Experience Authentic River Cruising with PS Emmylou 

"We are delighted to be awarded Silver, Unique Accommodation in the 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards"

Let PS Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for a authentic Australian River adventure. 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. Along the way, you’ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including Kangaroos, Koalas and many of the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the river.

Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine. You will enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ's, winery visits, world heritage wetlands and cultural experience, all whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Australia's most famous river, the Murray!

The PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Emmylou provides sun decks and loungers, Redgums Restaurant and Bar on the Saloon Deck and a relaxing private front lounge. Catering for adults only, just 18 guests in 9 cabins will experience Emmylou's old-world charm whilst offering modern comforts. Emmylou is fuelled by local Redgum logs and is driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine built to the highest world classification standards. She is now an Australian icon featuring on many Australian Tourism media promotions and is perfectly at home in the historical Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past.

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

New Heritage Cabins

We are excited to announce that PS Emmylou Cabins are being refitted during Winter 2018 ready for Spring cruising.

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 new cabins 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 also feature her own Suite in the best location with sprawling views of the river. You will feel like “the King of the world” as you open your French doors and step out onto your veranda looking straight down the mighty Murray River. The Emmylou suite is the largest aboard with interior lounge seating and Sofa-bed which can accommodate a third guest. Guests enjoying Upper Deck Cabins will now be able to choose from double or twin cabins all with private ensuites, with doors opening to the outside upper deck affording neighbouring guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a social atmosphere, swapping stories and forming lasting friendships with fellow travellers. Our cosy Main Deck Cabins are also being refurbished and will now feature their own shared ensuite on the same deck. From our cosy 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.

Be one of the very first passengers to experience the new cabins on a 1, 2 or 3 night cruise. Bookings are now open for cruises from September 2018 onwards

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Book and pay in full up to 90 days from cruise date you can 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 night cruise
  • Shore Excursions, 2 & 3 night cruises
  • Skipper's Dinner, 2 & 3 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
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transfers to & from Echuca unless pre purchased

    Melbourne Transfer / Car Parking

    Train or Private transfer from Melbourne/Echuca return available on request. Complimentary secure car parking is available for all passengers. Note: Train maybe replaced with coach subject to timetable

    Have a question, please call +613 5482 5244 or email us at info@mrps.com.au