After one of the biggest Murray River floods in history, the return of the Murray Princess signals a turning point for tourism in the region. While the flood had a devastating impact on the communities along the Murray River, the natural phenomenon has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the region post-flood, and there’s no better way to take it in than on the largest inland paddlewheeler in the Southern Hemisphere.
The timeless elegance of the Murray Princess transports you to a bygone era as soon as you step on board. The sweeping staircases and double storey windows offer a mesmerising view of the giant paddlewheel, and you’ll instantly feel the romance when cruising on this vessel, which was modelled on the traditional paddlewheelers from the 1800s. It’s not all old-school charm, though! Passengers also enjoy the convenience of modern-day creature comforts, like lifts for easy access, air- conditioned cabins and wi-fi.
Dine like royalty
There’s no need to wonder where your next meal is coming from on the Murray Princess! Guests enjoy a hot buffet breakfast each morning, a delicious two-course lunch every day, and a three-course dinner at night. There’s also a spectacular farewell Buffet Dinner and Dance. Oh, and did we mention the seafood feast? Yum!
Experience the Murray
This region is steeped in history, and the on-shore excursions offer a multitude of opportunities to soak in the surroundings. From township tours to Indigenous cultural experiences and insight into the agricultural community in this region, the excursions are also great for flood-affected communities along the river because they contribute to the local economy.
Views for days
Whether you’re relaxing in the lounge or up on the sundeck, the landscape along the mighty Murray is breathtaking. Dramatic cliff faces, a plethora of native flora and fauna, golden sunsets reflected on the glassy water — it’s picture perfect and full of surprises.