The Murray River, Lakes and Coorong offers a wide variety of activities, scenery and destinations, many of which can be enjoyed as a tour experience. All tours are easy to book and access, and will guarantee you a memorable experience.
Why not start with the unique and stunning Coorong, cruising the world renowned wetlands in the state-of-the-art Spirit of the Coorong? This is a truly memorable way to learn about South Australia's best kept secret.
Or you can check out Big Bend by Night, a unique nocturnal tour of the river cliffs and wildlife. You may want to include this tour as part of your paddlesteamer cruise. Choose from a variety of historic vessels, day cruises or extended week long cruises. Trust us, once you spend time cruising the Murray River, you will quickly fall under its peaceful and magical spell.
Adelaide Helicopters specialise in creating unique heli-tourism experiences. Regardless of your choice of destination the sheer convenience and luxury of travelling by helicopter adds an unforgettable third dimension to your tourism experience.
Adelaide Helicopters is located on the outskirts of the historic township of Strathalbyn - less than an hour's drive from Adelaide. Our Strathalbyn base is the ideal launching spot to cover the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, the Coorong, River Murray and the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills.
Adelaide Helicopters is a proudly South Australian family owned and operated business.Visit website
Do you like to explore the local regions of South Australia? Let Ambler Touring take you there.
Ambler Touring offers tailor-made tours, for up to six people, throughout the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, McLaren Vale and further afield.
The Adelaide Hills, Barossa and McLaren Vale regions offer a vast range of experiences to suit food lovers, wine lovers, bushwalkers and birdwatchers.
Your host Roger, who grew up in the region knows these areas intimately. If food and wine are your favourite things, Roger can create a personal itinerary for a perfectly relaxed and indulgent day.
Ambler Touring is a licenced private chauffeur providing exclusive experiences touring around South Australia.Visit website
Spirit Australia Cruises operate extended, hotel accommodated cruises along the length of the Murray River between Albury (New South Wales) and Goolwa (South Australia) in a series of four to eight day cruises.
You will enjoy personalised small group travel on one of two purpose built cruise boats able to handle the variable water levels.
Cruises operate seasonally and are all one-way, averaging about 100 river kilometres per day to maximise the scenic experience. Coach transfer back to the port of origin is included for most cruises.
All cruises include Captain's commentary, all meals, ensuite riverside town hotel accommodation, on-shore excursions as specified, and coach return to port of origin.Visit website
Spirit Australia Cruises operate two, four and six hour Spirit of the Coorong cruises departing from the historic port of Goolwa, 90 kilometres south of Adelaide. Cruise to the Murray Mouth on the two hour Murray Mouth cruise, or across the Murray Mouth and into the wetland wilderness of the Coorong National Park on a four hour Coorong Discovery or six hour Coorong Adventure cruise.
The long, narrow, Coorong wetland lagoon complex extends almost 150 kilometres from the Murray Mouth and is a special place of great beauty and tranquillity. High sand dunes separate the Coorong from the Southern Ocean and support a large range of wetland birds and vegetation.
Recognised for spectacular sand-dune scenery and internationally significant as a migratory wader and waterfowl refuge, the Coorong is spiritually significant to the local Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people and has archaeological sites attesting to Aboriginal occupation and use of the area over many thousands of years.
Spirit of the Coorong cruise boats are purpose built to cruise into the protected waters of this shallow lagoon system. Enjoy the Captain's commentary on the Aboriginal and European history, ecology and birdlife of the area. Guided walk(s), a delicious lunch, and afternoon tea are included.Visit website
Big Bend By Night offers visitors the chance to see large numbers of kangaroos and wombats in the wild on unique spotlighting tours at Big Bend on the banks of the Murray River.
You can enjoy a bush tucker breakfast, a three course riverbank dinner while the sunset changes the colours of the sandstone cliffs, or, if travelling as a group participate in the Sunnydale Shearing Show.
There is no walking involved in the nocturnal tours just soft, comfortable padded seats in an open sided cart that is a fun experience on its own, especially on a clear starry night with Maddog and Jackdog leading the way.
