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PS Marion

Trips & Tours

A Day Cruise on the PS 'Marion'

An exciting and nostalgic cruise aboard the heritage paddle steamer PS ‘Marion’ from Swan Reach to Walkers Flat.

PS ‘Marion’ is a wood-fired paddle steamer built in 1897 which has been restored to the era of its heyday as a passenger steamer in the 1940’s. She has lived a number of lives, now being a feature of the Mannum Dock Museum, both as a static display and periodically carrying passengers on short day trips from Mannum and also overnight cruises ranging from 3 - 10 days in length.

Participants will board a bus in the City at 8 am to travel to Swan Reach to board the boat. We will cruise downstream along a beautiful stretch of the River Murray to Walker Flat, experiencing spectacular cliffs and wildlife along the way. A stop will be made at the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Conservation Park, a culturally and historically significant site, where we will be treated to a tour of the fascinating rock engravings and learn about the culture from traditional owners. Back on the boat we will continue on to Walker Flat for return to Adelaide at about 6 pm.

A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. The bar will be open to purchase alcoholic and soft drinks.

Please note, participants will need to be able to negotiate stairs.

The cost is yet to be finalised but will be approximately $120 for members.

This excursion is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ until Monday 6 February, to assist with the planning of the day.

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Date and Time

3 May 2023
8:00 am

Swan Reach to Walkers Flat (bus to and from Adelaide CBD)

Members: $TBA
Non members: $