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  • 9-Days Adelaide, Kangaroo Island & Murray River Adventure Package from $3,294pp $2,399pp after Getaway Cash travel credits:
    • Return flights to Adelaide
    • 4-nights Gold standard accommodation in Adelaide
    • Full-day guided Adelaide & Hahndorf tour
    • 2-day Kangaroo Island experience
    • Flinders Chase National Park guided tour including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
    • 3-nights Murray River cruise
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    An unforgettable Murray River cruise
    An unforgettable Murray River cruise
    Board the PS Murray Princess for a three-night discovery cruise along the tranquil Murray River.
    • An unforgettable Murray River cruise
      Board the PS Murray Princess for a three-night discovery cruise along the tranquil Murray River.
    • Kangaroo Island
      Embark on a fully-guided 2-day Kangaroo Island experience.
    • Hahndorf
      Spend some time in Adelaide's oldest German settlement, Hahndorf.
    • Adelaide's wisteria tunnel in the Botanical Gardens
      Visit the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and sit under the beautiful wisteria curtains.
    • Murray Princess dining experience
      Enjoy all-included tasty meals and delicious wine onboard the Murray Princess.
    • Sample South Australia's best wines
    • Birds of Prey experience at Raptor Domain
    • Flinders Chase National Park
      Explore the magnificent Flinders Chase National Park, visiting the Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch.
    • Adelaide Hills
      Journey through Adelaide Hills and surrounding countryside villages.
    • Seal Bay conservation park
      Enjoy a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian sea lions.
    • Adelaide Botanical Gardens
    • Top-rated Adelaide accommodation
      Spend 4-nights in top-rated Adelaide accommodation.
    • Australian wildlife
      Meet friendly wildlife along the way!
    • Murray Bridge
    • Hanson Bay
    • Brighton jetty
      Watch the sun set from Adelaide's Brighton jetty.
    • Adelaide city
      Explore the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide.
    • PS Murray Princess
      The southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddlewheeler, the PS Murray Princess.

    YOU PAY FROM $3,294pp $2,399 AFTER GCASH TRAVEL CREDITS

    Gold star package from only $3,732 $2,799 per person after GCash travel credits.

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    BOOKING ENQUIRY

    Trip Highlights

    Escape the frenzy of Australia's east coast with a few days in gracious, relaxed South Australia. Discover another side of Australia as you journey through the famous wine region of Adelaide Hills, experience Kangaroo Island's wildlife and seafood, explore the photogenic Flinders Ranges and enjoy some of Australia’s most exquisite scenery on the featured Murray River cruise.

    Enjoy these highlights*:

    • Return flights to/from Adelaide
    • 4-nights Gold standard accommodation in Adelaide
    • Full-day guided Adelaide & Hahndorf tour
    • 2-day Kangaroo Island experience including Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk, Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Flinders Chase National Park guided tour including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
    • 3-nights Murray River cruise with outside cabin
    • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
    • Riverland food & wine tasting
    • Murray Bridge township tour

    * Two packages are available. Gold-star package highlights shown. See Inclusions for details of Silver-star package option.

    Global Escapes Travel

    In the style of most Global Escapes Independent Traveler itineraries, this is a perfect blend of self-guided adventure and forward-planning to ensure that the main elements are organised in advance allowing for plenty of time to relax and take in each place you visit.

    Member Pricing

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits reduce the price of your trip from retail down to industry-wholesale. Free Flights Vouchers further discount your holiday.

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    RETAIL VALUE

    $3,294pp

    GETAWAY CASH CREDITS APPLIED

    -$895

    YOU PAY*

    $2,399

    DISCOUNT OFF RETAIL VALUE: 27%

    Gold star package from only $3,732 $2,799 per person after GCash travel credits.

    Membership due for renewal or not enough travel credits to get the maximum discount? Book this trip or any featured package and get a free 2-year renewal plus bonus travel credits so you get the lowest price. Call today on 1800 669 579.

