Paddle Steamer, Mildura, The Murray, Victoria, Australia
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Paddle steamers

Relive the glory days of the pioneer era and take in the sights along the way with a journey down the Murray on an historic paddle steamer. 

Spend a few nights drifting down the river taking in the rugged Murray landscape from the water. Dine onboard, watch the fireman fire the boiler and hear the stories of the early days on the Murray River. 

Day trips and bookings
Book a lunchtime cruise, have a relaxing afternoon tea, or settle in for a sunset cruise on the water. Paddle steamers are also available for weddings, conferences, cruises and private functions and leave from Echuca-Moama, Mildura, Swan Hill and Yarrawonga-Mulwala.

Echuca and surrounds:

Paddle Steamer Emmylou
Spend the night on the Emmylou, drifting down the river, dining and listening to the sounds of water birds. Reserve your cabin for a 1 or 2 night passage or a shorter excursion of 1 hour or 1.5 hours with or without dining.
57 Murray Street, Echuca
Ph 03 5482 5244 

P.S. Adelaide
Built in Echuca, P.S. Adelaide is the oldest wooden hulled paddle steamer still operational. In 1964 she was lifted from the water and took up residence in Echuca's Hopwood Gardens, where she lay for 20 years. In 1980 restoration commenced and she was refloated in 1984.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Ph 03 5482 4248

P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot
The Alexander Arbuthnot was the last steamer built on the Murray during the riverboat trade. During WWII, she lay idle and sank at her moorings in 1947 but was raised in 1972. The 'A.A' was bought by the City of Echuca in 1989 for restoration at the Port.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Ph 03 5482 4248

P.S. Pevensey
After catching fire in 1932 the Pevensey was rebuilt, but later fell on hard times and became a floating museum. Brought in for port restoration in 1973, she was refloated in 1976 and began carrying passengers 3 years later.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Ph 03 5482 4248

P.S. Canberra
Enjoy the Captain's commentary as you take a journey on this historic authentic paddleboat, built in 1912. Make sure you inspect the steam engine.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Ph 03 5482 5244

The Pride of the Murray
Listen to the gentle splashing of the paddlewheels as you enjoy a relaxing one-hour cruise along the mighty Murray River, with captain's commentary.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Ph 03 5482 5244

P.S. Hero
Built in Echuca in 1874 the Hero worked the river trade in the Koondrook area until she caught fire and sank in 1957. In 1998 her hull was transported to Echuca where she was lovingly restored. P.S Hero is available for weddings, conferences, cruises and private functions.
Onion Patch (behind the Visitor Information Centre)
Ph 0458 101874

Mildura and surrounds:

P.V. Rothbury
Historic tow boat built in 1881. Renowned as one of the fastest paddle boats on the Murray River.
Dinner cruises and winery cruises depart from Mildura Wharf
Ph 03 5023 2200

P.S. Melbourne
Built in 1912, the Melbourne retains her original steam engine and boiler. Watch the fireman fire the boiler and relive the sights and sounds of the pioneer days.
Cruises depart from Mildura Wharf daily
Ph 03 5023 2200

P.S. Mundoo
Built in 1987, this paddle steamer was modelled on the original Mundoo built in 1875. Dining facilities for up to 180 passengers. Available by charter for events and special occasions.
Cruises depart from Mildura Wharf
Ph 03 5023 2200

Swan Hill and surrounds:

PS Pyap
The 1896 paddle steamer P.S. Pyap departs daily on a leisurely 1-hour return cruise of the Murray River from the Pioneer Settlement towards Murray Downs.
Horseshoe Bend Wharf, Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill
Ph 03 5036 2410

Yarrawonga-Mulwala and surrounds:

M.V. Paradise Queen
Luncheon cruises, afternoon tea cruises, sunset and dinner cruises.
Lake Mulwala
Ph 0418 508 616

M.V. Lady Murray
Cruises on Lake Mulwala.
Lake Mulwala
Ph 03 5744 2005

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