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Address: King William St | Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: 0400-596-065

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Different way to see Adelaide

Different way to see the centre of Adelaide not from roads but from the water, yes from Torrens River. This man made lake is actually a hold river water created by Torrens Weir... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
santo t
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my grandchildren for a ride on this iconic river boat...everyone had so much fun coasting down the Torrens River, up to the Adelaide Zoo ( can disembark here to visit the Zoo) and back to Elder Park with an informative commentary by Popeye's skipper.

Thank barbara201615
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful way of seeing adelaide from a different pointof view. Yes its not as lavish as other states but its nice to enjoy the simple things. The tour guide/driver knew alot of information and included the passengers. I did enjoy this round trip, relaxing and after 30 years i finally got to go on the popeye yay

Thank Jo-Anne M
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We took the cruise thinking it'll be an interesting way to experience Adelaide, but did not find it enjoyable. The captain seemed very uninterested in his work (perhaps it was a long slow day...) and that really dulled the mood for us. Fortunately River Torrens was actually quite pretty so I just focused on the scenery, but the experience went... More 

Thank Rolf C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I recently went on a cruise on the River Torrens on the Popeye visiting from Darwin with my young children and the tour operator on duty was awesome. Not only was he helpful at the start of the cruise he was informative as well about adelaide history. He also let my children honk the horn which completely made their day.... More 

2 Thank 4Saints-Darwin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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479 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Different way to see the centre of Adelaide not from roads but from the water, yes from Torrens River. This man made lake is actually a hold river water created by Torrens Weir and raised its water level up to 7 m higher, and now we have Torrens Lake. Start from Elder Park, cruising to the Torrens Weir, than back... More 

1 Thank santo t
Charlotte, North Carolina
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193 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We happened across this lovely ride while walking in the park. It is 8 dlrs for a 45 min ride to the Weir and up the river. Sights include the Weir, fountain, stadium, hospital etc but the descriptions and relaxing ride are well worth the time. Excellent for families of all ages. This is not an adventure ride, but the... More 

1 Thank 505sailor
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Exciting this is not, but for a relaxing hour on the river Torrens, cruising up thru the city's lovely riverside parkland to the Zoo and back is a delightful way to take another perspective on the City of Adelaide. We loved it!

Thank Leith W
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I thought this would be an interesting way to get to the zoo. I approached the launch that was waiting to be told when the next launch arrived the skippers would decide which would operate. This confused me, but in al it turned out for the best. The Captain on the second launch was very informative, making an enjoyable ride.... More 

3 Thank Lou B
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

It is worth taking one hour of you day in Adelaide to take this little cruise. The tour starts at Elder Park and goes to the zoo and back. Elder Park is a five minute walk along King William Street from North Terrace towards the Adelaide Festival Theatre. Apart from the architecture and history of the city you get to... More 

3 Thank Ze C
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

It was great & the kids also loved it & affordable it was $20 for me & 2 kids to go 1 way to the zoo . I wished it could go further up the River Torrens ! There was lots of interesting birds ,ducks ,swans .Popeye is great !

3 Thank JMG1969

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