Murray River Air Cruise (7 days)

The Mighty Murray River.  One of the world’s greatest river systems.  From the mountains to the sea.  Flowing across three states.  The third longest navigable river in the world.  Food Bowl of Australia.  The superlatives abound for this majestic river.

Become an explorer for a spectacular, in-depth, air cruise journey from the Murray’s unassuming beginnings in the NSW Snowy Mountains, meandering along the NSW/Victoria border, to Goolwa on the Southern Ocean in South Australia.

Flying along the 2508 kilometre length of the river, locals will meet you in each town to introduce you to their little patch.  Learn about the history, both indigenous and European, in each of the ports we visit and you’ll come to appreciate why the Murray River holds such an important place in our nation’s heart.

The Murray-Darling Basin drainage system has remained in virtually the same place for millions of years.  To experience the diversity of the Murray River is truly amazing. It is a remarkable living river we all need to protect for the future.

The Murray Mouth
The Murray Mouth. Photo by South Australian Tourism Commission+Adam Bruzzone


Apr 23 - Apr 29, 2021 SOLD OUT
May 07 - May 13, 2021 SOLD OUT
Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2021
Oct 01 - Oct 08, 2021 SOLD OUT
Nov 12 - Nov 19, 2021

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Tour Highlights
  • Magnificent Murray River, in all its guises
  • Highest peak Mt Kosciuszko
  • Tasty Rutherglen progressive lunch
  • Paddle steamer cruise
  • Historic Port of Echuca
  • Confluence of the Murray and Darling Rivers
  • Private retreat in Goolwa
  • Unspoilt Coorong National Park
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Itinerary: Murray River Air Cruise (7 days)

Day 1

Day 1: Melbourne to Khancoban (L,D)

Departing Moorabbin at 8.00am, fly north to Khancoban in the Snowy Mountains of NSW.

The Murray River begins its epic journey in Kosciuszko National Park, just outside of Khancoban. In the heart of the high country, Khancoban was established to house workers on the Snowy Mountains Scheme – Australia’s greatest engineering project that began in 1949 and is still one of the civil engineering marvels of the modern world. Originally designed to divert water from the Snowy, Eucumbene and Murrumbidgee Rivers westward to the Murray River for irrigation, it is more well-known for the hydro-electricity produced for Eastern Australia. Visit the beautiful Khancoban Pondage and learn about the construction and ongoing maintenance of the scheme, and the impact of Snowy 2.0 into the future. Look out over the spectacular main range and Mt Kosciuszko from the viewing site of the disappearance of the Southern Cloud in 1931.

Visit close to the official start of the Murray River, an unassuming creek in a magnificent setting. It’s quite a walk to get to the very beginning! Then head to Queens Cottage to relax, take in the beautiful views, and enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Queens Cottage, Khancoban

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