The Murray River, once a busy inland trade route, is today a perfect choice for a relaxing cruise.
In its heyday, many towns along the Murray were bustling ports. Today, some of these towns operate paddlesteamer fleets with people as their cargo. A variety of cruise options are on offer, from short one hour cruises to overnight cruising adventures giving a real taste of life aboard a paddlesteamer. Lunch and dinner cruises are also available, and some paddlesteamers can be chartered for functions.
Join us for an organised and guided tour of the spectacular Murray River with a choice of trips ranging from 1½ to 5 hours between Hume Weir and Noreuil Park in the Albury / Wodonga region. Alternatively, hire a canoe or kayak and explore the Murray River at your own pace.www.canoethemurray.com.au
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Gunbower Creek, the Gannawarra Wetlands and deep into the Gunbower State Forest which is home to a large variety of water birds, wildlife and aquatic plants. Breakfast, lunch or dinner cruises are available. Departure is from Gunbower, between Cohuna and Koondrook. Due to water levels in the creek, cruises only operate from mid August to mid May.www.wetlandercruises.com.au
Join an ecotour cruise of the Barmah Wetlands upstream from Echuca. Departing from the day visitors area at Barmah Lakes, cruise along a narrow part of the Murray River known as The Narrows or Barmah Choke with its abundant birdlife and other animals. See the world's largest stand of river red gums.www.kingfishercruises.com.au