River cruises return

Albury’s new river cruising adventure has suffered a slight hiccup thanks to a low-running Murray River, but the interruption will be brief.

Sienna Daisy co-owner Fraser Knowles said about four cruises had to be cancelled over recent days.

“(The low river) has caused a little bit of havoc. We have been doing a lot of depth checks,” he said.

That will ease considerably this week, with water authorities having informed Mr Knowles and his brother, Robbie, that the river will rise again between Monday and Wednesday.

Fraser Knowles said they had been getting a tremendous response to the cruises.

And while they hadn’t been booked out, that is expected to change in the busy run-up to Christmas and over the school holidays.

“People have been loving being back on the river in Albury-Wodonga,” he said.

Mr Knowles said lunch cruises had been especially popular, so he urged anyone wanting to take a trip on the Sienna Daisy to book ahead on the website cumberoona.com.au. 

The brothers also own the former Albury paddle steamer Cumberoona, which was relocated to Lake Mulwala.

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