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Authentic Australian Murray River Cruises

Experience the ultimate luxury Murray River Cruise aboard the world’s only accommodated wood-fire paddlesteamer, the PS Emmylou. With a seamless blend of old-world charm and modern-day comforts, this authentic riverboat immerses you in a bygone era.

All our cruises are all-inclusive experiences, where the journey is just as important as the destination. Feel the warmth of the 1906 steam engine as the engineer stokes the boiler, chat with the skipper in the wheelhouse, or simply relax and admire the changing reflections in the water. Whether you’re interested in the river, the region’s pioneering history, or just want to unwind, PS Emmylou Murray river cruises offer something for everyone.

With a maximum of 16 guests and four crew, the only crowds you’ll encounter are the local wildlife, such as Australian White Ibis, Kingfishers, and kangaroos. Keep your eyes peeled for long-necked turtles sunning themselves on a fallen River Red Gum.

The PS Emmylou may be an old-timer cruiser powered by a 117-year-old steam engine, but she doesn’t sacrifice modern conveniences. Each luxury cabin features a private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, WIFI, and opens directly onto the large timber decks. 

So why not book your Murray River Cruise on the PS Emmylou today and experience a luxurious journey back in time?

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Night Time Refections

3 Night Discovery Cruise

Embark on a captivating 3-night Murray River cruise aboard the PS Emmylou for a journey through the heart of the Australian outback. Step back in time and indulge in the charm and romance of a bygone era.

PS Emmylou Cruising

4 Night Explorer Cruise

Experience the beauty and history of the Murray River with a 4-night Murray River cruise aboard the PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired paddlesteamer doing overnight cruises. A unique way to explore the stunning Australian outback.

PS Emmylou Cruising overhead

7 Night All the Rivers Run

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard the luxurious PS Emmylou for a 7-night Murray River cruise. Enjoy the ultimate riverboat experience as you explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Australia’s iconic river

All Cruises now include complimentary return V/Line train fares from Melbourne to Echuca 

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The Cruise Guy

We recently hosted “The Cruise Guy” Adrian Tassone aboard a 3-night Discovery Cruise. Take a look at his video review. You maybe surprised!

Walking Tour Perricoota Station

Last Minute 2023 Savings

With just a handful of cabins left for 2023 check out our last minute savings of 10%. Be quick as these cabins wont last long. 

Emmylou at Perricoota Station

Early Bird Sale Now On!

Until September 30, 2023, we are offering half-price deposits, savings of up to $1190 per couple and a zero solo surcharge on overnight cruises.

Explore Magazine Review poetry in motion

Read 4 Night Review

We recently had Janet Howe from Explore Magazine aboard for a 4 night winter cruise. Read her Poetry in motion review. 

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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