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THE CRUISE

Cruise the Glenelg River on one of our delightful vessels.
Nelson River Cruises dock on the Glenelg River, Nelson, Victoria.

Our 3.5 hour scenic river cruises offer enriching experiences and breath taking views,
and is an easy way to visit some of Victoria's most majestic scenery and waterways...
to enhance your journey, take a tour through the Princess Margaret Rose Caves.

Functions and Private Charters are also available.

 

PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE CAVE

Princess Margaret Rose Cave is an “Underground Wonderland” set in the natural bush surrounds of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Arguably the most decorated cave per square metre in Australia and located only 30 minutes from Mount Gambier and 15 minutes from Nelson.

Come and wonder at mother natures gifts, see stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, rimstone pools, cave coral and many  other amazing formations on a 45 minute guided tour
with a professional interpretive officer.




NELSON, VICTORIA

The small fishing and holiday town of Nelson is located on the Glenelg River, just 4 kilometres east of the state border with South Australia and around 70 kilometres north-west of Portland.

Nelson's town centre includes a hotel, general store, roadhouse and a visitor information centre. The river flows through the town centre and there are scenic parks, jetties and boat ramps along the river banks.

A number of cruise operators offer informative trips along the Glenelg River for visitors, and well worth experiencing is the journey through the 15 kilometre limestone river gorge with cliffs up to 20 metres high rising on both sides of the river.

As the Glenelg River heads south of Nelson's town centre, it empties into Oxbow Lake which then has an outlet into the Southern Ocean. There are sandy beaches along the lake shore and at the river mouth which offer sheltered swimming. Swimming is not advised at the ocean beach due to dangerous undertows.

Nelson is a central base from which to explore numerous attractions in the region. There is the Lower Glenelg National Park which features the Princess Margaret Rose Caves, the Discovery Bay Coastal Park, the historical South Australian town of Port MacDonnell (30 kms) and the large regional city of Mount Gambier in South Australia (35 kms).

 

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May

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Christmas Holidays
27 Dec 16 -
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January
School Holidays
9 Jan 17 -
29 Jan 17

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Easter

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June, July& August


Vessels are available for Group Charter during June, July & August.
There will be no scheduled cruise during June, July & August to the Caves.
The owner & master reserve the rights to cancel or alter the scheduled times & bookings as required.

 

 

 
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