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Boating

Hire your own boat and channel your inner sailor or climb aboard a historic paddle steamer and relive the glory days of the pioneer era. Take in the rugged natural surroundings, explore riverbank towns steeped in history, and be recharged by the river's natural beauty.

Gettin' steamed up

Step back in time onboard a historic nineteenth century paddle steamer at Echuca, Mildura or Swan Hill. Watch the boiler being stoked, listen out for the distinctive steam whistle and imagine life as a pioneer trader.

Sign up for a short day cruise on the M.V. Mary Ann or the P.S. Emmylou or spend a night or two drifting down the river on the P.S Emmylou. Get the quintessential Murray experience aboard the P.S. Rothbury and cruise to Trentham Estate Winery, or head to Mildura to ride the P.S. Melbourne, one of the few remaining steam vessels still carrying passengers.

A houseboat getaway

Navigate the river at your own pace onboard a houseboat. Stop by at the restaurants, wineries and golf courses that line the banks and dock at different parts of the river each night. For the inexperienced, full instruction is given on boat operation and mooring – all you need to qualify is a current driver's licence. And you will not be challenged by changing tides – water levels in the river remain constant.

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Cruise & boat tours

Skippers Time for Arvo Tea - Scones, Cream & Jam

Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala

Come on board for a three hour cruise with full commentary and enjoy morning or afternoon tea. The smell and taste of delicious freshly baked scones...

From $20

Tours

Sail The Murray, Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga

River Tribe Adventures

River Tribe's Sailing Adventure includes the famous Australian designed Hartley TS16 sailing craft and skipper for a half or full day sailing...

From $99 - $149

Cruise & boat tours

Cheese & Wine Sundowner Cruise

Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala

Come and join the crew for a relaxing cruise as the sun sets over Lake Mulwala and enjoy some of the local produce including Boosey Creek cheeses,...

From $25

Cruise & boat tours

One and a Half Hour Sight Seeing Cruise

Cruise Yarrawonga Mulwala

One and a half hour sight see cruise on the Murray River Lake Mulwala with full skippers commentary.

From $15

Cruise & boat tours

Paddle Steamer Melbourne

Mildura Paddlesteamers

Mildura Paddlesteamers offer river cruises on the Murray river at Mildura on board one of three Vessels. All vessels depart from the Mildura Wharf...

From $14 - $30

Cruise & boat tours

PS Canberra & Pride of the Murray

Murray River Paddlesteamers

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Murray River on PS Canberra or Pride of the Murray. PS Canberra is the oldest river boat in the Murray River...

From $11 - $66

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