Duration
8 Days
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020
Destination
Adelaide & Kangaroo Island, Australia
Experience the best of both worlds – see cultural and natural wonders by river and land on an 8-day Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Murray River tour.  Aboard the PS Murray Princess paddlewheel vessel, you’ll get a unique view of the red gum forests, sandstone gorges and scenic wine country of this special slice of South Australia. Choose your own adventure with one of two fascinating Kangaroo Island trips, then enjoy an impressive array of guided tours of Indigenous sites, wool stations, local townships and more.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Take your pick between two 2-day Kangaroo Island tours depending on departure date
  • Shake up holiday styles with 3-night Murray Princess Cruise including local guided tours of Swan Reach, Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, local nature reserve and more

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
7 Night accommodation
3 nights accommodation in Adelaide
Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf full day tour
Choose between 2 day Best of Kangaroo Island Tour OR 2 day Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of Kangaroo Island Tour including overnight accommodation
3 night Murray Princess Cruise including all meals and a selection of onshore tours

SAIL DATE ADELAIDE, KANGAROO ISLAND & MURRAY RIVER – includes 2 day Best of Kangaroo Island tour 2019
  • Oct: 14, 21, 28
  • Nov: 4, 18, 25
  • Dec: 2, 9
2020
  • Feb: 3, 17, 24
  • Mar: 2, 16, 23
ADELAIDE, KANGAROO ISLAND & MURRAY RIVER – includes 2 day Food, Wine & Natural Wonders 2019
  • Jul:1*, 8*, 22*, 29
  • Aug: 5, 26
  • Sep: 2, 16, 30
  • Oct: 14, 21, 28
  • Nov: 4, 18, 25
  • Dec: 2, 9
2020
  • Feb: 3, 17, 24
  • Mar: 2, 16, 23

ITINERARY   
8 Day Adelaide with 2 Day Best of Kangaroo Island Tour
  • Day 1: Arrive in Adelaide
  • Day 2: Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf
  • Day 3: Best of Kangaroo Island Tour
  • Day 4: Best of Kangaroo Island Tour
  • Day 5: Cruise on Murray Princess
  • Day 6: Cruise on Murray Princess
  • Day 7: Cruise on Murray Princess
  • Day 8: Cruise on Murray Princess
 
8 Day Adelaide with 2 Day Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of Kangaroo Island Tour
  • Day 1: Arrive in Adelaide
  • Day 2: Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf
  • Day 3: Taste Your Way Through Kangaroo Island
  • Day 4: Explore the Natural Wonders
  • Day 5: Cruise on Murray Princess
  • Day 6: Cruise on Murray Princess
  • Day 7: Cruise on Murray Princess
  • Day 8: Cruise on Murray Princess
  For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300404606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Now to 31 March 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin with the 2 day / 1 night Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of Kangaroo Island tour
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • Twin share prices are based on a ‘twin’ cabin consisting of two single beds.
  • A double bed surcharge applies to all Inside Cabins and Outside Cabins with a double bed (No surcharge applies for Staterooms). A $60 per room per night surcharge applies for travel between 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.
  • Extra Person prices are based on three people sharing one room with existing bedding and available upon request.
  • Inside Cabins cannot accommodate an extra person (maximum of 2 passengers).
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Prices exclude onboard drinks, optional tours and services and any personal purchases aboard the PS Murray Princess, Visa, Flights

TO BOOK YOUR SOUTH AUSTRALIA ADVENTURE, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606

8 Day Adelaide with 2 Day Best of Kangaroo Island Tour

1

Arrive in Adelaide

2

Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf

Your driver/guide will introduce you to this delightful city, surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide’s cultural precinct – North Terrace, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you’ll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval then travel through the city’s east on the way to the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre for a factory tour and tastings of this famous South Australian chocolate. Return to the city via the South Parklands, West Terrace and North Terrace. After a lunch break (not included), enjoy a scenic drive to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline – a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at the Beerenberg Farm Shop, where there is time to taste and purchase from their full range of products. Then it’s on to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.
3

Best of Kangaroo Island Tour

Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you will learn about the history of the oil distillery and take a guided tour. Continue onto Vivonne Bay Bistro for a delicious two course lunch. After lunch visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk amongst a Australian sea lions with a National Park Ranger. Continue onto the fascinating In-flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain where you can meet an array of Australian birds and raptors. From here, travel to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you can get up close with Koalas, see Penguins swim and play, hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies, learn about endangered species, interact with  Snakes, Crocodiles and reptiles and experience Kangaroo Island Wildlife at your fingertips! You will then be transferred back to your chosen overnight accommodation.
4

Best of Kangaroo Island Tour

After a delicious breakfast, visit Clifford’s Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tastings and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream. Next, travel to Hanson Bay Visitor Centre Café for a scrumptious two course lunch.  After lunch you have the chance to look for Koalas nestled up in the eucalypts and see an abundance of native birdlife in the wildlife sanctuary. Next, travel to the western most part of the Island, Flinders Chase National Park to witness stunning coastlines and walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Return to your overnight accommodation, the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal or Kingscote Airport for the return journey to Adelaide.
5

Cruise on Murray Princess

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.
6

Cruise on Murray Princess

In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Zoo (additional cost). Those who choose to experience Monarto Zoo will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland. This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.
7

Cruise on Murray Princess

All ashore for the guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs and cruises downriver. Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) 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 joining the Captain and Officers for the Farewell Dinner and Dance.
8

Cruise on Murray Princess

We head back to Mannum and after breakfast, we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.

