Murray Princess, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Signature Tour by National Seniors Travel

South Australia is home to a bounty of incredible tourism destinations and experiences for you to discover and enjoy.

Members from: $3,359 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,435 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted by National Seniors Travel

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    National Seniors Travel Signature Collection

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    12 June 2022

    13 June 2022


  • 6 breakfast,3, lunches 6 dinner

  • Pre accommodation for interstate guests with breakfast

  • Luxury coach travel and hostess

  • All entries as per itinerary

  • Murray Princess Cruise are all outside cabins

Destination South Australia

Vast swathes of ochre outback, dramatic coastline, world-class wineries and historic towns and cities – you’ll find it all in South Australia. 

South Australia has made a name for itself as a relaxed region full of wine, wildlife and natural wonder. Soak up the capital of Adelaide’s sophisticated art and dining scene, taste classic Australian drops in undulating wine regions and watch koalas snooze among island treetops.

Murray Princess

With all the character and charm of yesteryear, the PS Murray Princess is an authentic paddlewheeler built to cruise the mighty Murray River. The southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddlewheeler is propelled by a stern wheel that you can view through the double storey lounge window. It’s a real taste of bygone days, with the elegance and convenience you’d expect today.

Uncover the features onboard the vessel such as cabin types, food and drink menus, tours and transfers and information relating to accessibility around the vessel.

Discover the journey with National Seniors Travel in 2022

Important information for Interstate guests and local guests

For interstate guests travelling on tour, pre and post accommodation is included in your price as the tour starts early and finishes late. Your travel dates begins on the 12 June 2022 this is a free days to fly in for the tour. Flights are not included in the price. Extension packages are available to anyone looking to extend their holiday beyond the tour please chat to your consultant for more details.

Interstate Guests this includes pre accommodation: 

Members price $3,485 per person twin share

Non- members price $3,559 per person twin share

Solo price price $4,709 per person

Local Guests (no pre accommodation): 

Members price $3,359 per person twin share

Non- members price $3,434 per person twin share

Solo price price $4,485 per person


Free day interstate guest

Interstate guest arrive into Adelaide this is a free day and breakfast is included for the next day.

Day 1: (D) Adelaide To The Murray River

Welcome to our Murray Princess, Adelaide Hills & Barossa tour. Departing from Adelaide our coach will be waiting to meet us and we make our way to Mannum, and board the Murray River Princess for our 4-night Outback Heritage Cruise. Once we have checked into our cabins we disembark and head upriver to enjoy our Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, 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.

Day 2: (BLD) Blanchetown and Burke Salter Winery

Daybreak and time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens and swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. This afternoon we moor opposite to the township of Blanchetown for our overnight anchorage. As the last rays of the sun fade, we join a guided tour of Burk Salter Boutique Winery and surrounding vineyard and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door which is fitted out with beautiful red gum bars. Another relaxing day on the river.

Day 3: (BLD) Swan Reach

After breakfast we cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. The town was first settled in the 1850s, was originally the largest of five sheep and cattle stations in the area and is now home to native flower and fruit growers. The original Swan Reach homestead is now the Swan Reach Hotel where we have some free time here. Join the guided walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation at entry). We cruise downriver after lunch and take in the tranquility as the landscape slides by. When we arrive at Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River. An optional Nocturnal tour (additional cost TBA) in a comfortable purpose built cart is available after dinner where we may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats and owls.

DAY 4: (B,L,D) Ngaut Ngaut and Younghusband

After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost TBA) or a bush walk with the Captain, the vessel cruises slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. We reach Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area. We return to the vessel to cruise downriver to Younghusband. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner. Dress up and dance, if you wish

DAY 5: (B,D) Mannum, Monarto and Hahndorf

We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf. From here we head off to the nearby Monarto Zoo - a free range sanctuary. A guide will join us on the coach for a safari tour experience of the park. The zoo plays a major role, nationally and internationally, in breeding programs for rare and endangered species. We Have lunch (passengers’ own expense) and this afternoon arrive in the Adelaide Hills where we stop at the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. We will have the opportunity to purchase from their gift range and the large range of delicious preserves. You may not know but Beerenberg products can now be found in 24 countries, on major airlines and in more than 300 hotels! Our day concludes as we arrive in Hahndorf and check into our motel for the final nights of our tour.

