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5 Night Proud Mary Cruise

Embark upon our longer 5 night Murray River indulgence cruise, aboard the intimate cruising vessel, the Proud Mary. Departing every Sunday evening, get ready to indulge your senses as we cast off to explore the Murray River’s eco-system at its finest.

The 5 night indulgence cruise includes all meals. Let our brilliant chefs delight your senses with modern Australian and European cuisine made from the highest quality seasonal produce.

Abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery will be seen throughout your entire stay aboard. River Gums and Willows line the banks of this famous river and provide a perfect safe haven for birds and wildlife. Take in the towering cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches as the Proud Mary idly cruises by. At night, the Proud Mary’s powerful floodlights provide a rare glimpse of nocturnal wildlife, especially birds such as night herons, owls and coots.

Lagoon cruises, on shore guided walks, apricot farm + motor museum tour, an Australian themed bush barbeque with live entertainment and the Captain’s Dinner make up some of the highlights of this extravagant 5 night indulgence cruise (more details on cruise highlights below).

For when you choose to retire to the private contemporary ensuite accommodation provided, all cabins onboard feature stunning river views so you can stay immersed in the beauty of nature.

Enjoy a stopover on Kangaroo Island while exploring South Australia, with a Proud Mary cruise and Kangaroo Island tour package .

  • Lagoon cruises
  • Revolution Motor Museum Tour
  • Almond Farm
  • Aussie Apricots
  • Australian-themed bush barbecue
  • Night cruising
  • Ecological walks
  • Explore ancient archaeological sites
  • Live entertainment
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • All cabins have a private ensuite
  • Your choice of double or twin beds
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Daily room service

Optional Extras:

  • Book coach transfers from Adelaide
  • Book car parking at Murray Bridge
  • Select a particular cabin or deck

Tour Pricing

All prices are AUD$ per person from:

1 April 2024 - 31 March 2025Twin ShareSingle
River View Cabin$ 2,460 per person$ 4,000
Car Parking at Murray Bridge$ 160 per vehicle
Return Transfers From Adelaide Central Bus Station$ 135 per person
1 April 2025 - 31 March 2026
River View Cabin$ 2,630 per person$ 4,280
Car Parking at Murray Bridge$ 175 per vehicle
Return Transfers from Adelaide Central Bus Station$ 145 per person

Additional accommodation pre or post cruise/tour is priced from*, prices will vary depending on season. This will be confirmed when providing a price and will be optional.  

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Make your way to the Adelaide Bus Station for your coach transfer or self-drive to Murray Bridge.

7pm  You are welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary crew. Having settled into your comfortable, river-view cabin, you may like to join fellow passengers in the Dining Room & enjoy a drink before a delicious hot supper is served. Proud Mary cruises to its overnight mooring point and your Captain introduces the crew. Cruising the river at night is a magical experience and the Proud Mary’s powerful floodlights illuminate the graceful willows and dark waters as you glide past. This is an excellent opportunity to see the River environment from a completely different perspective and may allow you to view some of the nocturnal wildlife, especially birds such as night herons, owls, and coots.

10:00pm Proud Mary ties up at our overnight mooring, Woodlane, for a night of peace and tranquillity in the Australian bush.

11.30pm  Dining Room is closed.

7am  Dining Room opens. Tea, coffee and continental breakfast available.

8am  Proud Mary departs Woodlane and continues upstream. You will pass huge lagoons teeming with birdlife. During floods, these inland lagoons were so immense that, in the early riverboat days, captains could not find true channels. In the early 1900s, riverboat captains planted willow trees along the banks to clearly mark the main river channel. Today these willows provide the perfect haven for the prolific birdlife.

8-8.45am  This morning you will enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast while cruising through Mypolonga, Caloote and Ponde. Your appetite will be stimulated by the magnificent scenery you’ll pass.

10am  Mid-morning Proud Mary arrives in picturesque Mannum, inhabited prior to white settlement by the Narraltie aboriginal tribe. The name Mannum can be translated as “the place of many ducks”. Here you’ll board a waiting coach for a history tour of this small township that has played a significant role in the development of South Australia. Captain William Randell launched the first paddle steamer, the “Mary Ann”, on the Murray River in 1853. By the late 1880s, there were over 250 paddle steamers and barges trading on the Murray River and Mannum became an industrious inland port. On the tour, you will re-trace the colourful history of several pioneering families whose efforts shaped the successful development of this region. Your tour includes a visit to the Mannum Dock museum in Mannum, where you will find a fascinating collection of historical memorabilia. Mannum is also famous as the site of the production of the first steam car in Australia with a differential, built by the Shearer brothers.

1pm  The vessel departs Mannum. Lunch is served aboard as you cruise upstream past Younghusband, Teal Flat, lovely Lake Carlet, Bowhill, Purnong and onto Walker Flat. The menu may include dishes such as Roast Chicken Maryland vegetables and a wild mushroom sauce or Pork Cutlet with Yam Mash, fabulous flavours to complement the superb scenery gliding by on both sides of the Proud Mary.

6.15pm  Proud Mary moors at Walker Flat. The bird and wildlife here is prolific, including wallabies, wild ducks and bush turkeys. The towering cliffs are superb and provide a majestic backdrop to the tranquillity of cruising Australia’s most famous river. This evening is “Australiana Night” and dinner will feature the use of some traditional bush foods such as emu, kangaroo, damper bread and fresh water crustaceans, with flavours of lemon myrtle, wild bush tomatoes and quandongs. These delicious dishes are created by our resident chefs to showcase Australia’s continually evolving cuisine. You might be offered Tasmanian Scallops with lemon couscous, Pepper Leaf Kangaroo Medallions, Northern Territory Barramundi or a Porterhouse Steak with Bush Tomato chutney. Join our expert ecologist for a Nocturnal Discovery Tour. This tour provides an insight into the abundant local wildlife, including South Australia’s fauna emblem, the Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat. These delightful creatures are found only in a limited area on the western side of the river. It’s rare to see them in the wild but you’ll board a coach to take you to their warrens and hopefully you’ll see one or two active in the evening light, as well as other nocturnal wildlife.

7.00am  Proud Mary departs Walker Flat and continues upstream. Dining Room opens. Tea, coffee and continental breakfast available.

8-8.45am  Another hearty breakfast is served while cruising through Wongulla where, some fifty years ago, men found the fossil of a 20 million year old shark. Nildottie and Big Bend townships to follow. There’s something very satisfying about enjoying a good breakfast while you glide by magnificent scenery and Big Bend is famous for its soaring ochre cliffs.

