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Contact Details
96 Randell Street Mannum, South Australia 5238
Postal Address Level 3, 26 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 1300 729 938
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There’s no better way to see the Murray River and a slice of the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic Australian outback, its unique flora and fauna, and the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture close up, than to drift unhurried and quietly under the power of the paddle-wheeler Murray Princess.

The Murray River is to Australia what the Nile River is to Egypt: a great and ancient river system that has shaped the past and the present and will continue into the future as a national icon.

Murray Princess offers a unique historic and nature-based adventure, and an authentic paddlewheel experience, through some of the driest parts of the driest continent, past mallee scrub and ancient red gum forests, through towering gorges and ochre-coloured limestone cliffs. Along the way visit historic ports and lush vineyards as we navigate the Murray’s locks and big river bends.

You can hike along a boardwalk trail or take a guided nature walk. Take a small boat safari of the pristine wetlands, visit a riverside village, or take a nocturnal eco-tour before a riverside barbeque. Sample some of the local produce at the cellar door, or take a camera and catch some memorable scenes of the abundant birdlife. You can also choose to extend your cruise with an optional full day tour of Australia’s richest and best known wine making regions – the Barossa Valley.

Visit our website for more information on a sensational Murray River experience.

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About Us

With a character and charm of yesteryear, the Murray Princess is an authentic paddlewheeler built for the Murray River. As the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere, it is propelled by its massive stern wheel which you can see in action through the two storey viewing window in the lounge. Hosting just 120 passengers, the onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style, bringing the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the remarkable setting of Australia’s outback.

The Murray Princess is proud to be part of the SeaLink Marine & Tourism Group connecting the nation’s icons and best tour experiences to the world.

Mission Statement

Our aim is to provide the highest quality of day, night and extended cruise product for our customers. We do this by being market focused and also identifying that it is not only the quality of our ships, but the high value we place in our crew and their dedication and commitment to our customers that creates this result.

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Facilities / Features

Hosting just 120 passengers, the Murray Princess brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the Murray River. The Captain and crew know the river intimately and are delighted to share with you their knowledge and stories. The lounges and dining saloon are spacious with a character and charm of yesteryear. Grand in name, yet relaxed and informal by nature, Murray Princess fosters a warmth and friendliness unique to the river.


  • Sun deck
  • Bar and two lounges
  • Single-sitting dining saloon
  • Speed boat
  • Gift shop/Cafe
  • Small library
  • Lift (Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only)
  • Guest laundry
  • Mini-gym
  • Free WiFi

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The Murray Princess has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private ensuite, adjustable air-conditioning, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, towels and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12sq metres. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

The spacious Staterooms (6) are located on Randell and Cadell Decks. Each stateroom offers a queen size bed (some have an extra single bed), and open onto the outside deck area. Mini-bars, fridges and tea & coffee making facilities are also included.

Outside Cabins (45) are located on Randell and Cadell Decks, and the majority have twin bedding, with limited double bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck area, with picture windows to view the passing scenery.

Inside Cabins (9) are located on the lower Chaffey Deck, and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available, and have small windows high in the ensuite facing the outside. Inside cabins are only accessible by stairs.



Technical Details

Maximum Passengers: 120
Registry: Mannum, Australia
Tonnage: 1,500 tonnes
Length: 67 metres
Beam: 15 metres
Draft: 1.2 metres
Speed: 6 knots

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There is no greater Australian adventure than cruising the mighty Murray River aboard your own private cruise ship. The Murray Princess is a superb small-ship catering to no more than 120 passengers, ensuring every guest personal attention. Cruise for 3, 4 or 7 nights from Mannum, 90 minutes from Adelaide and enjoy a unique outback experience.

The Sturt Dining Saloon converts to our onboard conference room between meals and seats up to 128 delegates either theatre or banquet style with 8 tables of 12 and 4 tables of 10. The room also has a stage, dance floor, large screen TV, DVD/VCR, whiteboard, microphone, screen and tea & coffee making facilities.

The Paddlewheel Lounge offers relaxed lounge area seating approximately 40 delegates at round tables. The lounge is split over two levels, connected by a spiral staircase. There are 4 round tables on each level and is ideal for break-out sessions and display, TV, VCR, bar and/or registration desk.

The Sturt Bar offers a relaxed lounge area seating 40 delegates presentation style or 20 delegates at tables of 4 be used as a library, video and games room and for marine presentations.

When you exclusively charter Murray Princess you can choose your own course, or select from our popular charter itineraries cruising upstream to Burk Salter Station and downstream as far as Murray Bridge.

Onshore Tours & Shipboard Activities

  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Monarto Zoo
  • Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show
  • Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park
  • Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre
  • Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door
  • Barossa Wine Region

Regional food tastings, early morning photography sessions, guided bird watching, a Mannum Heritage tour or a tour of one of the Murray River’s original Steam paddlewheelers are just some of the activities available. Themed nights such as Country & Western, Pirates, Gourmet food and wine and Australiana are just some of the ideas for conferences. Onshore Cocktail parties with a classical ensemble and champagne, and bush tucker breakfasts are just some of the possibilities available to conference organisers.

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Contact Details and Location

Murray Princess

96 Randell Street, Mannum SA, 5238
Phone: 1300 729 938


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