins of Cal Lal Police Station, Scotties Wood Pile, Pollards Cutting, Murray Sunset National Park, pass the entrance to the Rufus River the sight of an infamous massacre and cruise through Lock 7. We then make our way to Neds Corner station for coach transfer to Renmark for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 2. Return by coach, re-board the boat and cruise through Lock 8, enjoying a picnic lunch on board. After lunch pass through Lock 9, see the old steam Kulnine Pump, Frenchmans Creek and the entrance to Lake Victoria. Stop at Fort Courage for coach transfer to Wentworth for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 3. Return coach to Fort Courage to hear about some of the early history of the Rufus River area. While cruising enjoy the scenery at Bates, Shallow and Jacksons Reach before passing through Lock 10. Lunch on board as we cruise about 38 kms along the Darling River to Tapio Cutting before returning to Wentworth for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Day 4. Depart Wentworth cruise past Merbein, under the Abbotsford bridge, through Lock 11 and upstream past Mildura to Trentham Estates Winery for a BBQ lunch. After lunch cruise downstream back to Mildura at approximately 2.30pm, where we will transfer you back to Renmark.
River distance travelled 426 kilometres.
• 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
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