Proud Mary and Kangaroo Island

Thu 24 April to Wed 30 April 2025 (7 days)
Twin Share Cabin $3,850, Single Cabin $4,250 (Land only – Twin Share $3,250, Single $3,650)

The Murray River is one of the world’s legendary rivers, and Australia’s most famous river. Boasting some of the most spectacular and rugged Australian landscapes, the Murray River is home to an array of abundant wildlife and birdlife. Discover unique wildlife, wild plains, towering cliffs, and crystal-clear waters on Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third-largest island, we also visit the wonderful Barossa Valley.


Day 1

Arrive in Adelaide where you are met by the Aussie Redback Tours team. Once everyone’s on board, we begin with a tour of this beautiful “City of Churches”, visiting the famous Colonel Light Lookout which honours the pioneers of the city, and spending time in the longest and one of the busiest malls in Australia—Rundle Mall. Adelaide’s ring of parkland on the river Torrens is home to renowned museums, international art events, and fringe festivals, and it’s not surprising why. Later its onto our accommodation for the night. (Motel, D)


Day 2

We start the day with a visit to the Monarto Open plains Zoo, an amazing experience. Later you are welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary crew. Having settled into your comfortable, river-view cabin, you may like to join fellow passengers in the Dining Room & enjoy a drink before a delicious hot supper is served. Proud Mary cruises to its overnight mooring point and your Captain introduces the crew. From a completely different perspective and may allow you to view some of the nocturnal wildlife, especially birds such as night herons, owls, and coots from our decks. (B,L,D)


Day 3

A hearty cooked breakfast is served, whilst Proud Mary departs Woodlane and continues upstream through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire Murray River system. In the early days of riverboats, the inland lagoons were so immense that captains could often not find clear channels to navigate, so in the early 1900s riverboat captains planted willow trees along the banks to clearly mark the main river. Today the willows provide the perfect haven for a prolific range of birdlife. There are some 320 species in this area and, with the aid of binoculars and your well-informed guide, you will be able to study these beautiful creatures at close range.  (B,L,D)


Day 4

A hearty cooked breakfast is served, whilst you enjoy the scenery this beautiful section of the Mighty Murray River. You will pass through the townships of Younghusband, Pellaring Flat and Cowirra. We board a waiting coach for a history tour of this small township of Mannumthat has played a significant role in the development of South Australia. Captain William Randell launched the first paddle steamer, the “Mary Ann”, on the Murray River in 1853. On the tour, you will re-trace the colourful history of several pioneering families whose efforts shaped the successful development of this region. Late afternoon, the Vessel secures back at Murray Bridge. We then head to Victor harbour, our home for the night. B,L,D)


Day 5

This morning you will board the Kangaroo Island ferry from Cape Jervis. Once on land we travel to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillerythe only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery in South Australia. Learn about the distillery process and browse their extensive shop of oils, creams, sweets and gifts. In the afternoon we visit Seal Bay, Australia’s third largest seal colony.  Later we make our way to our accommodation for our evening meal. (B,D)


Day 6

Today we show you the wonders of Flinders Chase National Park. One of the most iconic features are the Remarkable Rocks, a cluster of granite boulders with golden orange lichen. Walk around and through them, taking plenty of photographs before we head to Admirals Arch which was formed by massive natural forces. From the platform here you can observe a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Kangaroo Island is also well-known for glorious birds, kangaroos, possums, echidnas, and koalas, and you should be able to spot these during our time here. Back at our accommodation there is time for a short walk at your own leisure or relax with “Happy Hour” drinks before dinner. (B,D)


Day 7

Today we take the ferry back to the mainland then continue up to Adelaide via wine country in time for your flight home, after a wonderful tour of South Australia. (B)

Flights Perth-Adelaide-Perth

1 night in Adelaide

3 days, 2 nights cruising

All meals on board

Australiana night

Historic Mannum

Murray Bridge

Monarto Zoo

Victor Harbour


Seal Bay

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery

Flinders Chase National Park

Admiral’s Arch

Most meals as indicated

Air-conditioned vehicle

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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