Wonders of the Murray River & Kangaroo Island
Your 10 Day Touring Experience with River Cruise Includes
Return flights to Adelaide with checked luggage
Adelaide & The Barossa Experience
4 nights in an upgraded Deluxe room at Crowne Plaza Adelaide, breakfast daily, welcome drink & 12pm late checkout
Full day guided tour of the Barossa Valley with wine tastings, lunch & more
Discover Kangaroo Island Tour
Return Island transfers
2 day comprehensive tour of Kangaroo Island with lunch, food tastings & more
1 night accommodation with breakfast
Murray River Cruise
Return Mannum Wharf transfers
4 night cruise aboard PS Murray Princess in an Inside Twin Cabin
All onboard meals, entertainment & Wi-Fi
Onshore tours, guided nature walks & eco-excursions
Exclusive $150 onboard credit per guest
General Travel Date Information
$3590 per person Twin Share Ex Auckland
$3690 per person Twin share Ex Christchurch
GENERAL SAIL DATE INFORMATION
1st October 2021
Deal code: MC-93952
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide
Upon arrival in Adelaide, make your own way to the hotel to begin your cosmopolitan adventure. Known as the city of churches and home to renowned museums, Adelaide is bursting with arts, culture, flavours, and entertainment. Get a taste of world-famous wine regions and award-winning restaurants right at your fingertips.
Day 2: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island (B, L)
Hop on the coach to Cape Jervis to board the ferry bound for Kangaroo Island. Take a guided tour of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and enjoy lunch among the gum trees. After lunch, visit Seal Bay where you can walk on the beach amongst wild sea lions. Continue onto the fascinating In-flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain where you can meet an array of Australian birds and raptors. From here, travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to feed kangaroos and get up close to koalas. Late this afternoon, transfer to your overnight accommodation on Kangaroo Island.
Day 3: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B, L)
This morning, you will have an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products at Clifford’s Honey Farm. Enjoy a two-course lunch and then travel to Flinders Chase National Park for breathtaking views of its unique trees, plants, and coastal scenery. Then, travel along the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch for the perfect photo opportunity. Return to Penneshaw to board the ferry for your transfers back to Adelaide.
Day 4: Welcome Aboard PS Murray Princess at Mannum (B, D)
Enjoy a pick up from your hotel at approximately 1.30 pm bound for historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade. Step aboard PS Murray Princess for a mid-afternoon departure and enjoy a Welcome Dinner as the cruise heads upriver. As you cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank.
Day 5: Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise (B, L, D)
Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown where you will go through one of the locks which maintain the flow and water levels of the mighty river. The Murray Princess will moor opposite the township of Blanchetown, where you will join a guided tour of the Burk Salter Boutique Winery and surrounding vineyard. Experience the friendly atmosphere as you relax and enjoy wine tastings at the cellar door.
Day 6: Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise (B, L, D)
Today you will cruise downriver to the picturesque Swan Reach where you will join a guided walking tour to visit the local museum, housed in the original school building that was built in 1917. The museum has a unique collection of documents, photographs, and historical items relating to the history of education and society in the river and rural communities. Return to the Murray Princess where you will continue to cruise down to Sunnydale. Go ashore for an authentic outback Woolshed Show and visit the Native Wildlife Shelter. Learn about the typical Australian woolshed history and see some of the native animals that are being cared for. Tonight, enjoy an Aussie BBQ set on the banks of the impressive Murray River.
Day 7: Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise (B, L, D)
Take the optional Bush Tucker Breakfast to savour the unique taste of kangaroo sausages, wattleseed toast or pancakes, lemon myrtle butter, quandong jam, and real billy tea. Or join a bush walk with the Captain before you continue downriver past the magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. At Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, join a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and learn about Aboriginal history in the area. This evening the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Buffet Dinner, where you can dress up and enjoy your final night on the Murray Princess.
Day 8: Farewell PS Murray Princess – Barossa Wine & Heritage Tour – Adelaide (B, L)
Cruise back to Mannum where you will disembark after breakfast. Depart for the famous Barossa, Australia’s richest and best-known winemaking region. The first stop is at Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre for structured wine tasting and morning tea. Then visit Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop for a cooking demonstration and local produce tasting. Lunch is a two-course feast made with fresh regional produce at the picturesque Lambert Estate vineyard. Your final stop is Gully Gardens at Angaston for samples of locally grown dried fruits and unique confectionery. Enjoy the Eden Valley scenery en route to Mannum for your return transfer to Adelaide.
Day 9: Adelaide Free Time (B)
Today is your free day to enjoy cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace.
