According to the indigenous people of Lake Alexandrina, the Murray River was created by the tracks of the Great Ancestor, Ngurunderi, as he pursued Pondi, the Murray Cod.
The Murray River is Australia’s longest river, at 1,558 miles long and begins its course in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia’s highest mountains. It meanders across Australia’s inland plains, forming the border between New South Wales and Victoria as it flows into South Australia.
The water of the Murray flows through several terminal lakes including Lake Alexandrina and The Coorong before emptying through the Murray Mouth into the southeastern portion of the Indian Ocean, often referenced on Australian maps as the Southern Ocean.
The Willow Tree lined Murray is now the home of the Murray Princess as it sails the tranquil waters on river cruises through this peaceful region of Australia. The Murray Princess is an old-fashioned paddle wheeler that gives its travelers the feel of sailing back in time to a period of exploration of the region. Enjoy a Kangaroo Island tour while you cruise on the Murray Princess.