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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


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
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.


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, Mar 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.

, Jan 2018

Well, it's nice but there's really nothing to see. I've learned there's a tour of few days which let you sleep in the wild. That could be interesting. Otherwise

, Oct 2017

The driver was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting facts about the area as we drove through the lovely Adelaide Hills. The Murray Riverboat Tour was truely beautiful - a wonderful experience and a nice lunch was served. After the cruise we spent an hour in Mannum which was not particularly interesting - this is the only negative point about an otherwise excellent tour.

, Jun 2017

It was the tour guides first day on the job and he came through with flying colours. He was professional, very friendly and most informative on a whole range of topics and interests and made all on board very relaxed and comfortable throughout the days journey. This was our first visit to SA and this tour gave us the opportunity to have a look from a regional aspect to that of the city of Adelaide.

, Feb 2017

I can really recommend this day trip from Adelaide. The riverboat cruise was great, and the lunch was good with a lot of healthy options which I appreciate. If I could change one thing it would be to skip one of the stops on the way back and spend more time on the riverboat.

, Oct 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

, Oct 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

, Oct 2016

Despite the storm and the flooding around the Adelaide Hills this trip went ahead. We had an excellent tour guide and had a comfortable coach for our trip. The cruise on the Proud Mary was very enjoyable with a delicious lunch provided. The trip to Mannum and the Murray Bridge was also interesting. Due to the flooding we were unable to go to the Melba Chocolate factory but instead we were taken to look for Koalas, which was a bit of fun. All in all it was an enjoyable day.

, Sep 2016

Was quite disappointment with this trip. The cruise was meant to be three hours, was only just over 2hours, lunch was nice but adequate, morning tea was plain biscuits thought would be more after most had been on the bus since 8.30. Bus driver was great, gave great commentary and knowledge on the surrounding regions and river.

, Aug 2016

Excellent.very informative commentary.Mannum not worth 1.1/2 hour stop. Extra 1/2 hour on the river would be preferred.

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