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Wonders of the Murray River & Kangaroo Island Tour

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Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 24 February 2025 - 7 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship PS Murray Princess
  • Duration 7 - 8 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Jan 2025 - Feb 2025
  • Cruise type River Cruising
  • Cruise code CRU2498

FULLY ESCORTED TOURS OF ADELAIDE & KANGAROO ISLAND

MURDER MYSTERY EVENT AVAILABLE*

Discover some of the treasures of South Australia before you embark on an unforgettable cruise along the marvellous Murray River.

Your adventure begins in Adelaide, the City of Churches and one of the world’s most liveable cities. A full day tour takes you to South Australia’s premium wine region, where you’ll sample some of the Barossa Valley’s finest wines. You’ll then take a ferry to Kangaroo Island, offering nature-based activities, and encounters with koalas, birds of prey, and kangaroos.

You’ll then embark on the PS Murray Princess for an unforgettable three-night cruise along the beautiful Murray River. Wind through the serene waters between Walker Flat and Murray Bridge as you drink in the spectacular riverlands, admiring the views of the ever-changing flora and fauna. Highlights include close encounters with river birdlife, captivating nature walks, and indulging in delicious regional flavours.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

River Cruise

3 night Murray River cruise on board PS Murray Princess with all meals and sightseeing

Tour of Murray River Bridge and historic Roundhouse

Take a guided nature walk of Salt Bush Flat

Taste Riverland food and wine

Dragon-Fly flat-bottomed boat wildlife tour

Hotel Stays

3 nights four-star hotel stay in Adelaide at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide with breakfast

1 night hotel stay in Kangaroo Island at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge with breakfast, lunch and dinner

Fully Escorted Barossa Valley Tours

Full day Barossa Valley tour with lunch and wine tastings including:

Saltram wine estate

Lunch and wine tasting at Lambert Estate

Visit to Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Photo stop at Menglers Hill Lookout

Vineyard tour & wine tasting at Jacob’s Creek visitor centre

Fully Escorted Kangaroo Island Tours

2 day Kangaroo Island tour including:

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery

Clifford’s Honey Farm

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

Exclusive event*

Interactive, on-board murder mystery experience

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers
*Murder Mystery event only available on 27 February 2025 departure date.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Adelaide: Hotel Stay

Spend a night in South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital. Compact in size and with a number of major arts institutions and entertainment venues as well as 29 large public parks, Adelaide regularly ranks among the world’s most liveable cities.

Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 2
Adelaide: Hotel Stay & Tour

Embark on a tour of the Barossa Valley, South Australia’s premium wine region. Soak up the sprawling vineyards of Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre and pay a visit to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 3
Kangaroo Island: Hotel Stay & Tour

Embark on a ferry journey to Kangaroo Island. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and Clifford’s Honey Farm to sample the Drunken Drone Brewery’s Honey Wheat Ale before a guided beach walk at the Seal Bay Conservation Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Day 4
Kangaroo Island: Tour & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Enjoy more of the attractions of this captivating island with a visit to Flinders Chase National Park. Travel to Vivonne Bay Lodge for a delectable lunch, then onto your final stop of the day at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Day 5
Mannum: Embark Ship

Transfer to Mannum Wharf to embark the PS Murray Princess for a unique cruise experience along the Murray River. Embrace the character and charm of yesteryear as you savour your surroundings on this elegant paddle wheeler.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 6
Murray Bridge

Following breakfast, you’ll embark on a guided tour of Murray Bridge and explore the town’s historic Roundhouse. Back on board, enjoy a special presentation of food and wine produced in the Riverland as you journey to Salt Bush Flat.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 7
Piggy Flat

Enjoy a nature walk around Salt Bush Flat, learning the secrets of the local flora and fauna before heading to River View Lodge for a wildlife tour. Savour a final night on board with a Captain’s Dinner and Dance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Day 8
Adelaide: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Murder Mystery River Cruise
Exclusive to Imagine guests, experience an Agatha Christie-style mystery with interactive characters, clues, and a clever plot as you attend two Gala Theatre Dinners where the mystery deepens. Dress in 1920s or 1930s attire and unleash your inner detective as you compete to unmask the murderer.  
Barossa Valley Tour
Explore Barossa Valley's renowned wines on an exclusive full-day tour from Adelaide. Enjoy tastings at Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre and Lambert Estate, complemented by a winery tour and lunch. Venture into the scenic Adelaide Hills and historic Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement, for additional superb wine experiences.
Kangaroo Island Tour
Explore Kangaroo Island's beauty on a two-day tour. Start at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, then stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park with sea lions. Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park for Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies, snakes, and endangered species. Immerse in Australia's wildlife and stunning landscapes for unforgettable memories.
Hahndorf Tour
Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Founded in 1839 by Lutheran migrants, its charming streets are adorned with timber cottages, European-style bakeries, and artisanal shops. Discover the town’s ancient culture, distinctive ambiance, and delicious cuisine amid stunning countryside landscapes.

PS Murray Princess

Launched in 1988, this vessel offers three decks of accommodation for 120 passengers in 60 cabins and travels at six knots. The ship offers a wonderful array of amenities and cabins spread across five spacious decks.

At 67 metres long, the Murray Princess is the largest operational paddle steamer that sails on the Murray.

