There is no better way to see the famous Murray River than on a relaxing cruise on a true paddle wheeler combined with a delicious gourmet a-la-carte lunch. Sit back and relax as we take you on a three hour cruise along the Murray River, followed by a visit to Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheeses for a structured Cheese Tasting on our way home.
Join us as we depart Adelaide’s suburbs travelling through the picturesque Adelaide Hills en route to Australia’s biggest river – The Mighty Murray.
First stop in the Adelaide Hills is at Mount Lofty Summit to view the stunning sights of the city of Adelaide (a great photo opportunity). This stop will be dependent on climatic conditions at the time and on occasions may be changed to the return journey. Your experienced tour guide will make that judgement on the day.
We travel to the river township of Murray Bridge to board the Paddle Wheeler ‘Captain Proud’ and depart for our 3 Hour Cruise, relax on board as our Captain provides an interesting commentary on the river system including some Aboriginal folklore.
While you journey on the river, relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings and indulge in a 2 Course Lunch (Choice of 2 Mains, Choice of 2 Desserts) , tea & coffee.
Take in the peaceful tranquility of the river red gums while spotting galahs, cockatoos, pelicans and kangaroos.
Departing the Murray en route via the scenic Onkaparinga Valley to Melba Chocolates where you can taste from a wide range of assortments plus a visit to Woodside Cheeses for a structured Cheese Tasting.
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
BOOKED DATE: Wednesday 25 January 2012
"After taking in the views from Mount Lofty we journeyed to Mannum located on the Murray River, home to the 100 year old paddle steamer P.S. Marion. The three hour cruise commences with morning tea and a buffet lunch not too long after and then more tea and cake. A very knowledgeable guide pointed out the sights and drew on local history to make this an informative, relaxing cruise. Plenty of bird life and scenery made this even more enjoyable. The Mannum Dock Museum was informative with the highlight of the museum for me being the opportunity to venture around the 100 year old paddle steamer, P.S. Marion. Getting up close to the engine of this vessel is well worth the trip. Great day was had by all, and certainly left the Murray River far more knowledgeable about the Murray River area than I ever expected."
Mick (Marketing Manager) : Gold Coast, Australia.
BOOKED DATE: Friday 16 December 2011
"The river cruise was great! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The lady aboard the boat obviously really enjoyed her job as she was fantastic and knew everything there about the Murray. The lunch was beautiful and really fresh. We had a really good relaxing day. I would let people know about this day trip. Thank you very much!"
Anne : Para Hills West
Adelaide. Transfers are available from your accommodation in Adelaide's CBD and Glenelg. We will return to Adelaide at approximately 5.30 pm in the city and 6.00 pm at Glenelg.
This tour is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from September to April and on Tuesday and Friday from May to August. We are closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The price quoted is for one person. We require a minimum of four passengers for this tour to operate, with a maximum of 20 passengers.
Suitable for children age 3-12 years. No smoking or consumption of alcohol is permitted inside the vehicle and no smoking is permitted on the river cruise.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear and be sure to bring along your camera.
Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
Operating Days Generally Operates Occasionally Operates Never Operates
Photo Gallery (6 of 6 Photos)
P.S. Marion on the Murray River
Murray River Cruise
Birds on the Murray River Cruise
Murray River Landscape
Randell Dry Dock on Murray River
Mannum Dock Museum
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)