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SORRY, ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOOKINGS CLOSED If you would like to attend, be sure to leave your name on the waitlist in case any cancellations arise ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 30 Oct, 2017 EXCLUSIVE TO OUR GROUP : ALL OUR STATEROOMS WILL BE ON THE HIGHEST DECK (CLOSEST TO DINING ROOM AND BAR), AND WITH THE BEST VIEWS A thousand WOWs because this amazing adventure will have us cruising the Murray River on a paddlesteamer .. tour the Barossa Valley .. Enjoy the Riverlands .. venture through the ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Chain Of Ponds (Adelaide Hills), marvel at the colourful sprawl of Adelaide district's wild SPRING FLOWERS .. laugh a lot at Monash adult's playground .. and much more. Check out the most impressive itinerary ... I just happen to know a few off-the track places which tourists rarely visit - and you would LURVE .. we'll visit them <<<<<<<<<<< ITINERARY >>>>>>>>>>> DAY 1 - ADELAIDE Meet at the airport, then we're off to Adelaide where we pick up the spacious and air-conditioned hire car Tour amazing streets of Adelaide, where avenues of historic trees line the roads - you just HAVE to try their local "must have" yiros (maybe a dinner option) DAY 2 - ADELAIDE : CHAIN OF PONDS; HAHNDORF; BEERENBERG; EAGLES NEST You will drop dead and die because today's scenery is WUNderful !! .. the Chain Of Ponds drive through the "Adelaide Hills" (mountain range) is 100% scenic on any day of the year, but when we go, it will be spring - and the wild flowers are astounding Visit the famous EAGLES NEST from Ash Wednesday; drive through the Devil's Elbow, enjoy the German towns of Beerenberg and Hahndorf where you may wish to stop for a devnoshire tea/coffee at a very quaint German cafe .. enjoy lunch at the historic Hahndorf Old Mill hotel .. or maybe you would prefer to taste wines from the boutique Chain of Ponds winery Remember, we are not locked in to any formal tour - so we can venture or linger as much as we wish - they day is ours to relish DAY 3 - THE RIVERLANDS Scenery on the way to the BIG ORANGE at Berri, changes every half hour (yes, the Berri Juice factory is located here). Have you ever "driven" across a river ? - yes, if the ferry is running on the day, we'll drive onto it and zip across to the other side .. just because. Visit the river locks .. option to visit the huge car museum (all of them are in running order) We will stay at a lake resort in Bamera Not many interstate tourists know of Monash Adults Playground, but I will take you there for a 100% FULL FUN dose of playing DAY 4 - BAROSSA VALLEY; ADELAIDE Pucker your lips because we are on our way back to Adelaide via the Barossa Valley. Yes, we will pull into Australia's famous names such as Tanunda, Orlando, Yalumba and more, in and around Nuriootpa. Dare to taste Australia's finest - in a pristine grape district valley. We return to Adelaide DAYS 5 to 7 - MURRAY RIVER CRUISE The Murray River in South Australia offers landscapes like no other river. Onboard P.S. Murray Princess your next three days will be spent cruising past dramatic golden sandstone cliffs, watching Australian Native animals at play including Kangaroos and prolific bird life. You will come away with an education on this area, which helped shape the early days of Australia. As one of only a small number onboard P.S. Murray Princess you will get to see this ecological waterway up close and in relaxed comfort as a true passenger on a small luxury Paddle Steamer should <<<<<<<<<< CRUISE ITINERARY >>>>>>>>>> Friday Cruising (Dinner included) Mid afternoon the famous Murray River paddlesteamer, P.S. Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner. Sit back and enjoy your Murray Princess Cruise as your boat cruises under floodlight to your overnight mooring at Mundarra From the paddle steamer you may see nocturnal wildlife on the Murray River bank, watch for grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray River longnecked tortoises and spoon-beaked echidnas. Your resident on-board entertainer provides music for those who enjoy the times of Murray River boat cruises. Saturday Cruising (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included) In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, join a guided tour of the town's historic landmarks and local attractions. This afternoon you will begin your journey upriver. Tonight the boat will moor at Craignook, where after dinner you can enjoy being entertained your talented crew Sunday Cruising (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included) All ashore for the guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It's a great way to get in a little exercise before Murray Princess departs for the big river gorges and 90 metres cliffs of the upper river. Mid morning join everyone in the Sturt Dining room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the riverland's At the 205km mark, the Princess will turn and head down river to River View Lodge where your discovery vessel awaits for a backwater wildlife tour. Traveling in small, personalised groups, you will explore the maze of the river and the bird life is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river's muddy edges. During the afternoon also join the bocce or fishing challenge. This evening join the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks and the finale Captain's Dinner and Dance Monday Cruising (Breakfast included) After breakfast P.S. Murray Princess arrives at Mannum on the Murray River where reluctantly the Murray Princess Cruise staff and new friends farewell each other DAY 7 - ADELAIDE, SEAL COLONY, HISTORIC GLENELG TRAM On our final day in Adelaide you may wish to hop onboard the fun and historic Glenelg Tram which takes us to Gleneg Beach .. OR .. maybe you would prefer a tour the southern coast, down to VERY SCENIC Victor