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Contact Details
Mildura Wharf, Hugh King Drive Mildura, Victoria 3502
Postal Address PO Box 640, Mildura VIC 3502
Phone: (03) 5023 2200
Fax (03) 5021 3017
Mobile 0409 502 322
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Welcome

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Welcome aboard the Mildura Paddle Steamers

We have three vessels in our fleet, the Paddle Steamer Melbourne (1912), the Paddle Vessel Rothbury (1881) and the Paddle Boat Mundoo (1987). We offer a wide range of cruises, such as a Twice Daily Two Hour Cruise, Tuesday Lunch Cruise (seasonal), Thursday Winery Cruise and a Thursday Evening Dinner Cruise. Our vessels are also available to charter for group functions, Parties, Weddings and Conferences.

We cruise EVERYDAY except for Christmas. Please follow us on Facebook for extra cruises that operate during peak seasons.

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P.S Melbourne Cruises

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Twice Daily Two Hour Cruise

Departs: 10.50am Returns: 1.00pm.
Departs: 1.50pm Returns: 4.00pm.
All Cruises depart the Mildura Wharf.

Cruise Outline

A unique feature of this cruise is travelling downstream through Lock 11, which was built to bypass the weir across the river. Passengers can experience the workings of a lock as the Melbourne is lowered to the downstream level and raised again on the return journey.

An informative and comprehensive live commentary of the river and its history, fauna and flora is conducted throughout the cruise involving the public in the current beauty and history of the river and its vessels. Passengers can see the fireman fire the boiler and enjoy the magic of the old engine as it drives the massive gears of the paddlewheels, resounding the times of the “Old Paddle Steamer Days”. A light lunch – sandwiches, cakes, tea/coffee and cool drinks are available to purchase on board and the vessel is fully licenced.

Cruise Fares

Adults – $30.00
Aged/Seniors Card – $28.00
Youth (14-17) – $18.00
Children (5-13) – $14.00

Please note: The P.V Rothbury replaces the P.S Melbourne on Fridays and Saturdays during off peak periods and annual maintenance periods. Please enquire to check if you specifically wish for the P.S Melbourne. EFTPOS facilities are available to on board.

P.V Rothbury &/or P.B Mundoo Cruises

Tuesday Lunch Cruise

Departs: 11.30pm Returns: 3.00pm.
All Cruises depart the Mildura Wharf.

Cruise Outline

This is a novel cruise option aboard the Paddle Vessel Rothbury, where passengers are delivered to the riverside lawns of the historic Gol Gol Hotel. Guests then take a short 200 metre walk up to the hotel where they may purchase their own lunch at special rates, or merely enjoy the hotel facilities and scenes.

This cruise suits most ages; however, children are restricted to certain areas in the Hotel. The short walk up a gentle incline may be difficult for some.

Cruise Fares

Adults – $35.00
Aged/Seniors Card – $33.00
Youth (14-17) – $23.00
Children (5-13) – $17.00

Fares include: Leisurely commentated cruise upstream aboard the PV Rothbury to the Gol Gol Hotel with Tea or Coffee on board. Lunch is not included but a special “Rothbury” rate is available at the restaurant. The vessel is fully licenced and drinks are available at standard bar prices. The P.B Mundoo will operate this cruise if passenger numbers exceed the P.V Rothbury’s capacity.

Thursday Winery Cruise

Departs: 10.30pm Returns: 3.30pm.
All Cruises depart the Mildura Wharf.

Cruise Outline

For a day of leisure, the Rothbury cruises to Trentham Estate Winery every Thursday. At a relaxing pace the cruise heads upstream past the small scenic towns of Buronga, Gol Gol and Trentham Cliffs. After morning tea/coffee and an informative river commentary the Rothbury arrives at picturesque Trentham Estate. Visitors join a guided tour, followed by wine tasting of Gold Medal winning wines produced exclusively on the Estate, (the Murphy family have grown grapes in the area since 1909). Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with sweets, prepared while passengers relax on the riverbank overlooking Kings Billabong. The Rothbury’s sundecks, and sheltered open air areas as well, make for a comfortable and relaxing return cruise to Mildura. Additional cruises operate during holidays and for group bookings.

