Authentic Murray River Cruising with PS Emmylou 

Our popular 2 night cruise steps guests back in time reconnecting them to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine along Australia's longest and most famous river. Be one of the first guests to enjoy our brand new cabins with ensuites from September 2018. From the moment you step aboard and hear the steam whistle blow you will be totally relaxed. Enjoy riverside campfires, onshore tours visiting world heritage sites for a small boat eco cruise, lunch at a riverside winery, all whilst cruising the mighty Upper Murray River.


  • Brand new designer cabins with private ensuites to choose from. September 2018 onwards
  • Stay in Emmylou's own Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
  • Chef prepared all inclusive meals under the stars at Redgums on Emmylou
  • Delicious morning & afternoon teas
  • After dinner riverside campfires (subject to weather conditions)
  • Onshore Tour visiting the World Heritage Listed Barmah Wetlands, 1.5hr eco cruise aboard MV Kingfisher with expert local guide followed by a visit to Cape Horn Vineyard, one of the Murray River's most scenic wineries for tastings and lunch on the lawn overlooking the Murray.
  • 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


  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared breakfast lunch & dinners
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Skippers Dinner
  • Bottled Water
  • On Shore Tour
  • All Port Taxes & Fees
  • All Gratuities
  • Complimentary secure car parking

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    New Deluxe Cabins with Private Ensuites

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    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.

    Melbourne Pre Stay & Transfer Options

    Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer Tour - $368 per person

    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 we visit the endearing Chancery Lane known for it's great coffee, food and art. We then continue to Melbourne with drop off points at the Airport or CBD Hotels. Package is for 2 people.

    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 return transfer to Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotel.

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

    Melbourne Return Transfer Tour - $250 per person

    Mercedes Benz Valente return transfer to Melbourne Airport of CBD Hotel. Note: other guests joining the same cruise may also join this trasnfer.

    Return VLine Train

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

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

    Echuca Car Parking

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

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

    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]


    Great Murray River experience

    My husband & I recently shared a great two night experience on PS Emmylou. Being our first visit to this area we wanted to see as much possible. Murray River Paddlesteamers made sure of this with the bonus of a visit to the Dharnya Indigineous Centre for a cultural experience, a cruise on the Kingfisher through the world heritage Barmah wetlands with excellent commentary & a bonus of a visit to a vineyard on the Murray where we enjoyed woodfired pizzas in the beautiful grounds of Cape Horn.

    The Emmylou experience was one we will always remember, thanks to Rowen & his wonderful friendly team, right from my first contact with Kathy in the office down to "Dan the man" in the steam-room (& best the best evening campfires ). The operating team on board were amazing, providing friendly service at all times. The food & service was excellent with Chef Kerry serving up amazing meals & Jo looking after us with food & drinks. Captain James was at the Helm & made sure we saw the best of the Murray. As a bonus the passengers were excellent company - it's amazing how in only 2 days we were like a big happy family by the end of the cruise.

    Visited March 2017