7 Nights Murraylands Cruise Plus 2 Day & 1 Night On Kangaroo Island Plus 2 Nights in Adelaide - Package (10 nights in total)
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Why not combine a 7 night standard Murray River Cruise with a stop over at the end of your cruise at the famous Kangaroo Island!
Take the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's finest nature-based tourism destinations and one of
Australia's National Landscapes. This relaxed yet comprehensive 2 day and 1 night tour allows you to discover Kangaroo Island's
fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce. 2 nights accommodation in Adelaide is included in this package and travel to Kangaroo Island and back is via a luxurious ferry.
Your 10 Night Cruise, Kangaroo Island & Adelaide Accommodation Package Includes The Following:
- Coach transfer Adelaide to Mannum (departing the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel 2.00pm)
- All meals on the cruise (buffet & a la carte)
- An exciting selection of shore-side tours and guided eco-excursions
- Onboard presentations
- Use of spa, sauna & gym
- Captains Dinner & Cocktail Party
- Coach transfer Mannum to Adelaide (returning to the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel between 12 noon - 12.30pm)
- Complimentary car parking at Mannum available if required
- 1 Night accommodation at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide after your cruise and before your Kangaroo Island tour.
KANGAROO ISLAND INCUSIONS
- Coach pick up at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel & Sea link ferry transfer from Adelaide 6.20am to Kangaroo Island
- Day 1 Clifford's Honey Farm, Seal Bay, Birds of Prey show & Kingscote. Includes lunch
- Overnight accommodation including full buffet breakfast at the Aurora Ozone Hotel
- Day 2 Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Hanson Bay Sanctuary & Koala Walk,
Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admiral's Arch & NZ Fur Seal Colony. Includes lunch
- Return to Adelaide by ferry arriving 10.40pm
- Coach drop off at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel
Itinerary - Includes Standard 7 Night Cruise (Click here to print this itinerary)
- 1 Night accommodation at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide after your Kangaroo Island tour
Late afternoon the famous Murray River paddle steamer, P.S. Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of
the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner.
Sit back and enjoy your Murray River Cruise as your boat cruises under floodlight to your overnight mooring at Craignook.
From the paddle steamer you may see nocturnal wildlife on the Murray River bank, watch for grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats,
Murray River long necked tortoises and spoon-beaked echidnas. Your resident on-board entertainer provides music for those who enjoy the times
of Murray River boat cruises.
In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the
bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, join a guided tour of the town's historic landmarks and
local attractions. This afternoon you will begin your journey upriver. Tonight the boat will moor at Craignook, where after dinner you
can enjoy being entertained your talented crew.
All ashore for the guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna.
It's a great way to get in a little exercise before Murray Princess departs for the big river gorges and 90 metres cliffs of
the upper river. Mid morning join everyone in the Sturt Dining room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine
produced in the riverland's. At the 205km mark the Princess will turn and head down river to River View Lodge where your
discovery vessel awaits for a backwater wildlife tour. Traveling in small, personalised groups, you will explore the maze of
the river and the bird life is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river's muddy edges.
During the afternoon also join the bocce or fishing challenge. This evening join the Captain and Officers for pre dinner
drinks and the Captain's Dinner and Dance.
After breakfast, P.S. Murray Princess arrives at Mannum. Here you will join a complimentary coach tour (normally valued at $155 per person)
to the famous Barossa Valley where many of Australia's world-renowned wines come from. You'll visit three premium wineries,
have lunch and enjoy some free time in Tanunda before returning to your riverboat in preparation for the afternoon sail.
Mid-afternoon the paddle wheeler sets sail again from Mannum where you can take time to relax as the paddle boat cruises up
the mighty Murray River allowing you to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. During the evening the Murray River boat will cruise under
floodlight to an overnight mooring on the Murray River at Caurnamont. Keep your eyes peeled on the Murray River bank as you
may see nocturnal wildlife including grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray River long necked tortoises and spoon-beaked echidnas.
Settle in for a night's entertainment by an on-board entertainer who will provides music for those of you who wish a late night.
Daybreak comes on the Murray River and time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light
and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific bird life can be seen from the decks of the P.S. Murray Princes
and includes pelicans, blue wrens and black swans. After breakfast it's time to cruise the Murray River again,
this time the paddle steamer will cruise upstream to Blanchetown, through one of 13 locks which maintain the
flow of the Murray River and levels of water. Shortly the river boat will reach Salter's Station for overnight anchorage.
This evening, as the last rays of the sun fade, you can join one of expert guides for a tour of Burk Salter's vineyard on
the banks of the Murray River, there is even time for a little wine tasting at the cellar door.
Tonight enjoy all the fun and excitement of the Murray River Cup on board the P.S. Murray Princess.
