Australian Star - 3 night discovery Cruise

  • 3 Nights over the weekend
  • Weekly departures from Echuca Friday 4pm
  • Enjoy a complimentary V/Line Train fare from Melbourne to Echuca
  • All Meals included onboard including Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Opening Sale Now On: Save 10% on any departure from 1st September 2025 to 31st May 2026. 
  • Book by 15th May 2024 using Promo Code OPENINGSTAR

From $2,412 per person with discount

Deposit $400 Per Person

Australian Star - 3 night discovery Cruise

  • 3 Nights over the weekend
  • Weekly departures from Echuca Friday 4pm
  • Enjoy a complimentary V/Line Train fare from Melbourne to Echuca
  • All Meals included onboard including Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Opening Sale Now On: Save 10% on any departure from 1st September 2025 to 31st May 2026. Book by 31st March 2024 using Promo Code OPENINGSTAR

From $2,412 per person with discount

Embark on an enchanting 3-night journey aboard the PS Australian Star, a vessel that promises a fusion of elegance and adventure. This river cruise, navigating the scenic waterways of Australia, offers an immersive experience that captivates the senses.

As you step aboard the Australian Star, you’ll be greeted by a blend of historic charm and modern comfort. The cruise features a variety of well-appointed cabins, ensuring a restful retreat after days filled with exploration. Each cabin boasts ensuite facilities, providing convenience and a touch of luxury.

Throughout the voyage, indulge in a culinary journey with delightful meals served on board, showcasing the region’s finest flavors. The 3-night itinerary is carefully curated to offer a balance of relaxation and discovery, with on-shore excursions providing glimpses into local culture, wildlife, and natural wonders.

Whether you’re admiring the sunset from the deck, participating in informative shore activities, or simply unwinding in the ship’s inviting ambiance, the PS Australian Star promises an unforgettable escape. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia’s waterways, creating cherished memories on this captivating 3-night cruise.

Available Departures

Day 1 - Layfield Lane

As Australian Star departs from Echuca, you can relax and enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea while taking in the stunning sights and sounds of the river. You will have plenty of time to chat with the skipper and learn about the history of the vessel or simply unwind in your private cabin. 

As the sun begins to set, Happy Hour starts, where you can enjoy a drink in the saloon before arriving at Layfield Lane for a grand dinner on the riverbank. The signature Australian BBQ, lit by candles and stars, sets the perfect mood for an evening of casual conversation and live entertainment around the campfire.

Day 2 - Onshore Tour and River Cruising

Experience the perfect start to your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a captivating half-day land and river tour that promises to be an  an  unforgettable journey. Your adventure begins with a visit to the fascinating Heritage Farm Museum, where you’ll immerse yourself in the charm of the past.

Next, get ready to be enchanted as you join the Murray Explorer, a magnificent vessel that will take you on an Expedition cruise along the upper Murray River. Prepare to be awestruck by the natural wonders that surround you, from breathtaking landscapes to a rich array of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for White Faced Herons and you may even find a King Fisher, all this along with a captains commentary.

Later, you will visit St Anne’s Winery for a tasting of their fabulous table and fortified wines before returning to Australian Star for lunch as you continue downriver towards Deep Creek Marina. In the evening, you can unwind with a fascinating documentary featuring archival footage of the paddlesteamers and communities of the Murray River.

Day 3 - Perricoota Station & Torrumbarry Weir

Today, PS Australian Star embarks on an exhilarating full-day cruise bound for Torrumbarry Weir, promising an enriching journey filled with exploration and scenic delights. Amidst this captivating cruise, a mid-morning interlude beckons at the renowned Perricoota Station. Join the skipper for an immersive walking tour enveloped by the rich historical tapestry of Perricoota Station’s heritage.

Continuing the voyage towards Torrumbarry Weir, anticipation mounts for the forthcoming discoveries. Upon reaching the weir’s shores, partake in a guided walk, traversing the structure and delving into its history and significance. Explore the Interpretive Centre, a treasure trove of knowledge illuminating the intricate details of the Murray Darling Basin and the ingenious weir and lock system, which traces its origins back to 1923.

As the day gracefully transitions into evening, prepare for a splendid conclusion to this memorable journey. Indulge in a delectable final dinner hosted by your Skipper and Engineer, commencing with tantalising pre-dinner canapés and refreshing drinks against the backdrop of the setting sun casting its golden hues over the tranquil weir. As the stars emerge in the night sky, casting their celestial glow, savor every moment of this serene and magical evening aboard the Australian Star.

Day 4 - Echuca

This morning, early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before breakfast. A courtesy vehicle will then be ready to return you to Echuca, where you will reluctantly say farewell to your unforgettable river journey on the Australian Star. Coach transfer to Echuca Car Parking, Train Station, and CBD Hotels