    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price, Getaway Cash travel credit usage, Free Flights Voucher usage and deposit amount varies according to travel date. All prices are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Full booking terms and conditions are available here.

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    Inclusions

    "Escape the frenzy of Australia's east coast with a few days in gracious, relaxed South Australia."

    Discover the highlights of South Australia with its amazing array of experiences, from the Adelaide Hills and countryside villages bursting with fresh local produce, galleries, crafts, heritage and culture, to Kangaroo Island; a veritable zoo of seals, birds, dolphins, echidnas and (of course) kangaroos. The city of Adelaide itself serves as a melting pot of culture that immerse you in a historical experience while maintaining modern indulgences. Of course, the highlight of this trip is the Murray River cruise, a delightful blend of history and beautiful scenery experienced in luxury with new friends. Cheers!

    This is a first-class travel itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

    Package inclusions:

    Gold-star package:

    • Return flights to Adelaide
    • 4-nights Gold standard accommodation in Adelaide
    • Full-day guided Adelaide & Hahndorf tour
    • 2-day Kangaroo Island experience including Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk, Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Flinders Chase National Park guided tour including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
    • 3-nights Murray River cruise with outside cabin
    • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
    • Riverland food & wine tasting
    • Murray Bridge township tour

    Silver-star package:

    • Return flights to Adelaide
    • 4-nights Silver standard accommodation in Adelaide
    • Full-day guided Adelaide & Hahndorf tour
    • 2-day Kangaroo Island experience including Seal Bay Conservation Park guided beach walk, Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Flinders Chase National Park guided tour including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch
    • 3-nights Murray River cruise with inside cabin
    • Guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat
    • Riverland food & wine tasting
    • Murray Bridge township tour

    All packages include:

    • Lonely Planet guide for South Australia
    • No fees to alter the itinerary (you just pay for the adjusted itinerary)
    • Extra nights at industry wholesale price (using GCash travel credits)
    • Google Drive folder with soft copies of all travel documents
    • Comprehensive, printed itinerary
    • Personal travel consultant to help plan and customize your holiday
    • Option for best-in-class travel insurance at member price

    Carefully selected accommodation:

    Hotel standards

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    Fully customisable:

    This itinerary is fully customisable to suit your requirements. Your personal travel consultant is available to discuss changes and additions that will enhance your travel experience.

    Special value:

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    Australia - South Aust & NT

    You will receive this guide to help you gain the most out of your holiday. Recommendation: Take the time to read suggestions for things to see and do before you leave home. Take your Lonely Planet guide with you in your luggage.


    * All prices are per-person on a twin-share basis and bookings are subject to availability. Price and deposit amount varies according to travel date. If flights are shown as included then a flight cost provision (allowance) applies. Total price after Getaway Cash credits and Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers if applicable, is generally payable as follows: Deposit on booking, balance 120 days prior to departure. Packages can be priced for families and groups on request. All prices shown are estimates only. A firm quote (travel plan) with payment terms will be submitted for consideration prior to agreement to proceed. Standard (retail) price comparisons are with similar packages offered elsewhere or what would be payable by a non-member for the same package. Flight pricing included in packages or other estimates is based on travel from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Travel can be arranged from any other major centre and for any number of people. Travel insurance included (if any) is a provision only. We will supply factual, comparitive information on requestTravel insurance pricing if stated is based on comprehensive travel insurance for two travellers aged 69 years or less as at the date of departure from Australia. Valid for 2019 and 2020 travel subject to availability. Travel Directions Pty Ltd (t/as Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club) standard booking terms and conditions apply to all booking enquiries and bookings and are available here to view (or visit our website and go to either the "Booking Enquiry" or "About Us" menu item.)

    Your Itinerary

    This is a fully guided itinerary where you will join a travel group for the duration of the trip. Kick-start your holiday by spending five days on a culturally immersive tour of South Australia’s must-see destinations before relaxing on a 3-night cruise along the gorgeous Murray River. No doubt your memories of this South Australian holiday will be filled with stunning views, tasty food, delicious wine and unforgettable experiences.