9.15am  A display of souvenirs is available in the Dining Room for you to browse through and purchase.

9.30am  Feeling peckish? Morning Tea is available in the Dining Room. Join the Captain in the Dining Room for a complete run-down on the story of Murray River including its history, current water usage practices and the ecology of this vital water source. You can also watch a video about the famous 1956 floods that devastated the area.

11am  Proud Mary arrives at the pioneering township of Swan Reach. The settlement was originally the port of the large Portee Sheep Station and was settled as a township in 1899. Your local guide will take you to visit the Swan Reach Museum which is housed in the original school building that was built in 1917; the museum’s collection focuses on the history of education and the social history of the area.

12pm  Re-join the Proud Mary for another delicious lunch, whilst moored in the township of Swan Reach

1pm  Proud Mary coach will be waiting ready for your visit Costa Brothers Almond Farm with your local guide. The almond industry is the fastest growing horticulture crop in Australia. Discover how this state of the art almond farm uses water-recycling technology to limit its direct impact on the river system and help secure the diverse ecosystem of the river. From here your guide will take you to Blanchetown, site of the Lock and Weir No 1. The river is dammed by 13 locks built to facilitate the early riverboat trade. Water cascades over the lock creating an excellent feeding place for birdlife. Pelicans and dozens of species of water birds can be seen diving in the water to feed.

4.30pm  Re-board Proud Mary ready to depart Blanchetown and set off for your overnight mooring position at Sugar Shack.

6.30pm   Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner finished off with one of the home-style desserts Proud Mary’s chefs are famous for. Whilst you dine, your evening cruise takes you to your overnight mooring spot of Sugar Shack. Sugar Shack is part of the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve which is an astronomer’s paradise. The unpolluted skies and isolation from artificial light sources make the park one of the best places on earth to gaze at the stars. Your Captain will steer closer to the bank this evening so you can take full advantage of the LED floodlights that illuminate the towering river redgums and perhaps watch the possums as they scamper through the branches. The River takes on a wonderfully moody and atmospheric quality at night providing a magical backdrop as you drift by.

7.30pm  Secure at Sugar Shack.

7.45pm  Trivia Night – Let the games begin!

11.30pm  Dining Room closes. Enjoy a peaceful night surrounded by stars and the sounds of the Australian bush.

7am  Dining Room opens. Tea, coffee and continental breakfast is available. This morning you will wake up in one of the most unspoilt and picturesque areas of the River Murray. Make sure you go out on deck to immerse yourself in the surroundings and experience the peace of the riverside environment.

8-8.45am  Another hearty cooked breakfast is available for you, or perhaps you might like a lighter Continental option this morning. The choice is yours, maybe both!?

9am  This morning provides another unique experience with an absorbing ecological walk around Sugar Shack. Here you’ll discover the importance of flood plains to the river system. The history of the area began in 1840, when explorer Edward John Eyre established a village named Sturt after the famous explorer navigator.

9.45am  Proud Mary departs Sugar Shack and cruises downstream towards Swan Reach, passing magnificent lagoons teeming with birdlife, awesome cliffs reaching for the sky and spectacular scenery as far as the eyes can see. Throughout your cruise you can listen to the informative commentary that occurs from time to time about the history of the areas you pass through and the boats that used to work there.

10.45am  We’ll tie up briefly at Swan Reach, a visit to the Arts and Craft shop along with the motor museum. Here you will be able to view an amazing collection of Australian and International vehicles.

1pm  Depart Swan Reach.

1.30pm   Lunch is served, which today may focus on traditional fish and chips, using fresh Australian seafood or, perhaps, the famous 12-hour marinated pork chops.

2.30pm  This afternoon the vessel ties up alongside the towering cliffs of Big Bend, the tallest anywhere along the River. This is a truly majestic landscape providing definite photo opportunities. A highlight of your expedition is a small boat cruise through the lagoons and inlets, led by our expert ecologist. There are some 320 species of birdlife in this area and, with the aid of binoculars and your well-informed guide, you will study at close range the prolific birdlife and wildlife of the region including kangaroos, wombats, emus, echidnas and goannas. Your flat-bottom boat allows you to get right up to the riverside cliffs to see nesting birds and examine the geology of the landscape including the many exposed fossils.

5.30pm  Bar opens on shore.

6.00pm  This evening delivers another rewarding experience… a traditional Aussie barbeque prepared by our chefs and eaten under a canopy of stars amidst the restful sounds of the nearby river. Afterwards, enjoy an evening’s entertainment around a blazing campfire, provided by our resident musician. Request a song and sing along into the night as the stars of the Australian sky hover above, almost close enough to touch.

11.30pm  Dining Room closes. Enjoy another quiet night’s sleep in the tranquil Australian bush.

7am  Dining Room opens. Tea, coffee and breakfast available. Early this morning, the Proud Mary departs Big Bend and heads towards Ngaut Ngaut. Enjoy your breakfast as you watch the sun climb over the towering cliffs, creating marvellous changes of colour in the sandstone and ochre hues.

8.00am  Disembark at Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal conservation site for a tour of one of the oldest archaeological digs in Australia. This is one of the definite highlights of your cruise. Take the boardwalk to the site of ancient aboriginal rock art where your local indigenous guide will explain their meaning and significance. Ngaut Ngaut was a major meeting place for the tribes of the area and you’ll see where they prepared and cooked food at a ceremonial site that dates back thousands of years. The view from the top of the cliffs is astonishing with vistas that stretch for miles in every direction.

10.00am  Depart Ngaut Ngaut.

10.30am  Join your fellow passengers, some of whom will have probably become friends by now, in the Dining Room to view an interesting and informative documentary that traces the Murray River from its source high in the Snowy Mountains right to its entry to the sea in the Coorong. The documentary explains the intricacies of the River environment and why the Murray is one of the great rivers of the world. You’ll learn about Australia’s greatest river landscapes and the people that call the River home while we cruise through Krohns Landing, Sabaruma and Walker Flat.

12.30pm  Lunch is served featuring another of our chefs’ delicious creations which you can enjoy as we cruise through Bowhill, Teal Flat, Younghusband and Pellaring Reach. It’s a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. Time to lay back and enjoy the peace that surrounds you as you watch the changing views glide by.

4.30pm Arrive at Mannum. Take the opportunity to enjoy some free time in this delightful town or rest up ahead of the Captain’s Dinner this evening.

6.15pm  Gather in the Dining Room to enjoy a complimentary champagne or cocktail prior to dinner.