8 Day Adelaide with 2 Day Food, Wine & Natural Wonders of Kangaroo Island Tour

1

Arrive in Adelaide

2

Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf

Your driver/guide will introduce you to this delightful city, surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide’s cultural precinct – North Terrace, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you’ll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval then travel through the city’s east on the way to the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre for a factory tour and tastings of this famous South Australian chocolate. Return to the city via the South Parklands, West Terrace and North Terrace. After a lunch break (not included), enjoy a scenic drive to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline – a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at the Beerenberg Farm Shop, where there is time to taste and purchase from their full range of products. Then it’s on to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.
3

Taste Your Way Through Kangaroo Island

Visit the popular Dudley Wines and enjoy an interavtive wine tasting of their delicious wines, all the while admiring the magnificent views from this clifftop cellar door. Visit Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), a boutique distillery specialising in handcrafted premium Australian Spirits, including gin, vodka and liqueurs. Discover the local successful honey industry at Island Beehive. See the bees, learn about the extraction process and taste the honey flavours produced there. Then it’s on to the western end of the island and Flinders Chase National Park. Enjoy a glass of champagne as you take in the sunset over Remarkable Rocks* before returning to Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, where you will enjoy a two course dinner with the group before retiring to your room.
4

Explore the Natural Wonders

After breakfast, enjoy breath-taking views and coastal scenery as you are taken for a walk around Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. At Kelly Hill Conservation Park, you will be escorted underground to explore one of the largest caves there. Sample Kangaroo Island produce at lunch, then it’s an amazing experience at Raptor Domain, where the birds are flown to display their individual flight and hunting characteristics in the In-Flight Birds of Prey Display. Head to Sunset Food & Wine for dinner and enjoy elevated 180 degree sea views of Eastern Cove and beyond as you relax with a glass of wine and your mouthwatering two course dinner, featuring local and regional produce. After dinner, return to the Penneshaw Terminal for your ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide.
5

Cruise on Murray Princess

Mid-afternoon the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.
6

Cruise on Murray Princess

In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Zoo (additional cost). Those who choose to experience Monarto Zoo will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland. This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.
7

Cruise on Murray Princess

All ashore for the guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs and cruises downriver. Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) 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 joining the Captain and Officers for the Farewell Dinner and Dance.
8

Cruise on Murray Princess

We head back to Mannum and after breakfast, we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf.
The PS Murray Princess is a true inland paddlewheeler built for the Murray River, with a character and charm of yesteryear. It is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere. Catering for just 120 passengers, she brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the remarkable setting of Australia’s outback. Don’t be fooled by most modern-day imitation paddlewheelers where the paddle is often on the side and just for show. The PS Murray Princess is an authentic paddlewheeler which is propelled by its massive stern wheel. The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style. The lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action through the two story vewing window. Upper and lower lounge areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahogany style spiral staircase. The PS Murray Princess cruises between Mannum, Murray Bridge and Salter’s Station along the Murray River. The wetlands in this area provide essential breeding and feeding habitats for many species of waterbirds, fish, invertebrates and plants, meaning that you’ll see the wonderful wildlife in this outback setting.
Facilities:
  • Gym with exercise equipment
  • Sun deck
  • Bar and two lounges
  • Single-sitting dining saloon
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift shop
  • Library, video and DVD
  • Lift (Randell, Cadell & Sturt Decks only)
  • Guest laundry
  • Tender boat
  • 24-hour tea and coffee facilities
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Inside cabins are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside. Inside Cabins are accessed via stairs, there is no lift access to this deck.
Upgrade to an Outside Cabin
  • Outside cabins are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery.
Upgrade to a Stateroom
  • The spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a double bed (some have an extra single bed) and open onto the outside deck walkway. Mini-bars, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities are also included.
Menus Aboard the Murray Princess, you will enjoy a seasonal menu, including local, fresh produce. Salmon, scotch fillet, chicken, quiche, lamb shanks and pork cutlets – you’ll have the option to enjoy them all in the Dining Room on the Sturt Deck. Each meal is accompanied by coffee or tea.

Drinks List

A wide variety of drinks, including wine, beer, cocktails, aperitifs and soft drinks, are available from the bar. There is a large range of wines from South Australian wineries, including Banrock Station, Burk Salter’s Winery and Yalumba. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available for you to enjoy.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure). Optional Tours: Monarto Zoo Wildlife Tour ( $62pp) & Barossa Wine and Heritage Tour ($165pp)
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? Captain Cook Cruises are fully licensed and are able to store any duty free liquor you may have for the duration of the cruise as it can’t be consumed aboard.
What will I pay for on board? Our cruise packages cover all of the essentials that you will need on your holiday with us. We do offer some additional services at additional cost and these include:
  • Spa treatments
  • PADI Diving Courses
  • Drinks from the bar.
  • Some optional tours.
  • Items from our shop.
You may also wish to make purchases during excursions, or donations to the local community during your trip.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? Generally, pack for a hot and sunny holiday with plenty of time in the water, but there are a few essential items to remember:
  • Clothing to cover your shoulders and knees for visiting local villages. Fijians dress modestly and revealing clothing is not permitted in public places. A Bulu shirt and Sulu are ideal and you will also need to remove headwear and sunglasses when visiting Fijian villages
  • Some shoes that you can wear in the water. Many of the places that we visit have wet landings and most beaches are not groomed.
  • Sportswear and casual clothing for daytime wear.
  • We ask that you do not wear uncovered bathing suits and beach attire in public rooms and lounges so a cover up is also a good idea
  • Smart casual attire, including shoes, for dinner time. Footwear is requested in the lounges and mandatory in the Dining Saloon due to Fiji health regulations
  • The opening night of the cruise is the Captain’s Welcome Dinner and your opportunity to dress up if you choose
  • Sunscreen

When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.