Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Murray River aboard PS Canberra departing four times daily for a one hour cruise. PS Canberra is the oldest river boat on the Murray River having celebrated her century in August 2013. She has has been taking visitors on cruises along the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee rivers since 1944.
Your can also board Pride of the Murray for daily Lunch at Restaurant C24, Pride of the Murray's original barge number, during winter months in air-conditioned comfort. Pride of the Murray began life as a barge in 1924 and was converted to a paddle wheeler. She is one of only three boats built in Echuca that still operate on the Murray River today.
Highlights include a unique 360 degree viewing area above the engine, fully enclosed and open areas (perfect for group gatherings), wide viewing windows to see the paddlewheels and skipper's commentary of the historic port and its unique paddleboat fleet.
All children, big and small have the opportunity to steer the paddlesteamers and receive a free skippers certificate. Both paddlesteamers feature an onboard kiosk, fully licensed bar, toilet facilities and easy access on and off the vessel.
Days of operation:
Departure details: 09/05/18 - 31/03/20
Daily: 02:30pm - 03:30pm
Murray River Paddlesteamers operate from the Port of Echuca located just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne's CBD. The company operate the iconic PS Emmylou, PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray.
The spectacular paddlesteamer, the PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer was recently relaunched following a specially designed luxury upgrade and fit out.
Taking passengers for the first time through some of the most pristine and intact ecological forests, to places of geographic, historic and Aboriginal cultural significance, PS Emmylou will travel along the Murray River to world heritage wetlands, and the world’s largest red gum forest.
With only nine cabins this boutique steam-powered cruise, is able to moor alongside outstanding river wineries, drop in to local producers, pause to explore heritage sites such as the 1860s Perricoota Station, and access ancient Murray River tributaries on the MV Kingfisher with an environmental specialist.
The refitted contemporary cabins include fine linens topped with silky duvets, with the boats’ premier Suite located on the front Upper Deck, with French Doors opening to deck. Onboard dining, prepared by the Chef, features local food and wine from across the region. Riverside campfires with stunning night skies to complete this unique experience.
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