Discover the most all-inclusive Murray River cruise experience

  • ALL MEALS INCLUDING MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA
  • SELECT WINE & BEER WITH DINNER (3 & 4 night cruises)
  • SIGNATURE ONSHORE TOURS
  • OUR OWN DEDICATED COACHES & GUIDES
  • ESPRESSO COFFEE, TEA & BOTTLED WATER THROUGHOUT YOUR CRUISE
  • UNDERCOVER SECURE CAR & TRAILER PARKING
  • COUNTRY HOSPITALITY FROM A FRIENDLY AUSTRALIAN CREW

    Optional Extras

  • Melbourne Hotel Pre-Stay & Return Transfer Tour
  • Melbourne Return Only Transfer Tour
  • Pre Stay - PS [email protected] Botel

    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.

    PS Emmylou will treat you to an unforgettable Murray River cruise to delight 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.

    With just 18 guests aboard in 9 new cabins, let PS Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine on the Murray River. Enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ's, chef prepared meals, winery visits, onshore tours to World Heritage wetlands, historical homestead and local farmgate producers. All whilst cruising aboard the worlds only wood-fired paddlesteamer powered by a 1906 steam engine offering regular overnight river cruising.

    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.

    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

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    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 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 - $250pp

    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

    Pre-Stay - PS [email protected] Boatel

  • 2,3 & 4 Night Cruises Only
  • Pre-Stay in assigned cruise cabin with boarding from 6pm only
  • Breakfast included at local Cafe or onboard
  • Guests are welcome to cruise aboard PS Emmylou on the day of their cruise departure at no extra cost

    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]