Step back in time as you are welcomed onboard the authentic 1907 heritage paddlesteamer PS Ruby, operating from the Murray Darling Junction. Feel a tinge of excitement and adventure as the steam chambers breathe life into the powerful paddles propelling the 205 ton riverboat. Note the lovingly restored woodwork and polished brass fittings and be amazed by the 132 foot nine inch vessel that only dips two and a half feet into the water below. Imagine how the outback opened up through the Murray and Darling rivers. Fuel had to grow out of the surrounding bush to fire up the boiler.
Now the billabongs and lagoons are teeming with bird life and the spectacle of cruising on a commercially surveyed New South Wales heritage paddlesteamer is a unique opportunity.
Volunteers are thrilled to welcome visitors aboard for guided and self-guided tours on various days.