Authentic Murray River Cruising with PS Emmylou

Our new 3 night Discovery cruise steps guests back in time reconnecting them to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine along Australia's longest and most famous river. From the moment you step aboard and hear the steam whistle blow you will be totally relaxed. Enjoy riverside campfires, day & night cruising to see the river from a different perspective under Emmylou's powerful floodlights, travel on a half day excursion to world heritage wetlands for a small boat Eco cruise, enjoy lunch at a riverside winery and a visit to the famous Perricoota Station. First settled by James Maiden in 1843 to become a famous Merino Sheep & Fruit property, Perricoota Station also featured in the Australian movie All the River Run where PS Emmylou starred as PS Providence. Here we moor overnight and enjoy a Mansion Tour to learn about the the rich history of the property followed by a fabulous dinner in the riverside packing shed.

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.

Uniquely Australian Dining

Dining aboard PS Emmylou is an Australian epicurean affair that pleases the palate and warms the soul. Our onboard Chef takes full advantage of our rich and diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion uniquely Australian dishes whilst our staff charm you with friendly local hospitality and attentive service. All meals are fully inclusive of your tour price and most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

Highlights of a 3 night cruise

  • Brand new designer cabins with private ensuites to choose from.
  • Stay in Emmylou's own Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
  • Chef prepared all inclusive meals at Redgums on PS Emmylou
  • Delicious morning & afternoon teas
  • Riverside Grand Dining under the stars with after dinner campfires (subject to weather conditions)
  • Visit with overnight mooring at the famous Perricoota Station, Mansion Tour & Dinner in the Riverside Packing Shed
  • Visit the World Heritage Listed Barmah Wetlands, 1.5hr eco cruise aboard MV Kingfisher with expert local guide
  • Visit the award winning Morrsions Riverview Restaurant Winery for tastings and a superb 2 course lunch
  • Visit one of the Regions top food producers, Pacdon Park where you can sample their fine UK small goods.
  • Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce prepared by your onboard Chef
  • Sample a variety of locally produced wines
  • See and hear the native wildlife in their natural environment in the evening and morning
  • Step back in time on a history tour with Skipper Commentary
  • Air Conditioned Cabins for your comfort

    Inclusions on your cruise

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared breakfast lunch & dinners
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Espresso Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water
  • On Shore Tour
  • All Gratuities

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    Melbourne Transfer Options

    Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer Tour - $790 per couple / $640 Solo Traveller

    We are delighted to be partnering with the Melbourne Hilton DoubleTree as our preferred Hotel Partner.

    Start your cruise experience in style with a stay in a Queen Guest Room the night before your cruise. In the morning enjoy a delicious full breakfast before departing for Mitchelton Winery just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Here you will enjoy complimentary wine tastings at the cellar door, entry to the Gallery of Aboriginal Art Collection and a 2 course lunch at Muse Restaurant. Your tour then departs for Echuca where you will have time to wander the Port of Echuca precinct shops before boarding PS Emmylou for your Murray River Cruise. Your return morning journey takes you via the historic City of Bendigo where you will visit the endearing Chancery Lane known for it's great coffee, food and art. The tour then continue to Melbourne with drop off points at Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotels.

    Package Inclusions

  • 1 night stay in a Queen Guest Room, Breakfast for 2 with 10.30am hotel departure
  • Lunch for 2 at Muse Restaurant, complimentary cellar door tastings, entry to Art Gallery
  • Return morning visit to Bendigo & Chancery Lane
  • Mercedes Benz Valente or Deluxe Coach return transfer to Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotel.

    Note: other guests joining the same cruise may also join this tour.

    Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $500 Per Couple / $400 Solo Traveller

    Departs Hilton DoubleTree at 10.30am on the day of your cruise and follows the same route as the Return Tour above. Does not include lunch at Mitchelton Hotel. Return afternoon drop off at Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotels. Note: Other guests on your cruise may join the transfer.

    Return VLine Train

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

    Note: Train maybe replaced with coach from Bendigo subject to timetable

    Echuca Car Parking

    Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars, caravans and campervans is available for all passenger whilst cruising at $15 per day.

    Pricing & Payment Terms

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


    Have a question, please call +613 5482 5244 or email us at [email protected]