Authentic Murray River Cruising with PS Emmylou

Our new 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. Have you ever wondered what the country looked like to it's early pioneers? Traveling the mighty Murray River aboard PS Emmylou on this extended 4 night cruise will transport you back in time, to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Cruising over 160km you will experience both upper and lower river from Echuca cruises as far as the Torrumbarry Weir. Be one of the first guests to enjoy this authentic river cruise aboard PS Emmylou.

Enjoy 2 Signature Onshore Tours

Farmgate Producers & Winery Tour We follow the backroads trail visiting the local owners of farm gates offering fabulous produce. We visit the river town of Barham before heading to the regions leading producer of free range pork products, Bundarra Berkshires where you can sample their range of fine products. The tour then continues to Restdown Winery who produce organic wines and beef. Here you will enjoy a guided 1.4km wetlands walking trail followed by a gourmet lunch platter with complementary wine tasting from handpicked organic grapes. We then visit Womboota Artisan Pottery & Wines producing distinctive handcrafted grape wines as well as a range of delicious meads (honey wines).

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 birlife in the world largest strand of River Red Gum. The tour then heads to Morrisons Riverview Winery where you will enjoy a 2 course lunch with complimentary tastings overlooking the Murray River. After lunch we visit Pacdon Park famous for their locally made traditional UK Smallgoods and the regions largest winery, St Annes for an afternoon tasting of their delicious fortified wines.

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

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
  • 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 (subject to weather conditions)
  • Mansion Tour at the famous Perricoota Station with dinner in the old Woolshed overlooking the River
  • 2 Signature Onshore Tours
  • 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
  • Complimentary undercover secure car parking

    Inclusions on your cruise

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared breakfast lunch & dinners
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Select Wines & Beers at Dinner
  • Bottled Water
  • 2 Onshore Signature Tours
  • Complimentary undercover secure car parking
  • All Port Taxes, Fees and Gratuities

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    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

    Echuca Car Parking

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

    Pricing & Payment Terms

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


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