Adelaide and Murray River Tour 2018

12 days, 10 destinations, 17 attractions, 28 meals

South Australia holds a unique array of beauty, history, food, culture and wildlife.

Highlights of this tour include Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, the Murray River and the Barossa valley.

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NZ$5250

Per person sharing.
Single room is $1050 extra.

$100 discount, if you book by 31 December!

Departs

25 July 2018

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Included attractions

  • Kangaroo Island Ferry
  • Cliffords Honey farm
  • Seal Bay
  • Raptor Domain
  • Pelican feeding
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Hanson Bay Koala Walk
  • Pure Sheep Dairy
  • Proud Mary river boat
  • Australiana Dinner
  • Nocturnal tour
  • Murray Aquaculture guided tour
  • Environmental discovery walk
  • Aboriginal tour
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • Reedy Creek tour
  • Optional day tour into the Barossa Valley

And all the things we can't tell you yet, because that will spoil the surprise.

More about this tour

  • Eleven nights Accommodation on a twin share basis.
  • Meals as indicated on Itinerary.
  • Return Air flights to Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland.
  • Home pick up and return by shuttle.
  • All activities as indicated in itinerary (Barossa optional)

Conditions

Deposit of $500 per person at time of booking. This is non-refundable. A confirmation of final tour details will be posted eight weeks prior to departure. Final balance due six weeks prior to departure. No refund is possible within 4 weeks of departure.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Homeport to Adelaide

After a home pickup, we join our flight to Adelaide via Auckland. Enjoy lunch on your flight. The welcome dinner this evening is at the Stamford Plaza.

Included meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Day 2: Adelaide

This morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Adelaide which include a number of attractions and have us back at the Hotel early afternoon. You are free this afternoon to have a look around Adelaide city and the many attractions nearby the Hotel. You are free to dine tonight at any of the many great options Adelaide has to offer.

Included meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Activities and attractions

  • City Tour

Day 3: Kangaroo Island

This morning we are off to the famous Kangaroo Island. Following collection from our hotel we are taken to Cape Jervis for the 45 minute ferry trip to Kangaroo Island. We will join our coach on the Island and visit Cliffords Honey farm and Seal Bay where we will enjoy a BBQ lunch. We then go to Raptor Domain where various Birds of Prey are exhibited to show their hunting and flight characteristics. Kingscote wharf is our next stop where we will see the Pelican feeding and hear more about these magnificent birds. We will stay on the Island tonight, enjoying a 3-course meal at our accommodation.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Aurora Ozone Hotel – Executive room

Activities and attractions

  • Ferry
  • Cliffords Honey farm
  • Seal Bay
  • Raptor Domain
  • Pelican feeding

Day 4: Kangaroo Island to Adelaide

After our sumptuous breakfast this morning, we board our coach for a tour of the Flinders Chase National Park. Highlights in the park include the 1906 Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse and the natural landbridge, Admirals Arch. We enjoy a café style lunch here before heading to the Hanson Bay Koala walk to walk among the Koalas in the Eucalyptus trees. The last activity on Kangaroo Island is a visit to the Pure sheep dairy factory where we will have the opportunity to taste the cheeses and yoghurts from this facility. We then return to Penneshaw with enough time to grab a light meal before boarding our ferry to return to Stamford Plaza for the evening.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Activities and attractions

  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Hanson Bay Koala Walk
  • Pure Sheep Dairy

Day 5: Adelaide to Sunnyside on the Murray River

Today we have a leisurely start with Breakfast at the Stamford. You are then free to browse around Adelaide city again and enjoy the markets and lunch in the city. We depart late afternoon from the hotel to go and join the Proud Mary river boat, which will be our transport and accomodation for the next six days. This evening a buffet supper is provided as we cruise along the Murray River to our first stop at Sunnyside, where we will moor for the night.

Included meals: Breakfast and Supper
Accommodation: Proud Mary river boat

Activities and attractions

  • Proud Mary river boat

Day 6: Sunnyside to Walkers Flat on the Murray River

Your cruise continues upstream as you breakfast on a delicious buffet before a mid-morning arrival in beautiful Mannum, where you will enjoy a short coach tour of this historic town. We rejoin Proud Mary and enjoy lunch as we cruise upstream to Walkers Flat. We have an Autsraliana themed dinner this evening followed by a nocturnal discovery tour which features the abundant wildlife of the area.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Proud Mary river boat

Activities and attractions

  • Coach Tour
  • Mannum
  • Australiana Dinner
  • Nocturnal tour

Day 7: Walkers Flat to Moorundie Creek on the Murray River

After Breakfast, the Proud Mary cruises upstream. In the afternoon we arrive at Swan Reach where we will board a coach for a tour of the massive Murray Aquaculture project. A local guide will tell you of the history of this project, covering 10,000 Square metres. Upon return to the Proud Mary, we continue our cruise upstream and arrive at Moorundie Creek, named after the historical Aboriginal inhabitants. The Proud Mary moors here overnight.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Proud Mary river boat

Activities and attractions

  • Guided tour Murray Aquaculture

Day 8: Moorundie Creek to Big Bend on the Murray River

You will wake this morning in one of the most unspoilt and picturesque areas of the Murray River. You will be taken on a walk of the area and see evidence of early Aboriginal occupation. You then board a smaller vessel and enjoy one of the highlights of the trip – a guided cruise by an ecologist through the lagoons and inlets of Big Bend. This evening is an Aussie BBQ on shore followed by live Aussie entertainment around a blazing campfire (subject to any fire restrictions).

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Proud Mary river boat

Activities and attractions

  • Environmental discovery walk
  • Ecologist cruise
  • Live entertainment

Day 9: Big Bend to Mannum on the Murray River

This morning there will be time for more discovery of bush in the local area. The Proud Mary then cruises downstream through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire Murray River system. We arrive at Ngaut Ngaut – a historical aboriginal site. Here with your Aboriginal tour guide you will discover carvings and paintings on cliff faces from 3000 to 20000 years old. Late afternoon we arrive in Mannum for Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a formal Captain’s Dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Proud Mary river boat

Activities and attractions

  • Aboriginal tour
  • Captain’s Dinner

Day 10: Mannum to Murray Bridge and Adelaide

Following Breakfast and a morning cruise, The Proud Mary docks at Woodlane where we will join a coach for a guided tour of the Waterfalls and wetlands of the Reedy Creek area. Lunch is a superb buffet of fresh local produce. There is more spectacular scenery this afternoon as we cruise back to the Murray Bridge where you will be fare welled by the Captain and Crew. We will join our Coach and arrive back at the Stamford Plaza approximately 6:00 pm, where we will stay the next two nights.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Activities and attractions

  • Reedy Creek tour

Day 11: Adelaide and Barossa Valley (optional)

After a leisurely breakfast you have the option of doing a day tour into the Barossa Valley. This day tour, which includes a selection of vineyards and a fantastic lunch, needs to be booked and paid at the time of final payment. If you choose to stay in Adelaide, you have the day to yourself to shop, visit the cultural precinct or just rest up. Dinner is your option this evening.

Included meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Activities and attractions

  • Day tour into the Barossa Valley

Day 12: Adelaide to New Zealand

After breakfast and our hotel check-out, we have a short transfer to Adelaide International Airport and our flights back across the Tasman to New Zealand. Lunch served on board your flight. You will be met by a shuttle on arrival and transferred home.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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