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Murray River 5 days 4 nights Mildura to Renmark Cruise on board the PS Marion
16 - 20 Sep 2012
The Paddle Steamer Marion is a fully restored heritage vessel built in 1900 and is one of the last operational, heritage, steam driven, wood fired, overnight passenger carrying side paddle steamer in the world.
PS Marion provides a unique opportunity to experience the thrills and mysteries of the golden years of the river boats. Undertaking short cruises throughout the year on the Murray River departing from Mary Ann Reserve in Mannum, PS Marion also conducts overnight passenger cruises, including the acclaimed Rockford Steam Powered Dinners as well as being available for private charter cruises.
Whilst idle and moored PS Marion is showcased as an integral part of the Mannum Dock Museum and is open for viewing seven days a week in conjunction with the Museum’s open hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to view PS Marion whilst she is moored at her home at Arnold Park Wharf including inspection of the galley, dining room, lounges and cabin accommodation.
Join the PS Marion’s crew aboard the heritage paddle steamer for a 5 day 4 night overnight cruise along the mighty Murray River. Departing Mildura 9:00 am (embarkation 8:00 am). Pass through Abbotsford Bridge to our overnight mooring at Wentworth. A visit to the Wentworth goal is scheduled Monday morning, then cruise through lock #10 to our overnight mooring at Anabranch. We moor close to Lock #8 for our Tuesday night mooring and Higgins Cutting on Wednesday night. We arrive in Renmark Thursday approximately 5:00 pm where passengers board a coach for the return trip back to Mildura. Gain an advantageous perspective as you relax and enjoy the passing river scenery and listen to the slap of the paddles. Off shore activities, meals, coach return transfer and secure car parking inclusive (download attached flyer for more details). This unique journey aboard the grand old lady of the river will appeal to all.
Observe the Engineer and Fireman as they work their magic in the art of steam engine operation. Watch in awe as the Captain and Mate manoeuvre the 200 tonne heritage vessel. Learn the history of PS Marion from interpretive panels, or better still – have a chat to one of the friendly Deckhands.
Relax, unwind and appreciate the serenity PS Marion and the Murray River have to offer.
|Entry Cost (AUD):||
Adult Price: $999.00
per person twin share
|Event Venue:||Mannum Dock Museum of River History
6 Randell Street MANNUM SA 5238 5238
|Event Times:||9:00 am Sunday 1th September - 5:30 pm Thursday 20th September|
Bar on premises
|Event Brochure||Download Brochure [451 kB]|
|Address:||6 Randell Street MANNUM SA 5238|
|Telephone:||08 8569 2733|
|Fax:||08 8569 2383|
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