Murray River Boat Ramble Tour | February 2021

10 Days
Category:
  • River boat on the Murray
  • Echuca on the Murray
  • Sunrise on the Murray River
  • Wetlands
  • View of riverboat
  • Riverboat dining and lounge
  • Accommodation on the river boat

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It’s time to experience Australia’s longest river, the mighty Murray. Echuca (Victoria) and twin town, Moama (NSW) are lively towns, especially at this time of the year. The waterfront was home to paddle steamers carrying timber, grain, fruit, livestock and wool up and down the river. Today they carry people.

With the help of our good friends and boating professionals Trevor and Maggie Joyce, Blue Dot is offering a wonderful “Australiana” 10-day tour, hosted and skippered, taking in Echuca and the mighty Murray River. There are few experiences that match waking up on a boat on the Murray River as the morning mist clears. We will cruise the rivers tranquil waters, meandering along the its red banks dotted with gums. This special place will have you thinking you are the only person on earth. The majestic river warrants an entire week to reflect, explore and make memories.

The drive from Sydney to Moama/Echuca is about 8 hours. You may wish to stay overnight on the way (at own cost). From Melbourne, its less than a 3 hour drive. Your cars can be parked undercover in reserved parking. It would make sense to car pool where possible.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience some of the most scenic sections of the Murray’s 2,508 km length over 7 days
  2. Visit regional Victoria’s fabulous local food and wine producers
  3. Dinner and tour of historic Perricoota Station featuring cuisine by hosts Dean and Melissa Brooks and accompanied by local musicians.
  4. Guided tour of Torrumbarry Wier and Interpretive Centre and the Barmah World Heritage listed wetlands
  5. A skipper for each vessel which will sleep 8 travellers
  6. Speciality farewell dinner cooked by local chef Paul Jarman
DEPARTURE DATE
19 February 2021
DURATION 10 days
TOUR COST $3,950 per person twin share
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability (price to be advised)
INCLUDED
3 nights accommodation on NSW side
7 nights accommodation on luxury riverboat with air-conditioning and ensuite in each cabin
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
2-day pass tickets to the Echuca music festival
Undercover parking for your vehicle for your entire stay
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with minimum of 6 clients
  • No more than 10 clients on any trip
  • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

Welcome to our Murray river Boat ramble through regional Victoria, with visits to wonderful historic townships, award-winning vineyards and heritage listed wetlands. Picture yourself waking to the sounds of the birds on the mighty Murray, meandering along painting-like scenes during the day, and having G and T’s – or a local chardonnay on the upper deck before your local produce meal is prepared by the skipper. Over the next few days, visit Perricoota Station, originally a sheep station, which then grew oranges from one horizon to the other. The river boats will tie up at the front door of the packing shed for a dinner featuring cuisine by hosts Dean and Melissa Brooks and accompanied by local musicians. You will travel overland by bus to the Torrumbarry Wier and Interpretive Centre and also explore the Barmah World Heritage listed Wetlands. Hosted by Benita Cox of Kingfisher Cruises, this area is home to 236 different bird species and 50 different mammals! The wetlands also support the biggest red gums in Australia. No visit to Australia’s breadbasket would be complete without checking out a few local wineries. (And you don’t have to drive home!). The last night will be on shore with dinner prepared by local chef extraordinaire Paul Jarvis. Your time on the river boat will be flexible, stopping at regular intervals. 

This tour will be limited to a maximum of 10 guests and consequently, due to the small group size, including a Blue Dot Tour leader. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Experience some of the most scenic sections of the Murray’s 2,508 km length over 7 days
  2. Visit regional Victoria's fabulous local food and wine producers
  3. Dinner and tour of historic Perricoota Station featuring cuisine by hosts Dean and Melissa Brooks and accompanied by local musicians.
  4. Guided tour of Torrumbarry Wier and Interpretive Centre and the Barmah World Heritage listed wetlands
  5. A skipper for each vessel which will sleep 8 travellers
  6. Speciality farewell dinner cooked by local chef Paul Jarman

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
If you would like to email please send to [email protected]
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If you are ready to book, please download our Booking Form