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Murray River

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Address: Australia
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3-Night Murray River Cruise by Classic Paddle Wheeler

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Wonderful cruise

We combined the 3 day and 4 day cruises and had 7 very enjoyable days on board the Murray Princess. If you want luxury, go for a stateroom. There aren't many, so book early. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Bubs1959
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We combined the 3 day and 4 day cruises and had 7 very enjoyable days on board the Murray Princess. If you want luxury, go for a stateroom. There aren't many, so book early. The excursions we great and well thought out. We met some wonderful people on this cruise...we are table 4. The staff attentive and very friendly. The... More 

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Mt Waverley Vic Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We booked the 7night cruise which we found most relaxing and entertaining. The scenery along the Murray River from Mannun SA to Blanchetown was at times quite breathtaking with high cliffs and waterways. The bird life particularly the hundreds of pelicans was quite absorbing. On most days some type of land tour was arranged and at night the boat was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had the worst holiday ever and will never use Foxtale houseboats again. I think a river cruise is still a great idea but there are other companies to try. The proprietors of Foxtale should not be allowed to manage a hire boat company. We were given a boat that was not compliant so no warrant of fitness certificate was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were staying in Adelaide and took a drive across to Murray Bridge for our first look at the mighty Murray River. There is a park down by the river (Murray River Foreshore Reserve) which provided a place to wander along the river for a while. We then drove down the eastern side of the Murray River before taking the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We booked the 2 night Proud Mary cruise the first weekend in January. Unfortunately the trip was spoilt by a very bad sewerage smell in cabin 17. The crew were aware there was problem with this cabin and told us they had asked management not to book it until it was fixed. The cruise was full and there were no... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Was really enjoying the cruise until the first night when we had to try and sleep in cabin 17 - top deck,which smelt sewerage, and burnt your eyes, Even with air conditioner unit made it impossible to sleep. All I got was a headache, not pleasant for my 72 yr old mother. Perhaps this was a health hazard. After consulting... More 

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Berri, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have just spent 14 nights on "Possum" houseboat from Magnum Houseboats in Paringa South Australia which was a awesome holiday. The houseboat is ideal for a couple. It has 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and toilet. The houseboat is extremely well stocked with kitchen needs. The kitchen has more utensils etc than my kitchen at... More 

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Frenchs Forest, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A most enjoyable end to a 'bucket list' trip. Following a trip on The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide we travelled over to Mannum on the Murray & enjoyed the experience of 4 days on the Murray Princess. The trip was very laid-back, with the scenery outstanding & viewable at a leisurely pace. Staff were efficient & easy to deal... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went for a family holiday over Christmas. We had 7 adults and 1 child. House boat sleeps 10. The house boat was very comfortable. We had less than optimum education re the houseboat and costs involved. Our arrival at the Marina - there was no one to meet us. It was 2.30pm. Education session. - Not sure why- but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We decided to have our yearly family holiday on a houseboat & wanted the "best" so decided to go with unforgetable houseboats. They may have been the best 20 years ago but not any more. The boat was very shabby & in desperate need of a revamp. We couldn't have the windows open as all the screens were ripped, the... More 

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