4 Night 'Garden Lover's' Cruise

Michael Keelan Gardening

Departs Monday 6th August 2018

Special Event Cruise featuring Michael Keelan

(can extend to 7 Night Cruise)

On this special event ‘Garden Lover's' Cruise we welcome one of South Australia’s “favourite sons” – Michael Keelan. If you love gardening, or just love gardens, then join Michael on this 4 Night Cruise. During the cruise Michael will host some interesting gardening presentations, answer all of your gardening questions and host some fun garden trivia quizzes.

Michael is arguably one of South Australia’s foremost horticultural experts. He is also a contributing writer for SA Life Magazine and the quarterly SA Gardens & Outdoor Living Magazine. Michael has more than 40 years’ experience in the media and currently hosts a top rating lifestyle and gardening program on Radio FIVEaa each weekend. He also co-hosts the hugely popular ‘Out of the Blue’ cooking program with good friend, fishmonger Michael Angelakis and is a presenter on the Channel 7’s SA Weekender Show.  

About The Cruise

While on the 4 Night Garden Lover's Cruise, you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Depart historic Mannum
  • Enjoy an informative presentation with Michael Keelan on ‘Gardening for Smaller Spaces’
  • Cruise through Lock #1 at Blanchetown
  • Vineyard tour and cellar door tasting at Burk Salter Boutique Winery
  • Guided walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry)
  • Big Bend towering sandstone cliffs
  • Take part in the Gardening Trivia Quiz hosted by Michael Keelan
  • Sunnydale Woolshed Show, Native Wildlife Shelter and riverside Aussie Barbecue
  • Optional Nocturnal Tour at Sunnydale in a comfortable purpose built cart (additional cost)
  • Optional Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
  • Scenic tender boat ride
  • Spectacular Captain’s Buffet Dinner and Dance
  • Optional Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour (additional cost)

While on board, you'll enjoy...

  • Relaxing in one of the two lounges, with spectacular scenery views.
  • Hanging out on the Sun Deck at the top of the vessel.
  • Buffet breakfasts each morning.
  • Delicious buffet and a la carte lunches.
  • Dining each evening with fellow passengers.
  • The Captain's Dinner and Dance.

Book 4 Nights

Download a copy of the Sample Menus. Do  you have special dietary requirements? Our crew can cater for most dietary requirements with advance notice.

If you decide to stay on board for 7 nights, you'll also...

  • Explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse.
  • Take a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat.
  • See big river gorges & towering sandstone cliffs.
  • Taste Riverland food & wine (a tasting of 2 reds & 2 white wines plus local produce).
  • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat.

Book 7 Nights

What is not included

  • Cruise fares exclude drinks, optional tours & services.

*$1242pp Special Event Fare is based on an EBS 15% discount fare in an inside cabin with 2 single beds for bookings made up to 60 days prior to departure. Please refer to the Early Booking Saver Fare Conditions and Cruise Prices for further information.


  • All meals (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of onshore tours
  • Guided nature walks & eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations
  • Use of gym
  • Captain’s Spectacular Buffet Dinner 
  • Live entertainment
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Complimentary return coach transfers from Adelaide or return to the Adelaide Airport or car parking in Mannum (bookings essential)


Cruise departs Mannum Monday 6th August 2018 at 4.30pm. Returns Mannum Friday 10th August 2018 at 9.00am.

Complimentary Coach Transfers

Depart Adelaide CBD on Mondays:

  • Adelaide Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street) at 1.30pm
  • Stamford Plaza Adelaide (150 North Terrace) at 1.45pm
  • Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide (125 North Terrace) at 2.00pm
  • Sage Hotel Adelaide (208 South Terrace) at 2.10pm. 

The return arrival time to Adelaide on Friday is approximately 11am to 11.30am and an option to be transferred to Adelaide Airport is available – pre-bookings are essential. 

Optional post-cruise Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour returns to Adelaide at approximately 5.30pm.

Private Car Transfers

Private car transfers are available from and to Adelaide CBD as well as return to Adelaide Airport. Additional charges apply and pre-bookings are essential.

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