Trade in the hustle and bustle of Adelaide for a day in the peaceful, picturesque Murray River region with this day trip to Mannum. Take a 2-hour cruise on the scenic Murray River, and enjoy morning tea and lunch on board while you spot birdlife like pelicans and cockatoos. Learn about Mannum’s paddle steamer history, and visit the Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside. Views of the Adelaide Hills will keep you entertained during the 3-hour round-trip coach ride.
After pickup from centrally located Adelaide hotels, head by coach to the town of Mannum, about a 1.5-hour drive through the rolling Adelaide Hills and the Mallee outback.Mannum is a historical town on the river, where European settlement dates back to the 1840s and the first paddle steamer on the Murray River was launched in 1852. When you arrive, board the riverboat for your 2-hour cruise. You’ll see just a small portion of Australia’s longest river but some of its best scenery, including stark cliffs, willow trees and the Red River Gums. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like galahs, cockatoos and pelicans, and enjoy morning tea and lunch served on board.Afterward, enjoy free time to explore Mannum on your own, and visit a lookout point to admire the view over the city and river. Then hop back on the coach for the return drive to Adelaide, stopping in the town of Woodside to visit Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside, home to some of the world's most delicious confectionery. Enjoy a snack or drink, if you wish, at the cafe (own expense) before continuing the drive to Adelaide, passing through the Chain of Ponds to Tea Tree Gully.Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Adelaide.