Rivers of Gold

4 days | Departs Mar & Nov –
Adelaide » Mildura » Swan Hill » Sea Lake » Lake Tyrell

Join us on our new Breakaway to the oasis town of Mildura! Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Murray River aboard a historic paddlesteamer and experience the Heartbeat of the Murray sound & light show in Swan Hill before seeing the amazing reflections at Lake Tyrell.

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4 days | Departs Mar & Nov –
Adelaide » Mildura » Swan Hill » Sea Lake » Lake Tyrell

Join us on our new Breakaway to the oasis town of Mildura! Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Murray River aboard a historic paddlesteamer and experience the Heartbeat of the Murray sound & light show in Swan Hill before seeing the amazing reflections at Lake Tyrell.

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Pre-Tour Arrangements for Interstate Travellers

Your adventure begins with a flight to the beautiful city of Adelaide. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Day 1: Adelaide to Mildura via the South Australian Riverland (BD)

Adelaide travellers will be met at home and transferred to the Central Bus Station to join the tour. Interstate travellers will be picked up from their hotel.

Enjoy a delightful boxed breakfast onboard as we travel via South Australia’s Riverland towns towards Sunraysia.

★ We arrive in Renmark, the main city of the Riverland for a short lunch stop.

This attractive city built on the Murray River was founded as an irrigation colony by the Chaffey Brothers from California in 1887. Remark in a mirror image of Mildura which was also established by the Chaffeys as another irrigation colony.

After the break for lunch, we cross the Murray River and later the Border into Victoria. We arrive in Mildura in the mid-afternoon and check into our accommodation.

Mildura was originally established as the first irrigation colony in Victoria. Due to the hot dry climate, Mildura mainly relies on its water supply from the Murray River.

The city is noted for its wide Boulevards and numbered streets which is a legacy from its founder W. B. Chaffey, who was invited to Mildura by the Victorian Government to establish a network of water channels to begin fruit growing in the area.

★ Enjoy a short town tour before indulging in a special welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

❱ 2 nights: Boulevard Motor Inn

Day 2: Best of Mildura Sightseeing & Paddlesteamer Cruise (BD)

★ After breakfast, enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour of the Victorian oasis town of Mildura.

Our touring includes a drive along the beautiful river front area and a visit to “Rio Vista” which was home to the W.B Chaffey original residents. The home is now a museum still furnished in the period of the day and includes many interesting items from the past.

Later, we tour to Woodsies Rock Shop near Irymple. The Rock and Gem shop is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures and houses one of the largest jewellery collections in Australia. Crystals and Gems from all over the world can be seen here. A huge “crazy maze” garden is covered with over 200 types of flowering creepers – it’s fun for everybody to try and find their way out!

★ This afternoon, we travel to the original Mildura Wharf to board the historic PS Melbourne for a 2 hour afternoon tea cruise on the Murray River.

A comprehensive commentary is provided throughout your cruise, providing you with an educational insight on the Murray Darling system and their environs as well as the history of the paddlesteamers.

After your cruise. we return back to our accommodation for dinner.

Day 3: Mildura to Swan Hill via Kyalite & the Valley of the Five Rivers (BD)

After breakfast our travels take us past Orange and Avocado plantations along the riverfront in New South Wales. We continue to Euston and Balranald on the Murrumbidgee River.

Kyalite was built on the Wakool River, a branch of the Edward River. Kyalite is also famous in the area for the abundance of the popular Murray Cod caught here. The old Hotel is well known in the district and has been restored to its original state over the years by its owners.

Later, our tour continues to the little settlement of Toolebuck before again crossing the Murray River to Swan Hill.

★ After dinner, visit the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement for the spectacular ‘Heartbeat of the Murray’ sound and light show.

Recently the winner of the International Laser Design Association’s prestigious award for multimedia shows, the ‘Heartbeat of the Murray’ will definitely tantalise your senses & imagination. The show will take you silently through the settlement, stopping along the way at homesteads, blacksmiths, a church, stores, wharf, Aboriginal sites & the lower Murray Inn.

At each stop the buildings light up depicting the activities of pioneer life and the story is told of bygone days. It is a 360-degree spectacular that is unlike anything ever seen in Australia, using light, water, laser, sound & special effects.

What a way to end a great day!

❱ 1 night: Jane Eliza Motor Inn

Day 4: Swan Hill to Adelaide via Ouyen, Sea Lake & Lake Tyrell (B)

This morning we depart Swan Hill for our tour back to Adelaide.

★ We travel via Ultima then on to the Mallee township of Ouyen.

Located in a vast area of wheat fields & sheep grazing lands, Ouyen has often recorded the hottest temperatures in Victoria during the summer months.

★ Later, we tour to the township of Sea Lake on Lake Tyrell. At the amazing salt lake, the most incredible reflections can be seen!

Lake Tyrell & its surrounding salt lakes were formed as a result of the innundation of the Murray-Darling Basin through sea level rise and its subsequent retreat. Hundreds of international tourists fly directly to Sea Lake to take photographs of the most amazing sights & reflections imaginable!

After a short stop here, we continue along the Mallee Highway and cross the South Australian border before arriving in the town of Pinnaroo. Enjoy a short break in the town before we set off for Tailem Bend & Adelaide.

Adelaide travellers will be met on arrival at the Adelaide Central Bus Station and transferred home by chauffeured vehicle. Interstate travellers will be dropped off at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel.

Post-Tour Arrangements for Interstate Travellers

You will be dropped off at your hotel in Adelaide for your overnight stay.

The next day, enjoy some time at leisure to explore Adelaide. Ask us about optional tours that are available today including day tours to the beautiful Adelaide Hills & of the famous Adelaide Central Market.

Later, a chauffeured car will take you to Adelaide Airport in time for your flight.

❱ 1 night: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar

Highlights
  • Stop at the picturesque South Australian Riverland town of Renmark
  • Visit the oasis town of Mildura
  • Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on a historic paddlesteamer
  • Watch the spectacular sound & light show at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
  • Take in the amazing reflections at Lake Tyrell’s salt lake
Inclusions
  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 4 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D)

Flights included in your price - as required

Transfers from home included - Adelaide only

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