Australian Rivers 2017
Untouched and unaltered, the rivers of Australia are some of the longest and most beautiful in the world. There are spectacular gorges, waterfalls, deep water holes and much more to enjoy along the way.
Australia is affluent, multicultural, vast and vibrant and it's rivers enshrine a sense of peace that has to be experienced to be understood. Allow an Australian river cruise to show you the hotspots of your own backyard from a new perspective. Immerse yourself in the alluring nature that follows you on your journey through Australia's leading rivers. The beauty of the Murray and it's tributaries such as the Darling, Lachlan, Namoi and Culgoa Rivers will allow you to have a new sense of appreciation for the natural beauty of Australia.
Take in the breathtaking riverland between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge. Discover the dramatic South Australian outback on a historic and nature based adventure through alluring ancient gorges and forests. Sample regional food and wines in addition to learning about the culture of locals such as the Aboriginal community of the Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park and much more. For a quintessentially Australian experience seasoned with stunning riverside nature and enticing destinations, an Australian river cruise is the way to go.
Mannum is a historic town on the west bank of the Murray River in South Australia, 84 kilometres east of Adelaide. The name Mannum is derived from the Aboriginal name of the region. The waters of Magnnum offer optimal cruising conditions. The origins of the town can be found in the development of the paddlesteamer. There are still certain paddlesteamers in operation which are used to give tours. The Mary Ann Reserve Park, is a beautiful park with certain paddlesteamer themed features. During the first Sunday of the month, there are markets offering local crafts on the banks of the River MurrayHighlights of Mannum
- Travel old-style on a paddlesteamer
- Explore the impressive Reserve Park
- Sample local produce at local markets
The Murray River is Australia's longest river and stratches for more than 2,500 kilometres. The river begins in the Australian Alps. The river is one of the longest yet navigable rivers in the world. The river has many historic links, with many Aboriginies having settled along the banks of teh river, while some of the first explorers from Europe are believed to have navigated their way using the river.Highlights of Murray River
- Enjoy the perfect cruising conditions
- Explore Australia's longest river
- Experience the friendly towns which line the river banks
Blanchetown is located in South Australia, along the banks of the River Murray. Blanchetown is small township found to the north-east of Adelaide. For such a small area, Blanchtown has a colourful history. Branchefield Historical Walk is a popular activity which visitors to the area enjoy partaking in. Visitors just need to follow the map to uncover some of the less-known facts of the area. The first lock of the Murray River was developed here and still remains to be seen today, even if it is no longer used to transportation purposes.Highlights of Blanchetown
- Explore Blanchetown on the 'Historical Walk'
- Witness the first lock of the River Murray
- Experience one of South Australia's first river settlements
Swan Reach is a river port located on the Murray River in South Australia. As a nesting destination loved by wild swans, this area soon became known as Swan Reach. The port is located is between the ports of Mannum and Blanchetown. The town has sufferef from flooding in the past, meaning much of the town was rebuilt in the 1950's. The nearby Ngaut Ngaut boardwalk is a popular attraction. Aborigines. The Swan Reach Museum is another top attraction, outlining the story of the town both past and present.Highlights of Swan Reach
- Visit the impressive Ngaut Ngaut boardwalk
- Expand on your knowledge at Swan Reach Museum
- Keep an eye out for Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats!
Morgan is a town in South Australia on the right bank of the Murray River, located 2 hours north-east of Adelaide. It is one of the river's busiest ports and the town itself lies at the part of the river whhich is widely referred to as the 'North West Bend'. Morgan is also a fantastic gateway to the National Landscape region of the Flinders Ranges. Morgan itself is steeped in history, the historic Wharf, highlights the role Morgan played in transportation, while the Morgan Historic Museum provides the perfect opportunity for learning more!Highlights of Morgan
- Enjoy the tranquility of the area at Morgan Conservation Park
- Complete the Morgan Historic Walk
- Explore the Riverfron Reserve
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, just 75 kilometres from Adelaide. Murray Bridge is often referred to as the central part of the Murray River region. The city is fast becoming a popular tourism destination, due to the favourable climate, friendly locals and the wide variety of water-based activities available. Agriculture is a very important sector in the area. Of course the river, is a major hub of activity within the city and played a major role in the establishment of the city. 'Monarto Zoological Park' a large open area zoo and safari park and is a popular attraction located just outside of the city.Highlights of Murray Bridge
- Enjoy the 'crown' of the Murray River region
- Partake in a wide selection of water-based activities
- Witness the incredible range of wildlife at Monarto Zoological Park
Australia has a lot to offer when it comes to rivers, offering a great variety of flora and fauna. Most of the Australian Rivers are located in and around Queensland and the East of New South Wales. The longest river in Australia is the Murray River, with its 2508 kilometres length.