"We've relished lashings of comfort food, absorbed the eucalyptus freshness of the landscape and taken a form of transport that is Australian as it comes"

The Australian, Travel & Indulgence

The ultimate antidote to stress - a mesmerising, totally relaxing river experience on home turf with wonderful cuisine, service and enhancing scenery. Board as passengers, leave as friends!

Andrew Mevissen - Travel Writer

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PS Emmylou Cruising

Authentic Murray River Cruises

Enjoy one of our majestic Murray River Cruises at an ambling speed aboard the world’s only accommodated wood-fire paddlesteamer. PS Emmylou seamlessly blends the old with the new to offer authentic luxury Murray river cruises that immerse you in a bygone era but with modern-day comforts.

The old saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’ is indeed true for all our cruises, offered as two to six-night all-inclusive experiences. You’ll feel the warmth of the 1906 steam engine as the engineer stokes the boiler, you can climb into the wheelhouse to chat to the skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water. Whether you’re captivated by the river, the region’s pioneering history or you’re yearning for relaxation, PS Emmylou Murray river cruises offers it all.

As PS Emmylou, or Emmy as the locals call her, gracefully steers past the twin townships of Echuca Moama and surrounding properties, her celebrity-like status is clear. Children wave to the steamer in the hope of a river greeting whistle, and fishermen in tinnies tip their caps and give a wave to the skipper as they cast their lines.

With a maximum of 16 guests and four crew, the only crowds you’ll experience are the flocks of Australian White Ibis feeding in the marshes, Kingfishers hunting for a meal, and mobs of kangaroos. If you’re lucky, you may spot a few long-necked turtles warming themselves on a fallen River Red Gum too.

The old-timer cruiser, powered by a 116-year-old steam engine, provides a warm inviting atmosphere of a mid-1800s riverboat but without sacrificing modern conveniences. Each luxury cabin has a private ensuite, is individually air-conditioned, has WIFI and opens directly onto the paddle steamer’s large timber deck.s 

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Special Offers & News

Grand Sale - Save up 25%

With just 11 cabins left this Winter, we are having a GRAND SALE to finish the year! Be quick to book these cabins as they won’t last long!

New 2N Cruise Departure

Due to popular demand we have scheduled a new and final 2022, 2 Night Escape Cruise – Celebrate Christmas Early this year departing 19th Dec   

Hotels & Transfers

Commence your river experience in style with a Melbourne or  Echuca Hotel pre-stay with optional return luxury transfers included

Rolling on the River

Travel Writer, Jeremy Bourke was recently a guest aboard PS Emmylou. The Australian Travel &  Indulgence, November 21st 

Authentic Luxury

Welcome aboard PADDLESTEAMER Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising Paddlesteamer is now offering Australia’s most luxurious boutique river cruises from Echuca. 

With a maximum of 16 guests and 4 crew PS Emmylou is an open-air vessel with alfresco dining and plenty of space to relax and enjoy the river views. Each luxury cabin with ensuite is individually air-conditioned for your comfort. So whether you are a nature lover, a budding historian or culture enthusiast, a leisurely cruise aboard PS Emmylou will delve you into the beauty and pioneering history of the Murray River.

PS Emmylou Couple in front of Suite
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Book With Confidence - COVID-19 Policy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we understand that even with all the planning in the world, you may not be able to make your booked cruise. Please read our COVID-19 policy to find out more.

COVID-19 Cruise Well Program

From bow to stern, we’re taking extra measures to ensure your health and safety when on board the Emmylou. Please read our COVID-19 Cruise Well Program to find out how.

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