Day trip

Murray River Highlights and Luncheon Cruise

4.1 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Adelaide Sightseeing

Murray River Highlights and Luncheon Cruise

Activity provider: Adelaide Sightseeing

From US$ 121.72 per person

Relax on this luncheon cruise along the historic Murray River. Gain an insight into the river system with its magnificent landscapes and spectacular cliffs. On the return journey, visit Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • See stunning cliffs, weeping willows and huge red river gums, plus a variety of bird and wildlife
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the Proud Mary as you cruise the historic river enjoying the wildlife and surrounding scenery
  • Take in spectacular views and great photo opportunities whilst touring along the river bank
  • Stop and sample some of the treats a Melba's Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights
Full description
The Murray River Highlights tour departs Adelaide and travels to the mighty Murray River. On your arrival, board the Proud Mary and relax as you cruise the historic river enjoying the wildlife and surrounding scenery. Enjoy lunch on board the Proud Mary as you continue your journey along the river and gain insight into the river system and unique landscapes of the region. Upon disembarking, there will be free time to explore Mannum, before joining your tour along the river bank of the Murray River taking in spectacular views and stopping regularly for great photo opportunities, including the Mannum Lookout. Travel back to Adelaide via the delightful Adelaide Hills, stopping at Melba’s Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights at Woodside with an opportunity to purchase afternoon tea (own expense).
  • Morning pick-up and evening set down from selected Adelaide CBD hotels
  • Live commentary by a local Driver/Guide
  • Transport in a luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Relaxing 2 hour cruise aboard the intimate cruising vessel, the Proud Mary
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch prepared by the resident chefs while you cruise the spectacular Murray River
  • Free time to explore the historic river town, Mannum
  • Scenic drive through the picturesque Adelaide Hills, via Tungkillo and Mt Torrens
  • Stop for afternoon tea (own expense) at Melba's Chocolate Factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights
  • Drinks
  • Afternoon tea
  • Tastings at Woodside Cheese Wrights is $5 per person payable direct at the time of visit (optional). Afternoon tea at Melba's Chocolate Factory is also an additional cost, payable direct at the time of visit.

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Important information

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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Tour does not operate on Christmas Day
  • Cruise times may vary slightly depending on river boarding point
  • This tour is subject to a minimum of 10 passengers to operate
  • If minimum numbers are not met, an alternate date will be offered or a full refund given.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 23 reviews

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The excursion is very well organized and interesting. Lunch offered well. The bad luck we had was that the river was very swollen due to the abundant rains that had fallen. The photo they have in the App does not correspond. We have not seen these cliffs. Where the cruise takes place is a flat landscape.

November 28, 2022

Saw many interesting villages and beautiful, ever-changing countryside in the hills. Very relaxing and comfortable, slow cruise along the river with nice lunch. Saw lots of birdlife. Informative tour guide. Lovely to visit the chocolate and cheese factory. Plenty of time to spend in the historic town of Mannum and lovely spots for photos.

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October 8, 2022

The captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. Learnt a lot in a short time. Had the opportunity to disembark at Adelaide zoo but because of the rain turned it down.

September 20, 2022

Product ID: 71633