Harbour, where a horse-drawn tram is located .. .. OR .. visit the amazing Kangaroo Island, where colonies of seals call "home" DAY 9 - RETURN TO BRISBANE Wave a hearty bye bye to Adelaide, as we return the hire car and board the plane. Return to Brisbane is just after midday This adventure truly is a thousand WOWs !!! ✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩ INCLUDES ✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩ ✩ Return flights Brisbane/Adelaide ✩ Hire car - spacious, air conditioined ✩ Full insurance for hire car ✩ No driving - you just sit back with a camera and enjoy ✩ All accommodation included ✩ Motel accommodation is 3-1/2 star ✩ Parking at motels included ✩ 3-Night Luxury Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Murray ✩ 24-Hour tea/coffee making facilities on boat ✩ Our staterooms are located on the best deck (upper deck, closes to restaurant) with best views ✩ The paddle steamer features ... ✩ .. Two spas ✩ .. Two saunas ✩ .. Sun deck ✩ .. Two bars ✩ .. Two lounges ✩ .. Single-sitting dining saloon ✩ .. Speed boat ✩ .. Gift shop ✩ .. Library and video ✩ .. Lift (on certain decks only) ✩ .. Guest laundry ✩ .. 24-hour tea and coffee facilities ✩ Luxury Paddle Steamer accommodation is 5-star ✩ All meals included on paddle steamer ✩ All rooms on the paddle steamer are outside-views ✩ Includes short-walk land tour from paddle steamer ✩ Option to stay on boat during land tours ✩ Captains drinks & dance night (option to dress up) ✩ Paddle Steamer has an onboard bar ✩ Pay-as-we-go fuel costs ✩ Flexibility to adapt the tour to our own personal interests ✩ Absolutely stunning ✩ 9 DAYS, 8 NIGHTS of amazing adventure ✩ LIMITED NUMBERS ✩ EARLYBIRD SPECIAL PRICES (prices rise 25 October) ✩ From $3476 per person <<<<<<<<<<< AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE >>>>>>>>>>> SHARE : OUTSIDE-VIEW ROOM Single Bed : Yvonne Single Bed : Val OWN ROOM : OUTSIDE-VIEW ROOM Double Bed : Tanya OWN ROOM : OUTSIDE-VIEW ROOM Double Bed : Norm OWN ROOM : OUTSIDE-VIEW ROOM Double Bed : Silvana OWN ROOM : OUTSIDE-VIEW ROOM Single Bed : $[masked] - AVAILABLE ✩ PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AS YOU RSVP please - NO EXCEPTIONS Payment by direct deposit to ... Suncorp Bank BSB :[masked] Account : Norm Ferguson Account Number :[masked] PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME WHEN MAKING PAYMENT <<<<<<< THIS IS HOW IT WORKS >>>>>>> ... PAY AS WE GO FUEL Each attendee places $200 into a container to cover fuel, tolls, parking fees, etc as we go. I doubt we will need a top up, but will do if needed. At the end of the adventure, left over cash is divided evenly and returned to the attendees. Driver is exempt from cost or credit ... FLEXIBILITY On most days we have the flexibility to tailor the tour to our personal interests. If you wish to zip off on your own, that's fine - as long as you are on time when it's time to leave ... MEALS/DRINKS; ENTRY FEES Aside from provisions on the PS Murray Princess, all food and drinks are your cost. Entry fees, wine tasting fees and any other charges are your own cost - pay as we go ... EARLYBIRD SPECIAL The EARLYBIRD SPECIAL PRICES are valid only until 25 October 2018. Payments must be received by this date, to obtain the special price. Bookings after 25 October will be subject to availability and increased price CANCELLATION, REFUND, CONDITIONS ... If you invite a friend, please pay on their behalf. Do not rely on them to pay ... As with all our adventures, this is 100% non smoking; non vapour; and no mobile phones while in company ... If you are prone to suffering motion sickness (sea sickness) please bring medication ... Please bring all medications which you would normally take at home ... Attendees are required to produce a valid credit card for normal check-in and motel room security ... With the exception of onboard cruise meals, all other meals and drinks are your own expense ... Failure to arrive on time will void the ticket entirely with no refunds ... The adventure will still go ahead if the weather is inclement ... Tips and gratuities are not included ... Payment is required as you RSVP. Please do not wait until bookings close ... Prices will revert to normal retail price (not earlybird specials) after 25 October 2017 ... If you cancel before 25 October 2017, a 50% refund is provided ... If you cancel after 25 October 2017 there is no refund ... If you cancel after 25 October 2017 I will endeavour to sell your ticket for you, but no guarantees ... Members' names listed on the waitlist, is not any guarantee of their interest to attend the adventure ... Due to motel, air fares, and cruise conditions, reselling a ticket incurs an $869 Amendment/Transfer Fee ... If you resign from, or are removed from our meetup group, the Amendment Fee still applies ... Reselling tickets is a courtesy, not an entitlement ... Refunds are directed to your bank account only ... Tickets may not be re-sold after 1 September 2018 ... In the event of any changes or amendments to the adventure or itinerary there are no refunds ... Our adventure is time-limited and financial losses to each attendee may be incurred if the schedule is not maintained. If you fail to join the group at any pre-arranged time during the adventure, the group will have no other option than to depart. In such instances local authorities will be advised and it becomes your responsibility to arrange your own return transport, along with all costs ... As with all our adventures, your host and the meetup organiser reserve the right to discontinue any unused part of your ticket, including return transport, without providing reason or refund. In such instances, members are responsible for arranging their own return home and associated costs. Attendees are responsible for their own behaviour 100% SCENIC 100% AMAZING 100% WOW WOW WOW NEVER TRAVEL ALONE AGAIN - - - ✈

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