PS Canberra

One Hour Cruises

Tour operated by: Murray River Paddlesteamers

Address: 57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria 3564

Phone: 03 5482 5244  


All three of the Murray River Paddlesteamers boats offer one hour daily cruises and each has their own special charm.

PS Emmylou is the darling of the group and is set up as as restaurant offering both an all day menu across all cruises and lunch menu over the middle of the day.

PS Canberra is a traditional steamer and a must for the steam buff.

Whilst Pride of the Murray is set ideally set up for family groups and has unimpeded access for those with disabilities.

Tour starting location

Echuca Port

Mode of transport

  • Paddle Steamer


  • Boat


  • Car park
  • Crewed charter

Disabled access

Pride of the Murray has disabled access with assistance

The Murray River Paddlesteamers are completely restored with 1906 steam engines and built to the highest world classification standards.

The P.S. Emmylou was built locally during 1980 to 1982 in the style of the 19th century paddleboats and is perfectly at home in the Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past.

The P.S. Emmylou is 30 metres long and 10 metres wide, steel hulled and timber decked. The Emmylou offers accommodated steaming with fine cuisine for those who are looking for that something extra.

One, two and three night cruises are available, along with lunch and evening cruises where you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing meal.

For those who are just passionate about steam there are daily cruises where you can let go of your worries and watch the world drift slowly by.

Have you thought about chartering the Emmy for that special event? The professional crew are ready to cater for your every need.

The Pride of the Murray claims a proud title of the many boats originally built in Echuca, she along with the PS Pevensey and PS Adelaide, still operate from their home Port.

Today, Pride of the Murray spends her days providing pleasure and a unique heritage experience for Echuca's visitors, a far cry from her original purpose as a barge.

Cruise and enjoy the magnificent Murray River aboard the Murray River Paddlesteamers that heralded the start of Echuca's riverboat tourism.

The PS Canberra is an enjoyable way to cruise the mighty Murray River, and capture the essence of yesteryear. Built 1912 and driven by a superb 1923 wood-fired Marshall compound steam engine.

The Pride of the Murray and the PS Canberra both offer daily one hour cruises and are both popular function boats with charters available.

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