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Australian Adventure – Adelaide to Darwin by Coach, River Cruise and Train – New for 2021 - 15 Days

On this 15-day adventure you’ll enjoy many sights in Australia. Your tour starts in Adelaide, you will tour the City and it’s sights before heading to the Murray River where you will join your 5 day River Cruise, afterwards, enjoy the luxury of the Ghan Railway travelling Gold Class as you travel through the red centre of Australia before reaching Darwin.

Australian Adventure

Adelaide, Murray River Cruise, Alice Springs and Darwin

15 Days / 14 Nights

Touring Australia by Coach, River Cruise and Train

Day 1
Arrival into Adelaide

On arrival in Adelaide, The city of Churches, we will transfer to our hotel and check in, here you can relax or use the rest of the day to explore central Adelaide.

Included meals: None. Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: None.

Day 2
Adelaide City Tour

After breakfast, we will embark on a city tour of Adelaide. From the comfort of an air conditioned coach, we see Victoria Square, Gouger Street, the famous boulevard of King William Street, the terraces and Adelaide’s magnificent parks, gardens and greenbelts. View, Parliament House, State Library, Trinity Church and stop at Haigh’s chocolates to enjoy complementary tea or coffee accompanied by fine Haigh’s chocolates. See beehive corner at Rundle Mall, St Peters Cathedral and Colonel Lights Lookout at Montefiore Hill. After a grand tour of the city we will embark on a leisurely scenic cruise along the Torrens River. The cruise will take us through the heart of the city, enjoying the scenery and birdlife. The cruise ends at Elder Park, an oasis in the heart of Adelaide.

Included meals: Breakfast, Tea.

Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: City Sightseeing Tour.

Day 3
Sightseeing and Wine Tour

We leave Adelaide and enjoy a scenic tour alongside the Torrens River and spectacular Torrens Gorge, see Kangaroo Creek Reservoir, Millbrook Reservoir and Williamstown. Discover winemaking, on a behind the scenes guided tour of Jacobs Creek Wines. Today’s special lunch is at Barossa Chateau. After lunch we continue our journey, with panoramic views over the Barossa Valley from Mengler’s Hill lookout, we continue through Woodside and stop at Hahndorf (Australia’s oldest German settlement), take a walk under the Elm trees of Hahndorf’s main street, maybe photographing, quaint cottages, craft shops and tea rooms. After a day in Wine country, we head back to Adelaide with appreciation of the wine industry.

Included meals: Breakfast and 2 course lunch. Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: Winemaking Tour, Wine Education, Wine Tastings.

Day 4
Start of 5 Day Murray River Cruise

After Breakfast, we enjoy a free morning, this afternoon you will be transferred to Mannum to begin your 5 day Murray Princess Outback Heritage Cruise. Enjoy a welcome dinner as you cruise north towards Caurnamont. Look out for nocturnal wildlife on the river bank such as kangaroo’s, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises and many other species. As you cruise under floodlight, you’re on-board entertainer will play music into the evening.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Murray River Cruise.

Activities: Sightseeing.

Day 5
Cruise to Blanchetown

Today we take in the spectacular Murray River scenery at daybreak and watch for the prolific birdlife of the area including swans, pelicans and wrens. Enjoy a leisurely morning as you continue cruising north towards Blanchetown through one of the 13 locks. We will arrive at Blanchetown during the afternoon for an overnight mooring as the sun sets, enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards of Burk Salter Wines, afterwards tasting the wines at the cellar door that is fitted out with red gum bars. Afterwards enjoy canapes and a two course dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Murray River Cruise.

Activities: Sightseeing, Vineyard tour.

Day 6
Swan Reach - Sunnydale

After breakfast cruise to Swan Reach, now home to native flower and fruit growers. We take a guided walking tour of the township, with a visit to the Swan Reach Museum. Later we cruise south toward Sunnydale, taking in the tranquillity of the area as you reach your overnight mooring. On arrival, we will watch the Woolshed Show, an insight into typical Australian Woolshed history. Later we will visit the Native Wildlife Shelter, before enjoying a BBQ dinner cooked and served on the banks of the Murray River.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and BBQ Dinner. Accommodation: Murray River Cruise.

Activities: Guided walking tour, Woolshed Show, BBQ Dinner on River Bank.

