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Murray River Cruise

with Kangaroo Island and Adelaide

Join our tour to South Australia which includes a 3-night ever popular Murray River Cruise, plus discover Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce. To complete the tour, we have included four nights in Adelaide. The Murray River in South Australia offers landscapes like no other. The 3 nights will be spent cruising the river watching Australian Native animals at play including Kangaroos and prolific bird life, plus you will come away with an education on this area, which helped shape the early days of Australia.



Your travel itinerary

Monday 28 October

Auckland - Adelaide

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Depart on Air New Zealand to arrive into Adelaide late morning. Enjoy a city sights tour before arriving at your inner-city hotel. An afternoon to relax before a welcome dinner tonight to mix and mingle.

Tuesday 29 October


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This morning we have a walking tour of the Adelaide Markets. Enjoy a taste of the local produce and meeting the local vendors. Free time this afternoon to further explore the city centre.

Wednesday 30 October

Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

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After breakfast we travel to the famous D’Arenberg Cube which sits in the centre of Mourvèdre vines for a tour, tasting and lunch. This afternoon we continue onto Cape Jervis ferry terminal for an afternoon crossing to Kangaroo Island. 

Thursday 31 October

Kangaroo Island

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Today takes us out into the vast wilderness of Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area for a guided beach walk of Seal Bay. We continue onto the Raptor Domain to enjoy a birds of prey show and tour. We then enjoy lunch at the Kangaroo Island Spirits Distillery before free time to relax this afternoon.

Friday 01 November

Kangaroo Island to Murray River cruise

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We start the day with a return ferry trip to the mainland, then travel on to Phoenix Farm for lunch, before arriving at Mannum mid-afternoon where we board the PS Murray Princess. This evening we cruise downriver under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. 

Saturday 02 November

Onboard Murray Princess

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After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions included, or, at additional cost go on an optional wildlife tour at Monarto Safari Park. This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. 

Optional Tour  MONARTO SAFARI PARK WILDLIFE TOUR (additional cost) AUD$75

Monarto Safari Park, the largest Safari Park outside of Africa spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles. For example Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, White Rhinoceros, Cheetah, Lions, Hyena, and African Painted Dogs. You will also pass through the Asian Grasslands offering a chance to catch a glimpse of Indian Antelope, Mesopotamian Deer, Black Rhino, American Bison, red Deer, Przewalksi Horse and Scimitar-horned Oryx.

Sunday 03 November

Onboard Murray Princess

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This morning, join a guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge where your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before a delicious final night dinner.

Monday 04 November

Mannum to Adelaide

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This morning we head back to Mannum and after breakfast, say farewell to the Murray Princess. We travel back to Adelaide via Hahndorf where we enjoy a two-course lunch at the Haus Restaurant with time to explore the village shops.  We continue onto our waterfront accommodation in the seaside suburb of Glenelg. 



Tuesday 05 November


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Today a free day to follow your own interests. Why not take a tram back to the city centre or enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants on the waterfront. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner. 

Wednesday 06 November

Adelaide - Auckland

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Transfer to the airport for a late morning departure. Welcome home.



• Four nights accommodation Adelaide

• Adelaide City Sights Tour 

• Adelaide Central City Markets walking tour

• All transfers on tour

• Return ferry crossing to Kangaroo Island.

• Two night stay Kangaroo Island.

• Tour and lunch at Kangaroo Island Gin Distillery

• Raptor Domain Birds of Prey Tour, Kangaroo Island

• Tour, tasting and lunch at D’Arenberg Cube

• Three nights onboard PS Murray Princess in an Outside Cabin ( twin beds ) cruising roundtrip from Mannum and including on board meals, entertainment & select on-shore tours.

• Visit Hahndorf 

• 2-course lunch at The Haus Restaurant, Hahndorf.

• All touring as per the itinerary.

• 9 breakfasts.

• 6 lunches.

• 7 dinners


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 


*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 1.5% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Items of a personal nature

• Travel Insurance is essential (please ask us for a quote)

• Airline and airport taxes (approx. $300)

• Items not specified

Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour

• Full payment is due no later than 17 June 2024


• From the date of booking to 17 June 2024– loss of deposit

• After 17 June 2024 – no refund

Travel Insurance

• Travel insurance is essential. Do not leave home without it – please ask for a quote.

General Information


It is essential you can manage your own suitcase. A bag with wheels is an advantage when travelling through airports.


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Adelaide                  24 ˚c               12 ˚c 


• A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel

• No visa is required for New Zealand Passport holders

• All other passport holders – please ask


• Australian dollars

Health and Mobility

• To ensure the tour is enjoyable for    you and others in the group, a reason-       able standard of fitness and mobility is   required. 

• If you are over 80 years of age the Murray   Princess Cruise asks for a certificate of   fitness from your GP or proof of insurance

• Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted.

• It is expected you will arrive on tour fit, healthy and ready to travel


Paddle Steamer Murray Princess

The PS Murray Princess is an authentic paddle-wheeler which is propelled by its massive stern wheel. The PS Murray Princess is a true inland paddle-wheeler built for the Murray River, with a character and charm of yesteryear.  It is the largest inland paddle-wheeler in the southern hemisphere. The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style. The lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action through the two-story viewing window. Upper and lower lounge areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahogany style spiral staircase.

PS Murray Princess

• 120 passengers

• 67 meters long

• Bar and two lounges

• Single-sitting Dining Room

• Free Wi-Fi

• Guest laundry

Outside cabin facilities

• Twin beds (double on a request only basis)

• Picture windows 

• Ensuite bathroom

• Hairdryers

• Airconditioned 

• Daily service

Terms and Conditions

For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.co.nz/termsandconditions or please ask our tour consultant for a copy

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change