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Murray River Tours

The mighty Murray River as it is known, is the longest river in Australia, rising in the alps of the Great Dividing Range, and forming the border between Victoria and New South Wales before entering South Australia and finally emptying into the Indian or Southern Ocean. It is 1,476 miles (2,375km) long and passes through several lakes, some of them now quite salty due to drought and the intensive farming all along the river's length. It is significant within the mythologies of the Indigenous people of Australia.

Once a major route for trading, it is now a favourite place for recreational boating and fishing, but the river is in danger from salinity and drought. In recent years it has carried less than 40% of its natural flow. Near the river's mouth in South Australia is a beautiful lagoon area called The Coorong, a national park and sanctuary for birds, animals and fish. Nearby is Lake Alexandrina, a fresh water lake where Hindmarsh Island has salt water from the sea on one side and fresh from the lake on the other. 

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There are many towns and lakes to visit along the Murray River. Visiting by car or organised tour makes exploring the river easiest. Or you can navigate your way along the river by houseboat.

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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary, Adelaide, null
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Murray River Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch Cruise aboard the Proud Mary

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Relax while taking a lunch-time cruise along the historic Murray River. Gain an insight into this unique river system with its magnificent landscapes and ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.92
Murray River Riverboat Tour Including Lunch from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Murray River Riverboat Tour Including Lunch from Adelaide

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Trade in the hustle and bustle of Adelaide for a day in the peaceful, picturesque Murray River region with this day trip to Mannum. Take a 2-hour cruise on the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.17
3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler, Adelaide, Day Cruises
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3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler

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Board an authentic paddle wheeler for a 3-night cruise on the beautiful and historic Murray River, traveling between Walkers Flat and Murray Bridge. Float ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $724.79
Live Music Evening Dinner Cruise From Murray Bridge, South Australia, Multi-day Cruises
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Live Music Evening Dinner Cruise From Murray Bridge

Embark down the majestic Murray River as you enjoy live entertainment and a two course dinner on this three hour cruise. Relax and unwind on the paddle ...  Read more

Location: Murray Bridge, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.27
4-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler, Adelaide, Dinner Cruises
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4-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler

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All aboard a classic paddle wheeler for an unforgettable 4-night cruise along the Murray River that takes you into the Australian outback. Discover the rich ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $991.43
Daily 2 hour Cruise, Victoria, Multi-day Cruises
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Daily 2 hour Cruise

Cruise downstream along the Murray River, through Lock 11, on the Paddle Steamer Melbourne (1912), Australia's most iconic Paddle Steamer, with its original ...  Read more

Location: Mildura, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.53
Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Cruises
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Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide

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Discover the beautiful scenery south of Adelaide and visit some of South Australia’s top attractions on this day trip to Victor Harbor. Travel through mountain ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.87
Melbourne Half-Day or Full-Day Private Guide Tour by 4WD Mini Bus, Melbourne, Day Trips
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Melbourne Half-Day or Full-Day Private Guide Tour by 4WD Mini Bus

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Looking for a personalized half-day or full-day trip for you and up to 10-friends? Choose this private guide and mini-bus tour and create your own itinerary ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $375.54
Winery Cruise, Victoria, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Winery Cruise

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Cruise upstream to the beautiful Trentham Estate Winery on board the Paddle Vessel Rothbury (1881). The cruise includes a guided tour of the Winery and ...  Read more

Location: Mildura, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.58
Evening Dinner Cruise, Victoria, Day Cruises
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Evening Dinner Cruise

A relaxing evening dinner cruise aboard the Paddle Vessel Rothbury, cruising upstream from Mildura while enjoying a spit roast carvery dinner. Live ...  Read more

Location: Mildura, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.58

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