Daily Departures



  • A cruise on Australia's longest river, the Murray River

  • Scenic, rolling natural landscape along the river's edge

  • Chance to see Australian wildlife like koalas & kangaroos

  • Visit to historic town of Mannum & its paddle steamers

  • Quaint villages & natural surroundings at Adelaide Hills


  • Guided tour of the Murray River region

  • Riverboat cruise

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Adelaide city centre hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Discover the rich history and graceful turns of the Murray River, the longest river in Australia. Board the majestic Proud Mary, built in the style of the historic paddle steamers, and relish the riverbank sights as you enjoy your delicious buffet lunch during this full-day excursion.

Start your journey with a coach trip heading towards Mannum. As mist gently rises off the water, board your river cruise and enjoy stunning scenes of farms, Aboriginal homelands, red gum forests and holiday cottages. Look out for incredible wildlife—kangaroos, emus, koalas, and snow-white cockatoos—along the river as you sip on your morning tea.

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on board as you cruise the Murray's waters. Pass soaring cliffs and green willows as you reach Mannum, the town that started the paddle-steamer era in south-east Australia. Hop off the boat to visit the 100-year-old paddle steamer Marion and wander through the town at your own pace.

Complete your trip with a visit to the green, undulating Adelaide Hills region. Stop at Chain of Ponds and the city of Tea Tree Gully before returning to your Adelaide hotel.


  • 9,15am Departure

  • Duration 8hrs

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • The cruise boat used on this your may vary depending on operational requirements. Either the Proud Mary Riverboat or Captain Proud Paddle Wheeler will be used. Lunch on the Proud Mary is a buffet with tea/coffee. Lunch on the Captain Proud is two course with tea/coffee.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Adelaide hotels. 

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

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