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Murray River Safari Experience

Flights, 7 nights from $4863 per person share twin
Flying Air New Zealand

Sale Period

Until 06 Jun 22 by 4pm or sold out

 

Flights, 7 nights from
$4863
per person share twinFlying Air New Zealand

Murray River Safari Experience

Explore the vibrant city of Adelaide before picking up your rental car and driving to the Riverlands soaking up the quintessential Australian scenery on the way.  At The Frames you’ll find luxurious, private, serene accommodation where attention to detail is second to none.  Your experience steps up another notch when you join the Murray River Safari – passionate eco-conscious guides, walks, canoe trips and exquisite food & wine onboard a luxurious houseboat surrounded by stunning landscapes.  Say farewell to your small group of fellow travellers before heading back to Adelaide.

Deal Includes
✔ 8-day car hire in a Mitsubishi ASX 2WD or similar - Pick up/Drop off Adelaide Airport
✔ 
1 night at Hotel Indigo, Adelaide in a Standard Room
✔ 
2 nights at The Frames, Paringa in The Pastiche Room with Breakfast
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3 Day/2 nights Murray River Safari in a double Ensuite room
    - 2 nights on a modern lodge style houseboat
    - Experienced guides to lead your tour
    - All meals and beverages including Riverland wines, beers, Juice and coffee
    - Access to a library of wildlife field guides
    - Exclusive access to spectacular natural landscapes
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2 night at Hotel Indigo, Adelaide in a Standard Room


7 nights Tour
from $4863 per person, twin share
Travel:
08 Oct – 03 Dec 22 (selected departures)

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Adelaide
Once Settled into your accommodation, why not take advance of the heated outdoor swimming pool, or book a table at the Merrymaker Rooftop bar, have a drink with a view or take advantage of the central location and discover why this city never ceases to surprise visitors.

Day 2 - Drive to Paringa
Leaving the City behind; you will make you way west to the Mighty Murray. With ever changing landscapes on your drive, some stops of interest may be the Monarto Safari Park, A visit to the Village for a step back into yesteryear or stop at some wineries along the way to arrive in Paringa.

Day 3 - Paringa
Did you know, Paringa is from the Aboriginal word meaning “big bend in the river”. The day is yours whether you enjoy your time relaxing or you may look to join one of the experiences offered at The Frames including a Gondola sunset cruise with champagne and nibbles or a visit iconic locations like Wilkadene Station and the first winery to establish itself in the Riverland, Angove Family Winemakers.

Day 4 - River cruise and cliff walk
At 10.00am meet your Murray River Safari guides at the Bert Dix Memorial Park in Paringa. Your guides will provide a brief introduction to the landscape before you board our pontoon cruiser and begin cruising along the Murray River. You’ll start familiarising with river country with keen eyes scanning the tree line for koalas and waterbirds.

You’ll be welcomed to your houseboat accommodation where you’ll enjoy lunch and settle into your rooms before setting off on a guided cliff walk with possibilities of spotting Wedge-tailed Eagles, honeyeaters, and migratory bee-eaters. Keen eyes will also be on the lookout for Fairywrens, Kangaroos and Emus. Marvel at the vast river floodplains from the rim of the valley. The evening is spent on the houseboat admiring the sunset from the top deck spa or swim deck before your guides prepare a gourmet dinner paired with local wines to complete the day.

Nocturnal walking and stargazing the night skies await after dinner and your guides help you spot Brush-tailed possums for an important citizen science project. To end the day your comfortable bed looks out over starry reflections of an inland sky.

Day 5: Birdwatching on the ephemeral lakes
After a nourishing breakfast; enjoy a driving tour to the great ephemeral lake system on the outer floodplain where spectacular birdwatching can include thousands of ducks, black swans and their cygnets, Pied Stilts, Red-necked Avocets, Yellow-billed Spoonbills, migratory waders and rarer Blue-billed ducks. Expect to see Blue-bonnets and magnificent Red kangaroos and perhaps a spectacular white-winged fairywren. as you are driven across country between the lakes on recovering station country.

A packed lunch is enjoyed overlooking these vast waterbodies. Swamp harriers and Whistling Kites will be busy in this area and an occasional Wedge-tailed Eagle, or a White-bellied Sea Eagle may visit. Returning to the houseboat in time to admire the sunset on the cliffs. Pre-dark you will play the calls of the Bush-stone Curlew to assess their response and their conservation status on the Murray River floodplains.

Your guides will prepare and serve a delicious 3 course dinner on the houseboat featuring the iconic Murray Cod farmed locally. The campfire and stars are a great reward for a big day out, and post-dinner nocturnal adventures are optional.

Day 6: Kayaking and houseboat cruising
The dawn chorus raises you gently from sleep and the aromas of fresh coffee encourage you to leave the comfort of bed. A cooked breakfast featuring local fruits and native saltbush is served before we take a guided paddling trail through the creeks where you can encounter pelicans, darters, cormorants, spoonbills, and the spectacular Sacred kingfisher.

Arriving back at the houseboat, you will start a leisurely houseboat cruise along the magnificent red-ochre-coloured cliffs on the way to our lunch site on the river. This is the perfect time to gather your thoughts and record all your sightings and inspirations.

Relax in your river surroundings savouring a lunch prepared by your guides and served on the top deck of the houseboat (if the weather permits). After another short cruise on the houseboat, you will be bid farewell you as you transfer by minibus to your vehicles for you to then start your drive back to Adelaide

Day 7: Adelaide
Another free day for you to enjoy at your leisure; maybe head off to one of the Adelaide Zoos, visit the Museums and art galleries or maybe head down to Glenelg for sunset drinks at the beach.

Day 8: Depart Adelaide
After a delightful breakfast it’s time to pack up and head back to the Airport and drop your vehicle off.


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only from 02 May – 06 June 22. • Prices are correct as at 27 Apr 22 • Pricing includes all advertised discounts and bonus offers. Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability. Price is based on the most direct routing but may vary depending on subsequent tax & surcharge increases. • Payment schedule will be advised at time of booking • All travel must be commenced and completed as specified • Some surcharges, closeouts, flight, routing and accommodation restrictions apply • Advertised packages are based on Return flights Economy Class (Seat+Bag) flying Air New Zealand from Auckland to Adelaide or Wellington/Christchurch to Auckland to Adelaide. • Flights are restricted to selected day of the week schedules. • Min/max stays apply • Twin share is based on 2 adults sharing a room, bedding configurations may vary • If additional accommodation is required due to flight schedules this is at customers own expense • Any hotel credits that are unused are not refundable, transferable & can’t be exchanged for cash • Advertised prices are per person based on payment by cash or eftpos. Credit card fees will apply • Airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable and name changes are not permitted • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Accommodation ratings are based on House of Travel ratings and are a guide only to the overall quality of the property • Packages are subject to availability • Product is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.  HOT Code: CMPSAT0905

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Until 06 Jun 22 by 4pm or sold out

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