Discover the most all-inclusive river cruise experience in Australia

  • ALL ONBOARD MEALS INCLUDING MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA
  • WINE & BEER WITH DINNER (3 & 4 night cruises)
  • SIGNATURE ONSHORE TOURS
  • OUR OWN DEDICATED COACHES & GUIDES
  • ONBOARD LECTURES BY LOCAL HISTORIANS
  • WARM COUNTRY HOSPITALITY FROM A FRIENDLY AUSTRALIAN CREW
  • ESPRESSO COFFEE, TEA WITH HOME MADE COOKIES THROUGHOUT YOUR CRUISE

    Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine. You will enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ's, chef prepared meals, winery visits, onshore tours to World Heritage wetlands, historical homestead, local farmgate producers and Australian history & culture, all whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Australia's most famous river, the Murray!

    PS Emmylou will treat you to an unforgettable river cruise to pique the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts letting you delve into beauty and adventure on the Upper Murray River. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery of Australia's longest river and follow in the wake of early history when Echuca was Australia's largest inland port.

    Cruising aboard a traditional wood fired paddlesteamer engages your senses from the moment you board: smell the warm oil of the engine, feel the heat as the engineer stokes the boiler with Redgum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the Skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water. Let the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels, the nostalgic hooting of the steam whistle, and the distant song of the Currawongs and Kookaburras conjure up the leisurely pace of bygone days. Along the way you’ll enjoy magical sunsets through the towering Redgums and watch the moon rise to accompany the stars on a clear night. In the mornings as the mist rises from the river watch for a great variety of Australian animals starting their day in the wild.

    PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Emmylou provides sun decks, Redgums Restaurant and Bar on the Saloon Deck and plenty of relaxing areas for a great book. Catering for adults, just 18 guests in 9 brand new designer cabins can experience Emmylou's old-world charm whilst offering modern comforts. Emmylou is driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine built to the highest world classification standards. She is now an Australian icon and is perfectly at home in the historical Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past.

    New Designer Cabins with Private Ensuites

    Welcome to your home aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou, named after the famous American Country singer Emmylou Harris. We invite you to relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere of mid 1800’s riverboat charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. From September 2018 Emmylou will feature contemporary designer cabin with fine linens and plush new bedding which will ensure you are well rested to fully enjoy your time aboard with us.

    Emmylou will now feature her own Suite, the boats premier cabin 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 a private deck. Featuring plush Queen bedding, private ensuite and a seating area, guests can relax with a drink and watch the river banks of the Upper Murray drift by.

    Guests enjoying Upper Deck Cabins will now be able to choose from Twin Single, Double or Queen 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. Our new Main Deck Twin Single Bed Cabins offer guests 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 will feature free Wifi throughout the boat and cabins.

    Uniquely Australian Dining 

    Dinning 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 in your tour price and most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

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    Solo Standby Fares

    We encourage Single Travellers and also understand the extra cost involved can be an issue. That's why we are delighted to introduce our Solo Standby Fares. If you would like to travel in your own private cabin without paying the 50% supplement then sign up today. Once we have your details we will place you on our Standby List for any 1 to 4 Night Cruise. Just nominate your preferred cruise & cabin class (you can choose up to 4 cruises dates) and we will contact you approximately 3 weeks from departure dates. Guests will be contacted on a first come, first serve basis. Whilst Standby Fares do not guarantee you a cabin until confirmed, it is a great way to save and cruise.

  • No deposit required
  • No single supplement or surcharges, just pay Twin share rate
  • Cruise in your preferred cabin class
  • Full payment required upon confirmation

    Email us today [email protected]

    Early Bird Special

    Book and pay in full at the time of booking up to 90 days from cruise date and enjoy a discount of 10% per person. Just book and pay in full online your preferred cruise date. Your 10% discount will be refunded to your credit card. Phone bookings are also accepted.

    Included in your fare

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared A la carte meals
  • Selected Wine & beers at dinner, 3 & 4 night cruise
  • Shore Excursions, 2, 3 & 4 night cruises
  • Skipper's Dinner, 2, 3 & 4 night cruises
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Secure Car Parking
  • All Port Taxes & Fees
  • All Gratuities

    Not included in your fare

  • Drinks consumed onboard excluding bottled water and select wine & beers at dinner (3 & 4 Night Cruises)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers to & from Echuca unless pre purchased

    Melbourne Return Transfers

    Enjoy luxury transfer from Melbourne CBD Hotels on the morning of your cruise. Available from 10.30am you will visit the beautiful Mitchelton Winery for lunch on your way to Echuca with a morning visit to the city of Bendigo on your return journey. Drop off is available at either Melbourne Airport of CBD Hotels.

  • Mercedes Valente - $200pp Available on request.
  • Train - $65pp Adult - $35pp Concession

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

    Echuca Car Parking

    Complimentary secure car parking is available for all passenger vehicles whilst you cruise with us.

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