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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.

Poltalloch Station

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.

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River Lane Blacksmith Tours

The River Lane Blacksmith Shop at Mannum is available for tours daily. The shop has been authentically recreated to original working order, dating back to the 1880's.

Visitors will be shown the making of horseshoes using the forge and anvil. The history of Blacksmithing and the tools used will also be explained.

There is also a display of old machinery such as bellow's, drills and other equipment. A display of medieval full suits of armour and weaponry can be seen with a small talk about the armour dating back to the sixteenth century explaining the way they were made and how they were used.

Visitors are welcome to bring their cameras and take a photo of themselves in a suit of armour.

Demonstrations last approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This is for group bookings only.

The River Lane Blacksmith Shop is situated opposite the Mary Ann Reserve, near the Murray River Princess mooring where there is seating, picnic area, playground and toilet facilities.

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Sacred Earth Safaris

Relax and enjoy your holiday. Let someone else do the driving and take care of everything, on a soft adventure small group four wheel drive tour with Sacred Earth Safaris. Tours are available throughout South Australia, including the Flinders Ranges and Outback, Kangaroo Island and across the Nullarbor.

As a family owned and operated business, they take pride in their personalized service and attention to detail and have 30 years' experience in the tourism industry.

Travel in comfort and style in an air conditioned 4WD. They have 3 vehicle sizes to choose from, catering for micro, small and medium groups, up to 24 people.

Tours are accommodated and you can choose from a range of extended scheduled tours or enjoy a personalized private tour-where they design the itinerary to suit your interests, which is ideal for incentives, families, social clubs, groups of friends and special interests such as bird watching and photography. Private tours range from day trips to extended touring and can include a variety of destinations, accommodation and activities.

Sacred Earth Safaris also operate tours to Kakadu, the Kimberley, Pilbara, Tasmania and the Red Centre and can combine private touring in these areas with touring in South Australia.

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Spirit Australia Cruises

Our Murray River Cruises operate along the entire length of the Murray River between Goolwa SA and Albury NSW. From the moment you board one of our purpose built boats, you will be enchanted by the never ending but always changing scenery, the abundance of birdlife and wildlife, the history and stories, the captivating colours, moods, sounds and silences.

Spirit Australia passengers do not stay on-board in cabins. Passenger accommodation is on-shore in comfortable en-suite riverside town hotels allowing time to explore a different riverside town most evenings.

We mostly cruise one way, with coach return to port of origin to maximise distance cruised and minimise duplication of scenery. Our boats are therefore smaller, allowing access to unique untravelled waters and offering a more personalised and small group cruising experience. Our captains also offer expert and entertaining commentary on the stories and history of the Murray River.

We also cruise the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria. A unique opportunity to explore the 7 Rivers, 4 Channels, 3 Lakes, 2 Straits & islands that inter-connect to make up the fascinating and diverse waterways, with a small group cruise all the way from SALE to LAKES ENTRANCE.

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Truely Tribal

Truely Tribal creates true value holidays for single travellers, couples, active seniors, private groups, clubs, businesses and students. All tours include a great deal of sightseeing, activities, indigenous culture, free time, accommodation and meals. We travel in small groups and provide high quality tours with excellent customer service.

Join our popular tours to the Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Kangaroo Island, Outback Australia, Uluru, Eyre Peninsula, and Great Ocean Road or enjoy a luxurious cruise on the Mighty Murray River.

With over 30 years experience in the tourism industry we can show you some of the best known tourist icons in Australia. No matter how large or small your budget and how special your wishes, we can put together a memorable and tailor-made day/holiday for you.

Explore Australia on our guided tours or book a private charter giving you a holiday of a lifetime.

Truely Tribal Tours - Tours with Great Value and Great Service

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Twisted Throttle Escapes

Twisted Throttle Escapes is a part of a locally owned family motorcycle business , that has the Motorcycle rider , in particular, the rider whom the opportunity to ride an exotic sport machines is the ultimate escape holiday experience.
Twisted Throttle Escape discover South Australia in an unusual and unique way. Our Escapes offers the rider an opportunity to "escape" whether it be for one day or three wonderful riding experiences.

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Watervalley Wetlands

From $20

Watervalley Wetlands offers over 40 kilometres of self-guided four wheel drive tracks that are suitable for all levels of experience. These tracks take you through our working cattle station with majestic views of the Coorong, and then deep into our pristine heritage-listed vegetation. Our expansive system of wetlands lay dry after summer and teem with life following the winter rains, supporting a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Should you wish to explore this private property with a friendly guide we offer half day and full day tag along tours. You will discover a different side to the Coorong that is tucked away out of sight.

Why not pack your lunch and spend some time with us or stay the night and test your astronomy skills. We offer camping in designated bush camps, or accommodation in the Wetlands Centre.

Why not incorporate Watervalley Wetlands into your next Coorong experience.

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Wine Coaster

Wine Coaster Tours offer relaxed, fun and intimate winery and produce tours across the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and the Adelaide Hills. You will travel in style in a luxury 4WD (maximum of 4 passengers). We offer a door to door service on the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula.