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Celebrating Excellence: Proud Mary Cruises Honoured in Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2024

In the realm of travel and tourism, recognition often serves as a testament to exceptional service and unforgettable experiences. This year, Proud Mary Cruises has proudly joined the ranks of esteemed winners in...  Read more

Murray Bridge tourism bounces back after COVID-19 delays, disruptions

 Tourism in Murray Bridge has bounced back in the past six months as the COVID recovery continues. The Murray Bridge Council Events Team have been organising a calendar of events going forward after...  Read more

A progress report from the first flush of the Northern Murray-Darling Basin has been released, which could bring more water south

 A progress report from the Northern Basin first flush review has been released today, covering how the implementation of recommendations is proceeding. The progress report is the result of an independent panel reviewing...  Read more

Lee Kernaghan headlines new country music festival in Murray Bridge this year

 A NEW country music festival to be held in Murray Bridge later this year has attracted some of Australia's best country artists, headlined by Lee Kernaghan.  The inaugural Country by the River Music...  Read more

Ancient artefact found near Murray Bridge

A RARE bone artefact discovered near Murray Bridge on Ngarrindjeri country is thought to be up to 5,300 years old. The artefact was recovered from a midden and burial site at Murrawong and...  Read more

Julie Bates shares an insight into her role with The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Tourism Alliance

It's a hard task condensing the mammoth work of the region's former tourism stalwart Julie Bates who recently resigned from her post with the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong (MRLC) Tourism Alliance -...  Read more

Murray River icon Proud Mary wins hat trick in 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards

Beloved Murray River icon Proud Mary wins Specialised Tourism Service at the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards for the 3rd consecutive year, leading to induction into the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame....  Read more

Rolling on the River

The other week, I won the lottery. Not literally but, now that I put my feet up after five days cruising the Murray on a river boat; it feels like that’s what happened...  Read more

SA Weekender Spotlight

The Proud Mary was honoured to be featured on Channel Seven's SA Weekender on Sunday 7 October 2018. SA Weekender showcases the best of South Australian destinations, attractions and experiences and can be...  Read more

Proud Mary Wins South Australia's Top Tourism Award

River Murray icon the Proud Mary was crowned the State’s best specialised tourism service at the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards, last Friday. To say everyone at Proud Mary Cruises is as proud...  Read more

Murraylands attractions saluted at 2017 SA Tourism Awards

The Murraylands has returned to the spotlight for this year’s South Australian Tourism Awards with five local businesses up for the title of SA’s best in tourism. Mannum’s iconic music festival Sounds by...  Read more

Grand Canyon-style glass-bottom bridge plan for Murray River

A GLASS-bottom bridge across the Murray River — inspired by a similar concept at the Grand Canyon — could be erected between Walker Flat and Blanchetown in the coming year. With a vision...  Read more

Rare wildlife spotted in SA following River Murray high flows

Wildlife is flourishing in floodplains along South Australia's River Murray following a natural high flow event last year and environmental watering. Flows into South Australia peaked at a 23-year high of 97 gigalitres...  Read more

High flows improve vital signs of life for River Murray

The River Murray has been returned to its best health in more than a decade following high flows that are proving a boon for flora and fauna, including trees, invertebrates, insects, fish, frogs...  Read more

Competition Winner

Congratulations to our Winner Tracey Cornwell! Tracey hs won our major prize of an all expenses paid trip aboard the MV Proud Mary for two people. We had a fantastic response with this...  Read more

Murray river long-distance swimmer claims record

After pre-swim training in Mullumbimby, Hunter Helmick has claimed a world record as the first American to swim 2,412 kilometres of the Murray River. Hunter left Corryong, Victoria, on November 5 with his...  Read more

Murray River to now supply Broken Hills in $500m project

Water from the Murray River will be pumped all the way to Broken Hill as part of a $500 million investment to provide a “safe and secure water supply” for the outback town,...  Read more

Excellent Customer Service Awarded By Trip Advisor

We’re thrilled to announce that Proud Mary Day Cruise has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor.  Read more

Sunday Mail Article – Best way to see Murray in winter

The River Murray puts on a special winter show now that summer tourist numbers and the buzz of ski boats and surf skis have slowed. It means people travelling the river can soak...  Read more