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Murray River Paddle Boat Lunch Cruise and Hahndorf Tour

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

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​

    Price: Adult $199 Child $75 (7-17 years)

    Duration: 10 Hours (approx)

    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.

    Please Note: Tours run Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun. Cruises are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. Children under 7 are not recommended for this tour.

    Available Bookings from September 23 to September 29

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    All prices for this activity are shown in AUD ($)

    Sun 23 Sep
    Mon 24 Sep
    Tue 25 Sep
    Wed 26 Sep
    Thu 27 Sep
    Fri 28 Sep
    Sat 29 Sep

    6spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$119.00
    • Per Child$75.00

    1spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$159.00
    • Per Child$75.00

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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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    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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    Helen from New Zealand wrote on 22 June 2018

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    Awesome trip

    Had an amazing trup. Relaxing cruise with devious lunch and polite helpful and knowledgeable staff. Roger was knowledgeable, knew all the tricks and provided great company on a lovely day out with some amazing views. Thoroughly recommend. Suggested to him he should guarantee koala sightings, for those who want to see them in the wild. He found us 4 and he didn't have to look hard - they were where he thought they'd be! We even found a couple of kanga's!

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    John Guthrie from Australia wrote on 16 May 2018

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    Pleasant Paddling

    We enjoyed a fantastic day. We were collected by Roger and toured through the Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf, MacLaren Vale and Mt Lofty as we were the only 2 on the trip we received exceptional service. The Murray River Paddle Experience was "the best", the 3 hour trip just flew by. The commentary, the meal and the fantastic company was a day to remember. I would recommend this day trip from Adelaide to everyone.

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    Jiaying Song from China wrote on 04 April 2018

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    Lovely trip

    A lovely and relaxing trip. The lunch is pretty good and the people on boat are very friendly.

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