• Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Escape Adelaide's urban bustle for a day on the tranquil Murray River during this tour to Mannum, which includes a riverboat cruise. You'll spend two hours floating along the Murray River, watching for wildlife like pelicans and other birds while morning tea and lunch are served on board. Hear about the history of Mannum’s paddle steamer, and check out the Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside. During the round-trip coach ride from Adelaide, admire the scenery of the Adelaide Hills.


  • Day trip from Adelaide to the Murray River
  • Take a 2-hour riverboat cruise, soaking up the scenery and birdlife
  • Enjoy morning tea and lunch on the riverboat
  • Learn about Mannum’s history as the birthplace of paddle steamers on the Murray River
  • Visit Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside
  • Travel through the verdant Adelaide Hills
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Murray River Riverboat Tour Including Lunch from Adelaide

Murray River Jetty

Your day trip begins as you depart Adelaide by coach for the 1.5-hour journey through the Adelaide Hills and Mallee outback to Mannum, a heritage town on the Murray River. Hear about the history of Mannum, known for launching the Murray River's first paddle steamer in 1852.

Upon arrival in town, hop aboard the riverboat for your 2-hour cruise, which provides just a glimpse of Australia’s longest river, but it’s some of the best scenery, from willow trees to cliffs to the Red River Gums. Watch for birds like pelicans and cockatoos, and relax over morning tea and lunch.

When your cruise returns to Mannum, you have free time to walk around independently, perhaps checking out a viewpoint that provides photo ops of town and the river. Then return to your coach for the drive to the Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside, where you can taste some of the world's most delicious confectionary and refuel with a beverage or bite to eat, if you wish (own expense). Finally, pass by the Chain of Ponds to Tea Tree Gully on your way back to Adelaide, where your day trip ends.

Customer Reviews

Pamela A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The Murray River Riverboat tour was a very pleasant day. The two hour boat trip was tranquil and we enjoyed the hour we had in Mannum to wander the Main Street. We also enjoyed the cheese shop and the very large sweets shop.

Sharron P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The Murray River is a must see .. I saw it with an awesome height to the river, as it was blackout South Australia and stormy weather time ... glad I got to experience that ... love the old buildings and university ... the buildings are big highrises so nice to be able to get around without being shadowed by the heights of buildings .. everything so close, the Zoo 11 mins walk from the motel, Rundle Mall 7 mins walk from the motel ryc

Evelyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A lovely and relaxing few hours on the Murray River with a beautiful lunch included. Would recommend it to anyone. Next time we are doing one for a few days


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great day out , our driver was great and went out of his way to make the trip enjoyable and the scenery and boat ride was fabulous , our trip was to celebrate a birthday and the chef made a birthday cake which was 1st class , a highly recommended tour.

susanne b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Enjoyable drive thru Adelaide hills to Murray River. Boarded the Proud Mary for 2hrs while guests went ashore for 2hr tour. VIewed the countryside along the riverbank and colourful cliffs while we ate a delicious buffet lunch of prawns, cold meats, salads and fresh fruit. Choc and cheese stop on way back.

Sandie Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent day!

Elizabeth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely cruise on the river with a very good lunch included. Well worth it.

Richard M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A great day tour. Food excellent, scenery nice and staff very helpful and informative.

Debbie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

lovely tour of the river, great lunch, nice staff

Mrs Maree M D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

driver was full of interesting information, he had a great sense of humour, the meal on the boat was first rate, the boat captain was pleasant [not friendly] shame, the rest of the boat crew were great, boat ride could have been longer ?.

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