Accommodation includes a multi-roomed upper deck with panoramic views of the river as you cruise. On board activities include live music and entertainment, dinner cruises, fishing excursions, nature walks, bird-watching tours, and more.

With an eventful history, the PS Murray Princess continues to serve as a sustainable heritage attraction while providing quality on board experiences.

For those who want to explore more ashore, there are plenty of excursions available. The PS Murray Princess is your gateway to a magical journey down one of Australia’s most enchanting waterways.

  • Occupancy 120
  • Tonnage 1,500 tons

Life on Board PS Murray Princess

Daily life on the Murray Princess can be exactly what you want it to be, whether it’s relaxation you crave or something a bit more active.

dining

There is a great variety of food available on board the Murray Princess, and you’ll enjoy seasonal produce cooked by the skilled onboard chef. They also cater for different dietary requirements.

  • The Stuart Dining Room
  • The Bar

Facilities

There are plenty of amenities to enjoy on board Murray Princess. Get active in the mini gym or relax with your favourite cocktail on the sun deck.

  • Bar and two lounges
  • Sun deck
  • Free wifi
  • Single-sitting dining room
  • Gift shop
  • Tender boat
  • Mini gym
  • Library, video and DVD collection
  • Lift
  • Sauna

entertainment

To keep you entertained during the tranquil days on the water there’s a variety of events and activities such as lectures, wine tasting, and evening dinner and dance events.

  • Captains’ dinner and dance
  • Onshore BBQ
  • Theme Cruises
  • Wine tasting
  • Nature Walks
  • Enrichment lectures

For prices please select your departure airport

Cabins and Suites

The accommodation on the Murray Princess is comfortable with all the amenities you would expect from a river cruiser.

Inside Twin Prices from $3,499pp

Located on the lower deck the inside cabins are cosy and compact with a traditional porthole and offer double of twin bed options. Some are wheelchair accessible.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Daily servicing
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair Dryers
  • Toiletries
Cruise Code: CRU2498
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Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2025
06 Jan 2025
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide: Hotel Stay, Adelaide: Hotel Stay & Tour, Kangaroo Island: Hotel Stay & Tour, Kangaroo...
Fr From $2,999pp
27 February 2025
27 Feb 2025
8 nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide: Hotel Stay, Kangaroo Island: Tour & Hotel Stay, Kangaroo Island: Tour & Adelaide Hote...
Fr From $3,999pp

Outside Twin Prices from $3,999pp

The outside cabins are mostly twin-bedded rooms, with large windows creating a light and interesting space.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Daily servicing
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair Dryers
  • Toiletries
  • Twin beds (a few double bed options, too)
  • Access to outside deck
  • Picture windows
Cruise Code: CRU2498
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2025
06 Jan 2025
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide: Hotel Stay, Adelaide: Hotel Stay & Tour, Kangaroo Island: Hotel Stay & Tour, Kangaroo...
Fr From $3,699pp
27 February 2025
27 Feb 2025
8 nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide: Hotel Stay, Kangaroo Island: Tour & Hotel Stay, Kangaroo Island: Tour & Adelaide Hote...
Fr From $4,799pp

Stateroom Prices from $4,699pp

The staterooms are spacious, light and airy, and have some added extras such as a mini bar and fridge.

  • En suite bathrooms
  • Daily servicing
  • Electric blankets
  • Hair Dryers
  • Toiletries
  • Queen size bed (extra bed in some rooms)
  • Access to outside deck
  • Mini bar
  • Fridge
  • Tea/coffee facilities
Cruise Code: CRU2498
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
06 January 2025
06 Jan 2025
7 nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide: Hotel Stay, Adelaide: Hotel Stay & Tour, Kangaroo Island: Hotel Stay & Tour, Kangaroo...
Fr From $4,499pp
27 February 2025
27 Feb 2025
8 nights
Itinerary Includes: Adelaide: Hotel Stay, Kangaroo Island: Tour & Hotel Stay, Kangaroo Island: Tour & Adelaide Hote...
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Your Hotel Stays

Adelaide

Included Hotel

Stamford Plaza Adelaide (Or Similar)

The five-star Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel embodies luxury and sophistication in South Australia. Nestled along North Terrace, it offers 335 opulent rooms and suites, each blending modern elegance with comfort. With breathtaking views of the city skyline or Adelaide Oval, guests indulge in unparalleled luxury. The hotel boasts exquisite dining options, a rooftop pool, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Its central location ensures easy access to Adelaide’s cultural attractions and business hubs, making Stamford Plaza Adelaide a premier choice for discerning travellers seeking world-class accommodations in the heart of the city.

Kangaroo Island

Included Hotel

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge (Or Similar)

Designed to blend with its natural surroundings, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge peacefully rests in bushland fronting American River Bay, surrounded by birds, trees and wildlife. The 38 comfortably appointed accommodations offer either pool or ocean views and all feature large windows that fill the living spaces with natural light. Award-winning Reflections Restaurant presents a seasonal menu showcasing some of the region’s finest produce, seafood and wines, with an option of dining under the stars, while the lounge-bar tempts with an alfresco terrace or open fireplace within. Facilities extend to an outdoor saltwater pool, tennis court and gardens to glimpse rare black cockatoos.

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