Day 10: Depart Adelaide (B)
After one final breakfast, bid farewell to multicultural Adelaide with lasting memories and make your own way to the airport.
Experience 2 full days touring iconic Kangaroo Island’s pristine wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, and charming wildlife.
Spend 4 comfortable and entertaining nights aboard the traditional paddle wheeler, PS Murray Princess, with all meals included while cruising the peaceful waters of the Murray River.
Discover South Australia’s extraordinary outback and Riverlands departing historic Mannum with exciting hand-selected onshore tours.
Visit the vineyard and cellar door at Burk Salter Winery for a boutique wine tasting experience.
Enjoy spectacular scenery from towering sandstone cliffs at the Big Bend to expansive farmland.
Witness a great variety of wildlife as you visit an Aussie farm, woolshed, and native wildlife shelter.
Delight in an Aussie barbecue cooked and served on the banks of the majestic Murray River.
Explore historic townships and archaeological sites with guided tours of Swan Reach and Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve.
Taste some of Australia’s most renowned wines and immerse yourself in the heritage of the world-famous Barossa region.
Relax at centrally located and brand new Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning restaurant & pool bar and beautiful views.
Free time to enjoy cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace.
Inside Cabin – Double Bed: From $150 per person
Outside Cabin – Twin Beds: From $400 per person
Outside Cabin – Double Bed: From $550 per person
Stateroom – Queen Bed: From $1000 per person
Prices are twin share and subject to limited availability. A supplement for single occupancy applies – see Important Info.
Airport transfers, travel insurance, onboard drinks, optional tours, additional services onboard, and anything not explicitly listed under inclusions are at your own expense.
A deposit of $1,300 per person is required to secure your booking and book flights.
The final balance will be due 120 days before departure.
A supplement for sole occupancy is payable in addition to the twin share price as follows:
Inside Twin Cabin: From $1000 per person
Inside Double Cabin: From $1200 per person
Outside Twin Cabin: From $1500 per person
Outside Double Cabin: From $1700 per person
Stateroom: From $2300 per person
Triple share is not available.
Children under 4 years of age are not permitted. Children 4 years and above pay the adult price. The cruise and tours involve adult activities and wine tasting experiences not recommended for young children.
Extend your stay
Pre or post-accommodation in Adelaide with breakfast can be requested with rates from $250 per room per night (subject to availability).
Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation, or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.
Due to high demand and limited availability of these special rates, bookings are not confirmed until confirmation is sent; usually within 48 hours.
Peace of mind policy
If the hotel accommodations, tours, or cruise are canceled by the supplier due to COVID-19, full credit will be offered.
If flights are canceled by the airline due to COVID-19, your booking will be subject to the applicable airline policy effective at the time of cancellation.
Each change: $150 per person administration fee plus applicable airline and third-party supplier fees.
Cancellation more than 60 days before departure: Loss of deposit and airfare.
Cancellation within 60 days of departure: Loss of 75% of the package price.
Cancellation within 30 days of departure: Loss of 100% of the package price.
Passenger cruise agreement
A passenger cruise agreement must be completed before departure. Please note your travel is subject to your acceptance of the terms and conditions on the Passenger Cruise Agreement issued by the cruise operator. Dietary requirements must be advised together with your Passenger Cruise Agreement. Click here to download a copy of the terms and conditions.
A low to moderate level of fitness is required. You will be expected to alight from coaches on your own accord. A certificate of fitness of travel by your doctor is required for passengers over 80 years of age and/or passengers with limited mobility, and a copy must be produced on request.
Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins so you are strongly advised to pack light. All bags must be clearly labeled with your name and limited to one 15kg bag per person. This limit supersedes any other baggage allowance. Bags will be loaded by staff as you board the vessel.
Tipping is not required but is always gratefully received.
Kangaroo Island tour & accommodation
The Kangaroo Island tour itinerary and inclusions are subject to change without notice. The Kangaroo Island accommodation will be at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel unless booked out. If the Seafront Hotel is booked out, a small supplement may apply for accommodation at Aurora Ozone Hotel or Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge or a similar alternative (subject to availability).
Every effort will be made to accommodate you in the hotels and properties listed. In the unforeseen event that the listed hotels are not available, properties of similar standards will be provided.
All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified.
Please notify us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.
Due to the school holidays, flights will be booked after your deposit. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes, or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flight team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.
The operation of tours, cruises, trains, hotels, activities, attractions, and restaurants are subject to availability and minimum numbers.
The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19, or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing, and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment, and operation.
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, an act of God, an act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, the action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other events beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary events that prevent safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.
The pricing, terms, and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.