Murray Magic Tour 02

2024 Border Hopper Tour

  • From $1150 through to $1650 per personIndividuals/Couples/Small Groups 5 to 10 people: $1300pp Tri or Quad / $1450 Twin / $1650 Single. Small to Medium groups 12-22 people $1200/$1300/$1500. Medium groups 24-30 people $1150/$1250/$1450.
  • Barham • Echuca • Bendigo • Swan Hill
  • NEW Legends of the Mallee Lightshow • Echuca Paddle Steamers • Swan Hill Pioneer Village • Silo Art • Fly Wheelers museum • Secret WWII Catalina Flying Boat Base • Talking Tram • Bendigo Pottery • Redgum Statue Walk • Orchard Tour • Juicing Factory
  • Tours run regularly through out the year. See the link at the bottom of the page for available tour dates. Please phone 1800 154 551 to confirm available dates and to make bookings.

  • 6 nights Accommodation
  • Sunday pick up Deniliquin (N.S.W) or Kerang Station ( VIC)
  • Saturday return trip to Deniliquin (N.S.W.) or Kerang Station (VIC)
  • 5 Days of tours to places of interest as per itinerary
  • Entry fees for tours listed on the itinerary
  • Travel in our coach with a professional driver / tour guide
  • 1 Hot/Continental breakfast and 5 Continental breakfast
  • Light snack meal and dessert on night of arrival
  • 5 two course set menu evening meals
  • 4 Morning Teas
  • Welcome to the start of your holiday. We will transport you from your pickup point to the Riverland Motel where you can enjoy a relaxing evening and a light meal and dessert in your room.

  • Today we are going to have a look at our local area known as “The Golden River Country”.
    First the twin towns of Barham and Koondrook, separated by the state border of the Murray River, but linked by one of the oldest lifting span bridges on the Murray.
    We will visit the Fly Wheelers Club Heritage Museum, where you can explore this amazing collection. Morning tea will be provided by the Fly Wheelers.
    Following morning tea, and weather permitting, we will have a tour of a local fruit orchard known as the “Eagles Nest”. You will be informed of the local history of citrus in the area, followed by a quick tour around Barham showcasing our local industries.
    Lunch will be in Barham – your choice of eateries. After lunch a quick trip past the Bundarra Berkshire's Free Range Pig & Chicken Farm before we visit the Arbuthnot Sawmill, established in 1889, learn the history of the mill and family. From the observation deck you will see the process of raw logs. Then wander over to the Barham/Koondrook Men’s Shed and observe their beautiful wooden items for sale. On our way home we'll stop off at The Great Australian Squeeze! for a tour of the juicing factory.

    morning tea supplied / products available to buy
  • It's hard not to get excited about today as we visit Australia’s premier inland river port – Echuca. There is nothing quite like this anywhere else in the world. On our way we will visit Torrumbarry Weir for morning tea. A perfect opportunity to see how the waters of the Murray are managed. First stop in Echuca and it’s time to hop aboard the paddle steamer for a leisurely river cruise. Whilst on board you can see up close the workings of these magnificent vessels. After our river cruise, you can wander the Historic Port of Echuca at your own leisure and have lunch at one of the many eateries. We'll reconvene and head for Colbinabbin for a stop at their spectacular Silo Art. Then onto the Sports Museum at Rochester where the intriguing collection of 4000 exhibits includes historical items of renowned cricketers, tennis players, and other sporting legends. Once we have soaked in the sporting history, we will move on to some more Silo Art before we head home.

    morning tea supplied / products available to buy
  • Today we visit beautiful Bendigo city, built on the promise of gold! First stop of the day is at the famous Bendigo Pottery the oldest working pottery in Australia which still retains the character of years gone by.
    We will then drop you off to have lunch in the Bendigo Township* and explore the city before going for a ride on the Talking Tram. The tram will take you on a scenic tour through the heart of Bendigo. Then on to The Golden Dragon Museum to hear about the Chinese heritage of Bendigo and the significance of the Bendigo Dragons.
    * The Bendigo Marketplace wil be used for lunch where the weather is not suited to exploring the township.

    products available to buy / long day
  • Today we visit Tresco & Lake Boga, exploring what makes these local Murray Valley towns tick. Morning tea will be provided by Isabel & Gary at the Chasney Estate, a small boutique 'off the grid' olive and lavender grove where they produce their own Olive oil, table olives, soaps and ice cream! On to Swan Hill for lunch and some retail therapy before going to the Pioneer Settlement. This settlement was the first attraction of its type opened in Australia. Stepping back in time to an era when fun was simple, and life moved at a much slower pace. Marvel at the ingenuity of the people who lived in these times. One more stop for the day: the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum. A fascinating place full of Australian history few people know about telling the story of the Catalina during World War II.

    morning tea supplied / products available to buy
  • Today we head to Moulamein the oldest town in the Riverina. Stopping first at the Jeraly Wool Shed, then onto Mooloomoon Wool Shed, built in the late 1890’s, this once busy 32 stand blade shed is a reminder of the towns important shearing history. Feel free to wander around the property before heading into town. Venture over the footbridge to see the old Court House (originally built in 1847).
    Then we’re off to the bowling club# for lunch, afterwards stretch your legs on the Moulamein River Walk, an area that holds great significance to the local Aboriginal community – the Wamba Wamba/Wemba Wemba people. See the Big Tree, one of the largest red gums in the Riverina, measuring 11.6m in circumference and estimated to be between 500 and 1000 years old.
    To top off the week, after dinner we'll be off to the Legends of the Mallee laserlight show at the Pioneer Settlement, an immersive journey through the regions history, with indigenous insights from the Wamba Wamba and Wadi Wadi people intertwined with European explorers tales such as Burke and Wills ill-fated expedition.
    # The smaller 5-10 group,weather depending will get take away from the cafe and go to either the lake or a quick boat ride instead of the Bowling Club.

    morning tea supplied / products available to buy
  • After an early breakfast in your room this morning we say farewell and thank you for joining us, before driving you to your pickup point for the journey home.