6.45pm  The culinary highlight of your cruise is the silver service Captain’s Dinner, a five-course menu of choice featuring mouth-watering dishes based on modern Australian cuisine. Enjoy the food, wine and atmosphere with your fellow passengers as the Captain visits every table and chats. It’s a chance to dress up a little and enjoy a gorgeous formal dinner.

11.30pm  Dining Room closes.

8am  Depart Mannum. Cruise through Ponde, Caloote and Wall Flat to Woodlane.

8.30am  Enjoy another magnificent cooked breakfast this morning as you prepare to visit the Mypolonga region, consisting of Aussie Apricots, Revolution Motor Museum and the historic Mypolonga area school.

10.00am  Arrive at Woodlane to board the waiting coach for your tour of the historic Mypolonga Area School. Mypolonga is a small rural school situated close to the banks of the Murray River between Murray Bridge and Mannum, with around 140 students. This school presents students and staff with views of farming lands, orchards, vineyards, the beautiful river red gums which line the river and the ochre coloured cliffs which glow in the afternoon light.

11.00am  Arrive at Aussie Apricots and discover a 3rd generation family run orchard. The orchard is on the beautiful River Murray at Mypolonga about 15km’s from Murray Bridge. They grow, hand pick & cut the fruit by hand & machine. We sun dry all of our fruit & then the apricots are sized when dry. When the apricots are required we wash & hand process the apricots into confectionary, jams & chutneys.

11.30am  Rev your Engines! Right next to the Apricot farm is the Revolution Motor Museum where you will be taken on a private tour to see a wide range of American Muscle Cars, Bikes and stationery engines all on display. This museum has South Australia first registered taxi and is filled with history and beauty, a must for all to see.

1pm Return to Proud Mary and enjoy another delicious lunch as you depart Woodlane and cruise through Mypolonga, Sunnyside, Mundurra and Willowbanks.

4pm  Tie up at Murray Bridge. We say goodbye and thank you for joining us on this exploration of the Murray River and we hope we might see you again in the future to enjoy another relaxing and immersing holiday along Australia’s greatest river.

From Murray Bridge you can either return to Adelaide via coach transfers or make your own way home.

* Note: sometimes activities may be subject to change without notice.

* All river view rooms have a private ensuite, double or twin beds, air-conditioning/heating, and tea and coffee facilities. You will then need to make your way back to Adelaide (either coach transfer or garaging).

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About the cruises

Operating two, five-night and special event cruises 365 days of a year, departing from and returning to Murray Bridge, just 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Adelaide, the Proud Mary caters for a maximum of only 36 passengers. This boutique product provides the ideal environment for passengers to explore, experience, indulge and discover the Murray River. The well-appointed bar, lounge and dining area provide the perfect location for indulging in the culinary delights of the resident chef, while viewing the passing Australian scenery.

Australia’s River Murray is one of the world’s legendary rivers, in fact, the fourth longest river system in the world. Mysterious, massive and meandering 3,700 kilometres, it ranks with the Mississippi, the Nile and the Amazon. Boasting some of the most spectacular and rugged Australian landscapes, the River Murray is home to an array of abundant wildlife and bird life. It is aboard your intimate cruising that you can discover the River Murray’s ecosystem at its best.

This boat boasts 18 spacious river-view cabins that have been renovated, a lounge, a dining area, and well-appointed bar.

Order a drink and venture out onto the boat’s spacious open decks or enjoy the intimate lounge and dining area. The captain’s commentary may spark an interest to peruse the vessel’s resource centre and learn more from one of the many books available. You may like to enjoy a cuppa from the continuous tea and coffee available in the dining room or browse the souvenirs available for purchase.

Explore at your leisure any of the spectacular mooring locations; enjoy a walk through the bushland or discover the backwaters in one of the available canoes. For those who like a spot of fishing, reels, and bait are available, simply ask one of the crew.

Wi-Fi is available on board. 350MB is free and then the cost is $10 per 1GB. Service can vary along the river.

Your boat boasts 18 spacious river-view cabins. With only one room type, each cabin has twin or double beds, individually controlled air conditioning units, private en-suite. tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryers. Each cabin is approximately 9 square meters and the ensuite is 2.5 square metres. All rooms offer spectacular river views and open onto balcony areas. Cabins are serviced twice daily.

Cabin Selection – Although all cabins are lovely, en-suite, outside cabins with a river view, some passengers may prefer a cabin on the View Deck (middle deck) for easy access. Other passengers may like the Sun Deck (top deck) as it is a little quieter. We are happy to request the deck of your choice, however, a surcharge applies per cabin per night will be applied for all cabin requests. Cabin requests are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. View the deck plan .

This cruise boat is a boutique vessel providing an intimate and friendly atmosphere, offering a true insight into South Australia’s Outback. A modern vessel built to provide the ideal way to experience Australia’s most famous river, The River Murray. Accommodating only 36 passengers in deluxe river view cabins, the boat provides a unique nature-based experience with a touch of luxury.

The vessel, originally designed by Mr Peter James, a Naval Architect was built in Berri, South Australia on the banks of the River Murray, by the Berri Ship building company in 1982. Purpose-built with a shallow draft, allowing the vessel to safely navigate shallow sections of the river. The original style of the vessel was taken from the Mississippi River cruisers.

The first cruise was in August 1982 from Murray Bridge in South Australia. The proprietors have owned & operated the vessel since it was built and has been refurbished on a periodical basis since 1982. The vessel produces its own power from onboard generators and wastewater is stored onboard and then removed when in port in accordance with environmental guidelines.

Fuel Levy Cost From 1 April 2023 a fuel levy of $8 per person per night will be added to each customer’s onboard account payable upon the completion of the cruise.

Cabins All Cabins have a private ensuite, double or twin beds (your choice), air conditioning/heating, and tea and coffee facilities. If you would like to select a particular cabin of deck you can, for an additional $40 per day. Wi-Fi is available onboard. 350MB is free and then the cost is $10 per 1GB . Service can vary along the river.

Passengers travelling by coach The ‘Proud Mary’ Coach departs from the Adelaide Central Bus Station (Bay 2) at 85 Franklin Street at 6.00 pm sharp (please check-in by 5.30 pm at Bay 2), arriving at Clark Street Car Park, Murray Bridge at 7.00 pm. Please note due to new coach terminal regulations the coach must leave on time. Should you be unable to make the departure time, alternative arrangements to get to Murray Bridge will have to be made. On the completion of your cruise, you will be collected from Clark Street Car Park, Murray Bridge by the ‘Proud Mary’ coach at approximately 4.00 pm for your transfer to Adelaide Central Bus Station where you will arrive at approximately 5.30 pm.

