Riverboats on the Murray – Adelaide

Riverboats on the Murray – Adelaide

Riverboats on the Murray – Adelaide
Travel through rolling hills and Mallee outback to the mighty Murray River bringing watered life to a thirsty land – a land now rich in green vineyards, golden citrus orchards and prosperous rural communities. Mannum – the birthplace of the River Murray Paddlesteamers. Mannum – the Murray River gateway to the harsh empty inland of Australia, still reeking with our historic past – the bawdy days of the riverboat men toiling up river in the blazing sun.
Highlights:

  • Travel through Verdun and the undulating green Adelaide Hills
  • The mill town of Bridgewater
  • Arid pasture region of the Murraylands
  • Mannum – birthplace of the River Murray Paddlesteamers
  • Cruise the wide waters of the Murray on a riverboat
  • Enjoy a delightful morning tea of scones, jam and cream with tea or coffee on board
  • Stark cliffs and River Red Gums
  • Willows that burden the waters of the Mighty Murray
  • Look for galahs, cockatoos and pelicans
  • Enjoy lunch at Mannum and sample local hospitality
  • An opportunity to board the fully restored 100 year old PS Marion Paddlesteamer
  • Take in the view over Mannum and the Murray from a scenic lookout
  • Follow the Onkaparinga Valley to Gumeracha
  • Torrens Valley olive groves and grape growing
  • Skirt the Chain of Ponds Reservoir and travel through Tea Tree Gully.
Operates: – Mon. – – – Fri. –
Departs & Returns: 09:30:00 – 17:30:00
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