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Authentic Murray River Cruises

Australia’s most luxurious boutique inland river cruise – 2,3,4 & Now 6 Night River Cruises

Included in your fare

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • Wine & Beer with Dinner Service (from 1st April 2021)
  • Deluxe Brand New Cabins with Ensuites
  • Riverside Grand Dining & Campfires
  • Campfire Entertainment
  • Onshore Tours
  • Bottled Water, Tea & Coffee throughout your cruise
  • All Port Taxes & Fees
  • All Gratuities

New 6 Night All the Rivers Run Cruise

We are delighted to introduce our new 6-night All the Rivers Run Cruise departing monthly from November. Sailing from Echuca the itinerary pays homage to its namesake novel, visiting Perricoota Station, embarking on new onshore tours, and partaking in movie nights viewing the 1984 movie adaptation, starring Emmylou as PS Providence.

This cruise relives the notion of living on the river, allowing guests to experience both the Upper and lower river from Echuca, with days spent listening to Kookaburras bursting into song or watching a flock of galahs playing in the distance. Evenings spent viewing the sunset through towering Red Gums and watching the rising moon will be lasting memories of this special river cruise.

Guests will also enjoy three onshore tours taking you further along the river to Swan Hill visiting the Pioneer Settlement with includes a cruise along the river aboard PS Pyap. A feature of this cruise is a narrated tour of Echuca, founded by Henry Hopwood where you will visit little known historical sites learning about the rich history of this beautiful river port town, once Australia’s largest inland port with over 100 Paddlesteamers.

The spectacular paddlesteamer, the PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer taking passengers through some of the most pristine and intact ecological forests, to places of geographic, historic and Aboriginal cultural significance.

With only 8 cabins, and the Murray River as muse, this boutique steam-powered cruise, is able to moor alongside outstanding river wineries, drop in to local producers, pause to explore heritage sites such as the 1860s Perricoota Station, and access ancient Murray River tributaries on the MV Kingfisher with an environmental specialist.

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. PS Emmylou now features 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 now also features her own Queen Suite, the boats premier cabin and most spacious. This elegant suite provides a warm ambience located on the Upper Deck at the front of the boat with French Door opening to a 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 can now 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. PS Emmylou now has accommodation for a variety of lifestyles and budgets and features free Wifi throughout the boat and cabins.

Uniquely Australian Dining

Dining 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 onboard you can enjoy a morning or afternoon 1-hour cruise with a barista-made coffee and homemade 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

Winter Sun Sale

Winter Sun Sale

Save 10% with Wine & Beer with Dinner

Relive living on the Murray in the mid-1800s aboard PS Emmylou. Sailing from Echuca visiting wineries, historic farm stations, indigenous sites, and dining under the stars riverside. Use Promo Code Winter2022 for any departure in June/July/August. Visit
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Murray River Paddlesteamers, Echuca
57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca VIC, 3564
P: 03 5482 5244
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