Renmark - Goolwa
- Duration: 4 Days
- Location: Goolwa , SA
The 'Renmark - Goolwa' cruise is very similar to our upstream 'Goolwa - Renmark' Cruise, covering the same section of the River Murray. The only difference is the coach transfer at the beggining to start the cruise from Renmark & then cruise downstream.
Departing Goolwa, coach transfer to Renmark to commence cruise – Car Parking available
Return coach transfers are available option: Adelaide CBD to Goolwa
This section of river was the scene of the first paddle steamers. The river here offers the greatest range of scenic variety, flowing through dairy farmland, willow lined riverbanks, spectacular high golden cliffs, station country, river flats and irrigated orchards. The cruise passes through a number of major towns, under bridges and through 5 locks. Birdlife abounds and this section is rich in Indigenous and European history.
DAY 1: Depart Goolwa at 8:30am by Coach & head up to Renmark to board “Spirit of the Murray”. Enjoy lunch onboard as we depart, passing under the Paringa ‘lift’ Bridge & through Lock 5. Experience the breath-taking views as we cruise further downstream passing the small town of Lyrup & stop at Berri for a bit of free time to explore the township. Return to the boat & cruise on through Lock 4, past the Kamakazi Flats before stopping at Loxton Hotel for Dinner / Bed & Breakfast.
DAY 2: Board the boat after Breakfast, departing Loxton & cruising the varied riverbank scenery past the towns of Moorook, Cobdogla, Kingston-on-Murray, Lock 3 & stop off at the historic Overland Corner Pub for a delicious lunch. Then past the acclaimed Banrock Station wetlands as we continue cruising downstream and enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Waikerie for Dinner / Bed & Breakfast at the Waikerie Hotel.
DAY 3: Depart Waikerie, through Lock 2 & cruising through Red Gum Forests, past the town of Cadell before stopping at the historic Riverport of Morgan. Enjoy a light lunch in the old railway station & hear from members of the local historical society about the history of the area. Then cruise through Lock 1 at Blanchetown, the first lock on the Murray River built in 1921. View the spectacular scenery at Big Bend, boasting the tallest cliffs anywhere along the entire length of the Murray River, past the town of Swan Reach before stopping at Walkers Flat for coach transfer to Mannum for Dinner / Bed & Breakfast at the Mannum Motel.
DAY 4: After breakfast depart Mannum by coach, returning to Walkers Flat, re-board the boat & cruise down past the towns of Bowhill & Mannum. Lunch will be served onboard as we cruise further downstream viewing the towns of Murray Bridge & Tailem Bend., pass by willow lined riverbanks and farmlands before we entre Lake Alexandrina (Australia’s largest freshwater lake). Cruise on past Clayton before arriving in Goolwa where our cruise finishes.
River distance travelled 553 kilometres
- Transfers from Goolwa to Renmark to begin your cruise;
- Pass through 5 locks & cross Lake Alexandrina
- Old railway station tour & chat at Morgan;
- Lunch at Historic Overland Corner Hotel;
- Pass under the Paringa Lift Bridge;
- All meals included;
- En-suite motel style accommodation at: Renmark, Loxton, Waikerie & Mannum