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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.

Mundoo Island Station and Coorong Tours

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 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 is 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.

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Murraylands Photography Tours

Showcasing the regions attractions to photographers who are interested in the Murray River, cliffs, sun rises and sunsets, birds, local history, farms and farming ruins, paddle boats and paddle steamers - and some of the darkest skies in the world where 5000 stars can be observed in clear skies.

Tours can be tailored to suit your interests - from individuals through to groups, families - young and old - we can suggest a tour to suit every one.

Tag along, or we can organise a chauffeur driven vehicle with one of the local characters to take you around!

Spend time on the river, or finding old buildings and wind mills to be part of your Milky way images - happy to help!

Local Guides will be able to help those who want a little guidance on the best way capture the features and night sky - or we can arrange photography lessons to make sure you get the best results.

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Nature Bound Australia - South Australia

Are you seeking some South Australia holiday experiences specially designed for Over 50s and solo travellers, having a deep connection to nature, culture and community? Nature Bound conducts similar holidays Australia-wide.

Share the spirit of adventure and serendipity moments with a genuine small group of 3 to 7 like minded travellers.

Enjoy scenic outback tours and guided walks in pristine National Parks and world heritage wilderness areas.

Nature Bound's extended journeys feature immersive moments in ancient landscapes, iconic seascapes, pristine forests, wildlife habitats and arousing desert heartlands.

At night relax with creature comforts, quality accommodation and meals.

Discover how your connection to nature and place is at the heart of your wellbeing, inspiration and revitalisation.

Current journeys include exclusively selected destinations and comfortable 4WD travel, enhanced by 30 years touring experience and specialist local guides.

Savour the authentic story telling drawn from previous journeys Australia wide, Indigenous culture, nature, folklore and legend.

Nature Bound’s accreditations range across transport, National Park access, Ecotourism Australia, Uluru Kata Tjuta Guiding and responsible travel ethic.

Adventure knowing all expectations are covered by personalised consideration of your special interests and needs, empathy and an all inclusive price.

Collaborate personally if you wish, over a bespoke, exclusively private, tailored tour.

In describing their Nature Bound experience, guests have highlighted - “it is like travelling with the best of old friends”

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Naturewise Eco Escapes

Naturewise Eco Escapes offers you the chance to enjoy close-up interactions with wildlife and enjoy some of Australia's stunning national parks and private conservation reserves.

Our eco escapes are all-inclusive, small group tours taking you off the beaten track and behind the scenes to explore the best of Australian nature and wildlife.

Choose from a range of experiences to suit your fitness, interests and travel style. Eco tours offer comfortable touring in nature, spotlight tours in search of nocturnal wildlife, family friendly adventures, guided walking tours, camping safaris and rewarding trips offering hands-on conservation activities with guided walks, local tours and educational talks.

When you travel with Naturewise Eco Escapes you are giving something back to nature. All of our tours support wildlife conservation efforts across Australia. Naturewise Eco Escapes is operated by Australia’s largest not-for-profit conservation organisation Conservation Volunteers Australia – all holidays contribute to real conservation outcomes.

Explore the great outdoors, breath the fresh air, and unwind in nature.

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PS Marion - Morgan to Mannum - 3 days 2 nights

From $499

Come and relax on a trip down the Murray River. Crusing past Swan Reach, Blanchetown and Walker Flat

Coach transfers to boarding port and all meals included

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Dates and times: From June 10 to June 12.

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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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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Pure SA - nature based tours

…………………….. Due to the COVID-19 regulatory requirements pureSA has suspended all tours up to June 1st 2020. Given an ongoing escalation of the situation this date is likely to extend. For any enquiry after this date please contact us directly by email. ……………………..

Come and explore Adelaide as the locals do on a pureSA nature based adventure and tour. Just minutes from the city, you can set off on an Aussie bushwalk, explore serene National Parks, cycle along our pristine coastal and river trails, or engage with our cute and curious wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park!

Pure SA tours:

Cleland Wildlife Park Experience Adelaide City to Sea Bike Tour Bushwalk, Wine and BBQ Eco Tour Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure Morialta Nature and Wildlife Bushwalk Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Adelaide Shore Excursion Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish

Pure SA also cater for private bookings, group charter and tailor made itineraries.

Pure SA are fully accredited South Australian tourism business that prides itself on promoting and advocating sustainable tourism initiatives. You'll find the pureSA team friendly, professional and totally dedicated to ensuring that your experience will be a memorable one!

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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

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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