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Address: 78 Preiss Landing Road, Swan Reach, South Australia SA 5354, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8570 1097

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This really is a must do on your Murray River holiday.

Located at the 229 marker, which is the only odd numbered marker on the river, I was expecting a sign at least to say where it was. After passing Big Bend, I decided to phone and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the 229 marker, which is the only odd numbered marker on the river, I was expecting a sign at least to say where it was. After passing Big Bend, I decided to phone and found out we had passed it an hour earlier. Apparently someone "borrowed" the sign. I also found bookings were essential, but Janet said we... More 

Thank ChrisJohnW
Greater Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

took time out off the Murray Princess for a shore excursion, rocked up at this place ( with a group of travel agents!) with sheep sheerer and top bloke Dave, introduced us to farm life , sheep and his 2 cute puppies, later that evening we ventured off for a Nocturnal tour of the wildlife on Dave farm, which was... More 

Thank Mj_phill
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time with Dave and his mountain of knowledge of the areA. We enjoyed the outback and all it had to offer with the Rios and wombats and emus Visiting the three country pubs and there owners was very entertaining and they were full of knowledge too. This is a must if u are on the river... More 

Thank Pam C
Gold Coast
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of Pat's company as we toured the Swan Reach area for a day tour discovering outback pubs. We were collected promptly at Walker Flat from our Houseboat. Pat was very informative about the area and the plight of the farmers and townsfolk as we traversed country dirt roads and sealed bitumen on our way to the... More 

Thank SweetsGoldCoast
BigBendByNight, Owner at Big Bend by Night, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review and we are glad that Pat looked after you and managed to find her way back to the houseboat. Regards David More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We did the nocturnal tour with meal followed by Bush Tucker Champagne Breakfast the following morning from our houseboat. I was on holiday from NZ with my wife and two adult children with their partners from the UK. Janet & Dave couldn't have been better hosts. From our arrival and "starter" through dinner and then the nocturnal tour we all... More 

Thank philipcolclough
Chittaway Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We still tell people about our magical evening in May, 2005. I'm so pleased that this is still operating. We were staying in Mannum and did this tour after a day discovering the sights on either side of the Murray as far north as Blanchetown. We drove to the farm - we were the only ones on the tour -... More 

Thank reetrichards
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Having driven the Barossa valley many years ago I though I had seen it all, so therefore I was a somewhat reluctant traveller for a bus tour through the region...as usual, my partner Jan prevailed and so we spent a day away from the PS Murray Princess (see my review) to re-experience the vineyards. What a surprise!! Our driver David... More 

1 Thank sam H
BigBendByNight, Owner at Big Bend by Night, responded to this review

Hi Sam , Thanks for the kind words. Cate, alias Kelly, is now swanning around like a full time actress demanding more money.No sign of Jan,s glasses but will ask at each winery on Monday as they were not open on Good Fridays tour. Spent most of the day playing Tony,s game of Swedish skittles or whatever they were called.... More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had the absolute pleasure of have Dave as our tour guide for both the Barossa Tour (in the Entertainer) and the Outback Pub Crawl. What a great & entertaining man he is. And very accommodating. Will start with the Barossa Tour first. Dave picked us up at 10am from our houseboat in The Entertainer! Greeted with a glass of... More 

Thank Lynda W
BigBendByNight, Owner at Big Bend by Night, responded to this review

Hi Lynda, I must have been asleep or talking too much but we did go through footrot flats and all that is there is a sign. You must have blinked and missed it. Regards Dave More 

Banksia Beach, Australia
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Went as part of a Murray Princess Cruise The Sheep demo was entertaining and informative and the evening tour was incredible; frogmouths, grey, red and albino Roos and a wombat in his hole were the headlines. The transport is in modern versions of horse carts and is itself part of the enjoyment. David and his family are really welcoming and... More 

2 Thank LancsPozzie
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were on a seven day Houseboat trip on the River Murray and did a Barossa tour with David from Big Bend Tours. He picked us up in a fancy van with aircon and couch seating that all faced out of a window. There were bubbles on arrival, nice touch! But what makes the difference is that David is genuinely... More 

1 Thank kmedlock

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