After breakfast join a guide for a walk along the eco-sensitive wetlands of Salter's Station on the banks of the Murray River Australia.
Back onboard the paddle steamer will cruise down the Murray River, after lunch many passengers enjoy an afternoon nap, watch the Australian
landscape slide by, or enjoy a lifestyle and info-cruising presentation. During the afternoon your Murray River cruise will arrive at Sunnydale,
ere it's all ashore for the Woolshed Sound & Light Show that recreates typical Australian woolshed history. Later that day a visit is
made to the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia's most interesting native animals are cared for. That evening your
chefs will prepare a great Aussie Barbecue cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River Australia.
After dinner you will be treated to a nocturnal eco-tour by tractor and cart.
After breakfast the P.S. Murray Princes slowly cruises downstream along the mighty Murray River past magnificent cliffs
scoured by the Murray River over millions of years. The next stop for the paddle boat is Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve,
one of Australia's most significant archaeological sites. Take a step back in time tens of thousands of years and join a
knowledgeable guide for a boardwalk view of ancient rock carvings and learn about aboriginal history in the area. Back onboard
the paddle steamer the boat will cruise down the Murray River to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take
a speed boat ride. The P.S. Murray Princess will cruise past large billabongs, open expanses of water and cliffs amazingly high.
Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular farewell dinner onboard the P.S. Murray Princess.
After breakfast P.S. Murray Princess arrives at Mannum on the Murray River
where reluctantly the Cruise staff and new friends farewells each other. You will then transfer back to the Mercure
Grosvernor Hotel in Adelaide arriving around 12.30pm. The afternoon is yours free to wonder the city of Adelaide before
settling into your included accommodation at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel for the night.
An early morning pick up from your hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jarvis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula
with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the Sea Link Cruise for the 45 minute crossing
to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your luxury Sea link coach and your local driver/guide will take
you on a tour of South Australia's premier nature-based tourism destination. Your first official stop will be Clifford's
Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tasting's and an opportunity to sample homemade honey
ice-cream and honey beauty products. Then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260 hectare bush property,
for a delicious two course lunch. After lunch visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and enjoy a guided beach walk with a National
Park Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian Sea- lions. Your tour will then visit another amazing
wildlife attraction, the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration, an interactive and educational display
of native Australian birds and raptors. From here you will travel to Kingscote before being transferred to your Kangaroo Island overnight accommodation.
After your morning hotel pick up, your second day of touring begins at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, an interesting
bush engineered eucalyptus distillery that makes the most of its environmental resources. After testing and tasting
the eucalyptus products, travel to the centre of Kangaroo Island to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you can
feed Kangaroo Island kangaroos, have your photograph taken with a koala, and take a guided tour of this wildlife and
bird park. Next, travel to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to look for Koalas nestled up in the eucalypts, followed by
a scrumptious two course lunch at Hanson Bay Visitor Centre & cafe. After lunch travel to the western most part of
the Island, Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia's largest and earliest conservation parks. After a short
stop at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, travel through the park and enjoy breath-taking views of its unique trees,
plants and coastal scenery. You will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks
and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admirals Arch
boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for
playful New Zealand fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves, or resting on the rocks. Return to
Penneshaw Cruise Terminal for the return journey to Adelaide, on arrival in Adelaide
at 10.40pm you will be dropped off at your included accommodation at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel for the night.
Good to know
Getting To Your Departure Point
A complimentary return coach picks up at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide at 2.00pm
and on your return you are dropped off at between 12 noon - 12.30pm.
Complimentary locked up car parking is available at Mannum for those who self drive.
Kangaroo Island Accommodation:
Will be at the Aurora Ozone Hotel and includes a full cooked breakfast.
Additional Accommodation in Adelaide
Before cruise accommodation can be booked with us at the same time as you book your cruise.
The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel offers the following room styles:
From 1 April 2017 through to 31 March 2018
*Standard rooms are $152 per room per night in Normal Season or $183 in High Season
**Superior rooms are $163 per room per night in Normal Season or $192 in High Season
Normal Season includes 01.04.17 - 09.10.17 and 11.12.17 - 31.01.18
High Season includes 10.10.17 - 10.12.17 and 01.02.18 - 31.03.18
Full Breakfast is an extra $20 per person
*Positioned at the rear or inside of the hotel
**Preferred positioning around the perimeter of the hotel
Double Bed on the boat - $25 per person per night.
Optional Monarto Open Range Zoo (additional cost $60 per person)
One of the largest open-range zoos in the world & home to more than 50 species of exotic & native mammals, birds & reptiles. Your 2 hour guided tour will show you many of the zoos inhabitants including Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena and Wild Dogs.
Reverse Package Order:
If you prefer, Kangaroo Island can be done first followed by the Murray River Cruise.