Connect with the Murray River's pioneering heritage on a journey aboard an historic paddle steamer. Drift through the calm waters, watch out for local wildlife and get a glimpse of how life used to be.

Head downstream

Soak up the serenity of the Murray region and spend a few nights drifting downriver on a paddle steamer cruise. Watch the boiler being stoked and listen out for the steam whistle as you take in the rugged Murray landscape.

Day trips and bookings

Don't miss out on a quintessential Murray River experience. Book in for a lunchtime cruise onboard, enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea, or dine on the water with the Murray sunset as your background. Paddle steamers are also available for weddings, conferences and private functions and leave from Echuca-Moama, Mildura, Swan Hill and Yarrawonga-Mulwala.

Echuca and surrounds:

P.S. Emmylou
Reconnect with nature and relax amid the opulent surrounds of the revamped P.S. Emmylou. Enjoy a dinner cruise, opt for a weekend escape or settle in for an adventure through world heritage wetlands and the world’s largest red gum forest, sampling the flavours of the region as you go. Reserve your cabin for a one-night passage or a two-, three- or four-night journey to the Upper Murray.
57 Murray Street, Echuca

P.S. Adelaide
Pay a visit to P.S. Adelaide, the oldest wooden hulled paddle steamer still operating. Built in 1866, she took up residence in Echuca's Hopwood Gardens in 1964, where she lay for 20 years. She is now moored at the Echuca Wharf where she is available to book for special occasions.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca

P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot
Hop aboard the P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot, the last steamer built on the Murray during the riverboat trade. During WWII, she lay idle and sank at her moorings but was raised in 1972. Today, P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot cruises daily from the Port of Echuca and can carry up to 47 passengers.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca

P.S. Pevensey
Take off on a river adventure on a former cargo boat that used to serve station properties along the Murray. After catching fire in 1932 the P.S. Pevensey was rebuilt, but later became a floating museum. Brought in for port restoration in 1973, she was refloated in 1976 and now runs daily cruises.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca

P.S. Canberra
Experience the Murray River onboard the historic P.S. Canberra, built in 1912. Enjoy the captain's commentary as you drift down the river. Get the kids to have a go at steering and make sure you inspect the steam engine.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca

The Pride of the Murray
Listen to the gentle splashing of the paddlewheels as you enjoy a relaxing cruise on this iconic Murray River paddle steamer. Opt for a one-hour cruise or book a twilight dinner cruise to see the sunset on the open top deck.
Murray Esplanade, Echuca

P.S. Hero
Experience first-class luxury aboard the P.S. Hero, a paddle steamer built in 1874 and available now exclusively for private charter, overnight accommodation, weddings and other special occasions. Inside, the beautiful reclaimed interior harks back to a time of old-world elegance.
Onion Patch (behind the Visitor Information Centre)

Mildura and surrounds:

P.V. Rothbury
Embark on a journey upstream on one of the fastest paddle boats on the Murray River. For a day of leisure, the P.V. Rothbury cruises to Trentham Estate Winery every Thursday from Mildura Wharf. The cruise heads past the scenic towns of Buronga, Gol Gol and Trentham Cliffs. Watch the night fall on dinner cruises aboard the Rothbury and relax to the reflections of the majestic river red gums and flood lit riverbank. Dinner cruises and winery cruises depart from Mildura Wharf.

P.S. Melbourne
Join one of the P.S. Melbourne cruises departing twice daily from Mildura Wharf. Built in 1912, the Melbourne retains her original steam engine and boiler. An informative live commentary of the river and its history, as well as local fauna and flora, is conducted throughout the cruise and passengers can see the fireman fire the boiler. Cruises depart from Mildura Wharf daily.

P.S. Mundoo
See Mildura's most recently built paddle vessel. Built in 1987, this vessel was modelled on the original Mundoo built in 1875. With dining facilities for up to 180 passengers, the vessel is perfect for charter groups, special occasions and larger dining cruises.
Cruises depart from Mildura Wharf.

Swan Hill and surrounds:

P.S. Pyap
Relax on the Murray River with an hour-long cruise aboard the P.S. Pyap. The cruise departs daily from the Pioneer Settlement's Wharf and travels upriver past the historic Murray Downs Homestead.
Horseshoe Bend Wharf, Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill

Yarrawonga Mulwala and surrounds:

M.V. Paradise Queen
Enjoy a sunrise breakfast or sunset and dinner cruise on the Paradise Queen, which was purpose built in 1986 as a cruise boat. The P.S. Paradise Queen has earned the moniker as an icon of Lake Mulwala – pushing off from the banks of the lake around five hundred times a year on her various voyages.
Lake Mulwala

M.V. Lady Murray
Take the time to sit back and relax on board the M.V. Lady Murray, which cruises around the peaceful Lake Mulwala. Dinner cruises are available during the warmer months, while lunch cruises operate most days.
Lake Mulwala

P.S. Cumberoona
Cruise across Lake Mulwala and on down the Murray River aboard the P.S. Cumberoona, named after the Indigenous word for crooked river. Enjoy a ‘Captain’s Lunch’ while taking in views of the iconic river red gums.
Yarrawonga Foreshore, Yarrawonga

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