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Echuca Paddlesteamers

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Port of Echuca, 30 Murray Esplanade Echuca, Victoria 3564
Phone: (03) 5481 2832
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Echuca Paddlesteamers – “A truly authentic experience of yesteryear today.”

Echuca has a long and proud tradition of building and restoring paddlesteamers, with more than 100 paddlesteamers having been built here since the 1800s.

Today, Echuca Paddlesteamers offers the experience of being close to the mighty Murray River aboard our fleet of steam-driven paddlesteamers.

P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot and P.S. Pevensey

You can board P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot built in 1923 and P.S. Pevensey built 1911 for a special one hour cruise on authentic steam paddleboats still in their original configuration.

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Experience the history of Echuca

Riding on the P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot and P.S. Pevensey will give you the experience of Echuca’s heyday, from about 1860 to the early 1900’s, Echuca was a bustling, pioneering outpost. Paddlesteamers ferried people and goods from all through the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee River systems, to Echuca – the closet point to Melbourne on the Murray.

Echuca flourished. Pubs, breweries and brothels boomed as the township revelled in its success. Legend has it that it wasn’t uncommon for horse races to stir up the dust down High Street where boutiques boasted the finest in European fashion and finery, bare knuckle fights lasted hours down on the river banks and you could catch cod fish as big as a man.

The centre piece was the huge Redgum wharf, where in just one year (1872), more than 240 boats were cleared. With all that hard work going on, it’s no wonder the premises which offered refreshments were so popular. Once Australia’s largest inland Port at 1.2km long, it is now home to the world’s largest collection of paddlesteamers. Both PS Pevensey and PS Alexander Arbuthnot were restored in Echuca by shipwrights at Port of Echuca.

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Echuca Paddlesteamers

Port of Echuca
Kotta Station, 30 Murray Esplanade, Echuca VIC, 3564
Phone: (03) 5481 2832

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