    "Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret." - Oscar Wilde

    DAY 1: ADELAIDE

    After arriving into Adelaide in the morning, transfer to your Adelaide hotel where you will check-in and meet your fellow travellers.


    Top-rated Adelaide accommodation

    The rest of the day is yours to explore the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide, with its blend of European and modern architecture, abundance of experiences, and world-class sporting events. Refer to your Lonely Planet guide for activity suggestions and top-rated places to dine.

    DAY 2: ADELAIDE HILLS & HAHNDORF

    Today you will embark on the ultimate full-day-tour of Adelaide and its surrounds. Start your morning with a tour of Adelaide city where you will learn about its history and visit main attractions such as the North Terrace Cultural Precinct, Haigh’s Chocolates factory, St Peter’s Cathedral and the famous Adelaide Oval.

    After this, enjoy a scenic drive to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity - before making your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater.


    Hahndorf

    Arriving in the old German settlement of Hahndorf in the afternoon, you have time to explore the town’s main street where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts, and enjoy afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.

    Return to your Adelaide hotel in the evening.

    DAY 3: KANGAROO ISLAND

    Begin your day bright and early with a scenic coach transfer to Cape Jervis. Here you will board the SeaLink ferry and commence the 45-minute journey to Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. On arrival to Kangaroo Island, hop on board your luxury SeaLink coach and enjoy a guided tour of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination.


    Kangaroo Island

    Your first official stop will be Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where you will listen to an introductive talk about the history of the oil distillery and take a guided tour. Finish off with some free time in their souvenir shop before continuing onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260-hectare bush property, for a delicious two course lunch.

    After lunch, visit the Seal Bay Conservation Park and enjoy a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian sea lions. Your tour will then visit another amazing wildlife attraction, the fascinating Birds of Prey display at Raptor Domain. Enjoy a delightful interactive experience and meet an array of birds and raptors.

    From here you will 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, and experience Kangaroo Island wildlife at your fingertips!

    You will then be transferred back to your chosen overnight accommodation in Kingscote.

    DAY 4: FLINDER CHASE

    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 and honey beauty products. 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 Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.


    Flinders Chase National Park

    In the afternoon, travel to Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia’s largest and earliest conservation parks. Journey through the park and enjoy breathtaking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. You will be guided to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. The Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. The Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful long-nosed fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves or resting on the rocks.

    In the evening you will begin the journey back to Adelaide.

    DAY 5: MANNUM & MURRAY RIVER

    Enjoy your morning at leisure before being transferred by coach to the historic town of Mannum where you will board the PS Murray Princess for a three-night discovery cruise along the tranquil Murray River. 


    PS Murray Princess

    Discover the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic South Australian outback; its unique flora and fauna, the rich legacy of old riverside ports and indigenous culture aboard a gorgeous paddle wheeler boat.

    DAY 6 & 7: MURRAY RIVER CRUISE

    Your cruise includes a number of onshore tours and activities as well as onboard entertainment, great service and delicious food with local South Australian wines.


    Murray Princess dining experience

    Highlights include a tour of the township of Murray Bridge and its historic Roundhouse, a guided nature walk in Salt Bush Flat, Riverland food & wine tasting, a ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat cruise, optional Barossa wine and heritage tour, optional Monarto Zoo Wildlife tour, and the Captain’s dinner and dance.

    DAY 8: ADELAIDE

    Disembark your cruise in the morning, say your goodbyes to the Murray River before being transferred back to Adelaide where your tour will officially finish.


    Adelaide's wisteria tunnel in the Botanical Gardens

    After checking in to your Adelaide hotel, the rest of your afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. We recommend visiting Adelaide’s famous Central Markets to satisfy your deepest culinary cravings, as well as paying a visit to the gorgeous Adelaide Botanical Gardens. Your Lonely Planet guide is your best help to decide how you will spend your time.

    DAY 9: RETURN HOME

    Spend your morning soaking up some last-minute Adelaide experiences before heading to the airport for your return flight home, completing your unforgettable South Australian holiday.

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