Talo Retreat & Cruise Packages

Combine a 1 or 2 night cruise aboard PS Emmylou with a stay Talo Retreat situated right on the Murray river banks nestled amongst the natural bushland staying in your own private Yurt. Glamping – ‘glamorous camping offers guest an opportunity to experience nature without compromise on the creature comforts of a hotel room. Each Yurt offers pillow top mattress on queen beds, kitchenette, evaporative cooling and electric log fire heaters, BBQ, hammock, private outdoor spa bath and en-suite bathroom off the balcony. Enjoy the magical star gazing from your outdoor spa bath or under the glass dome in the ceiling of each Yurt. Situated only 100m from the bank of the Murray River guests can enjoy relaxing around a camp fire or explore the area by canoe or bike. Talo Retreat offers a magical and unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of this amazing region. Additional nights optional.

Melbourne Hotel & Transfer Options

Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer - $850 per couple / $750 Solo Traveller

We are delighted to be partnering with the Pan Pacific Hotels as our preferred Hotel partner. We now offer preferred rates at the luxurious five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne, located near Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf district & Park Royal Melbourne Airport, directly connected to Melbourne domestic and international terminals. Note weekday nights at Park Royal are $930 per couple & $830 Solo Traveler

Start your cruise experience in style with a stay in one of the above Hotels the night before your cruise. In the morning enjoy a delicious full breakfast before departing for Echuca to board PS Emmylou. Your return 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. Drop of points are Bendigo or Melbourne Airport's and CBD Hotel's.

Package Inclusions

  • 1 night stay in King or Premier Room with full buffet breakfast for two
  • 8.00am Departure from Melbourne | 8.30am Departure from Melbourne Airport
  • Deluxe Coach Transfer to Echuca and return
  • Visit regional towns
  • Drop off at Melbourne or Bendigo Airports or CBD Hotels

    Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.

    Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $600 Per Couple / $500 Solo Traveller

    Departs Pan Pacific Hotel - South Wharf at 8.00am & Park Royal Hotel Melbourne Airport at 8.30am on the morning of your cruise. Please note pick ups from Melbourne Airport are only available if staying at the Park Royal Hotel. Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.

    Bendigo Transfer Options

    Bendigo Airport & Hotels Return Transfer - $400 Per Couple / $300 Solo Traveller

    Self Drive - Car Parking

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

  • Balgownie Winery Retreat & Cruise Packages

    Enjoy 2 nights staying in a luxurious Safari Tent set amongst the vines at Balgownie Estate Winery sipping fabulous wine from your deck. Take a morning stroll through the working vineyard before enjoying breakfast and the attractions of Bendigo. Transfer to Echuca to connect with an overnight cruise aboard the iconic PS Emmylou, the world's only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer exploring the Murray River. Enjoy a 5 course dinner as the sun sets over the river followed by a riverside campfire under starlit skies as you relax to river time. Options available are self drive or relax with return transfers to/from Bendigo or Melbourne.

    Melbourne Hotel & Transfer Options

    Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer - $950 per couple / $850 Solo Traveller

    Note weekday nights at Park Royal are $1030 per couple & $930 Solo Traveler

    Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $700 Per Couple / $600 Solo Traveller

    Bendigo Transfer Options

    Bendigo Airport & Hotels Return Transfer - $420 Per Couple / $320 Solo Traveller

    Self Drive - Car Parking

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