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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.

Premium Wine Tours by Scott Ninnis

Premium Wine Tours specialises in private and personalised tours of South Australia’s finest wine regions, hosted by wine specialist and former professional basketballer, Scott Ninnis and his expert team.

Visit the Barossa, McLaren Vale or Adelaide Hills.

Each tour is unique to you, and tailored to your individual interests.

With Premium Wine Tours you will taste wines unavailable to the general public, have the opportunity to purchase wines at discounted prices, and where possible, meet the winemaker, go behind the scenes and experience barrel tasting (subject to availability).

We specialise in small, private group tours of up to six people. (larger groups may be available on request)

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Sacred Earth Safaris

We are proud to be a COVID Clean practising business and we have a COVID Safe plan to keep our tour guests and staff safe and well. These include enhanced cleaning, especially of high touch areas, our lunches are all individual portions with disposable, eco-friendly containers, the use of PPE and alcohol based hand sanitizer and social distancing practises.

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 through South Australia. Owner operated, remote area tour specialists, they take pride in their personalized service and attention to detail.

Travel in comfort and style in a luxury 4WD with a maximum of 6 tour guests or a comfortable 6WD coach for a maximum of 23 guests.

Scheduled and private tours are available to destinations including the Fleurieu Peninsula, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Kangaroo Island and across the Nullarbor.

Private tours are ideal for families, social clubs, groups of friends, incentives and special interests such as photography. South Australia private tours range from a day trip to extended touring and can include other destinations such as the Red Centre.

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South Coast Wine Train

Enjoy rail travel from yesteryear with a few wines from today, the South Coast Wine Train tour travels along the heritage railway from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn and onward to the hidden gem of Australian wine regions, Langhorne Creek. ? Along the journey guests enjoy the opportunity to tour the nearby cellar doors and vineyards at Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and the Southern Fleurieu wine regions.

These regions are home to some award winning family owned and boutique wineries and vineyards dating back to the 1850's which are producing premium wines that are highly regarded in national and international wine circles.

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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 untraveled 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.

More recently, we have added cruises on the Myall Lakes, Brisbane River and the Hawkesbury River.

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Spirit of the Coorong

Spirit of the Coorong operate 1.5, 3.5 and 6 hour cruises departing from the historic port of Goolwa, 90 km south of Adelaide. Cruise to the Murray Mouth on the 1.5 hour Murray Mouth cruise, or across the Murray Mouth and into the wetland wilderness of the Coorong National Park on a 3.5 hr Coorong Discovery or 6 hour Coorong Adventure cruise.

Visit the area where both Storm Boy films were filmed, by the spectacular 90 mile beach. Look for the Storm Boy inspired character Mr Percival.

The long, narrow, Coorong wetland lagoon complex extends almost 150 kilometres from the Murray Mouth and is a special place of great beauty and tranquility. The book, and later the movie Storm Boy were based in the Coorong wetland area.

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.

Enjoy the Captain's commentary on the Aboriginal and European history, ecology and bird life of the area. Guided walk(s), a delicious lunch, and afternoon tea are included.

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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 Tours

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.