Experience Authentic River Cruising with PS Emmylou 

"We are delighted to be awarded one of Australia's "Best Historical Tours" by FlightNetwork and "Silver, Unique Accommodation" in the 2017 Victorian Tourism Awards"

Let PS Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for an 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.

Cruise aboard a traditional wood fired paddlesteamer and let your senses engage 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 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 smell the mist that rolls upstream and watch for a great variety of Australian wildlife starting their day in the wild.

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, offboat excursions to World Heritage wetlands, historical homestead and Australian history & culture, 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 plenty of relaxing areas for a great book. Catering for adults, just 18 guests in 9 brand new classic cabins can 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.

New Heritage Cabins with Ensuites

We are delighted to announce that PS Emmylou will feature brand new Cabins ready for September Spring Cruising 2018.

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 Emmylou will feature 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 Main Deck Twin Bed Cabins are also being refurbished offering a shared private bathroom situated just outside the cabins. 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.

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.

Be one of the very first passengers to experience the new cabins. Bookings are now open for cruises from September 2018 onwards

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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 Transfers

    Transfers are available from Melbourne CBD Hotels on the morning of your cruise between 10am - 11am. Your transfer includes a visit to Mitchleton Winery with optional lunch before arriving in Echuca at 4.00pm. Your return journey includes a stop over morning visit at Bendigo with a 2pm drop off at Melbourne Airport or 2.30pm CBD Hotels.

  • Mercedes-Benz Van - Min 2 passengers - Max 6 passengers - $200 return per person
  • Train - Min 1 passenger - $65 return per person (Australian Concession Price $35 return per person)

    Note: Train maybe replaced with coach from Bendigo subject to timetable. Coach Transfers for Groups of 8 - 22 are also available upon request.

    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 info@mrps.com.au