Big Bend By Night also have two Mercedes Benz luxury vehicles, a Toyota Commuter and VW Caravelle available to take you on a wine tasting adventure to the Barossa Valley or Langhorne Creek wine region, an Outback Pub tour which includes lots of bush tracks and wildlife, or an Adelaide Hills Safari that includes a visit to Monarto Zoo and historic Hahndorf.
All of these tours, with commentary and stories provided by the drivers are available within two hours of Adelaide.Visit website
Goolwa Bus and Coach Pty Ltd have proudly serviced the Fleurieu, the Adelaide metropolitan area and beyond for the past 25 years.
We are a family-run company that takes pride in being a local establishment, offering high quality service to all of our clients.
Our fleet now consists of 25 buses (ranging from 22 to 61 seat) including seat belted, climate controlled coaches.
We have two depots, one at Goolwa, the other at Seaford. At our Goolwa depot we have a comprehensive workshop, including three full-time mechanics.
We are not restricted to and/or from the Fleurieu Peninsula. We can arrange tours to anywhere in Australia and will pick up from anywhere in metropolitan Adelaide.Visit website
The Langhorne Creek Cruiser caters for 11 passengers travelling in chauffer driven air-conditioned comfort while touring and visiting the seven local cellar doors located in our exclusive Langhorne Creek Wine district.
Packages can also be arranged to include accommodation, lunch/dinner options at one of the cellar doors, local Bridge Hotel or one of the hotels/cafes located in the charming Strathalbyn township only 10 minutes travel from Langhorne Creek.
Pick ups and returns from within the Adelaide metropolitan, Southern Fleurieu and local areas can be arranged. Tours to other wine regions are also possible.
Enquire about using Langhorne Creek Cruiser for your next private function transportation - birthdays, weddings or any group event.
Smaller vehicle for intimate tours for two or three guests are available on request.
The Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre contains a number of different exhibits and displays which tell the stories of the Mallee. Visitors can explore the Gum Family collection of restored tractors, stationary engines, farm and household memorabilia and the Printing Museum which displays presses, equipment and letterpress type. The DA Wurfel Grain Collection exhibits different varieties of grain and there are also displays honouring the pioneer women of the district. The South Australia Dry project depicts the district's settlement and development through dioramas and interpretive panels and the Mallee Panorama of landscape scenes shows the different faces of the Mallee.Visit website
Join Mundoo Island Station and Coorong Tours and enjoy a unique one and a half hour mini-bus tour of a private sheep and cattle station on an island in the Coorong.
You will see the Coorong barrages, magnificent birdlife, Mundoo Island Station museum, old car graveyard, hovercraft and learn about the station's history since 1843.
Magnificent scenery and myriad of birdlife will make your visit to Mundoo Island Station a memorable one. Bird lovers, photographers and artists will love this experience.
You can book specific bird watching or photography tours or book a longer time for an artist tour!
Self-contained farmstay accommodation for up to four guests is also available. Enjoy the peace and serenity of island life overlooking the beautiful Murray mouth and Mundoo Barrage.
Also available are self-contained campsites (no facilities) adjacent the Coorong water's edge. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming or simply relaxing with the amazing birdlife and sounds of nature.
Come and experience the last farm on the River Murray - where the river meets the sea.
Please note: access to Mundoo Island Station is restricted. Tour departure point is 3.5 kilometres along Denver Road, Hindmarsh Island.Visit website
Nestled on the shore of Australia's largest freshwater lake, Poltalloch Station is one of Australia's most historic pastoral properties. First established in 1839, John Bowman further developed it into a large thriving sheep station, whose descendents still farm beef cattle and sheep.
The guided tour takes about 90 minutes, in which time you will see the heritage-listed farm village and museum, and gain a feeling of the working life on a historic station. Highlights include the Shearing Shed, General Store, Carpenter's and Blacksmith's workshops, Machinery Displays, Stables and Barn, Groom's and Buggy rooms and the Homestead front gardens.
Refreshments can be served in the original shearer's quarters or guests may bring their own. Tour costs vary- please enquire direct when making a booking.Visit website