About the Cruise

Escape for the weekend and join us for a fully inclusive overnight stay on PS Emmylou. Let Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise experience along the Murray River for a truly Australian adventure. Enjoy a regional inspired 5 course dinner and relax as the spectacular scenery of the Murray River glides by in the early evening. Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including kangaroos and many of the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the river.

PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising and caters for just 18 guests in 9 brand new cabins. After diner your can enjoy the a roaring riverside campfire before retiring to your new cabin. In the morning wake to the sounds of the river and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast before returning to port at 9.00am for departure.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Brand New Cabins with Private Ensuites
  • Stay in Emmylou's own Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
  • Chef prepared 5 course dinner under the stars at Redgums on Emmylou
  • After dinner riverside campfire - Enjoy a drink with a toasted marshmallow (subject to weather conditions)
  • Fully cooked or continental breakfast in the morning
  • Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce
  • Sample a variety of locally produced wines
  • See and hear the native wildlife in their natural environment in the evening and morning
  • Air Conditioned Cabins for your comfort

    New Deluxe Cabins with Private Ensuites

    Welcome to your home aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou. We invite you to relax in a warm inviting atmosphere of mid 1800’s riverboat charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. Emmylou now features contemporary deluxe cabins with fine linens and plush new bedding which will ensure you are well rested to fully enjoy your time aboard with us.

    Emmylou Suite

    The boats premier accommodation and most spacious. This elegant suite provides a warm ambiance located on the Upper Deck at the front of the boat with French Door opening to the deck. Featuring a seating area, ensuite and plush queen bedding guests can relax with a drink and watch the river banks of the Upper Murray drift by.

    Upper Deck Cabins

    Guests enjoying Upper Deck Cabins can now choose from Queen, Double & Twin Single Cabins all with private ensuites, with doors opening to the outside affording neighbouring guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a social atmosphere, swapping stories and forming lasting friendships with fellow travellers.

    Main Deck Cabins

    Main Deck Cabins offer guests Twin Single Beds with a shared Bathroom situated just outside the cabins. From our Main Deck to the Emmylou Suite, PS Emmylou now has accommodation for a variety of lifestyles and budgets and features free Wifi throughout the boat and cabins.

    Whole Boat Group Charter

    Perfect for that special celebration, PS Emmylou is available for Private Groups and you can save 10% off normal retail rates. All Charters include everything detailed on a 1 to 4 night itinerary and can be customised to you personal requirements. Drinks are charged to a bar tab and payable at the conclusion of the cruise.

    Call or email us today to discuss your next special occasion. Bookings 6 months in advance are highly recommended.

  • Brown Brothers Winemaker's Dinner Cruise - Saturday 14th September - $150pp

    Meet Emma Brown as she introduces each specially selected Brown Brothers Wine

    Enjoy an evening with Brown Brothers Winery as you are taken on a journey from vine to table aboard PS Emmylou. Emma Brown, the youngest of three daughters to Judy & John Brown will introduce wines from across the Brown Bothers family of wines, including Innocent Bystander, Devils Corner and the famous Patricia Brown Brothers wines. You will start your evening with a glass of bubbles and wines will be perfectly matched to a five course regionally inspired dinner menu. Emma will inspire you about about the rich history of Brown Brothers and how each specially chosen wine was produced and matched to each dish.

    This year you can extend your experience with an overnight stay on PS Emmylou at Dock at the conclusion of the evening. Just 9 lucky couple will have the opportunity to stay in their own cabin overnight with breakfast provided at the Echuca Hotel the following morning. Starting from $250 per cabin and strictly limited with departure prior to 9.15am the following morning
  • 14th September 2019
  • Boarding with pre dinner drinks at 6.00pm
  • 3 Hour Cruise Departing at 6.30pm
  • Set 5 course regionally inspired Dinner
  • All inclusive selected Brown Brothers Wines.
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase discounted Brown Brothers Wines
  • Optional Sleep over aboard PS Emmylou in a brand new cabin with breakfast

    Overnight Boatel Option with Breakfast

  • Emmylou Suite - $350
  • Queen Cabin - $310
  • Double Cabin - $290
  • Twin Cabin - $270
  • Main Deck Twin - Shared Bathroom - $250

  • 2 Night Mitchelton & Emmylou Gourmet Escape - From $585pp

    Travel north to the Murray for a Weekend Escape of Great Food Wine & River. This special package will have you staying at the new Mitchelton Winery Hotel, enjoying the popular Wharf to Winery lunch cruise and then cruising overnight on PS Emmylou

    Highlights & Inclusions

  • 1 Night stay at the brand new Mitchelton Winery Hotel in a King Room with vineyard view with breakfast included
  • Time to explore the winery with complimentary tastings and optional lunch and dinner at Muse Restaurant
  • 1 Nights Cruise aboard PS Emmylou staying in a brand new Upper Deck Double Cabin with Private Ensuite. Cabin upgrades available when booking online
  • Wharf to Winery Lunch Cruise aboard PS Canberra to Morrisons Winery - 2 Course Lunch with complimentary glass of wine or beer
  • 5 Course chef prepared dinner aboard PS Emmylou
  • Fully cooked breakfast aboard PS Emmylou
  • After dinner riverside campfire (subject to weather)


    This 2 Night package combines with any scheduled 1 Night Emmylou Weekend Escape Cruise.

    Echuca Car Parking

    Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars, caravans and campervans is available for all passenger whilst cruising at $20 per day.

    Pricing & Payment Terms

    Pay just 30% deposit with balance due within 60 days of cruise date

  • Reviews

    Overnight Stay, Five course dinner

    We had an awesome dinner. All of the courses were really delicious. The service was exceptional and the Captain Peter, the waitress and host, Cathy, gave us the best time. We met dale, who was the engine controller and he was very hospitable and knowledgeable. The cabin that we stayed in was comfortable, cool and clean. We slept vert well. It could be even better to have an ensuite in each cabin which we believe is going to happen. The breakfast provided was beautiful, as with the care and service. Will recommend to everyone that loves a bit of country charm and a tour into our Australian past and current times on the Murray River.

    Visited February 2018