Day 7
Ngaugh Ngaugh - Young Husband

Today, why not enjoy an early morning bush walk with the captain, before continuing our cruise down river to Ngaugh Nghaut Aboriginal Reserve, here we will take a guided walk along the boardwalk to view ancient rock carvings and learn about the Aboriginal history of the area. We will return to the boat and continue our cruise to Young Husband for our overnight mooring, enjoying a speedboat ride along the way. Tonight you are invited to the Captains Farewell Buffet Dinner, where you have the opportunity to dress and enjoy a farewell dance.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Murray River Cruise.

Activities: Sightseeing, Aboriginal Reserve, Speedboat Ride.

Day 8
Young Husband - Mannum

Today marks the end of your Murray River adventure. We cruise back to Mannum this morning enjoying breakfast, after saying farewell to the captain and crew you will be transferred to your hotel in Adelaide.

Included meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: Sightseeing.

Day 9
Mt Lofty Range Tour

Today’s tour takes us through the Mt Lofty Ranges, with a stop at Strathalbyn on the Angas River. See the port of Goolwa (where the Murray River meets the lakes and sea), Port Elliot, Horseshoe Bay, Encounter Bay and Victor Harbour. We then travel the Mclaren Wine region to see the vineyards, olive groves, almond groves and old stone wineries. We may even get the opportunity to sample wines and confectionary during our day. After a full day of exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula we will head back to Adelaide to reminisce on our day.

Included meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: Fleurieu Peninsula Sightseeing.

Day 10
Transfer To Ghan Railway Station

This morning after breakfast we will transfer to the Ghan railway station to begin your journey to Darwin.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Ghan Train travelling Gold Class

Activities: Evening Entertainment.

Day 11
Alice Springs

Ghan train arrives into Alice Springs. We depart the train for a sightseeing tour of this town, places we will visit are the Flying Doctor Station, the School of the Air and Todd Mall as well as touring the local area.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Accommodation: Ghan Train travelling Gold Class. Activities: Alice Springs Coach Tour, Evening Entertainment.

Day 12
Arrival into Darwin

On route today we will have a tour of Katherines Gorge before our arrival into Darwin. On arrival we will be transferred to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar). Activities: Katherines Gorge Tour.

Day 13
Darwin City Tour

Today we have a tour of Darwin, the Northern Territory’s capital city.

Included meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: Sightseeing

Day 14
Darwin

Today you can explore Darwin at your own pace, maybe take a cruise around Darwin Harbour and meet the fearsome crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove, immerse yourself in the local culture or watch the sunset at the Mindi Beach Sunset Market.

Included meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: 4* Hotel (or similar).

Activities: None.

Day 15
Departure Day

Today its departure day, after starting the tour in Adelaide and travelling by Coach, River Cruise and Train, it’s time to depart Australia taking our memories home with us.

You will be transferred to Darwin Airport for your flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel (or similar).

Activities: None.

What's Included

  • This holiday tour starts and ends in Australia
  • Airport Transfer from Adelaide Airport to Hotel on Day 1
  • Airport Transfer to Darwin Airport on Day 15
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • One Way Train journey as specified in the itinerary
  • Train station / River Cruise / Hotel transfers as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in Australia as per the final Itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • All activities, visits and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of a Tour Director (Subject to minimum numbers).

What's NOT Included

  • Any International Flights
  • Any Internal Flights
  • Any Drinks or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra items at hotel such as laundry, wines, etc unless specified
  • Any charges hotel may make for use of facilities
  • Personal expenditure, gratuities and where applicable admission fees
  • Any transfers to/from Australia
  • Any optional excursions or entrance fees to non-stipulated attractions
  • Single room supplements
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas or any travel / medical insurance
  • Any personal items and anything not mentioned under included price
  • Gratuities to drivers, guides, bellmen, restaurant staff, etc.

FAQ's

Can I book a pre tour with your

Yes, we offer a 2 or 3 day pre stay in Adelaide, prior to the start of the tour

Can I book a further few days in Australia

Yes, we offer a post stay tour in Sydney. The tour will include flight to Sydney and hotel, plus all excursions.

Can I Upgrade the trip

The only part of the trips you can upgrade are the hotels to 5* and the Ghan train to Platinum Class, this must be arranged at time of booking.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Australian Adventure – Adelaide to Darwin by Coach, River Cruise and Train – New for 2021

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