7 night All the Rivers Run Cruise

  • 7 Nights onboard the Historic Paddlesteamer ‘Emmylou’
  • Enjoy a complimentary V/Line Train fare from Melbourne to Echuca
  • All Meals included onboard including Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Take in the sights and sounds of the famous Murray River with included onshore tours and why not try your luck fishing for some Murray River Cod!
  • Discover More Sale – Save a further $800 per couple on our Winter Departures by using Promo Code WSAVE800
  • Solo Travellers Special – No Surcharge  

From $3,380pp or $4200 Solo 

Deposit $400 per person

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard the luxurious PS Emmylou for a 7-night Murray River cruise. Enjoy the ultimate riverboat experience as you explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Australia’s iconic river.

Each day of the journey brings new delights as you travel along the river. Take in breathtaking views from the deck of the PS Emmylou, and enjoy delicious gourmet meals prepared by our expert chefs. Our riverside entertainment and optional shore excursions offer endless opportunities to explore the Murray River region and learn about its rich history and culture.

During the 7-night journey, you’ll have the chance to spot kangaroos, wallabies, and other native wildlife, as well as witness some of the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see. Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or simply relaxing in a luxurious setting, our 7-night Murray River cruise aboard PS Emmylou is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Our expert crew will ensure your every need is taken care of, providing top-notch service and attention to detail throughout your journey. From the moment you step aboard PS Emmylou, you’ll feel the luxury and comfort that only a riverboat cruise can offer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the ultimate riverboat adventure. Book your 7-night Murray River cruise aboard PS Emmylou today and get ready for the journey of a lifetime.

Available Departures

Day 1 - Norris bend

After arriving by coach from Echuca you depart Torrumbarry upstream, enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea, take in the sights and sounds of the river and get to know your fellow cruisers. There’s ample time to chat with the skipper in the wheelhouse to learn about PS Emmylou, her river history or simply relax in your private cabin. 

When the sun begins to set, this marks the start of ‘Happy Hour’. Enjoy a drink in the saloon before a chefprepared welcome dinner. Listen to the river birds’ evening chorus and watch for kangaroos, wombats, and many species of birds as the stars begin to appear. Tonight, we moor at Norris Bend where your crew will have a riverside campfire (weather dependant) ready for you to enjoy after diner.

Simply an outstanding piece of Australian History. My sister and I had the most amazing three nights on the Emmylou. The staff were exceptional, each person made sure you were cared for, from Julie’s big smile as she welcomed you into the saloon each meal, Greg our chef and his amazing meals, will need to loose a few kilo’s from the trip now. Geoff’s love of steam engineers, we discovered he has his own steam engine at home, he really did know every detail, and was always happy to have a chat.
JJW653
April 2023

Day 2 - Onshore Tour & perricoota Station

After a hearty breakfast, Emmylou cruises to the famous Perricoota Station, the property first settled by James Maiden in 1843, and famous for starring in the TV mini series “All the River Run” where PS Emmylou was renamed PS Providence. Here you will depart to Restdown Winery, producers of fine organic wines and Hereford beef. Join the property’s owners for a guided tour along a 1.4km wetlands walking trail, highlighting items of great Aboriginal significance before a gourmet lunch of local produce and wine tastings.

Arriving back at Perricoota Station the skipper will invite you to walk along the historical buildings and immaculate gardens of Perricoota Station before happy hour. Tonight enjoy a fabulous dinner on the deck on Emmylou overlooking the famous Perricoota Station mansion. Tonight, after dinner it’s Movie Night with a special presentation of “Riverboats Remembered”, a fabulous historical presentation featuring archival footage of the paddle steamers and communities of the Murray River from the early 1900s through to the mid1970s.

We recently travelled with Murray River Paddlesteamers on the PS Emylou for a three night cruise from Echuca to Torrumbarry Weir. The three night cruise which included all meals and alcohol (with meals) provided an excellent way to enjoy both the scenery along the river and the experience of travelling on an old paddlesteamer with its associated history. This, complemented by the friendly, knowledgable and efficient staff made for an excellent long weekend away. Scott, our Captain for the cruise, managed the rising river and the strong currents with ease, whilst simultaneously providing expert commentary along the way. The on shore excursions, at the 'beer can' museum (which proved to be so much more!) the winery, the old sheep station and the weir, led by Scott were excellent. The food provided by Andrew and Julie and the steam engine history lesson from Anthony topped off a great weekend away. Highly recommended.
Michael F
July 2023

Day 3 - All Day Cruising & Layfield Lane

For early risers and keen photographers, the morning mist and wildlife around Perricoota is a sight to behold. After breakfast, Emmylou gracefully steams  onwards upstream for a full day of cruising towards our riverside mooring, Layfield Lane mooring. 

Today enjoy lunch on the deck or in the saloon with plenty of time to relax with a good book or just take in the river views. Tonight, enjoy a grand dinner on the riverbank – our signature Australian BBQ (weather dependent), lit up by candles on the tables and stars in the sky. After dinner enjoy casual conversation around the campfire (weather dependent) with live  entertainment before retiring for the evening.

