Wonders of the Murray River & Kangaroo Island Tour

Includes fully escorted tours of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

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Your adventure begins in Adelaide, nicknamed the City of Churches and regarded as  one of the most liveable cities in the world. A full day tour will take you to South Australia’s premium wine region where you’ll sample some of the Barossa Valley’s finest wines.

After a two-night hotel stay, you’ll take the ferry to Kangaroo Island, home to a plethora of nature-based activities. During a two-day tour of this magnificent island, you’ll enjoy encounters with koalas and majestic birds of prey as well as the kangaroos the island is named after. You’ll also get to experience some of the famously picturesque landscapes this region has to offer, from the rugged coastline of Pennington Bay to the enchanting vineyards of Dudley Wines.

Next, you’ll embark the paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, at Mannum, where you’ll settle in for a wonderful voyage that harks back to the river cruises of yesteryear. Savour the timeless charm and elegant surroundings as you begin your cruise along the delightful Murray River, calling first at Blanchetown where you’ll visit the Burk Salter Boutique Winery. Sample their award-winning red and white wines and spot the flora and fauna of the surrounding wetlands on a vintage truck.

You’ll then sail to Swan Reach where you’ll head on a walking tour to the Swan Reach Museum, and then Sunnydale with its Native Wildlife Centre – a great place to see the local wildlife up close. After a barbecue feast on the river bank, choose from one of two nocturnal experiences that either take in the wildlife after dark or the marvels of the night sky.

Before disembarking back in Mannum tomorrow, you’ll also spend some time at the fascinating Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, a sacred indigenous site that’s the ancestral home of the Nganguraku people. Learn about their culture and history and witness their ancient rock art.

Package Includes

All flights, taxes & transfers 

Meals

  • 13 meals included

River Cruise

  • 3 night Murray River cruise on board PS Murray Princess with all meals and sightseeing
  • Tour of Murray River Bridge and historic Roundhouse
  • Take a guided nature walk of Salt Bush Flat
  • Taste Riverland food and wine
  • Dragon-fly flat-bottomed boat wildlife tour

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Kangaroo Island with breakfast and lunch

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Full day Barossa Valley tour with lunch and wine tastings
  • 2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour including;
  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery  
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk
  • In-Flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain
  • Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park 
  • Lunch at Emu Bay Lavender Farm
  • Wine tasting at Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door

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At a glance

7 nights
Departing Jan 22 - Sep 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
$3,699 pp
Price based on 31 Jan 2022 departure
Outside
$4,199 pp
Price based on 31 Jan 2022 departure
Stateroom
$4,899 pp
Price based on 31 Jan 2022 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

CRU2227

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 10am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 7pm

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, also known as Karta (Island of the Dead), is Australia’s third largest island, boasting soaring cliffs, dense bushland, towering sand dunes and wetlands. Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves and homes an abundance of Australia’s majestic wildlife like sea lions, koalas, diverse bird species, and of course, Kangaroos.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 31 Jan 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

Adelaide, South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital, is a delightful cultural city which hosts international arts festivals with spin-offs including fringe and film festivals. Compact in size and with a number of major cultural and entertainment venues as well as 29 large public parks, it regularly ranks among the world’s most liveable cities. Discover the Anglican Holy Trinity Church and the Parliament House. Explore the collection of Aboriginal, colonial, and Melanesian art at the South Australian Museum. Stroll the historic Adelaide Central Market, or simply relax beneath a fig tree canopy in the Botanic Gardens.

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DAY 2 | 1 Feb 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay & Tour

Today you’ll embark on a tour to South Australia’s premium wine region to sample some of the Barossa’ Valley’s finest wines. Soak up the breathtaking sights of sprawling vineyards with a stop at the multi award-winning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, where you’ll sample delicious wines and enjoy a walking tour. Next, you’ll travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for beguiling views of the valley before continuing on to Saltram Wine Estate for a further wine-tasting tour.

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DAY 3 | 2 Feb 2022
Kangaroo Island - Hotel Stay & Tour

Leaving Adelaide behind, you’ll embark on a ferry journey to Kangaroo Island to begin your two-day tour. Kangaroo Island offers stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters and beautiful wilderness inhabited by native Australian animals. First, you’ll visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you’ll take a guided walk before lunch. Next, you’ll enjoy a guided beach walk amongst Australian sea lions at the Seal Bay Conservation Park before reaching Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Make unforgettable memories as you spend time with Koalas, hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies, interact with snakes and learn more about endangered species.

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DAY 4 | 3 Feb 2022
Kangaroo Island - Tour & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Enjoy more of the attractions of this captivating island beginning with a visit to Clifford’s Honey Farm where you’ll enjoy an informative talk and sample homemade honey ice cream. Next, you’ll travel to Emu Bay Lavender Farm for a delectable lunch and a walk through the vibrant lavender fields. Explore highlights with stops at Reeves Point, Pennington Bay and Kingscote, before finishing the day with a wine tasting at Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door. Indulge in the flavours of their boutique wines and relish the panoramic vistas of the sapphire blue ocean and lush green hillsides.

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DAY 5 | 4 Feb 2022
Mannum - Embark PS Murray Princess

Spend some time at leisure this morning before you transfer to Mannum Wharf port where you’ll embark the PS Murray Princess for a unique cruise experience along the Murray River. Embrace the character and charm of yesteryear as you savour your elegant surroundings. This remarkable vessel was built specifically for the Murray River and offers a true taste of a bygone era to anyone who cruises with her. You’ll head downriver as you tuck into a delicious Welcome Dinner. As you cruise under floodlight, you may spot nocturnal wildlife grazing at the riverbank before mooring at Mundurra.

