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  • Location:Adelaide, Australia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise

Discover the highlights of Adelaide on this afternoon coach tour with an optional river cruise. Your guide shares facts about the city as you see landmarks in Chinatown, the Central Market, Victoria Square, King William Road and Hutt Street. Take in the views from the top of the Lofty Ranges, then visit the charming town of Hahndorf where you have afternoon tea and time to stroll around on your own. Have the option to include a sightseeing boat cruise on the River Torrens before your coach tour.


  • 4-hour Adelaide sightseeing tour by coach with optional river cruise
  • Catch all the highlights of bustling Adelaide’s city center as well as charming towns in the outskirts
  • Drive to the top of the Mt Lofty Ranges and where you can disembark for great photo ops and panoramic views
  • Travel through the picturesque Picadilly Valley and villages in the lush foothills of Adelaide en route to Hahndorf
  • Refresh yourself with afternoon tea in Hahndorf followed by time to explore the quaint village on your own
  • Learn about the history and modern day charm of Adelaide from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Have the option to begin with a 1-hour cruise on the River Torrens in an iconic Pop-eye boat

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What You Can Expect

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour

After pickup at your Adelaide hotel or the Pop-eye jetty, board your comfortable air-conditioned coach for a comprehensive coach tour of Adelaide’s highlights. Your knowledgeable local guide provides informative commentary about the sights you pass on your 4-hour tour.

Start in Chinatown where pagoda-style roofs, red lanterns, restaurants and grocery stores are found along Moonta Street, which is marked by a traditional Chinese archway with lion statues. Then swing by the Central Market, the hub of Adelaide’s food scene with hundreds of farmers and specialty shops that provide everything from fresh fruits and veggies to seafood and locally-sourced meats.

Continue to nearby Victoria Square, the heart of the city with many of the South Australia’s most significant historic and modern civic buildings. See St Francis Xavier Cathedral and drive along the grand boulevard King William Street, where the governor’s residence is located along with other important landmarks. Motor down trendy Hutt Street as you head out to North and East Terraces, where cultural institutions like the South Australian Museum and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens are found.

Drive through the tree-lined suburbs as your coach climbs to the top of the Mt Lofty Ranges for spectacular views over Adelaide, from Glenelg to the Gulf St Vincent. Then follow the road to Hahndorf, passing the charming villages of Crafers, Stirling and Aldgate along the way.

When you reach Hahndorf, the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia, your guide explains the history of the town as you drive through the quaint streets to the Hahndorf Inn, where you have about two hours to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea and time on your own to explore the town. Afterward, your coach returns you to your Adelaide hotel to end your tour.

Tour and River Cruise (one hour):

Begin your tour by hopping on board the iconic Pop-eye boat for a leisurely cruise along the River Torrens. The round-trip cruise departs from Elder Park and glides along the water to the Adelaide Zoo before returning to the landing. Along the way, your captain shares informative commentary about the many landmarks and points of interest located on the river. Look for wildlife including pelicans, Pacific black ducks, Australian wood ducks, black swans, ibis, egrets and herons. Pass under a number of beautiful bridges and get the chance to see some of their features up close. Take in public art and sculptures that dot the grounds of Linear Park, a popular city park that runs along the River Torrens. The river cruise is a great way to enjoy the quieter side of Adelaide and experience the river at the heart of the city.

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Customer Reviews

Patricia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very good afternoon trip helpful guide wonderful scenery Tks best wishes from pat

Priscilla B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An enjoyable tour and will use Viator again:

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed and would recommend.

Joanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Awesome trip and our coach driver was really great and told us heaps of interesting facts and details on our trip . Would highly recommend this tour to all Adelaide visitors .

Julia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was amazing! We saw so much of beautifully Lofty Ranges and had a fabulous time in Handorf Village a very informed driver and saw 8 Koalas In their natural habitat - I don't think it could have been any better - extremely well done and the best part of my brief stay in Adelaide.

Jill M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Would recommend this to all my friends


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013


R.R. W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

This was a very good trip and the main attraction was the stop off at Hahndorf, a delightful place with a very good afternoon tea.provided. While Hahndorf was clearly the highlight the trip around the hills was also interesting, especially Mount Lofty. if an improvement ws needed it could be that some attention could be given to the end of the trips. On each trip we made we were picked up from the hotel but on our return instead of being taken back there by the coach we were taken to the main depot and passengers from various trips were allocated to other coaches for return to thier hotels. This may make good economic sense but at the end of a trip having to hang about at the depot is not conducive to improved humour. It was still a good trip though.

Anne M

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

very pleasant way to spend afternoon in Adelaide. Driver and staff were so friendly and welcoming and very clear directions in Hahndorf.

Carolyn T

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

River cruise was ok...not something that is a must do however the rest of the tour is a must do while in Adelade.

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