DAY 6: (B) Barossa

Today we will spend the day exploring The Barossa Valley. From Hahndorf we pass through the small towns of Woodside and Lyndoch to arrive at the Jacobs Creek Cellar Door and Visitor Centre. We have a group wine tasting and morning tea here before heading into Tanunda for some free time to take a walk and purchase lunch (passengers own expense). We then head to our last stop for the day, the iconic Seppeltsfield Winery. The winery was established in 1851 and despite a severe economic depression for the wine industry generally in the 1870s, Seppelts continued to expand and a new winery was built in 1888. Today it is one of the most famous wineries in Australia. We will embark on a tour of the gardens, grounds and heritage buildings then drive back to Hahndorf and have a free evening to head out for dinner.

Day 7: (B,D) Adelaide City Sights

We have some free time this morning to take a look through the main street of Hahndorf before heading into Adelaide. Along the way we make a stop at Mount Lofty Summit for some stunning views over the city and the Gulf St Vincent. On arrival in Adelaide, we have some free time to purchase lunch in Rundle Mall, then we welcome a local guide on-board the coach for a tour around Adelaide. For our final visit for the day, we head to the South Australian Migration Museum. Opened in 1986 the Migration Museum in Adelaide was a world first. It predated the Immigration Museum in Melbourne and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States. Several museums focussed on migration have since opened around the world. The Migration Museum preserves, documents and interprets the cultural diversity of the people of South Australia.

Day 8: (B) Heading Home

We enjoy our last breakfast together, complete our check out procedures and load our bags onto the coach for our transfer to the Adelaide airport.

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*All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change. Itinerary, pricing and service providers are subject to change should the necessity arise. Ask our consultants about the latest flight deals to add onto your tour. All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions, e.g. churches, wineries etc. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather etc. For more details on our terms and condition please visit Non-refundable payment unless we cancel the tour due to Governement Announcements. Min numbers for this tour to operate is 25 people. CAPTAIN COOK/MURRAY PRINCESS TERMS AND CONDITIONS - Passenger Cruise Contract must be completed in full by each passenger on booking and return to Southern Star Coaches on completion (only one form is required if passengers reside at the same address). A doctor’s certificate of Fitness to Travel is required from all passengers 80 years of age we request both forms be emailed at the same time. All allotments are tentative, a tentative rooming list is required 150 days (5 months) prior to sailing for deposit. Invoice for deposit based on naming list 120 days prior to sailing. Captain Cook Cruises at all times reserves the right to release unsold cabins if required. 120 days prior to cruise $200.00 pp non-refundable deposit due along with preliminary rooming list. When a booking is made within 120 days of departure date then a deposit is required within 7 days after booking 90 days prior final payment and a confirmed rooming list is required (with the exception of special event sailings where final payment may be required earlier). All guests are required to complete and sign the passenger cruise contract and return prior to travel. Cancellation Charges
• More than 90 days prior to sailing = $200 per person.
• 30 - 89 days prior to sailing = 50% of agreed fare.
• Under 30 days prior to sailing = 100% of agreed fare
No cruise credits or transfers to an alternative cruise date available. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Management requires all passengers to be sufficiently mobile to negotiate stairs for general movement about the ship. Please be aware that the Terms and Conditions above are the General Terms and Conditions. Special events (such as Christmas and New Year) have specific Terms, Conditions and payment deadlines that will be advised on booking confirmation. COVID19 - With conditions remaining uncertain for operators to confidently sell products such as the Murray Princess will provide reassurance that clients will not be losing their money due to government imposed border restrictions. In the event that borders are closed at the last minute resulting in clients not being able to travel to South Australia and participate in their booked tour, SeaLink will happily offer a full credit with no penalty restrictions to be used at a later date within a reasonable time frame.