Passengers garaging your car Please make your own way to Clark Street Car Park, Murray Bridge at 7:00 pm. Upon arrival, the Proud Mary Crew will advise as to the garaging of your vehicle.

Travelling from Adelaide Take the South Eastern Freeway out of Adelaide to the first Murray Bridge exit. Carry on into Murray Bridge and turn right after the third set of traffic lights. This is East Street with the Bridge Port Hotel on the corner. Turn left onto Olympic Drive, left onto Wharf Road, and slightly left onto Clark Street leading to the Clark Street public car park.

Travelling from the Eastern States After traveling through Tailem Bend take the Murray Bridge exit and continue onto the township over the bridge. Take the first left once off the bridge. This is East Street with the Bridge Port Hotel on the corner. Turn left onto Olympic Drive, left onto Wharf Road, and slightly left onto Clark Street leading to the Clark Street public car park.

Booking Terms and Conditions Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

Please review the  full Terms and Conditions  and  Schedule of Fees  prior to making a booking.

Supplier Terms and Conditions Cancellation Summary: Full payment is required 120 days from departure Cancellation under 120 days but more than 91 days from travel – loss of 50% of the package cost. Cancellation under 90 days from travel – loss of full package cost.

Great way to experience the Murray. We went on the 2 night trip that leaves on Friday at 7pm from Murray Bridge and returns Sunday at 4pm. This is a great way to experience the river as there is plenty of time to sit on the back deck under cover or at the front of the boat to watch the river go by. They also include a small boat tour along the cliffs on Saturday afternoon and bird watching and a trip to the Mannum waterfalls on a bus on Sunday. On Saturday morning you get around 2 hours to wander in Mannum which has some interesting buildings and shops. Saturday night they provide a BBQ on the banks of the river plus a band that sings for a couple of hours. Our airconditioned cabin was very nice with everything that you need – it can be a bit tight in the bathroom/shower area. The meals were good but you all get served the same meal even for breakfast (due to COVID and no serve yourself). They do cater for different dietary requirements though. We had 30 on our trip so its not crowded and you get to chat to most of the guests. The stairs are quite narrow and so you have to be careful getting around. David R

5 night river cruise. This is an interesting and relaxing cruise. Fantastic friendly and attentive service, a nothing is too much trouble approach. Courtney and Karen are perfect hosts. Julien and Bertrand outstanding French Chefs – every meal was above and beyond! Peter the captain can drive a boat, guide a tour and do a pretty good stand up routine, all simultaneously. Steve the engineer was absolutely tireless. Michael the coach driver and guide was amusing and had a wealth of knowledge about the river. The excursions were of real interest and everything ran like clockwork. The cabins are smallish , but with ample storage, en-suites are great. Bar drinks are very reasonably priced. My only suggestion would be for some more comfortable seating on the top deck. anncar0

The Magical Mysterious Murray. My wife and I went on the 5-night river cruise on the Proud Mary. Forget European River cruises. You will not have a better cruising experience anywhere. We were 2 of 36 passengers. That means no crowds, personalised attention, and it’s in Australia. You have all seen hordes of people disgorge from boats at scenic sights in Europe. Forget all that. This is boutique cruising at its best. You will see spectacular scenery, have fabulous food with superb service, excellent excursions, calm cruising at a pleasant pace, and commentary. The Murray is an astonishing surprise packet. You’ll be amazed by Big Bend, Ngaut Ngaut, the orchards, the feeding pelicans, and the tranquillity. So much tranquillity. While you are there eat at the Murray Bridge River Cafe with its excellent food and service. Peter

5 night indulgence. Very enjoyable. Everything from the crew, rooms, dining were A+ could not fault the trip Have read reviews re noise but our cabin was on the top deck so very quiet. Range of activities was enjoyable. rose17

Proud Mary Cruises coach transfers depart from the Central Bus Station in Adelaide and not at individual hotels.

These are available to and from Murray Bridge at the small cost of $55 each way ($110 return).

The coach departs from the Adelaide Central bus station, 85 Franklin Street.

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure. Coach transfer need to be prebooked.

  • Friday and Sunday coach departure times from Adelaide for cruises departing from Murray Bridge – 6:00pm
  • Friday and Sunday coach arrival times into Adelaide for cruises disembarking in Murray Bridge – 5:45pm

The ships crews do not include a doctor, however the ship’s Officers are trained in First Aid. There is no pharmacy onboard. Please ensure you bring adequate prescription medicines you may require.

  • Can we swim in the river? Yes. If you wish to swim in the river please seek advise from one of the deck staff as to the easiest and safest method of doing so.

For your convenience valuables may be lodged with the Captain for safe keeping in the Captain’s safe. The company accepts no liability.

Rain or shine, waters on the Murray always make for smooth sailing. As a guide, expected seasonal temperatures range from 16-35 degrees Celsius during summer and 6-17 degrees Celsius during winter.

Smoking is only permitted in the areas designated for smoking, such as the rear deck. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes are not sold onboard.

The ships electricity is AC 240 volts 50 cycle (standard electrical power used in Australia). Hairdryers are provided on the cruises, how ever you are welcome to bring your own shavers and hairdryers if you wish.

During the day, sportswear and casual clothes are suggested. We kindly ask that you do not wear bathing suits, singlets or brief attire in public rooms and lounges, especially in the Dining Room. Footwear is requested in both the Dining Room and Lounges. During the evening smart casual wear is recommended – an open neck shirt and slacks for gentlemen and a dress, skirt and blouse or pants outfit for the ladies. At the Captains Dinner on the final night of the cruise, a jacket and tie would not be out of place for gentlemen and a cocktail dress or pants outfit for the ladies. Be sure to bring a sun visor or hat, sunglasses and good sun blocks. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on deck and for shore excursions.

Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins, so you would be advised not to over pack. All bags must be clearly labelled with your name. Bags have to be handled by crew and we would appreciate a weight limit of 15 kg.

  • We have a special occasion to celebrate, what can you do for us? You may want to order a cake, champagne or make some other celebratory arrangement for that special occasion. Please give two weeks notice before sailing.

Once we leave the wharf these ships cannot obtain additional supplies or medicines. Special requests or dietary requirements must be advised to your booking agent as early as possible. Upon boarding please consult with your Cruise Director. Please also ensure you bring any prescription medication you may need.

The following information is required at check-in: – Photo identification for each passenger (drivers license or passport) – Your cruise confirmation number (located on your e-ticket) – Your credit card (as security against your onboard Cabin account)

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The Proud Mary is a purpose built riverboat, designed to provide a restful and relaxing haven from which you can discover the beauty and fascination of the fourth longest river system in the world. Their 2 and 5 night cruises operate 365 days a year and include all meals, river-view en-suite accommodation and daily nature-based shore excursions.

