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Murray River Paddle Boat Lunch Cruise and Hahndorf Tour

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Embrace the peaceful magic of the Murray River and its historic glory.


  • Board Captain Proud - a majestic Paddle Wheeler complete with period-style dining room and bar
  • Soak in the calm of the Murray river while spotting the Galahs, Cockatoos and Kangaroos
  • Enjoy interesting commentary on the history of the region and river system
  • Beautiful scenery of lush bush and towering cliffs of rock and sandstone

Your day begins as you wind through the beautiful Adelaide Hills, heading toward The Mighty Murray - Australia’s largest river (2,530km in length), home to a variety of wildlife and stunning natural vistas.

At the township of Murray Bridge you board Captain Proud for your 3 hour cruise - a majestic Paddle Wheeler complete with period-style dining room and bar. Soak in the calm from the river, watch out for Galahs, Cockatoos and Kangaroos as your Captain provides commentary on the history of the region and river system.

While you cruise the Murray, you can enjoy a quality two course lunch and something cold from the bar.

As the afternoon winds down, kick back on the deck outside while you sail past towering cliffs of rock and sandstone, breathing in all the untamed beauty of the vast and wonderful Murray River.


  • Pick up from your Hotel in ​​Adelaide CBD​, ​Glenelg​ or Hahndorf​ at 8:30 am
  • Scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills
  • Mount Lofty Summit
  • Bridgewater Mill
  • Beerenberg Farm Shop
  • Murray Bridge Wharf
  • Captain Proud Paddleboat Cruise - 3 hours with 2 course lunch included
  • Historic Hahndorf
  • Return to Hotel in ​ ​Adelaide CBD​, ​Glenelg​ or Hahndorf​

  • Pick Up: Pick up from Adelaide CBD and Surrounds only. Please advise under Special Requirements if you are outside Adelaide CBD, so we can arrange a meeting place within the pick up area.

    Per Adult $245.00


    • Allow approximately 10 hours duration for the whole experience


    • Children under 7 are not recommended for this tour.


    • Tours run Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun.

      Cruises are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.

    Available Bookings from November 16 to November 22

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    • Per Adult$145.00

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    Di Meyer from Australia wrote on 21 October 2017

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    Relaxing Paddle Boat River Cruise & day out

    First things first for a totally relaxing and flexible day. Great views with the guide giving great updates of the area and of Adelaide. These included Castles, Mt Lofty House, Thorngrove Manor and the Bridgewater Mill Waterhweel. Short stop at Beerenberg Farm also. Then off to Murray Bridge and onto the Captain Proud for the lunch cruise. The captain also gave an informative commentary as we traveled along the river. After lunch,Historic German Village of Hahndorf. Plenty to offer here with Udder Delights Cheese and a Chocolate and Wine Experience at Hahndorf Hill Winery, then time to meander around the village. Overall we were giving a great relaxing day and very highly recommended.

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    Roger SHAW from New Zealand wrote on 08 November 2018

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    Roger Shaw

    Very relaxing and enjoyable. The journey from Adelaide and back was well done and the driver Roger made all the difference with his in depth knowledge of the area and his ability to meet all our requirements as to animals in the wild

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    Janet Rowland from New Zealand wrote on 16 October 2018

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    an excellent day out

    Only the weather stopped this from being perfect. The drive up through the hills, with stops at points of interest was delightful and there was plenty of time to taste and purchase at Beerenberg. The paddle steamer cruise was leisurely and there was plenty of bird life, though the commentary was hard to hear and after a while few people stopped their conversations to listen. The meal was generous and tasty. The village of Hahndorf was as charming as expected, though we would have preferred not to wander in the rain! Don't forget to visit the rabbits and you may even meet Muffin, the dog who calls in daily to sit and visit them for a few minutes. We didn't bother going up to Mount Lofty since the views were non existent. the minibus was comfortable (though a grab handle for the passenger by the door would be helpful) and Roger gave an informative commentary; we appreciated being picked up and dropped of at our small hotel, in comparison with other companies who preferred us to gather at a central point. All in all, an excellent day out.

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    Judy from Canada wrote on 03 October 2018

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    Murray River Cruise and Adelaide Hills

    We had a a wonderful day with Roger. We had already visited a couple of the sights on the tour so he altered the tour. He was very knowledgable about hte area. Would highly recommend this company for a tour - Ambler Touring

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    Altimir from Switzerland wrote on 16 September 2018

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    Great day tour on the River Murray

    Nice gentle drive all day, not to far, discovery of the hills on the way, with viewpoint on Adelaide, then some nice villages, Sterling, stop in Hahndorf, before joining the Captain Proud at Murray Bridge. The Captain had very interesting explanations about why the River Murray was and still is so important to a big part of Australia, go to the upper deck and ask him ! Excellent lunch on board, quiet ride, and some more hills surprises on the way back. Absolutely recommend this tour.

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