Sunrise in the Danube Delta with Pelican birds colony
DAY 6 | 5 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

Keen photographers and early risers will enjoy the chance to capture the morning movement of wildlife at daybreak including the prolific birdlife of pelicans, wrens and swans. Savour a leisurely morning as you cruise upriver to Blanchetown where you’ll moor overnight. As daylight begins to fade, you’ll visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery and relish wine tasting at the cellar door, detailed with stunning red gum bars. Following a delicious dinner, enjoy an evening of excitement as you participate in the “Murray River Cup.” 

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DAY 7 | 6 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll cruise downriver to beautiful Swan Reach for a walking tour and a visit to the Swan Reach Museum. Cruising further downriver to Sunnydale, you’ll experience a Woolshed Show, before discovering the Native Wildlife Shelter which looks after some of the country’s most interesting animals. Come evening, relish a great Aussie Barbeque on the banks of the river. You could then embark on a Nocturnal Tour in a purpose-built cart or enjoy a Dark Sky Night Tour to marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of the Milky Way across the ink blue sky. 

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DAY 8 | 7 Feb 2022
Murray River Cruise

Today you’ll cruise slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs to Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites. Take a step back in time during a guided boardwalk tour where you’ll witness ancient rock carvings and learn more about Aboriginal history and culture. You’ll return to your vessel for a further cruise downriver to Younghusband. Adventure seekers can enjoy a scenic tender boat ride through the emerald waters en route.

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DAY 9 | 8 Feb 2022
Mannum - Disembark PS Murray Princess & Fly Home

Arriving back in Mannum after breakfast, you’ll disembark at the Mannum Wharf and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Kangaroo Island Tour

DID YOU KNOW

During a two-day tour of Kangaroo Island, you’ll enjoy close encounters with some of Australia’s diverse wildlife, as well as embrace the breathtaking landscapes that the region has to offer. Highlights include:

DID YOU KNOW

During a two-day tour of Kangaroo Island, you’ll enjoy close encounters with some of Australia’s diverse wildlife, as well as embrace the breathtaking landscapes that the region has to offer. Highlights include:

Koalas

Spend some time with these docile creatures at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and learn more about one of the world’s most iconic animal species.

Emu Bay Lavender Farm

Marvel at the astonishing allure of sprawling lavender fields and awaken your senses with the fragrant aroma of these beautiful flowers.

Kangaroos

Learn more about the world’s largest marsupials and enjoy the opportunity to hand feed these placid creatures at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Welcome aboard the PS Murray Princess

With all the character and charm of yesteryear, the PS Murray Princess is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere. Built specifically for the Murray River, this enchanting vessel offers a true authentic experience for anyone who cruises with her. Guests can expect a taste of a bygone era, with the grandeur and convenience of modern-day cruising. Accommodating up to 120 passengers, she evokes a sense of intimacy and offers passengers a unique river boat cruise experience through the captivating landscapes of Australia’s Outback. In addition to 60 suites, the vessel also has five passenger decks all named after the Murray River’s great pioneers, features include the dining room, a fully equipped gym, a library, gift shop, two bars and two lounges.

Entered Service: August 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 5

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Entered Service: August 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 5

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Catch some of the sun’s glorious rays from atop the sun deck and enjoy captivating views at sunset as the amber sun descends over the landscapes.

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the hypnotising view of the paddlewheel in action from the two-storey viewing window.

Savour delicious seasonal menus, including local fresh produce, from salmon and scotch fillet to chicken and lamb shanks, in the single-sitting dining saloon.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 31 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 7 March 2022
Departing 18 April 2022
Departing 9 May 2022
Departing 22 August 2022
Departing 19 September 2022
Inside
Inside $3,699
Inside $3,999
Inside $3,799
Inside $3,899
Inside $3,899
Inside $3,999
Inside $3,899
Outside
Outside $4,199
Outside $4,499
Outside $4,299
Outside $4,399
Outside $4,399
Outside $4,499
Outside $4,399
Stateroom
Stateroom $4,899
Stateroom $5,199
Stateroom $4,999
Stateroom $4,999
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $4,999
Stateroom $5,099
Departing
Departing 31 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 7 March 2022
Departing 18 April 2022
Departing 9 May 2022
Departing 22 August 2022
Departing 19 September 2022
Inside
Inside $3,799
Inside $4,099
Inside $3,899
Inside $3,999
Inside $3,999
Inside $4,099
Inside $3,999
Outside
Outside $4,299
Outside $4,599
Outside $4,399
Outside $4,499
Outside $4,499
Outside $4,599
Outside $4,499
Stateroom
Stateroom $4,999
Stateroom $5,299
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $5,199
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $5,199
Departing
Departing 31 January 2022
Departing 21 February 2022
Departing 7 March 2022
Departing 18 April 2022
Departing 9 May 2022
Departing 22 August 2022
Departing 19 September 2022
Inside
Inside $3,799
Inside $4,099
Inside $3,899
Inside $3,999
Inside $3,999
Inside $4,099
Inside $3,999
Outside
Outside $4,299
Outside $4,599
Outside $4,399
Outside $4,499
Outside $4,499
Outside $4,599
Outside $4,499
Stateroom
Stateroom $4,999
Stateroom $5,299
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $5,199
Stateroom $5,099
Stateroom $5,199

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: CRU2227