Riverland Tours & River cruises
If you want to enjoy a holiday of luxury and indulgence on a river cruise or have a guide take you birdwatching, the Riverland is the place for you. Appreciate the natural beauty of the region on a safari tour or on a guided canoe tour through the backwaters of the Murray River.
Get picked up from your Barossa accommodation and travel via Truro to the Murray River town of Blanchetown in a luxury four wheel drive with Auburn Tours. Visit Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre for a self-guided wetlands tour. Lunch at the restaurant is followed by a visit to Barmera and Lake Bonney. A leisurely drive north to the Historic Overland Corner Hotel, crossing the Murray River via ferry at Waikerie and returning to the Barossa via Swan Reach.
Bush Safari Co
Enjoy a wildlife safari with Bush Safari Co. They offer half day, full day and extended treks travelling by camel, four-wheel drive, boat or raft. Owner Rex Ellis began his safaris in 1965 after working as a jackeroo. His safaris are nature oriented and have observed the conservation ethic since before the term ‘ecotourism’ was coined. See up to 30 native animals on a 14 day four wheel drive safari, explore on a full day camel trek in the Riverland or drift down the Murray River for 10 days on a raft.
With Canoe Adventures you will discover why the Riverland has some of the best wetlands, creeks and backwaters you'll find anywhere along the Murray River. Hire a canoe, kayak or sit-on-top to splash around or do your own exploring or join Canoe Adventures on a relaxed guided tour through the wetlands and backwaters. Basic canoe skills training is always available at no extra cost - just ask.
Elka the Airboat
Hop on board BMS Tours airboat Elka and enjoy discovering the sights along the
Murray River, many of which you can't see from the land. Elka is a fully
surveyed boat has a 454 Chev Motor and seats seven people. With its skid
plate, it can access the tranquil backwaters where you will be amazed at the
wonderful birdlife that exists. Long and short tours are available and
can be tailored to your requirements. A barbecue and cruise package is also
Missy Boat Tours
Missy Boat Tours offers a variety of river cruises onboard the custom-built, 48-seater
tour boat, Missy. Choose to join a regular sightseeing
cruise or book a private function - either way, you'll receive warm, friendly
hospitality and will enjoy some memorable experiences. On the
sightseeing journey, sit back with a drink and be in awe at the ever-changing
scenery of the Murray River. Custom tours
on Missy for private functions can be arranged with many different food, music
and destination choices.
Odyssey River Cruises
Odyssey River Cruises invite you to enjoy a holiday of luxury and indulgence. Their luxury cruiser features four staterooms with deluxe en suites, lounge and dining areas on two levels, private two person spa room and personalised tour itinerary. Highlights include exceptional meals, spectacular scenery, visits to historic locations and onshore excursions. Options include seven day, four day and four hour cruises.
Riverland Leisure Canoe Tours
Paddle at a leisurely pace through the peaceful backwaters of the Murray River with Riverland Leisure Canoe Tours. The silence of the canoes allows you to discover the unspoilt beauty of the river, lagoons, creeks and wetlands that are protected under an international agreement. Catch glimpses of the wetland wildlife on a sunset tour. Glide past haunting gums on a moonlight paddle. Get some great photos on a sunrise tour.
Southern Birding Services
Southern Birding Services offers birdwatching tours and private birdwatching guiding in South Australia, which is home to approximately 500 species of birds. Offering scheduled and customised birding tours, they can be any duration, feature any itinerary and cater to individual needs. Southern Birding Services are the leading bird guiding experts in this part of Australia, showing an increasing number of domestic and international visitors the birding secrets South Australia has to offer.
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Spirit Australia Cruises
Belluna P/L, trading as Spirit Australia Cruises, offers a five day, four night cruise, travelling along willow-lined river flats, golden limestone cliffs, sheep station country, red gum forests, irrigated orchards and vineyards. It passes through Murray Bridge, Mannum, Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Morgan, Waikerie, Loxton, Berri and Renmark, before ending at the Old Customs House at Border Cliffs A waiting coach transfers passengers back to Wellington.