All aboard. Join Murray River Paddlesteamers on PS Emmylou for a morning or afternoon tea cruise, or enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner cruise as PS Emmylou cruises the Murray River from Echuca

You may also wish to explore the River on a overnight cruise. PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer has been 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, the PS Emmylou travels along the world’s third longest navigable river, to world heritage wetlands, and the world’s largest red gum forest.

With only nine cabins, and the Murray River as muse, this boutique steam-powered cruise, is able to moor alongside outstanding river wineries, drop in to local producers, pause to explore heritage sites and access ancient Murray River tributaries on the MV Kingfisher with an environmental specialist.

Onboard dining, prepared by the Emmylou’s Chef, features local food and wine from across the Heathcote and Perricoota wine regions. Riverside campfires are offered in the evenings, with stunning night skies to complete this unique experience.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Daily Cruise prices range from $30 per person to $110 per per person for Evening Steaming Dinner Cruise. Please refer to our website for all cruise prices and online bookings

$30.00 - $110.00
Child

Children aged one to 14. Family tickets available for two adults and two children.

$20.00 - $29.00
Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 22/06/17 - 31/03/21

    Daily: 03:30pm - 04:30pm

Tour highlights:
  • Echuca Wharf
    By the 1870s Echuca had risen to prominence as Australia's largest inland port. Being the point of shortest distance between the Murray River and the major city of Melbourne, Echuca was both a key river port and railway junction. Steam-driven paddleboats would arrive at the 400-metre long redgum Echuca Wharf, unloading it to be transported by rail to Melbourne. Wool, wheat, other grains, livestock and timber were the most common cargoes. The wharf has been listed as a Heritage Place on the Australian National Heritage List.

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.

Membership:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, 3564

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