There are just 18 cabins on board the Proud Mary which ensures you receive the best of personal service yet have the opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow passengers.

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of this unique part of Australia, all cruises are fully inclusive of all meals prepared by resident chef, ensuite cabins, daily shore excursions, live entertainment and much, much more.

  • Discover Murray River Road Trail
  • A River Worth Saving
  • Murray-Darling Basin
  • Locks, Weirs, Dams & Barrages
  • Water Use & Consumption
  • River Red Gums
  • Murray River Maps
  • About Discover Murray River
  • Discover Murray River Media
  • Murray River Facebook Page
  • Murray River Photos
  • Murray Bird Aerial Videos
  • Murray Mallee Stories
  • Digital Museum
  • Murray River Timelines
  • Murray River History
  • Aboriginals and the Murray
  • Hovell & Hume and the Murray
  • Captain Charles Sturt
  • The First Paddlesteamers
  • The Mary Ann Boiler
  • The Chaffey Brothers & Irrigation
  • Explorers, Bushrangers & Legends
  • ACARA - Australian Curriculum
  • Murray River Education Index
  • About the Murray River
  • Pre-historic Mega Fauna
  • Murray River Locks & Weirs
  • Free Educational Photos
  • Snowy Mountains Scheme
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Murray-Darling Association
  • Water Authorities
  • The Living Murray
  • Local Councils & Shires
  • Regional Development Bodies
  • Australian Government
  • New South Wales Government
  • South Australian Government
  • Victorian Government
  • Associations & Community Groups
  • Water Trading
  • Boating the Murray River
  • Boats for Sale - Trader
  • River Cruises
  • Houseboat Hire & Rentals
  • Locks & Weirs Information
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Water Skiing Safety
  • Water Update Information
  • Murray Shop
  • All Murray River & Mallee Towns
  • Corryong (VIC)
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Australia’s Murray River is one of the world’s legendary rivers, in fact it is Australia’s most famous river. Mysterious, massive and meandering 2,320 km, it ranks with the Mississippi, the Nile and the Amazon. Boasting some of the most spectacular and rugged Australian landscapes, the Murray River is home to an array of abundant wildlife and birdlife. It is aboard Proud Mary the intimate cruising vessel that you can discover the Murray’s eco-system at its best.

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Operating 2 & 5 night cruises 365 days of the year, departing from Murray Bridge, just one hour out of Adelaide, The Proud Mary caters for a maximum of only 36 passengers, this boutique product provides the ideal environment for passengers to explore, experience, indulge and discover. The well appointed bar, lounge and dining area provides the perfect location for indulging in the culinary delights of the resident chef, while viewing the passing Australian scenery.

The captains commentary may spark an interest to peruse the vessel’s resource centre and learn more from one of the many books available. You may like to enjoy a cuppa from the continuous tea and coffee available in the dining room or browse the souvenirs available for purchase. Explore at your leisure any of the spectacular mooring locations; enjoy a walk through the bushland or discover the backwaters in one of the available canoes. For those who like a spot of fishing, reels and bait are available, simply ask one of the Proud Mary crew.

The Proud Mary boasts 18 spacious Riverview rooms. With only one room type, each cabin has twin or double beds, individually controlled air conditioning units, private en-suite, tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryers. All rooms offer spectacular river views and open on to balcony areas. Cabins are serviced twice daily

The itinerary and tours offered by the Proud Mary will remain exactly the same as that offered by the former Murray Expedition. Guests will enjoy the ecotourism experience of a lifetime against a backdrop of towering sandstone cliffs, sweeping skies, wildlife-filled lagoons, weeping willows and giant red gums of the Murray River.

Proud Mary cruises offer 2 and 5 night cruises, including various guided shore excursions and small boat tours for you to enjoy.

For more information, rates and detailed itineraries, contact us today.

Experience the romance of the river – a wedding and weekend away with the people that mean the most. The Proud Mary is an ideal venue as it offers a warm and friendly atmosphere in spectacular surroundings. This breathtaking river and luxurious vessel provides the perfect place for your Wedding Ceremony or Reception. This boutique location offers a unique and original wedding experience.

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Choosing the venue for a conference is crucial to its success. It has a major impact on the comfort of delegates and the amount of information they retain. The ideal venue creates a team environment in relaxed and pleasant surroundings away from the workplace and home. The Proud Mary offers all this and more, while providing a unique alternative to the usual conference or seminar venue.

There is accommodation for 36 people in 18 comfortable, well appointed riverview cabins, each with ensuite facilities and airconditioning. Two chefs cater to all your culinary needs, private and personal service, so your every need is covered. With our cruises range from two to five days, and offer many opportunities for a varied working, dining, and leisurely program. Chartering the Murray Expedition includes exclusive use of the vessel, all meals, accommodation, entertainment and conferencing facilities.

The Proud Mary offers the ideal getaway for all kinds of travellers, through 2 & 5 night fully inclusive cruises. Accommodating a maximum of 36 passengers it is perfect for any group holiday, as it offers an intimate, warm and friendly atmosphere. An ideal holiday venue, conveniently located only one hours drive from Adelaide, in the picturesque setting of the River Murray. Together with your choice of South Australian attractions, we can assist in tailor making an itinerary to suit your requirements.

Groups are based on a minimum of 15 travellers – discounts may apply! Contact River of Australia Expeditions today.

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The Mythical Meaning Behind “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner

by Glenn Rowley August 25, 2023, 3:25 pm

“Listen to the story now…” With those five words, Tina Turner invited listeners in 1971 to sit back, buckle up, and experience the rock and roll tale of “Proud Mary.”

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Left a good job in the city/ Workin’ for the man every night and day/ And I never lost one minute of sleepin’/ Worryin’ ‘bout the way that things might’ve been,” she sings over the teasing vamp of a guitar before launching into the song’s famous chorus of “Big wheel keep on turnin’/ Proud Mary keep on burnin’/ And we’re rollin’/ Rollin’ yeah/ Rollin’ on the river, complete with its signature, arm-waving choreography.

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Two years before Turner unveiled her indelible take on the “Proud Mary,” Creedence Clearwater Revival released the original 1969 version as the lead single off their sophomore album, Bayou Country . The song was something of a breakthrough hit for the quartet — though their earlier single “Suzie Q” had peaked just outside the top 10, “Proud Mary” became Creedence Clearwater Revival’s first of five eventual singles to land at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

CCR’s take on “Proud Mary” stuck to its rootsy origins as frontman John Fogerty spun the tale of hitching a ride on the riverboat queen. Turner, however, injected a propulsive dose of soul into the proceedings, pushing “Proud Mary” from “nice and easy” in the spoken word intro to a rough and wild finish — her powerful voice holding the horns, percussion, bass, guitar and more together as the song barrelled to its explosively joyful conclusion.

