2022 Murray River Run Coach & Cruise

Tour departs: 14 March 2022
Tour length: 16 Days


Tour Departs: 14 March 2022

Tour Length: 16 Days

Tour Brochure and Pricing (please click): 

Murray River Run 2022 – Brochure

After many very successful years of operation, we are delighted to be able to again offer this very special and unique tour to one of the most exciting and picturesque regions of Australia. The Murray River, at over 1600 miles long, is Australia’s largest river and has played a major role in the settlement and development of inland parts of Australia. Mark Twain compared it favourably with the mighty Mississippi when he visited in the 19th century and the river was once a bustling highway with many paddle steamers plying its length carrying produce and people to and from the settlements along its banks. Those days are long gone, but the river region is still a hive of activity and interest with lush farmland, orchards and vineyards contrasting with the red outback at their doorstep.

The itinerary will show you the Murray region as we spend 4 days cruising downstream on our charter vessel, stopping at points of interest en route and overnighting at country hotels and motor inns at the settlements along the river. The cruise vessel for the 2022 tour will again be the modern and fully equipped “Spirit of the Murray” with its spacious upper deck providing the perfect vantage point as the boat passes towering cliffs, sleepy lagoons and Red Gum forests. Add to this, the beauty and grandeur of the Great Ocean Road between Adelaide and Melbourne, the wonderful wine-growing region of South Australia, close to the picturesque city of Adelaide and the excitement and vitality (and wonderful shopping) of Melbourne and you have a great tour waiting for you.


  • Melbourne – city of parks and gardens
  • Sovereign Hill Historic Village, Ballarat
  • Echuca, with a guided tour of the river port
  • Mildura gateway to the Murray River
  • 4 days / 3 nights cruising the Murray River downstream on the “Spirit of the Murray”
  • Adelaide, the wine capital of Australia
  • Great Ocean Road between Adelaide and Melbourne
  • “Spirit of Coorong” eco-cruise on Lake Alexandrina
  • Naracoorte with a visit to the World Heritage Fossil Cave
  • Penola & St Mary McKillop Centre
  • Warrnambool & Lorne overnight spent at these coastal towns


Maher Tours Tour Programme Murray River MAP

“Excellent organisation from Auckland and all through. Adrienne was very good and lovely to have as a tour guide – so friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed it all.”
– RT & ME

“Marvellous trip from start to finish, very well organised.”
– Anne & Murray Hale

“My fellow passengers were all so friendly and helpful.”
– MT

“Fantastic tour underground of the Calcite Crystal Cave.”
– D&B Wallace

“First class! Very interesting to learn of the history of the river. All very well organised and interesting. Especially enjoyed the Maritime Museum. Good opportunity to have a wide range of cultural experiences and beautiful scenery. Extremely capable, experienced leader. Great sense of humour.”
– CN

“Travelling with a group and with a tour leader makes the trip all the more enjoyable and relaxing. Tour highlights were the stop at Chowilla sheep station. The caves at the Aboriginal tour and of course the cruise itself.”
– Jay and George Rolls

“Cruise was enjoyable, relaxing, and interesting. I was impressed by the number of birds – pelicans, swans, etc on the river. Tour covered many sights and experiences. Long enough but not too long!”
– GQ

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