New Unmissable Flinders Ranges, Murray River and Kangaroo Island Packages
Discover South Australia on a trip of a lifetime and explore its rugged but magnificent outback, its historical Murray River and get up close to its amazing wildlife on this new Captain Cook Cruises/SeaLink/Kangaroo Island Odysseys nine-day Flinders Ranges and Murray River Cruise package, and twelve-day Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Murray River Cruise package.
The nine-day Flinders Ranges and Murray River Cruise package includes two-nights’ accommodation at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in Adelaide, the three-day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour, the four-night Outback Heritage Cruise on the PS Murray Princess and all SeaLink coach transfers.
On the all-inclusive three-day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour explore the 540-million-year-old Flinders Ranges in luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, in small, intimate groups of up to eight people, accompanied by a personal local tour guide and enjoy accommodation at the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station
Highlights of this memorable tour include visiting the old copper mining town of Burra and Kanyaka Station Homestead Ruins; indulging in a signature Antipasto Platter at Australia’s #1 Outback Hotel, the Prairie Hotel; exploring the southern Flinders Ranges and its many wonderful sights; enjoying the phenomenal views at Mt Remarkable and journeying through the picturesque Clare Valley for wine tastings and a three-course lunch.
Experience the beauty of the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound at sunset while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and gourmet canapes on a Sunset on the Chace tour; and gain a true appreciation of the scale and grandeur of Wilpena Pound on an optional but unmissable scenic flight with Chinta Air (additional charges apply).
All meals are inclusive, with unforgettable dinners including a mouth-watering three-course Lamb Tasting food experience served with matching Clare Valley wines and a delicious two-course modern Australian meal in Rawnsley Park Station’s Woolshed Restaurant - an authentic Australian converted woolshed.
On the four-night Outback Heritage Cruise, aboard the PS Murray Princess, the largest paddlewheeler in the southern Hemisphere, enjoy the encapsulating beauty of the mighty Murray River and discover the river’s history on exciting cultural day trips.
Take a walking tour of the Swan Reach township and visit the Swan Reach Museum (Gold coin donation at entry); learn about Aboriginal history dating back tens of thousands of years at the fascinating Ngaut Nguat Aboriginal Reserve; see the towering sandstone cliffs at Big Bend; and at Sunnydale experience an Australian Woolshed Show and visit the native wildlife shelter.
Follow the food and wine trail for wine tastings at Burke Salter Boutique Winery; get up close to the river and its 20-million-year-old cliffs and plant and birdlife on the ‘Dragon-Fly’ Flat Bottomed Boat vessel and feel the patriotism at an Aussie-style campfire barbecue dinner and bush dance on the riverbank.
Optional tours include spotting kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls on the Nocturnal Tour and a Bush Tucker Breakfast on the shores of the Murray River at Big Bend.
On-board, enjoy a range of hearty three course meals, join the Captain for a general inspection of the wheelhouse, participate in a lively quiz, play some bocce on the riverbank, relax with some fishing off the ship or simply sit back and admire the towering limestone cliffs and ever-changing river scenery from the cosy Paddlewheel Lounge or open top sun deck.
Following the cruise, a complimentary coach will transfer guests back to Adelaide or Adelaide Airport.
Stay an extra three days in stunning South Australia and experience Kangaroo Island on the twelve-day Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Murray River Cruise package.
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This amazing tour features all the nine-day Flinders Ranges and Murray River Cruise package inclusions plus Kangaroo Island Odysseys two-day / one-night Highlights of Kangaroo Island tour and five-nights’ accommodation at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in Adelaide. SeaLink coach and ferry transfers are also included.
Fall in love with Kangaroo Islands wildlife and landscapes on the 2 Day Highlights of Kangaroo Island Tour including delicious gourmet style picnic lunches with South Australian wines, all coach and ferry transfers, a choice of standard and superior accommodation with breakfast and Bed & Breakfast accommodation including dinner, bed and breakfast.
Experience Kangaroo Island in small groups of up to eight people on a personalised 4WD tour with expert commentary from the driver/guide.
Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas and other nocturnal wildlife at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park; see Sealions in their natural environment on a guided beach walk at Seal Bay Conservation Park; enjoy guided bush walks and beach strolls all while spotting the island’s beautiful wildlife in its natural habitat and watch kangaroos and other native animals graze at Kelly Hill Conservation Park.
No trip to Kangaroo Island is complete without visiting Flinders Chase National Park. Here discover the picturesque Admirals Arch and its colony of Long-nosed Fur Seals; visit one of South Australia’s first Lighthouses at Cape du Couedic and see nature’s breath-taking Remarkable Rocks - these large granite boulders balance dramatically on the cliff edge which plunges 75 metres into the Southern Ocean.
Then head back to Penneshaw for the return ferry to the mainland and coach transfer to Adelaide.
The nine-day Flinders Ranges and Murray River Cruise package starts from $3773 per person twin share and the twelve-day Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Murray River Cruise package starts from $5403.50 per person twin share.
Tours depart Adelaide on selected dates from April 2021 until the end of March 2022.