The song inevitably became as synonymous with Turner and her legacy as, say, “Nutbush City Limits,” “River Deep, Mountain High” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” And though dozens of big-voiced artists and reality TV hopefuls would attempt to cover “Proud Mary” in the intervening years, no one could ever hope to match the intensity, attitude, and pure magic of her interpretation.

The Meaning of the Lyrics

But what are the barn-storming lyrics to “Proud Mary” actually about? For that answer, we have to go back to Creedence Clearwater Revival and the song’s original author: John Fogerty.

Many fans may assume upon first or second listen to Turner’s famous recording that “Proud Mary” tells the story of a struggling, low-wage worker actually named Mary. Or, given CCR’s place within the counterculture movement of its time, that it’s a thinly veiled reference to marijuana. But only the former would be partly correct.

When constructing the song, Fogerty found inspiration in bits of different ditties he was already toying with in his notebook. In the liner notes of the 40th anniversary edition of Bayou Country , writer Joel Selvin explains that the singer-songwriter had , in fact, been working on an idea about a washerwoman named Mary in addition to multiple other songs.

“He began to link the songs he was writing to a mythical Deep South,” Selvin wrote, “a South this California kid had never seen, but could only imagine. It was a deceptively simple set of material. In addition to the three major pieces [in his notebook], Fogerty also had a couple of suitable blues and a concert rouser under his belt…and his ripping Little Richard impression was well-practiced.”

In a 2020 interview with American Songwriter , Fogerty proudly described writing “Proud Mary” as “that moment when songwriting truly started for me.” According to the rocker, the idea for the song’s title and first line came to him shortly after he’d been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army National Guard in the summer of 1968.

“I was overjoyed,” he said of receiving the official paperwork marking the end of his time in the Army, according to a transcript of a 1993 sit-down with Rolling Stone . “Holy hallelujah! I actually went out on the little apartment building lawn and did a couple of cartwheels…That’s where ‘Left a good job in the city’ comes from. I just felt real good.”

Amid the tumult of that pivotal year in American history, Fogerty set out to get serious about his craft. “What happened played out over a period of several months,” he continued. “I decided to get it together and be professional and get a little more organized. So, I went through that energy of going out and buying a little binder and putting paper in it, and bringing it home and saying, ‘ This is my songbook !’

“And my first entry into it was a title. ‘Proud Mary.’ I didn’t know what it was.”

Fogerty and his bandmates — rhythm guitarist Tim Fogerty (his elder brother), bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford — released their self-titled debut album that same July, and when it came time to work on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s follow-up, the frontman turned back to his notebook. 

“Months and months later, being on the bridge of this thing coming out of me, I went back to my book, and looking at the first entry and then realizing, that’s it! It’s about a boat !” he said in 2020.

Though a real riverboat called the Proud Mary had yet to exist (one would eventually be built in 1981), Fogerty envisioned the titular “riverboat queen” making its trips up and down the giant waterway of what’s presumably the Mississippi River, all the while offering up a slice-of-life view at America’s heartland.

“Although I didn’t recall it at the time when I was doing ‘Rollin’ on the river,’ there is an old Will Rogers movie about these old paddle wheelers, and I believe at one point they actually sing, ‘Rolling on the river,’ he said. “I know that buried deep inside me are all these little bits and pieces of Americana. It’s deep in my heart, deep in my soul. As I learned in English 101, write about what you know about.”

It’s fair to say that the meaning behind “Proud Mary” could seem rather inscrutable at times based on how Fogerty cobbled the narrative throughline together from various sources. However, he distilled the song down to its essence just a few years ago in yet another sit-down with Rolling Stone .

“I wrote the song about a mythical riverboat, cruising on a mythical river, in a mythical time,” Fogerty concluded in 2018. “Perhaps the setting was ‘back in time’ on the Mississippi River. It was obviously a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life.”

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The MARY ELIZABETH was once referred to as the “Queen Mother of Memphis Towboats” for her service in the Memphis Harbor during the middle of the 20th century. Here’s how the story unfolds:

  She was moved south in 1911, after being sold to the St. Tammany Steamship Company of Covington, Louisiana. The OSSINING spent the next four years being operated as a Ferry Boat over the 630 square mile Lake Ponchartrain.

  Then in 1915 she was sold to Lyon Bros. of Greenville, Mississippi and used to run U.S. Mail from Greenville, upriver to Luna Landing, Arkansas. During this time, she was also converted from steam power to diesel power, which gave the OSSINING the distinction of being the first diesel power Ferry Boat on the Mississippi River.

  After a dozen years, she was sold in 1928 to Warner & Tamble Inc . of Memphis, Tennessee. At this time she was refitted and remodeled into a Tow Boat, and rechristened to it's more familiar name, the MARY ELIZABETH, in honor of a family member of the new  Memphis owner.

  In 1973, the MARY ELIZABETH was sold to Murphy Marine Service Inc. of Memphis. Murphy Marine ran her for a total of five years and then pulled her out of service.

  Hope of resurrection came in 1986 when the MARY ELIZABETH was sold to Proud Mary Restoration Inc. The hope grew as the first signs of restoration were seen in January, 1987. However, it was not to be. In 1988, during the all-time low of the river gage in Memphis (-10.7 in the second week of July), the MARY ELIZABETH began breaking up on the bank of the river and was hauled away for scrap........ once and for all.

  During the 1960s, at the height of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era in Memphis, a deck hand on the MARY ELIZABETH wrote and composed a song he entitled,  “Proud Mary”. The song describes his feelings and experiences, his life and times aboard his ship, the MARY ELIZABETH. The song was published and recorded by John Fogerty of Creedance Clearwater Revival, and was also performed by other artists such as George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and pop diva, Tina Tuner. Tina Turner’s  upbeat rendition was more in the early 1980s style of music and entitled “Rollin’ On The River”. The tune has become one of the most popular and enduring songs of our age and has been placed #155 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

  In 1993 my old friend, the late Capt. Jake Meanley (1948-2000) told me that in the 1970s when he was piloting ships  for the MEMPHIS QUEEN LINE excursion company, he quite often used the MARY ELIZABETH through a lease agreement from Murphy Marine. She was used to push the MEMPHIS SHOWBOAT (barge) on countless moonlight river cruises. We can only guess at how many times that the bands were asked to play Proud Mary.

