Murray River Art & Nature Tour with Terry Jarvis and the Proud Mary – 8 days

Sun 13 – Sun 20 October 2019
$4,480 pp (Single Supplement $1,500), Land Only $3,950 [Non-painter’s discount – deduct $300]
Limited numbers, non-painters welcome.

This tour has been designed for painters, non-painters, food enthusiasts, and wildlife and nature lovers. Cruise along the glorious Murray River, the longest single river in Australia, on the stylish Proud Mary, painting the magnificent cliffs, birdlife, and water reflections along the way, or just relaxing and soaking up the sights. You will be spoilt with stunning scenery, a professional art tutor, and meals to die for! It doesn’t get much better than this!

Terry Jarvis is one of Australia’s exceptional watercolour Artists. His passion for his craft and his love of the wonderful medium of watercolour is revealed through his varied subject matter ranging from magnificent Australian Scenes, to paintings of his travels in Australia and Europe. He is a much sought after watercolour tutor across the globe and has been a regular tutor at the legendary Bathurst summer and winter schools for the last 6 years.


Day 1

After arriving in Adelaide, you are transferred to Murray Bridge to begin your art and nature-lovers cruise. Tonight there’s a pre-dinner drink for everyone to get to know one another, before a delicious hot supper. (Dinner included)


Day 2-5

Get those brushes ready! Terry will set up his easel each day and show you how he paints our stunning surroundings. Learn how to capture light, mood, and the beautiful Australian colours. Your subjects will be endless – towering golden cliffs, gentle reflecting waters, a vast array of flora and fauna including plenty of birdlife, and little towns and settlements along the way. After your lessons, it will be your turn to paint under Terry’s guidance as you continue cruising along the stunning Murray River. Non-painters and painters will also have the opportunity to disembark and visit Murray Aquaculture; take part in a guided land tour learning about the area’s flora and fauna and geology; visit Ngaut Nagut Aboriginal conservation site to see archaeological digs and aboriginal rock art; and view the Murray River’s amazing vista from above. Also included is an evening campfire and singalong on shore, and a Captain’s Dinner on night 5 (includes a complimentary champagne or cocktail, followed by a five-course menu of choice featuring mouth-watering dishes based on modern Australian cuisine. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)


Day 6

Our last day on the Proud Mary with another painting lesson and free painting time, or simply making the most of the surroundings. At 4 pm we tie up at Murray Bridge, say goodbye to our Proud Mary captain and staff, and travel with the Aussie Redback tours team to Hahndorf for a two-night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)


Day 7

We visit Hans Heysen’s studio and home (The Cedars), to learn about this very famous Australian artist, and paint and relax in the gardens. Later we drive to Hahndorf for lunch and a painting session with Terry in the main street. Learn how to simplify buildings and add atmosphere to your scenes. Non-painters can use this time to explore the many unique shops and buildings for last-minute gifts and souvenirs. Tonight we have a “show-and-tell” of our paintings, followed by a farewell dinner together. (Breakfast & Dinner included)


Day 8

Unfortunately all good tours must come to an end and this morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport where we part our ways, taking home lots of lovely memories. (Breakfast included)

Flights Perth- Adelaide-Perth (other city departures on request)

5 nights Proud Mary (all meals included whilst on board Proud Mary)

Murray River from Murray Bridge to Blanchetown and return

2 nights Hahndorf

Visit to Hans Heysen’s home – The Cedars

On shore excursions and activities

Daily tutoring/painting advice/tips

Reservations & Enquiries

For enquiries and reservations, please contact us to speak with one of our friendly and professional staff or click on the Book Now button on this page.

Phone: 1300 662 026


We are proud to be associated with All Aboard Coach Tours (school and community group catering and special functions) – All Aboard Coach Tours, and proud member of – Tourism Western Australia

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