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Depart Adelaide’s suburbs traveling through the picturesque Adelaide Hills en route to Australia’s biggest river – The Mighty Murray.Take a scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills, maybe spotting a koala along the way. Arrive at Wharf Road, Murray Bridge at 10:45 am for 11:00 am departure on Captain Proud for a 3 hour cruise with two course lunch. On arrival to the river township of Murray Bridge board the Paddle Wheeler ‘Captain Proud’ and depart for your 3-hour cruise, relaxing as your Captain provides an interesting commentary on the river system including Aboriginal folklore.While you journey on the river, relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings as you indulge in your 2-course lunch taking in the peaceful tranquility of the river red gums while spotting galahs, cockatoos, pelicans and kangaroos.Return to the Wharf after the cruise at approximately 2pm and head towards the historic town of Hahndorf for a city tour. Return to your hotel at approximately 5:30pm.
The Captain Proud is an actual paddle wheeler based on plans designed in 1912. She was built in 1977 and restored again in 2004.On our 3 hour river cruise you will enjoy an excellent 2 course lunch on board. Chicken Schnitzel with Gravy, chips and Salad. Or Beef Schnitzel with Gravy, Chips and salad. Or Beer battered fish served with Chips and salad.Deserts. Apple Crumble with whipped Cream. Or Fresh Fruit Salad served with Whipped cream. We also cater for Special Dietary Requirements and Allergies upon request. i.e. Vegetarian, gluten free, Dairy free, etc.(Vegetarian delicious something and catering for Gluten free options are available however any special diet issues must be mentioned in the question / order section please or you will have to contend with the standard menu.) The menu may change. A licensed bar allows you to enjoy a few drinks as the scenery flows by.The scenery is just spectacular, ancient Cliffs, Wetlands, a huge variety of river Bird Life, Murray River shacks and more. Your Captain also entertains you with interesting commentary as you cruise along. The vessel is surprisingly quiet as we paddle wheel along Australia’s most famous waterway.On the way to Murray bridge we will stop off at Mt Lofty for a photo opportunity and on the return enjoy plenty of free time to shop and explore the many shops and attractions of Hahndorf.Also note: If passenger numbers are low this tour is sometimes run by an associate as an extra service for you.Book early to avoid disappointment.