  In the 1980s, while I was General Manager of Mud Island , a company by the name of Mid-South Concerts had a lease agreement to produce concerts in the 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre on the island each Summer. In August of  1986, John Fogerty decided to tour the country again. This time he performed as John Fogerty , a solo artist without the band members of Creedance Clearwater Revival. Previously, CCR and John had experienced a hard break-up with John even being sued and ordered to not sing the CCR songs, as he sounded too much like himself (!?). That was quite bitter for him and the impasse lasted quite a few years.

  While visiting with John, he told me that “Proud Mary” indeed was one of his favorite songs, and one of the reasons why he was determined to return to concert tours again was that so many people told him that the tune was now more popularly known as the upbeat 1980s version of “Rollin’ On The River” by Tina Turner, rather than as raw, gutsy sound of “Proud Mary” by John Fogerty of the 1960s. Now, that was also some kind of motivation for John.

  Today, the only remembrance of the PROUD MARY in Memphis is a beautiful color portrait in the main dining room of The Butcher Shop restaurant at 101 South Front Street in Downtown Memphis on Historic Cotton Row. The setting of the portrait is a calm day on the water of the Wolf River Harbor with the MARY ELIZABETH and the G.H. TAMBLE tied off side-to-side with a still reflection to the tow vessels in the water – an absolutely gorgeous painting. And probably 99.99% of the patrons who sit in this wonderful restaurant do not know the “rest of the story” of the history of those two junky looking harbor tow boats reflecting on that brown water with all those scrap trees and mud in the background!

“Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis . . .”

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All the best Murray River cruises to explore Australia’s iconic river on

I n the heart of South Australia is one of Australia’s most iconic rivers – the Murray. Stretching an impressive 2,500 kilometres, the Murray River is renowned for its natural beauty, red cliffs and diverse wildlife. It’s no wonder that the waterway is one of the most popular river cruises for avid travellers. From short lunchtime cruises onboard historic paddle boats to luxurious week-long adventures floating through the heart of the river, here’s some of the best Murray River cruises to add to your travel bucket list.

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Murray river day trip from adelaide including lunch cruise aboard the proud mary, from $191 at viator.

Looking for just a taste of the Murray River experience? This lunchtime cruise is perfect for you. For a little under $200, you’ll get a comprehensive 8-hour day trip from Adelaide to the Murray River which includes a guided coach tour, a river cruise on the Proud Mary, a fantastic lunch on board as well as a return coach to your hotel.

On the way to the boat, your coach will give you unprecedented front row seats the beauty of the sweeping Australian landscapes. You’ll then arrive in Mannum where you’ll board the cruise ship for a decadent and picturesque lunch. At the end of the lunch, you can explore the historic town of Mannum to your heart’s content. On the way back to Adelaide, you’ll also stop off at Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights where you can indulge in some boutique shopping

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  • 2 hour cruise on the Murray
  • Lunch included

Two Night Proud Mary Cruise

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Perhaps a river on the Murray isn’t enough to satiate your appetite. In that case, why not hop on board the Proud Mary for a two night cruise? Leaving on a Friday night, for two glorious days you’ll soak in the breathtaking scenery of the famous Murray River. You’ll also get to feast on modern Australian and European dishes prepared by skilled chefs onboard.

Alongside unrivalled views, you’ll also be treated to lagoon cruises, a guided Mannum township tour and an Australian themed bush barbeque.

  • Two night cruise
  • All meals included
  • Guided tours included
  • Ecological walks
  • Captain’s dinner

Seven Night Murraylands and Wildlife Cruise

From $2,799 at murray river cruises.

For the true explorers at heart, set sail on this seven night Murraylands and wildlife cruise. Starting in Mannum, you’ll board the PS Murray Princess paddle-wheeler cruise and cover a whopping 320 km of the Murray River between Blanchetown and Murray Bridge. As well as exploring the beauty of the Murray from the red cliffs to the diverse wildlife, midway through the cruise you’ll also dock to head to the Barossa Valley to indulge in Australia’s best wines.

  • Complimentary Barossa Wine & Heritage tour
  • Guided tours
  • Walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum
  • On board the PS Murray Princess paddle-wheeler

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Bratsk, a city located in the Irkutsk Oblast region of Russia, is a hidden gem worth exploring. With a rich history and a vibrant culture, Bratsk offers a unique experience to its visitors. From breathtaking natural landscapes to architectural wonders, there is something for everyone in this enchanting city.

In this article, we will uncover 43 fascinating facts about Bratsk that will pique your curiosity and make you want to pack your bags and embark on an adventure. Whether you are a history buff, nature enthusiast, or someone who appreciates art and culture , Bratsk has it all. So, let’s dive into this incredible city and discover what makes it so special!

Key Takeaways:

  • Bratsk, a city in Russia, boasts a rich history, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant community, offering a unique experience for residents and visitors alike.
  • With its impressive hydroelectric power station, beautiful natural reserves, and diverse cultural scene, Bratsk is a city poised for promising growth and development.

Bratsk is a city in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.

Located in Siberia, Bratsk is situated on the Angara River and is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes.

The city of Bratsk was founded on August 26, 1947.

It was established as a residential settlement for the workers of the Bratsk hydroelectric power station.

Bratsk is home to one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world.

The Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station has a capacity of 4,500 MW and plays a significant role in Russia’s energy production.

The population of Bratsk is approximately 246,000 people.

It is the third-largest city in Irkutsk Oblast, after Irkutsk and Angarsk.

The name “Bratsk” is derived from the word “brothers”.

It symbolizes the unity and cooperation of the workers who contributed to the construction of the city.

Bratsk experiences a continental climate with long, cold winters and short, warm summers.

The average temperature in January is around -19°C (-2°F), while in July , it reaches an average of 18°C (64°F).

The Bratsk Reservoir, created by the damming of the Angara River, is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world.

It covers an area of 5,470 square kilometers (2,110 square miles ) and provides opportunities for various water activities.

Bratsk is a major transportation hub in Siberia.

It has a well-developed railway system and is connected to other cities in the region through an extensive network of roads.

The city of Bratsk is known for its vibrant cultural scene.

It is home to several theaters, museums, and art galleries that showcase the rich history and traditions of the region.

Bratsk is surrounded by picturesque natural landscapes, including dense forests, mountains, and rivers.

The area offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing , and wildlife watching.

The Bratsk Dam, which forms the Bratsk Reservoir, was completed in 1967.

It stands at a height of 124 meters (407 feet) and is an impressive engineering feat.