Cruise Fares

Adults – $70.00
Aged/Seniors Card – $65.00
Youth (14-17) – $55.00
Children (5-13) – $35.00

Fares include: Leisurely commentated cruise upstream aboard the PV Rothbury (and return) to the picturesque Trentham Estate Winery, Tea and Coffee on board, BBQ Lunch with salads and sweets, winery tour and tastings. The vessel is fully licenced and drinks are available at standard bar prices. The P.B Mundoo will operate this cruise if passenger numbers exceed the P.V Rothbury’s capacity.

Thursday Evening Dinner Cruise

Departs: 7.00pm Returns: 10.00pm.
All Cruises depart the Mildura Wharf.

Cruise Outline

For a night out join the Rothbury on Thursday evenings for a Spit Roast Carvery dinner with sweets selection, tea or coffee. Cruising upstream, enjoy the sights of the tranquil Murray River. Then as night falls, with a spectacular sunset, relax to the reflections of the majestic river red gums and flood lit riverbank. Or dance the night away with live music on board. Additional evenings available for group bookings.

Cruise Fares

Adults – $70.00
Aged/Seniors Card – $65.00
Youth (14-17) – $55.00
Children (5-13) – $35.00

Fares include: Return cruise upstream aboard the PV Rothbury (or PV Mundoo), choice spit roast carvery with usual condiments, bread rolls, sweet selection, Tea or Coffee and live music. The vessel is fully licenced and drinks are available at standard bar prices. The P.B Mundoo will operate this cruise if passenger numbers exceed the P.V Rothbury’s capacity.

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Facilities / Features

P.S Melbourne Facilities

There is a kiosk on board where passengers can purchase sandwiches, cakes, soft drinks, freshly brewed tea or coffee, snack items, souvenirs and is fully licensed – beer, wine and spirits available. The P.S. Melbourne is an all weather boat with heating and glassed in areas, as well as ample sun decks and open air seating. Toilet facilities on board and wheelchair assistance is provided.

P.V Rothbury Facilities

The lower deck of the Rothbury is entirely enclosed from the elements whilst still retaining full vista of the river while cruising, with the upper deck retaining most of the original cabins as well as open sundecks. A fully licensed snack bar provides a range of light snacks along with beer, wine, spirits, soft drink, tea/coffee and souvenirs. Toilet facilities on board and wheelchair assistance is provided. The Rothbury also has a galley with facilities for private catering or an excellent caterer provided through the Rothbury for that intimate smaller function, large function, business meeting or conference – day, evening or breakfast time available for groups by appointment. Commentary and background music provided, live entertainment by arrangement.

P.B Mundoo Facilities

The lower deck of the P.B Mundoo is open, with deck chairs, allowing a close tranquil environ to the river and surrounds while cruising. Heading upstairs, passengers are amazed at the large dining room, with modern conveniences, kitchen and dining facilities to cater for up to 180 passengers, in one comfortable area featuring attractive quality timber ceilings and bar facilities. A fully licensed bar provides a range of light snacks along with beer, wine, spirits, soft drink, tea/coffee and souvenirs. Toilet facilities on board. The P.B Mundoo also has a very large galley with facilities for an excellent caterer for large functions, Weddings, business meetings or conferences – day, evening or breakfast time available for groups by appointment.

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Weddings on board Mildura Paddle Steamers

The Paddle Vessels Mundoo and Rothbury have developed an excellent reputation for helping the Wedding Couple, family and friends, celebrate this very special occasion.
This is achieved through offering a personal contact with the manager, to help deliver a memorable and enjoyable experience. A unique and comfortable venue for your wedding providing excellent flexibility in the desired layout and décor on the chosen vessel. Experienced and courteous staff and offering choice to your catering and entertainment needs and preferences. Feel free to contact us for a copy of our Wedding package, which outlines cruise options that are available on each boat, as well as catering, music and personal décor choices. If you require any further information, or would like to view the boats, please feel free to contact us on (03) 5023 2200 to arrange an appointment.

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Contact Details and Location

PS Melbourne & PV Rothbury

Mildura Wharf, Hugh King Drive, Mildura VIC, 3502
Phone: (03) 5023 2200
*Mobile: 0409 502 322
*Email: paddlesteamers@bigpond.com





 

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