3 Nights Wetlands Cruise Plus 2 Day & 1 Night On Kangaroo Island Plus 2 Nights in Adelaide - Package (6 nights in total)
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Why not combine a 3 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 6 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 3 Night Cruise (Click here to print this itinerary)
- 1 Night accommodation at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide after your Kangaroo Island tour
Mid afternoon the famous Murray River paddlesteamer, 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 Mundarra.
From the paddle steamer you may see nocturnal wildlife on the Murray River bank, watch for grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats,
Murray River longnecked 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 finale Captain's Dinner and Dance.
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.