Murray River Paddlesteamers
Murray River Paddlesteamers operate from the Port of Echuca located just 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne's CBD. The company operates the iconic PS Emmylou and PS Canberra. Guests can enjoy a one-hour sightseeing cruise, lunch and dinner cruises, and longer two to six-night river cruises.
The spectacular paddlesteamer, the PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddle steamer was recently relaunched following a specially designed luxury upgrade and fit-out featuring eight cabins for 16 guests.
Taking passengers for the first time through some of the most pristine and intact ecological forests, to places of geographic, historic and Aboriginal cultural significance, PS Emmylou will travel along the Murray River to world heritage wetlands, and the world’s largest red gum forest.
This luxury boutique steam-powered cruise is able to moor alongside outstanding river wineries, drop into 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.
The refitted contemporary cabins include fine linens topped with silky duvets, with the boats’ premier Suite located on the front Upper Deck, with French Doors opening to deck. Onboard dining, prepared by the Chef, features local food and wine from across the region. Riverside campfires with stunning night skies to complete this unique experience.