PS Pevensey

Echuca Paddlesteamers

Address: 52 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria 3564

Phone: 03 5481 0500  |  Freecall: 1300 942 737  


Experience the magic of the mighty Murray River with Echuca Paddlesteamers.

Echuca Paddlesteamers operates two authentic, fully operational paddlesteamers, the Paddlesteamer Pevensey and Paddlesteamer Alexander Arbuthnot. The steamers share the load of passengers for cruises departing daily at Echuca Wharf.

Although its major commodity has changed from wool to people, the paddlesteamers still operate much the same as they did during the riverboat trade era of the late 1800's.

Built in 1923 at Arbuthnot's Koondrook Sawmill the Alexander Arbuthnot was the last steamer built on the Murray during the riverboat trade and was used as a logging boat for some years until she was sold to charcoal producers in the Barmah Forest.

During World War Two the Alexander Arbuthnot lay idle and sank at her moorings in 1947 but was raised in 1972 by a group of Shepparton volunteers. The Alexander Arbuthnot was bought by the City of Echuca in 1989 for restoration at the Port.

Paddlesteamer Pevensey is capable of carrying 120 tons in giant holds, the Pevensey is powered by a power twin high pressure steam engine. After catching fire in 1932, she was rebuilt, but later fell on hard times and became a floating museum.

Brought in for Port restoration in 1973, this great Clydesdale of the river was refloated in 1976 and began carrying passengers three years later.

Content: Echuca Moama and District Tourism Association Inc

Payment methods accepted

Cash Only  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Local directions

On arrival to Echuca-Moama follow the signs that lead you to the Historic Port Precienct. We are located at the Port of Echuca Gift Shop, 52 Murray Esplanade. Please note that this block of Murray Esplanade is a dirt road and is closed to traffic during the day. You will need to park the vehicle and walk to the building. The boats depart from the Echuca Wharf.


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  • Viewing platform

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday
9:00am -9:00pm
Not operating December 25.

Disabled access

Due to the historic nature and the rustic construction of the Echuca Paddlesteamers and Port of Echuca some areas may only be accessible when assistance is provided.

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