Murray River Paddlesteamers Echuca

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Murray River Paddlesteamers operate from the Port of Echuca located just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne’s CBD. MRPS operate three Paddlesteamers, PS Emmylou, PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray.

The iconic PS Emmylou is the most recognisable Paddlesteamers along the Murray River and is powered by an authentic 1906 Steam Engine. Enjoy daily one hour cruises, a lunch or dinner cruise or why not enjoy a River Journey one to four night cruise staying in brand new cabins with ensuites. With just nine cabins and 18 passengers, guests will feel the real Australian service and charm of the country. For an added touch of luxury choose to stay in Emmylou’s own suite, the largest cabin on the boat .

Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine whilst enjoying riverside campfires, barbecues, chef prepared meals, onshore tours to wineries, World Heritage wetlands and historical homesteads. All cruises are fully inclusive of onshore tours and meals freshly prepared by your Chef.

PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray are perfect for daily sightseeing cruises, with the Pride now available for lunch and the famous Riverlights Saturday night dinner and show cruise.


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PS Emmylou Steaming from Echuca Wharf

From $29.5 to $545

All aboard. Join Murray River Paddlesteamers on PS Emmylou for a morning or afternoon tea cruise, or enjoy a relaxed luncheon cruise at Redgums Restaurant.

You may also wish to join for a three hour evening steaming dinner cruise.

If you have more time, try a one or two night cruise starting at $270 per person. PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Fuelled by redgum logs the Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern conveniences.

Your all inclusive price includes all meals prepared fresh in the galley while you enjoy an unforgettable authentic Australian river cruise. Eighteen guests are comfortably accommodated in twin share cabins, featuring traditional riverboat style bunks with the exception of one double bed cabin. Fantastic way to experience the sights and sounds of the Australian bush along Australia’s longest River.

You can find all the cruise and tour information at the website, and even book and pay online.

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Pride of the Murray

From $26 to $68

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.

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Wine over Dinner


Travel north to the Murray for a weekend escape of great food, wine and river. This special package sees you staying at the new Mitchelton Winery Hotel, enjoying the popular Wharf to Winery Lunch and cruising overnight on PS Emmylou .

Starting on Friday with an overnight stay at the magnificent Mitchleton Winery located on the banks of the Goulburn River each of the 58 rooms features a private balcony. Boasting earthy notes throughout you can relax in the spa, enjoy the sun on the landscaped terrace or take swim in the 20 metre infinity pool. Enjoy a meal at the Muse Restaurants, which features a menu of local Goulburn Valley produce and the Mitchelton Wine Portfolio.

From Nagambie it is a 90 minute drive to the Murray where you can leave the car securely parked overnight before your 11:30am departure aboard PS Canberra for the popular Wharf to Winery Lunch Cruise to Morrisons Riverview Winery and Restaurant.

After lunch, have some free time in Echuca before boarding the PS Emmylou for your sunset five course dinner cruise and overnight stay in your brand new designer cabin with private ensuite. After dinner, enjoy a campfire and breakfast the following morning.

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Lunch at Morrisons Winery


Combine a cruise on PS Canberra or Pride of the Murray with a relaxing lunch at Morrisons Winery.

Take a 30 minute cruise downstream to Morrisons Winery where you will be dropped off for your two course lunch with complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink. You have the opportunity to taste and buy all the Morrisons Wines and do not forget you can also enjoy a glass on your return paddlesteamer cruise to the wharf.

You have the option of two return times for those that wish to linger a little longer on the deck or beside the fire. Just let the team know which time you wish to depart and menu choice when picking up your boarding pass from the office. Boarding time is 15 minutes before departure.

Do you have a large group and want to leave the car behind? For groups of six or more, Murray River Paddlesteamers offer a courtesy return shuttle from hotel accommodation.

This special package runs seven days a week, and is very popular on weekends and in peak holiday periods, so please book well in advance.

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Lunch on Emmylou

From $1025 to $1495

This unique three night river cruise steps guests back in time reconnecting them to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine along Australia’s longest and most famous river. Be one of the first guests to enjoy a three night totally authentic river cruise aboard PS Emmylou from September 2018.

From the moment you step aboard and hear the steam whistle blow you will be totally relaxed. Enjoy riverside campfires, day and night cruising to see the river from a totally different perspective under Emmylou’s powerful floodlights, travel on a half day excursion to world heritage sites for a small boat eco cruise, enjoy lunch at a riverside winery and a visit to the famous Perricoota Station where they moor overnight and enjoy dinner in the restored woodshed overlooking the River.

First settled by James Maiden in 1843 to become a famous Merino Sheep and Fruit property, Perricoota Station also also featured in the Australian movie All the River Run where PS Emmylou starred as PS Providence.

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