Authentic Murray River Cruising with PS Emmylou

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 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 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 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).

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. We then continue with a visit to Pacdon Park, where you can sample some of their fine UK small goods and meet the owners before we finish the tour visiting Morrisons Riverview Winery where you will enjoy a 2 course lunch with complimentary tastings overlooking the Murray River.

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.

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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
  • Two 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
  • 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
  • Two Onshore Tours
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the boat
  • All Gratuities

    New Deck Plan | River Cruise Map | Echuca Location Map

    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 $15 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

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