3 Night Murray River Discovery

Embark on a captivating 3-night Murray River cruise aboard the PS Emmylou, a remarkable wood-fired paddlesteamer that offers a journey through the heart of the Australian outback. Step back in time and indulge in the charm and romance of a bygone era as you set sail from the historic town of Echuca.

Throughout your cruise, you’ll be captivated by the stunning landscapes and fascinating wildlife that grace the Murray River. Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos and other native species as you meander along the river’s twists and turns.

Immerse yourself in the region’s rich history and culture with exciting excursions during your journey. Explore the vast gardens and buildings of historic Perricoota Station, take a delightful walking tour, and visit a local riverside winery and a unique Heritage Farm Museum.

Savor the magic of dining under the Southern constellations with our signature riverside BBQ, complete with a river campfire and marshmallow roasting. Onboard the PS Emmylou, our talented chef will prepare world-class cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whether you choose to unwind on the sun deck with a glass of wine or relax in the cozy saloon with a good book, each moment on the paddlesteamer promises pure bliss.

At the end of each fulfilling day, retire to your beautifully appointed cabin, equipped with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river, knowing that more river adventures await you upon waking.

This 3-night Murray River cruise aboard the PS Emmylou offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending the luxury of modern amenities with the authenticity of a bygone era. Don’t miss the chance to book your journey today and discover the enchantment of the Murray River while aboard the world’s only wood-fired paddlesteamer. Prepare for a journey that will leave you with cherished memories that last a lifetime.

3-Night Murray River Cruise

Last Cabins Available for 2023


  • Join us for an unforgettable onshore tour that includes a visit to the Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum.
  • Embark on an expedition eco-cruise aboard the Murray Explorer and enjoy a scenic lunch on the riverbanks. 
  • Indulge in tastings of the table and fortified wines at Morrisons Riverside Winery.
  • Explore Perricoota Station’s gardens and marvel at the beauty of the filming location for the famous Australian television series, All the Rivers Run.
  • End your day with a memorable riverside BBQ dining experience under the stars, with live entertainment and a crackling campfire.
  • Take in the beauty of the Torrumbarry Weir and its surroundings
  • Experience all-day cruising with a historical commentary that will transport you back in time and immerse you in the rich cultural heritage of the Murray River region.


  • Complimentary return V/Line train fare from Melbourne 
  • Complimentary coach transfers from Toorumbarry to Echuca at the conclusion of your cruise  
  • Luxury air-conditioned cabin with private ensuite
  • All onboard meals including morning and afternoon tea 
  • Regionally-inspired meals prepared by onboard chef
  • Onshore Tour
  • Complimentary selected wine & beer with dinner service
  • Espresso coffee, tea, soft drink & bottled water
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the boat


  • Twin or Double Bed Cabins $1690pp
  • Queen Bed Cabins $1740pp
  • Emmylou Suite $2100pp

Optional Rail

  • Start your river experience from Melbourne – Complimentary return V/Line train fares are included in your cruise fare departing from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Railway station. 
  • See full details and further options HERE

Deposit & Car Parking

  • A deposit of $400pp is required to secure the booking, with full payment due 90 days from the cruise date
  • Undercover secure car parking is available for cars at $25 per night. For larger vehicles please contact us directly 

Check In Location

  • Echuca Car Parking Location 3.00 pm 
  • Coach transfer to Emmylou included 

Departure & Arrival Times

  • Departs every Friday at 4.00 pm from Echuca
  • Disembarkment every Monday at 9.30 am at Toorumbarry Weir
  • Your cruise fare includes complimentary coach transfers to/from Emmylou pre and post your cruise.

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Day 1


3 Night Murray river discovery cruise
3-night murray river cruise

Day 1 – Layfield Lane

As Emmylou departs from Echuca, you can relax and enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea while taking in the stunning sights and sounds of the river. You will have plenty of time to chat with the skipper and learn about the history of the vessel or simply unwind in your private cabin. 

As the sun begins to set, Happy Hour starts, where you can enjoy a drink in the saloon before arriving at Layfield Lane for a grand dinner on the riverbank. The signature Australian BBQ, lit by candles and stars, sets the perfect mood for an evening of casual conversation and live entertainment around the campfire.

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Day 2


Murray Explorer Inside View
Morrisons Outside

Day 2 – Deep Creek Marina

Experience the perfect start to your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a captivating half-day land and river tour that promises to be an unforgettable journey. Your adventure begins with a visit to the fascinating Heritage Farm Museum, where you’ll immerse yourself in the charm of the past. Afterward, indulge in a refreshing morning tea at the historic Echuca, a town steeped in heritage and allure.

Next, get ready to be enchanted as you join the Murray Explorer, a magnificent vessel that will take you on an Eco Expedition cruise along the upper Murray River. Prepare to be awestruck by the natural wonders that surround you, from breathtaking landscapes to a rich array of wildlife. Throughout the cruise, you’ll also delve into the river’s captivating history, from its pre-European era to the early colonial riverboat days, gaining a deep appreciation for this iconic waterway.

A highlight of the journey will be a stop at a secluded sandy river beach, where you’ll savor a delectable lunch amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian landscape, creating memories to last a lifetime.

As the day continues, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the renowned Morrisons Riverside Winery for a delightful tasting of their fabulous table and fortified wines, adding a touch of elegance to your adventure.

Relax and unwind on Emmylou, your floating oasis, as you make your way towards Deep Creek Marina. While on board, you can enjoy a delightful afternoon tea service, allowing you to soak in the tranquility of the river while creating cherished moments with your fellow travelers.

As the sun sets, you’ll have the chance to unwind with a captivating documentary featuring archival footage of the paddlesteamers and communities that once thrived along the Murray River. This insightful journey through history will add a meaningful touch to your evening, leaving you with a deep sense of appreciation for the region’s past.

Murray Explorer

Day 3


Perriccota Station
Walking Tour

Today Emmylou departs early in the morning for a full day of cruising towards Torrumbarry Weir with a mid-morning stop at the famous Perricoota Station. Join the skipper for a walking tour of the historic buildings and immaculate gardens of Perricoota Station before continuing towards Torrumbarry Weir. 

Upon arrival, you can take a guided walk across the weir, visit the Interpretive Centre and learn about the Murray Darling Basin and the weir and lock system that dates back to 1923. 

Tonight, enjoy a delicious final dinner hosted by your Skipper with pre-dinner canapes and drinks as the sun settles over the weir. Listen to the river birds’ evening chorus and watch for kangaroos, wombats, and various bird species as the stars begin to appear during dinner.

Torrumbarry Weir

Day 4


Morning Coffee Emmylou Suite

Day 4 Echuca

This morning, early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before breakfast. A courtesy vehicle will then be ready to return you to Echuca, where you will reluctantly say farewell to your unforgettable river journey on the PS Emmylou.

Coach transfer to Echuca Car Parking, Train Station, and CBD Hotels