Riverboats on the Murray Tour


9:15am- 5:15pm


The Deal

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.


As you travel to the region, learn about the history and importance of paddle steamers for Adelaide

Mannum - birthplace of the River Murray paddle steamers

Cruise the Murray River on either the Proud Mary Riverboat or the Captain Proud Paddle Wheeler

Enjoy coffee or tea on boarding the boat with lunch following 

Cruise past soaring cliffs, ancient river red gums, green willows and lose count of all the birdlife

Opportunity to see the 100 year old PS Marion paddle steamer after your cruise

Visit a scenic lookout that offer a stunning overview of Mannum 

Spectacular drive through Torrens Valley including Palmer and Tunkillo 

Melba’s Chocolate Factory at Woodside

Return to Adelaide via 



Adult: $160

Child: $80


Departure Point:

Hotel pickup is offered or Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours at 85 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia 


Departure Time:

9:15 AM 


Return Details:

5:15 PM Returns to original departure point

The Itinerary

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 Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside, where you can taste some of the world's most delicious confectionaries and refuel with a beverage or bite to eat, if you wish (own expenses). Finally, pass by the Chain of Ponds to Tea Tree Gully on your way back to Adelaide, where your day trip ends.

The Fine Print

  • Cruise boat may vary due to operational requirements. 

  • Either the Proud Mary Riverboat or Captain Proud Paddle Wheeler will be used. 

  • Lunch on the Proud Mary Riverboat is a buffet with tea/coffee. 

  • Lunch on the Captain Proud Paddle Wheeler is two course with tea/coffee.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking 

  • Not wheelchair accessible 

  • The boat may differ depending on availability. 


  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking 

  • Near public transportation Infants must sit on laps 

  • Most travelers can participate 

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up

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