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Authentic Murray River Cruises

Brand New Cabins & Ensuites – Overnight, 2,3 & 4 Night River Cruises

Included in your fare

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Deluxe Brand New Cabins with Ensuites
  • Riverside Grand Dining & Campfires
  • Selected Wine & beers at dinner, 3 & 4 night cruise
  • Onshore Tours – 2, 3 & 4 night cruises
  • Skipper’s Dinners, 2, 3 & 4 night cruises
  • Bottled Water
  • All Port Taxes & Fees
  • All Gratuities

Emmylou Experience

Step back in time and let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine on the Murray River. You will enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ’s, chef prepared meals, winery visits, onshore tours to World Heritage wetlands, historical homestead and local farmgate producers. All whilst cruising aboard the worlds only wood-fired paddlesteamer offering regular overnight River cruising.

PS Emmylou will treat you to an unforgettable Murray River cruise to delight the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts letting you delve 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.

Cruising aboard a traditional wood fired paddlesteamer engages your senses from the moment you board: smell the warm oil of the engine, feel the heat as the engineer stokes the boiler with Redgum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the Skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water. Let the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels, the nostalgic hooting of the steam whistle, and the distant song of the Currawongs and Kookaburras conjure up the leisurely pace of bygone days. Along the way you’ll enjoy magical sunsets through the towering Redgums and watch the moon rise to accompany the stars on a clear night. In the mornings as the mist rises from the river watch for a great variety of Australian animals starting their day in the wild.

Emmylou provides sun decks, Redgums Restaurant and Bar on the Saloon Deck and plenty of relaxing areas for a great book. Catering for adults, just 18 guests in 9 brand new designer cabins can experience Emmylou’s old-world charm whilst offering modern comforts. Emmylou is driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine built to the highest world classification standards. She is now an Australian icon and is perfectly at home in the historical Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past.

Brand New Cabins with Ensuites

Welcome to your home aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou, named after the famous American Country singer Emmylou Harris. We invite you to relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere of mid 1800’s riverboat charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. From September 2018 Emmylou will feature contemporary designer cabin with fine linens and plush new bedding which will ensure you are well rested to fully enjoy your time aboard with us.

Emmylou will now feature her own Queen Suite, the boats premier cabin 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 a private deck. Featuring plush Queen bedding, private ensuite and a seating area, guests can relax with a drink and watch the river banks of the Upper Murray drift by.

Guests enjoying Upper Deck Cabins will now be able to choose from Twin Single, Double or Queen 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. Our new Main Deck Twin Single Bed Cabins offer guests 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 will feature 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.

Daily Cruises

PS Emmylou provides daily cruises and with Redgums Restaurant on board you can enjoy a morning or afternoon 1 hour cruise with a barista made coffee and home made scone. If you have longer why not enjoy a 2 hour lunch cruise. Our $75 lunch and cruise package is a great way to relax and enjoy the river.

PS Canberra & Pride of the Murray

Offer four daily 1 hour cruises and are a great choice for groups and families. Kids big and small can learn the steer the boat with the skipper and earn a Skippers Certificate. Head to our website for weekly cruise schedule and to

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Murray River Paddlesteamers, Echuca Specials

New 3 Night Cruise - Departs 20th Nov - Save 15%

New 3 Night Cruise - Departs 20th Nov - Save 15%

Brand New Cabins with Ensuites

Due to demand we have added one further 2018 departure for our popular 3 Night Cruise. Experience authentic Murray River Cruising in comfort, staying in brand new deluxe cabins with ensuites. Call us today on 03 54825244 or Book Online at

Starting from $867.00

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PS Emmylou Lunch Cruise

PS Emmylou Lunch Cruise

Lunch Package

Join us at the most unique dining table in Australia. Enjoy a chef prepared 2 course lunch & barista made tea or coffee as you sit back & enjoy the sights and sounds of the Murray River aboard PS Emmylou, Echuca's unofficial maritime

$75.00 per person!

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PS Emmylou 2019 Early Bird Specials - Save 15%

PS Emmylou 2019 Early Bird Specials - Save 15%

Early Bird Special

Book any 3 or 4 Night Upper Murray River Cruise on PS Emmylou staying in a Brand New Upper Deck Cabin with Ensuites and Save 15%. Book Direct Online using Promo Code DISMURRAY15. Must Book before 31st October 2018. All inclusive cruise price includes all meals and onshore tours plus select wine & beer at dinner service. Coming from Overseas or Intestate ?..Add on our Melbourne Pre-Stay Return Tour staying at Hilton DoubleTree.

Starting from $1071.00

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Contact Details and Location

Murray River Paddlesteamers, Echuca
57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca VIC, 3564
P: 03 5482 5244

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