Paddle Steamer Oscar W

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The PS Oscar W is a steam driven wood fired authentic working paddle steamer built at Echuca, Victoria in 1908. Now located at the the historic Goolwa Wharf Precinct, Goolwa, South Australia.

Visitors have the opportunity to experience living history by joining one of the regular one hour cruises on board the PS Oscar W. To feel, smell, hear and see what it is like to journey down the Murray River on this historic vessel please call the Goolwa Visitor Information Centre or go to the Visit Alexandrina website to book your cruise today.

During the cruise you will travel downstream to the Goolwa Barrage then back under the Hindmarsh Island bridge travelling up river a short distance before returning to the historic Goolwa Wharf.

The PS Oscar W is located outside the Goolwa Riverboat Centre and is open as a static display on days it is not cruising.

The Goolwa Riverboat Centre is open on Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday, please check times via the website. For group enquiries please contact the Goolwa Visitor Information Centre on 1300 466592 for charter prices and availability.

Short cruises are offered on selected dates through out the year.


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation


From AU$18.00

Pricing for One Hour Cruise 11:00am, 1:00pm & 2:30pm (usually 1st & 3rd Sunday every month)
Adult $20
Concession $18
Children (5-15 yrs) $9
Family (2A + 2Ch) $55

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