The construction of the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station required the relocation of several villages and towns.

Efforts were made to ensure the smooth transition and well-being of the affected residents.

Bratsk has a diverse economy, with industries including energy, metallurgy, forestry, and agriculture.

The city’s development is closely tied to the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station and the surrounding natural resources.

Bratsk is home to several educational institutions, including universities, colleges, and vocational schools.

It serves as an educational center for the region, attracting students from different parts of Siberia .

The people of Bratsk are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature.

Visitors to the city often praise the friendly atmosphere and genuine kindness of the locals.

Bratsk has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from various ethnic groups living in the area.

The city celebrates traditional festivals, music, and dance, reflecting the diversity of its population .

The Bratsk Fortress is an important historical landmark in the city.

It dates back to the 17th century and serves as a reminder of Bratsk’s significant role in the region’s history.

Bratsk is known for its delicious cuisine, which features traditional Siberian dishes as well as Russian favorites.

Visitors can enjoy hearty soups, smoked fish , and locally sourced berries and mushrooms.

The Bratsk Museum of Local Lore showcases the history, culture, and natural wonders of the region.

It is a must-visit for those interested in learning more about Bratsk and its surroundings.

Bratsk has a well-developed sports infrastructure and supports various athletic activities.

The city has produced many talented athletes who have competed at national and international levels.

Bratsk is surrounded by beautiful nature reserves and national parks.

These protected areas are home to a wide range of flora and fauna, offering breathtaking sights for nature enthusiasts.

The Bratskaya street, one of the main streets in the city, is lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes.

It is a popular spot for locals and tourists to stroll, shop, and enjoy a meal.

Bratsk has a well-developed healthcare system, with modern hospitals and clinics.

The city prioritizes the health and well-being of its residents by providing quality medical facilities.

The Bratsk Opera and Ballet Theater is a cultural hub in the city, hosting performances by talented artists.

It showcases ballets, operas, and other musical events , attracting audiences from near and far.

Bratsk has a vibrant music scene, with local bands and musicians performing a variety of genres.

Music lovers can enjoy live performances at venues throughout the city.

The annual Bratsk International Film Festival celebrates the art of cinema.

It attracts filmmakers, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts from around the world.

The Bratsk Circus is a popular entertainment venue, featuring thrilling acrobatic performances and animal shows.

It offers fun-filled experiences for both children and adults.

Bratsk has a strong sense of community, with various civic organizations and volunteer groups working towards the betterment of the city.

Citizens actively participate in initiatives aimed at improving the environment, education, and social welfare.

The beautiful Bratsk City Park is a favorite spot for leisurely walks, picnics, and outdoor activities.

It offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city life.

Bratsk is known for its stunning sunsets, which paint the sky with vibrant colors.

The breathtaking views make for memorable moments and great photo opportunities.

The local markets of Bratsk are vibrant hubs of trade, showcasing a variety of local produce and goods.

Visitors can explore the stalls and sample fresh fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts.

Bratsk is an important center for scientific research and innovation.

The city is home to various research institutes and laboratories that contribute to advancements in different fields.

The Bratsk State University offers a wide range of educational programs across various disciplines.

It attracts students not only from Bratsk but also from other parts of Russia and abroad.

Bratsk is a city that embraces technology and digital connectivity.

The city’s infrastructure is well-equipped to meet the demands of the digital age.

Bratsk hosts various cultural events throughout the year, including music festivals, art exhibitions, and theatrical performances.

The city’s calendar is filled with opportunities to immerse oneself in the vibrant cultural scene.

Bratsk is a city where old traditions and modernity coexist harmoniously.

While the city embraces progress, it also values and preserves its rich cultural heritage.

Bratsk is surrounded by vast forests, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Hiking, camping, and wildlife spotting are popular activities in the area.

The Bratsk Philharmonic Orchestra is renowned for its exceptional performances and talented musicians.

It enchants audiences with a diverse repertoire that includes classical, contemporary, and traditional pieces.

Bratsk takes pride in its strong educational system, which emphasizes the importance of knowledge and skills.

It prepares the younger generation for bright futures and successful careers.

Bratsk is a city that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity.

It values the contributions of people from different backgrounds and fosters a sense of unity among its residents.

The Bratsk Mosque is an important religious landmark in the city.

It serves as a place of worship for the Muslim community and represents the city’s religious tolerance.

Bratsk is a city with a strong sense of environmental consciousness.

Efforts are made to protect and preserve the natural resources and promote sustainable practices.

Bratsk is a city that holds great potential for growth and development.

With its rich resources, vibrant community, and forward-thinking outlook, it is poised for a promising future.

In conclusion, these 43 facts about Bratsk showcase the fascinating history, natural wonders, and cultural significance of this city. From being home to one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power stations to boasting stunning landscapes like Lake Baikal and the Taiga forests, Bratsk has something for everyone. Its rich history, with traces of ancient civilizations and Soviet-era industrial development, adds a unique charm to the city.Whether you’re interested in adventure tourism, exploring historical sites, or simply immersing yourself in the local culture, Bratsk offers a myriad of experiences. The city’s warm hospitality, friendly locals, and delicious local cuisine make it a memorable destination for travelers.Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of Bratsk. Visit this city and unlock its hidden gems, unforgettable experiences, and the chance to create lifelong memories.

Q: When is the best time to visit Bratsk?

A: The best time to visit Bratsk is during the summer months of June to August when the weather is pleasant and outdoor activities are in full swing.

Q: How do I get to Bratsk?

A: Bratsk can be reached by air through the Bratsk Airport, which has regular flights from major cities in Russia. Alternatively, you can also travel by train or bus from neighboring cities.

Q: Are there any popular attractions in Bratsk?

A: Yes , Bratsk is known for its popular attractions such as the Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, Lake Baikal, Taiga forests, and the Bratsk Reservoir.

Q: Is Bratsk safe for tourists?

A: Yes, Bratsk is generally safe for tourists. However, it is always advisable to take necessary precautions and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas.

Q: What are some traditional dishes to try in Bratsk?

A: Some traditional dishes to try in Bratsk include Siberian pelmeni, omul fish, stroganina, and local berry desserts.

Bratsk's stunning landscapes beckon nature enthusiasts to explore the wonders of the taiga biome, where cold climates shape unique ecosystems. This Russian city shares its rich history and culture with other fascinating destinations like Orenburg, inviting travelers to discover the depth and diversity of Russia's urban tapestry. Bratsk's massive hydroelectric power plant stands as a testament to human ingenuity, harnessing the immense potential of flowing water to power homes and industries, showcasing the transformative impact of hydroelectric technology .

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