Australia’s first MasterChef winner and resident cook on Channel Nine’s Today Show, Julie Goodwin, will do cooking demonstrations on board Captain Cook Cruises’ 4-night Murray River cruise departing Monday, June 10. Goodwin’s life has been a whirlwind since winning MasterChef and writing her cookbook, Our Family Table, one of Australia’s biggest selling cookbooks.
She’ll do three cooking demonstrations on board PS Murray Princess, a modern replica of the paddle wheelers that cruised the Murray in the 1800’s. Her dishes will feature South Australian produce, and she says she is looking forward to meeting passengers and having fun in the kitchen with them.
The cruise sails from Mannum to Blanchetown with day trips to historic ports, Aboriginal sites, a sheep station and woolshed, a wildlife shelter, and a vineyard and cellar door tasting. Prices start from $1299 per person, twin share. There is an option to extend to a 7-night cruise for an extra $600 per person.
Captain Cook Cruises currently has a Winter Warmer sale with discounts of 25% on cruises from June to August. Later this year it will operate, for the first time, a 7-night cruise between Mannum and Loxton. Following in the wake of the 19th century pioneers, the cruise will take in 339km of the Murray River, passing through three locks.
Details: +61 (0)2 9206 1111 or www.captaincook.com.au
(Photos for this post supplied by Captain Cook Cruises.)