Murray River Cruise, Adelaide Escape & Exclusive Culinary Event with Manu

Includes a 4 night paddlewheeler cruise on the Murray River

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Embark on a fabulous culinary event with French chef Manu and discover the treasures of the mighty Murray River, paired with a fabulous Kangaroo Island experience.

Adelaide is full of culture, flavours and entertainment, which you’ll discover during an overnight hotel stay before you embark on a ferry journey 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 beautiful beaches of the Seal Bay Conservation Park to the sprawling grounds of the Flinders Chase National Park.

Returning to Adelaide, you’ll have a further two-night hotel stay where you could explore the treasures of the city at your own leisure.

Escape into the glorious surroundings of the Barossa Valley for an enchanting afternoon of gastronomic delight at Château Tanunda. Birthplace of the Barossa and established in 1890, this majestic bluestone winery and vineyards is a living testament to the colourful history and pioneering spirit of Australia’s most famous wine region. Now, thanks to the passion and dedication of the Geber family, this iconic Barossa estate is celebrated amongst the top wineries in Australia.

Enjoy a two-course meal designed in consultation with Chateau Tanunda’s Chef and special guest Chef Manu Feildel. Manu will talk through each dish, explaining its origin and carefully selected ingredients – all as it is being served to you. Manu’s own Sous Chef will be hard at work in the kitchen ensuring every dish is delivered to your table perfectly prepped and plated. 

In addition to our special culinary event, guests will enjoy wine tasting and a historical tour of Chateau Tanunda.  

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 

Exclusive Event

  • Exclusive Barossa Valley culinary event with Manu at the historic Château Tanunda

River Cruise

  • 4 night Murray River cruise on board PS Murray Princess with all meals and sightseeing
    • Wine tasting experience at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
    • Walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum 
    • Watch the Sunnydale Woolshed Show and visit the Native Wildlife Shelter
    • Explore the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites with an expert local guide
    • Ride in a scenic tender boat

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide with breakfast 
  • 1 night four-star stay at the Aurora Ozone Hotel Kangaroo Island with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • 2 day Kangaroo Island tour including:
    • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery  
    • In-Flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain
    • Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk 
    • Lunch at Emu Bay Lavender Farm
    • Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
    • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Full day Barossa Valley tour with lunch and wine tastings

At a glance

7 nights
Departing 4 Mar 2022
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Inside
$2,899 pp
Outside
$3,399 pp
Stateroom
$3,999 pp

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Call to book:

1800 958 405

Holiday code:

TOU2289

Opening hours:

AWST: Mon to Fri 6am - 5pm | Sat & Sun 7am - 3pm | Australia Day 7am - 3pm

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. 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.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 4 Mar 2022
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city of wide boulevards, fertile gardens and diverse architecture. For a hit of culture, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum offer insights into Australia’s heritage. Lose yourself in the beating heart of the city with a visit to Victoria Square. Its vibrant 19th century Central Market bustles with the citizens hunting for fresh produce. During your hotel stay in this remarkable city, you could experience the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the world’s second largest annual arts festival. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this incredible arts festival with takes place throughout February and March.

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DAY 2 | 5 Mar 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 head to the incredible Raptor Domain for an exciting “In-Flight” Birds of Prey display. You’ll then end your day with a guided beach walk amongst Australian sea lions at the Seal Bay Conservation Park.

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DAY 3 | 6 Mar 2022
Kangaroo Island - Tour & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Enjoy more of the attractions of this captivating island beginning with a visit to the Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Wander the rugged coastline to Remarkable Rocks where you’ll savour fantastic photo opportunities of the breathtaking sea views. Bring your day to a marvellous close at 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 | 7 Mar 2022
Adelaide - Exclusive Culinary Event & Tour > Mannum - Embark PS Murray Princess

This morning, you’ll head to the enchanting Barossa Valley for some gastronomic delights with celebrity French Chef, Manu at the stunning Chateau Tanunda. Enjoy a two-course meal, designed in consultation with Chateau Tanunda’s Chef, Chef Manu Feildel himself. Manu will talk through each dish, explaining its origin and carefully selected ingredients – all as it is being served to you. In addition, you’ll also enjoy wine tasting and a historical tour of Chateau Tanunda. Following your tour, you’ll embark the PS Murray Princess for a unique cruise experience along the Murray River. You’ll head upriver as you tuck into a delicious Welcome Dinner, perhaps spotting nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank as you cruise under floodlight.

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DAY 5 | 8 Mar 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 6 | 9 Mar 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. 

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DAY 7 | 10 Mar 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 8 | 11 Mar 2022
Mannum - Disembark PS Murray Princess & Fly Home

Your delightful adventure across land and river complete, today you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Kangaroo Island Tour

Kangaroo Island

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:

Kangaroo Island

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.

Sea Lions

The stunning views of the Australian sea-lion colony and the neighbouring coastline make Seal Bay an essential experience for visitors to Kangaroo Island.

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 rooms and suites, the vessel also has five passenger decks all named after the Murray River’s great pioneers, features include the dining room, a gym, gift shop, one bar and two lounges.

Entered Service: July 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 4

Passenger Capacity: 120

Number of Cabins: 60

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Entered Service: July 1986

Tonnage: 1,500

Number of Decks: 4

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 4 March 2022
Inside
Inside $2,899
Outside
Outside $3,399
Stateroom
Stateroom $3,999
Departing
Departing 4 March 2022
Inside
Inside $3,099
Outside
Outside $3,599
Stateroom
Stateroom $4,199
Departing
Departing 4 March 2022
Inside
Inside $3,099
Outside
Outside $3,599
Stateroom
Stateroom $4,199
Departing
Departing 4 March 2022
Inside
Inside $2,999
Outside
Outside $3,499
Stateroom
Stateroom $4,099

CALL TO BOOK: 1800 958 405

HOLIDAY CODE: TOU2289