  • Drive Yourself

    If you wish to arrive by car you can access your room any time after 2pm on the Sunday. Your car can be parked outside your room. Departure by 9.30am on the following Saturday.

  • Deniliquin Pick up / drop off - book Deniliquin return

    Please insure you book a return ticket Pick up locatin to Deniliqiuin - Sydney to Melbourne XPT
    * Departs Central Railway Station on Sunday at 7.40am and arrives at Wagga Wagga Station at 1.54pm, your luggage will be transported to a Country Link coach to continue your journey to Deniliqiun arriving at 5.40pm .ETA to Riverland Motel Barham is 6.45pm.
    *On return the Counrty link coach will depart Deniliquin at 7.50am arriving at Albury Station in time to board the at 11.49am Melbourne to Sydney XPT, arriving in Sydney around 7.53pm.

    * Please note ONE standard size suitcase per person, the maximum weight is 20kgs. Over weight luggage may be refused by the driver.

  • Kerang Train Station Pick Up / Barham Coach Stop Drop Off (VIC)

    Please insure you are booked on the correct route - if you choose to arrive at an earlier time you will have to wait for our coach to arrive - we only pick up at 1:53pm on a Sunday. If you wish to be collected from the earlier train there is a fee of $50.00 per person.

    * Melbourne Swan Hill line departs Southern Cross Station at 10.06am to Bendigo, then transfers to a coach to Kerang Station, ETA 1:53pm on Sunday where you will be met by our driver for an ETA to Barham Riverland Motel of 2:20pm.
    * Return on the following Saturday our driver will take you to the Barham Coach Stop to catch the 7.00am Coach direct to Southern Cross Station ETA 11.20am.

  • Other Options

    Other travel options may be available - please contact us if none of the above suit you.

Terms & Conditions for our tours

Booking Process

Step 1: Phone or email us, or book online to confirm availability of your preferred tour, date and   current pricing. Should you wish to proceed we will place a tentative booking for you.

Step 2: Within 7 days of the tentative booking please complete and return your booking form along with your initial deposit. This holds your booking. This is automated when booking online.

Step 3: Once this initial deposit is received, we will issue a receipt, which will explain when your next payment is required.

Step 4: 45 Days prior to tour commencement date make your final deposit payment. This confirms your booking.

Deposits

6 & 7 Day Tour’s (5 to 10 people tours):

  • A holding deposit of $100 pp is due with the booking form, which is due within 7 days of placing your tentative booking. This holds your place.
  • A further deposit payment of $600pp is due 45 days prior to departure date, and this confirms your booking. A $50 discount is available if full balance is paid at the 45 day mark. Any remaining balance is due on arrival or can be paid at any time prior to arrival.
  • Any booking made with between 14 and 45 days of departure; $700 payment is due immediately and balance due on arrival.
  • Any booking made with less than 14 days prior to departure requires immediate full payment.

6 & 7 Day Tour’s (12 - 22 and 24-30 people tours):

  • A holding deposit of $100 pp is due with the booking form, which is due within 7 days of placing your tentative booking. This holds your place.
  • Remaining balance is due 45 days prior to departure.

Speciality, Golf, and any other tours not mentioned above:

  • A holding deposit of $100 pp is due with the booking form, which is due within 7 days of placing your tentative booking. This holds your place.
  • Full tour payment is due 45 days prior to departure date and this confirms your booking.
  • Any booking made with less than 45 days prior to departure requires immediate full payment.

Pricing

We reserve the right to change our prices without notice.  This can mean that different passengers on the same tour may have been charged different prices. Prices confirmed at the time of issuing your booking confirmation.

Cancellations

All cancellations are preferred in writing and will be subject to cancellation charges.

Based on the date the cancellation is received by us, cancellations greater than one month of tour date are subject to a $50 cancellation fee, all other monies will be refunded via same payment method (exc. Cheques and BPAY – if originally paid via a cheque your refund will be issued via Australia Post money order minus the cost of the money order. If paid via BPAY we’ll require your bank details to return the transfer). Cancellations 45 days or less will forfeit all monies paid.

Regrettably, cancellation charges cannot be waived, and you acknowledge that it is a condition of these Terms that you take out adequate comprehensive travel insurance which includes coverage in the event of cancellation by you.

Ammendments by Murray Magic Tours

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, MMT takes no responsibility for any itinerary changes we determine acting reasonably that are required for safety reasons or in situations where changes are required due to matters outside of our control. You acknowledge MMT's right to make amendments in these circumstances. While we will reasonably endeavor to supply comparable arrangements, you agree that you will not be entitled to any cost reduction, refund, or other compensation in these situations.

Minimum Numbers

All tours are subject to minimum numbers. If MMT cancels a tour due to lack of numbers, you will have the option to receive a full refund or to transfer to alternative tour. If the cost of the alternative tour is less expensive than the original tour then we will refund you the difference, and if the alternative tour is more expensive then you agree to pay the difference. We endeavor to have this decision made no less than 45 days before departure.