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. Traveling the mighty Murray River aboard PS Emmylou on this 4 night cruise will transport guests back in time, to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Cruising over 180km you will experience both large sections of the river both up river from Echuca and down river cruising as far as the Torrumbarry Weir.

This extended 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. 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.

Enjoy 2 Signature Onshore Tours

Providore & Producers Tour We follow the backroads trail visiting the local owners of farm gates offering fabulous produce. We visit the river town of Barham before visiting Restdown Winery who produce 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 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). We finish the tour with a visit to Pacdon Park, where you can sample some of their fine UK small goods and meet the owners.

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 world largest strand of River Red Gum. The tour then visits Morrisons Riverview Winery where you will enjoy a 2 course lunch with complimentary tastings overlooking the Murray River. After lunch we visit St Anne's Winery famous for their Fortified Wines, Chocolate & Cheeses all locally made.

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.

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
  • 2 Signature Onshore Tours
  • 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
  • Visit Perricoota Station with dinner in the old Packing Shed overlooking the Murray River
  • 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
  • All Gratuities

    New Deck Plan | River Cruise Map | Echuca Location Map

    Melbourne Transfer Options

    Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer - $720 per couple / $595 Solo Traveller

    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 at 8.30am for Echuca with a stop in Heathcote, before arriving in Echuca to board PS Emmylou. Your return morning 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. The transfer then continue to Melbourne with drop off points at Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotels.

    Package Inclusions

  • 1 night stay in a Queen Guest Room, Breakfast for 2 with 8.30am Hotel departure
  • Mercedes Benz Valante or Deluxe Coach Transfer to Echuca via Heathcote
  • Return visit to Bendigo & Chancery Lane, Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotels.

    Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.

    Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $500 Per Couple / $400 Solo Traveller

    Departs Hilton DoubleTree at 8.30am on the day of your cruise and follows the same route as above. Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.

    Return VLine Train

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

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

    Melbourne Transfer Options

    Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $500 Per Couple / $400 Solo Traveller

    Departs Hilton DoubleTree at 8.00am on the day of your cruise with direct transfer to Echuca via Heathcote. Return afternoon drop off at Melbourne Airport or CBD Hotels. Note: Other guests on your cruise may join the transfer.

    Return VLine Train

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

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

    Echuca Car Parking

    Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars, caravans and campervans is available for all passenger whilst cruising at $15 per day.

    Pricing & Payment Terms

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