Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
Day 1. Perth to Hahndorf (D)
Begin your holiday with courtesy collection from home and transfer to Perth Airport for your flight to Adelaide. If you reside outside of Perth and Mandurah, villa can assist you with a country collection service (costs apply). On arrival to Adelaide, we transfer to Hahndorf, one of the quaintest villages in Australia. Overnight: The Manna of Hahndorf, Hahndorf
Day 2. Hahndorf and the PS Murray Princess (BD)
Begin this morning visiting one of Australia’s oldest family owned jam, condiment and sauce producers. At Beerenberg - The Farm Shop, sample all the wonderful products.
In Hahndorf a local will then escort you on a guided walking tour around the historic township to reveal the real village including pioneer history, local stories, significant buildings and some strange happenings. In the afternoon we transfer to Mannum to board the PS Murray Princess. Departing historic Mannum, we head upriver while enjoying a welcome dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont, watch out for nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls. Overnight 4 nights: PS Murray Princess
Day 3. Blanchetown and Murray River Cup (BLD)
Daybreak is the time for keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of prolific birdlife. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. As the last rays of the sun fade, we join a guided tour of Burk Salter Wines vineyards and enjoy wine tasting at the cellar. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in the “Murray River Cup”.
Day 4. Swan Reach and Sunnydale (BLD)
After breakfast we cruise to picturesque Swan Reach. Join the guided walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum – a must for every visitor then back aboard take in the tranquillity as the landscape slides by. At Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show and to visit to Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. Then there is the great Aussie Barbecue in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River followed by an optional Nocturnal tour (additional cost).
Day 5. Downriver and Captains Farewell Dinner (BLD)
After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (additional cost) 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 for a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area. Returning to the vessel, cruise downriver to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can also take a scenic tender boat ride. Tonight the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Captain’s Buffet Dinner.
Day 6. Mannum to Perth (B)
We leave Younghusband and head back to Mannum. After breakfast we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf. We then travel onto Adelaide Airport for your homeward bound flight. Upon arrival in Perth, a courtesy small charter vehicle will take you safely home.
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