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Begin this peaceful journey on the Murray River with convenient pickup at your hotel in Adelaide. Find a seat in the comfortable coach for the 1.5-hour trip to Mannum, enjoying the scenery of the Mallee outback and the Adelaide Hills on the way. As this tour provides round-trip transportation, there's no need to worry about renting a car for a brief escape from Adelaide's city pace. 

Upon reaching Mannum, step aboard the riverboat for a journey along the Murray River, Australia’s longest. As you pass through the riverside scenery, such as willow trees, Red River Gums, and a variety of local water birds, listen to live commentary on the environment and its history. Enjoy a leisurely midmorning tea and lunch.

Back in Mannum, enjoy some time to explore independently and then hop back on the coach for a short trip to Woodside, where you can sample the wares at Melba’s Chocolates factory before returning to Adelaide, passing through the Chain of Ponds and Tea Tree Gully along the way.

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Murray River
Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours
Toy Factory and Big Rocking Horse
Step aboard a riverboat cruise for a tour of the Murray River, a peaceful day away from the bustle of Adelaide. On the way to Mannum, listen to informative commentary about the paddle steamer and look for shorebirds such as pelicans. Dig in to morning tea and lunch provided on the journey and then stop at Woodside's famous Melba's Chocolates factory.
  • Relaxing riverboat cruise on the Murray River, Australia's longest
  • Passengers won't go hungry with midmorning tea and lunch served on board
  • Learn about the area's history, flora, and fauna through live commentary
  • Stress-free from start to finish with hotel pickup and drop-off in Adelaide
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Reviewed May 17, 2018
Our Trip on the Murray River.

A really enjoyable trip. Our driver Kim kept us well informed and the bus was very comfortable. Lunch was delicious! One suggestion - perhaps the driver could request passengers to return to the same seats when getting back on the bus. Saves confusion about someone...More

Thank DeeDeeNZ49
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time on the Riverboats on the Murray tour with Kim. It is such a beautiful place to visit and we feel very lucky to be able to tour there weekly. Your suggestion has...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Perfect Paddling

A great day from Adelaide, we travelled through the Adelaide Hills, Mt Lofty, Hahndorf, Stirling, MacLaren Vale to the Murray River. The tour was very informative and the lunch cruise was exceptional value. We had a wonderful time and the time just flew by. The...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018
A Pleasant day out

A pleasant day with friends. The bus driver was very informative and friendly. He was a very careful driver and his commentary was very good. He was Gary nd is to be highly praised - Thank you.

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed November 12, 2017
Fantastic day tour

We had a fabulous day out with Martin. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The boat cruise itself was very relaxing, lots of birdlife and the buffet lunch was delicious.Nice SA chardonnay for only $5 a glass. A visit to...More

3  Thank Felix512
Shane C, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Felix512, Thank you for your feedback. It is always very pleasing when our clients enjoy their tour and stopovers. Disappointing to hear about your salmon but perhaps they don't put dressing on unless asked. We do hope we have the opportunity to share another...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017
Very disappointing

While the driver was extremely knowledgeable and made the bus trip interesting we were only told when we arrived at the boat that there was a problem with one of the engines and that we would not be going on the boat trip but would...More

6  Thank Moira B
Shane C, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Moira B, We thank you for your comments and are sorry to hear that you were displeased with the tour. Our aim is always to try and please our clients as do our driver with their knowledge and friendly banter. At times we are...More

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