Short Break – Adelaide and the Murray River March 2019


Adelaide is a city rich in arts, culture, history and architecture, delicious food and wine. It is easy to explore with its grid system CBD and yet still retains an element of small town charm. Foodies love the sights, tastes and smells of the Adelaide Central Market which we visit. A 20 minute tram ride takes us out to Genelg to dip our toes in the ocean and sample some locally made chocolates. A leisurely three night trip on the PS Murray Princess takes us through gum forests, towering gorges, historic ports and on a guided nature walk. You may see kangaroos, hairy nosed wombats, tortoises and many other species, especially on the small flat bottomed boat tour exploring the backwaters of the river. The birdlife is amazing here too. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy shores. Our “Fork & Grape” tour will be a treat. There will be culinary highlights and visits to local producers in the McLaren Vale.

Penny Pickett took our first Short Break tour in 2018 to Melbourne and is excited to lead another Short Break tour to Australia in 2019. Penny has worked for many years in retail travel and has enjoyed the trips she has escorted. Having once lived on a vineyard and spending many hours enjoying food, Penny feels she is well qualified to lead this tour!

DATES Friday 29 March – Friday 5 April 2019


  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights on board Murray Princess
  • All meals on board the ship
  • Other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$4,200
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$   890

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 15

As this tour departs shortly, please contact Calder & Lawson Tours directly to see if you can join the group.