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MUSIC, MAYHEM AND MADNESS ON THE MURRAY!

25 October - 1 November 2024

We take over the boat (just Operatunity folk) and as we cruise the tranquil waters of the mighty Murray, we bring you music, mayhem and madness.

$6880 per person twin share
Single Room Supplement Add $3985
Suites Add $975pp Twin Share

Initial Deposit On Booking $1000
Second Deposit Due: 1 April 2024 $2000
Final Balance Due: 2 July 2024

Days

Days

Highlights

Exclusive charter, lots of music, Murray River cruise, great food, Barossa wine tasting day, sheep show, bush BBQ, pelicans and great sunsets

Group Size

100

Travellers

(we take over the whole boat)

Meals

All Meals

Mobility

Gentle Tour

TOUR HOSTS

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KARL PERIGO

TENOR

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REBECCA WRIGHT

CROSSOVER MEZZO

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RUSSELL DIXON

BARITONE

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CHET O'CONNELL

GUITAR

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MARIAN BURNS

SINGER/FIDDLER

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GRANT WINTERBURN

PIANIST

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ISAAC PAWSON

CROSSOVER TENOR

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RIKKI MORRIS

SOUND ENGINEER

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SPECIAL FEATURES

• We take over the boat (just Operatunity folk) and as we cruise the tranquil waters of the mighty Murray, we bring you music, mayhem and madness.

• We cruise this life-giving river, stopping along the way into little towns, enjoy the amazing cliffs and the pelicans to keep us company at dawn and sunset.

• Then it’s time for the Operatunity Travel flavour of music with specially themed musical events including the following concerts: Showstoppers as our artists bring out some of their favourite party pieces and we hit the ground running! When Irish Eyes are Smiling! Where we transport you to an Irish pub with famous Irish songs and jokes, Shake, Rattle and Roll - ready to rock and roll, Hoedown Showdown, hits from the country music repertoire and Viva Las Vegas, featuring great hits and famous acts who starred in Las Vegas!

• Then when you think you might get cabin fever, we whisk you off for a tour of the Barossa Valley with fabulous food, tours and wine tasting.

• Activities include a visit to a sheep station with a difference, a local vineyard, bush walks, speed boat rides, music quiz, Captain’s dinner, gourmet meals, BBQ with bush band and fancy dress night.

• Leave your wallets at home as everything (apart from shopping and drinks) is included.

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TRIP ITINERARY

Experience the Exceptional:

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2024 (D)

Murray Princess (7 nights)

Highlights Include: 

• Brief driving tour of Adelaide, then Hahndorf, a cute little German settlement, with time for your own lunch and a chance to shop.

•Tonight, a dinner and a concert entitled Showstoppers where our artists bring out some of their favourite party pieces and we hit the ground running on this great trip!

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SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2024 (B, L, D)

Highlights Include: 

• A visit to Murray Bridge, our first stop for sights and some shopping!

• A chance to wander around Mannum and visit the museum.

• Fancy dress night with concert: Shake, Rattle and Roll – ready to rock and roll. Dress in costumes from the 50s, 60s or 70s, the wackier the better! Then maybe a little dancing after dinner?

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2024 (B, L, D)

Highlights Include: 

• A leisurely morning cruising upriver to the Big Bend with a visit to Blanchetown and Burk Salter’s vineyard for some wine tasting.

• We transport you to an Irish pub this evening with When Irish Eyes are Smiling featuring all the great Irish songs, jokes and fun.

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MONDAY 28 OCTOBER 2024 (B, L, D)

Highlights Include: 

• A full day tour of the Barossa Valley including wine tasting and tours, and a gourmet vineyard lunch.

• Later we are invited to join the first officer on his Ghost Tour of Morgan.

• We enjoy the movie Rocketman - the life of Elton John tonight, as we cruise along in our own paddle steamer.

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TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2024 (B, L, D)

Highlights Include: 

• A guided tour of the Morgan Museum.

• Musical charades which will include some great prizes for both the craziest and winning teams. 

• Concert tonight after dinner: Viva Las Vegas, with great hits and famous acts who starred in Las Vegas! We feature Elvis, The Rat Pack, Celine Dion, Liberace and so many more!

WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2024 (B, L, D)

Highlights Include: 

• A Woolshed Sound & Light Show where typical Australian woolshed history is recreated.

• The great Aussie BBQ with campfire tales, family soirée and singalongs plus an optional nocturnal tour to view some nocturnal animals, followed by some jamming from our artists and a chance to dance.

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THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2024 (B, L, D)

Highlights Include: 

• Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites.

• A chance for adventure seekers to take a scenic speed boat ride!

• Final night Captain’s Dinner with the team presenting Hoedown Showdown, hits from the country music repertoire, a highlight of the trip and a fabulous way to celebrate the end of our perfect tour.

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2024 (B)

We farewell the Murray and fly home, full of food, music and sights. 

This Trip Includes:

• Return Economy Air New Zealand airfares Auckland – Adelaide including all taxes.

• 7 nights’ accommodation on the Murray Princess as a charter so just us on board!

• Fabulous, favourite core artists escorting the cruise include Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon, Rebecca Wright, Marian Burns, Isaac Pawson, Grant Winterburn, Chet O’Connell and Rikki Morris. 

• Specially themed musical events including the following concerts: When Irish Eyes are Smiling! Where we transport you to an Irish pub with famous Irish songs and jokes, Showstoppers as our artists bring out some of their favourite party pieces and we hit the ground running on this great trip!, Shake, Rattle and Roll - ready to rock and roll, Hoedown Showdown, hits from the country music repertoire and Viva Las Vegas, featuring great hits and famous acts who starred in Las Vegas!

• Other special flavours include fancy dress night, Aussie BBQ, Rocketman, the life of Elton John movie night, Murray Cup and musical charades!

• Great day out in the Barossa Valley with wine tasting, gourmet foods and great shopping experiences.

• Itinerary also includes the Murray Princess schedule with visits to Blanchetown, Burk Salter’s Vineyard, Swan Reach, Murray Bridge, Lock and Weir #1 (dependent on water levels) and Sunnydale for a fun farm visit and show.

• Leave your wallets at home as all meals are included: excellent meals with great variety and fresh produce.

• All musical events, taxes, porterage and food is included.

Important Information

• All itinerary details are subject to change, but changes will be replaced with a comparable or better option. 

• Initial & Second deposits are fully refundable up until final balance due date, minus an administration fee of up to $500 plus any non-recoverable costs. 

• All monies are non-refundable at final balance due date. This becomes an insurance claim. 

• Bank transfer payments incur no surcharge. Credit card payments incur surcharge of 1.5%.

• Travellers need to be independently mobile and fit to travel. 

• Bookings will only be accepted with initial deposit & booking form. 

• All travellers must obtain comprehensive travel insurance for international travel and insurance for domestic travel is recommended. 

• Please refer to our terms and conditions on booking form.

Mobility - Gentle Tour

This tour will suit people with a stick, but not a walker or in a wheelchair. You will be required to walk to get from place to place and stand in museums and gardens, but it is designed to be an easy tour with lots of time to rest, travel on a coach and walk easy leisurely distances. You will need to be able to get on and off a bus with ease.

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