Special 4 Night Cruise - Join RACV Club Executive Chef Jason Camillo for a 1 Night Kitchen Takeover - 25th November Departure

Exclusively for Murray River Paddlesteamers, Jason will be taking over the Emmylou Kitchen for one night of the cruise with his team of talented chefs to create a special regionally inspired dinner menu which is sure to impress. Don't miss this one time opportunity to cruise the Murray and be inspired by Jason's fabulous cooking.

Limited Cabins Remain

  • 2 Main Deck Cabins - See offer below
  • 1 Upper Deck Twin Cabin
  • 1 Upper Deck Double Cabin
  • 1 Upper Deck Queen Cabin

    Book online or call our office today to book this special cruise on 03 5482 5244

    Save 20% on Last Remaining 3 or 4 Night Main Deck Cabins in 2019

    Offer 1

  • 20% Discount - Twin Share
  • No Solo Surcharge - Save 50%
  • Two Bottles of Henry's Crossing Wine to take home
  • Complimentary Car Parking

    Offer 2

    Book a Main Deck Cabin at the Upper Deck Twin Cabin Price, (not Solo Price) and get exclusive use of the Shared Bathroom. Subject to the other Main Deck Cabin being available at the time of booking.

    2020 Cruise Offer

    Book a 2020 Cruise before 31st October and Save 10% with a $100 Drinks Credit Per Cabin. Book and pay in full at the time of booking, 2 to 4 Night cruises only.

    Call our passenger services team today on 1800 896 881 to secure your cabin.

    About the Cruise

    Our premier 4 Night Upper Murray Explorer cruise steps guests back in time reconnecting them to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine along Australia's longest and most famous river. Traveling the mighty Murray River aboard PS Emmylou will transport guests back in time, to an era of leisurely and romantic travel cruising over 180km as far as the Torrumbarry Weir. This cruise will delight the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts letting you delve further into beauty and adventure on the Upper Murray River. Enjoy 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.

    Travel Writer, Chloe Cann recently cruised with us on a 4 night cruise, read about her experience in the UK Telegraph

    Highlights of a 4 night cruise

  • Brand new designer cabins with private ensuites to choose from
  • Stay in Emmylou's own Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
  • 2 onshore tours to local wineries, producers and a guided Eco Cruise
  • Overnight mooring at the famous Perricoota Station Estate.
  • Chef prepared all inclusive meals at Redgums on Emmylou
  • Delicious morning & afternoon teas with complimentary espresso coffee and tea
  • Riverside Grand Dining under the Stars & Campfire
  • Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce prepared by your onboard Chef
  • See and hear the native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Historical commentary provided by the Skipper throughout the cruise
  • Air Conditioned Cabins for your comfort

    Inclusions on your cruise

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared multi-course meals
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Espresso Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water
  • 2 Onshore Tours
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the boat
  • All Gratuities

    Enjoy 2 Signature Onshore Tours

    Providore & Producers Tour Visit the Toorumbarry Weir where you can learn about the Murray Darlin Basin, the Weir and lock system which dates back to 1923 including a walk across the river. We then visit the historic Arbuthnot Red Gum Sawmill which has been in operation since 1889 for a short guided tour before visiting the unique Restdown Winery where owners Jo & Don produce fine organic wines and Hereford Beef. Here you will enjoy a guided 1.4km wetlands walking trail of Aboriginal significance followed by a gourmet lunch platter of local produce with complementary wine tastings from handpicked organic grapes.

    Wetlands Eco & Winery Tour This tour visits the World Heritage listed Barmah forest for a small boat Eco Cruise with expert guide to share the secrets of the local flora and birdlife in the worlds largest strand of River Red Gum. We then continue the tour visiting the beautiful Morrisons Riverview Winery where you will enjoy a 2 course lunch with complimentary wines tastings overlooking the Murray River before rejoining PS Emmylou.

    New Deluxe Cabins with Private Ensuites

    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.

    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.

    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 with a stop in the small town of Nagambie before arriving in 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
  • Mercedes Benz Valante or Deluxe Coach Transfer to Echuca and return
  • Visit the regional towns of Nagambie & Bendigo
  • 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

    Transfer from Bendigo are available from any Hotel on the morning of your cruise departing from 10.30am. Return drop off to Bendigo Airport or Hotels.

    Melbourne Return Train Options

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

    Note: Train maybe replaced with coach from Bendigo to Echuca subject to timetable. Please contact our Passenger Services team.

    Echuca Car Parking

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

    Pricing & Payment Terms

    30% deposit with balance due within 60 days of cruise date

    For travel between 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020

    Departure Time 12 noon

  • For travel between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

    New Departure Time - Now 2.30pm

    Seeing the Murray River from the EmmyLou is an absolute must do. What an amazing way to experience the majestic river from a different point of view. As someone who grew up living on the banks of the river i never knew i could fall more in love with its beauty but when you see it from the EmmyLou its hard not to fall completely head over heels. Her unique look and sound only adds to the experience, she's won my heart as well! If i ever have the opportunity to board again i will be there. The 4 night cruise was well planned, not too busy, not too slow and was just as relaxing as the journey. Staff are amazing, the food was delicious and the accommodation was just the right amount of comfortable cosy-ness!

    Allason, Visited August 2019