Day 4 - River Cruising & Echuca

Start your day with a satisfying breakfast to fuel up for an exciting half-day adventure on both land and water. Your guided Henry Hopwood Town Tour tour will take you through the charming town of Echuca, uncovering hidden historical gems like Hopwood’s Punt and the pontoon bridge. This bridge, the brainchild of Echuca’s founder Henry Hopwood, marks the initial river crossing in the area. 

Next, prepare to be enchanted by our 110 year old PS Canberra featuring a red gum timber hull built in 1912 at Goolwa South Australia. Enjoy morning tea aboard.
Before returning to Emmylou for lunch when your river cruise adventure continues upstream cruising past the imposing Port of Echuca Wharf once home to over 100 paddlesteamers in its heyday. This evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner cruising upriver of Echuca .

Day 5 - Silo Tour & Layfield Lane

Prepare yourself for an engaging half-day expedition that will immerse you in the beauty of local artistry and historical vignettes. The day kicks off with a visit to the breathtaking local art silos situated at Rochester and Colbinabbin. These large-than-life paintings are a testament to the region’s rich heritage and are sure to leave an indelible impression. Your excursion doesn’t just end with the visual feast of the silos; it extends to a delightful lunch at a renowned local pub. Here,
you’ll not only savor delicious fare but also have the unique opportunity to interact with the pub’s welcoming owners and engage in lively conversations with the friendly locals.

As you reboard the Emmylou, get ready to unwind during the afternoon cruise downstream with a relaxing Devonshire tea. The serene ambiance of the river complements the delectable treats served, providing a perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon. As the sun starts savor a refreshing drink in the ship’s saloon while basking in the scenic beauty surrounding you. 

As twilight sets in, a magical experience awaits you at Layfield Lane. Following a sumptuous Australian BBQ dinner served on the riverbank the atmosphere transforms with live entertainment around a crackling campfire under the sparkling stars

Simply an outstanding piece of Australian History. My sister and I had the most amazing three nights on the Emmylou. The staff were exceptional, each person made sure you were cared for, from Julie’s big smile as she welcomed you into the saloon each meal, Greg our chef and his amazing meals, will need to loose a few kilo’s from the trip now. Geoff’s love of steam engineers, we discovered he has his own steam engine at home, he really did know every detail, and was always happy to have a chat.
JJW653
April 2023

Day 6 - Onshore Tour and River Cruising

Experience the perfect start to your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a captivating half-day land and river tour that promises to be an  unforgettable journey. Your adventure begins with a visit to the fascinating Heritage Farm Museum, where you’ll immerse yourself in the charm of the past.

Next, get ready to be enchanted as you join the Murray Explorer, a magnificent vessel that will take you on an Expedition cruise along the upper Murray River. Prepare to be awestruck by the natural wonders that surround you, from breathtaking landscapes to a rich array of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for White Faced Herons and you may even find a King Fisher, all this along with a captain’s commentary.

Later, you will visit St Anne’s Winery for a tasting of their fabulous table and fortified wines before returning to Emmylou for lunch as you continue downriver towards Deep Creek Marina. In the evening, you can unwind with a fascinating documentary featuring archival footage of the paddlesteamers and communities of the Murray River.

We recently travelled with Murray River Paddlesteamers on the PS Emylou for a three night cruise from Echuca to Torrumbarry Weir. The three night cruise which included all meals and alcohol (with meals) provided an excellent way to enjoy both the scenery along the river and the experience of travelling on an old paddlesteamer with its associated history. This, complemented by the friendly, knowledgable and efficient staff made for an excellent long weekend away. Scott, our Captain for the cruise, managed the rising river and the strong currents with ease, whilst simultaneously providing expert commentary along the way. The on shore excursions, at the 'beer can' museum (which proved to be so much more!) the winery, the old sheep station and the weir, led by Scott were excellent. The food provided by Andrew and Julie and the steam engine history lesson from Anthony topped off a great weekend away. Highly recommended.
Michael F
July 2023

Day 7 - Perricoota Station & Torrumbarry Weir

Today, Emmylou embarks on an exhilarating full-day cruise bound for Torrumbarry Weir, promising an enriching journey filled with exploration and scenic delights.

Amidst this captivating cruise, a mid-morning interlude beckons at the renowned Perricoota Station. Join the skipper for an immersive walking tour enveloped by the rich historical tapestry of Perricoota Station’s heritage. 

Continuing the voyage towards Torrumbarry Weir, anticipation mounts for the forthcoming  discoveries. Upon reaching the weir’s shores, partake in a guided walk, traversing the structure and delving into its history and significance. Explore the Interpretive Centre, a treasure trove of knowledge illuminating the intricate details of the Murray Darling Basin and the ingenious weir and lock system, which traces its origins back to 1923. 

As the day gracefully transitions into evening, prepare for a splendid conclusion to this memorable journey. Indulge in a delectable final dinner hosted by your Skipper and Engineer, commencing with tantalising pre-dinner canapés and refreshing drinks against the backdrop of the setting sun casting its golden hues over the tranquil weir. As the stars emerge in the night sky, casting their celestial glow, savor every moment of this serene and magical evening aboard the Emmylou.

Day 8 - Echuca

Early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before breakfast. A courtesy vehicle will then be ready to return you to Echuca, where you will reluctantly say farewell to your unforgettable river journey on the PS Emmylou