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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.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Adelaide to the Murray River
  • Take a 2-hour riverboat cruise, soaking up the scenery and birdlife
  • Enjoy morning tea and a buffet 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

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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

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 ?.

Susan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Very enjoyable. Good commentary and great service.

Maxine H B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

Beautiful Lunch while watching the wonderful country side slide by. We were lucky and had the River Murray full of water. Would tell anyone it is a must do. Driver was the best.

Ben Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

fantastic day, we had more fun than what we expected

Samantha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Nice day trip with knowledgeable and friendly drivers. Nice buffet lunch on boat, but the boat trip is over very quickly!

Denise K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

very good a bit more time at the Wooden toy factory would be good.

Max B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

We enjoyed this trip for a second time. The morning tea and lunch went down well and most enjoyable.

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