3 Night Murray River Discovery

Escape to the beauty and serenity of the Australian outback with a 3-night Murray River cruise aboard the PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired paddlesteamer. Step back in time and experience the charm and romance of a bygone era as you journey through the heart of the Murray River.

Starting in the historic town of Echuca, you’ll board the PS Emmylou and be transported to a world of rustic elegance and luxury. As you set sail downstream, you’ll witness the stunning landscapes and unique wildlife of the Murray River. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, and other native species as you wind your way through the river’s twists and turns.

During your 3-night Murray river cruise journey, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the region’s fascinating history and culture. You’ll visit historic Perricoota Station, local riverside wineries and the Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum. This unique attraction is a celebration of Australia’s love of beer and features over 17,000 cans and bottles of beer from around the world. You’ll have the chance to taste some of the finest beers on offer and learn about the history of beer-making in Australia.

You’ll also delight dining under the lights of the Southern constellations with our signature riverside BBQ complete with a river campfire and roasting of marshmallows. Back onboard the PS Emmylou, you’ll enjoy world-class cuisine prepared by our talented chef using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Unwind on the sun deck with a glass of wine, or relax in the cozy saloon with your favorite book.

Each night, you’ll retire to your beautifully appointed cabin, complete with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the river and wake the next day to more river adventure. 

A 3-night Murray River cruise aboard the PS Emmylou is a truly unique and unforgettable experience that combines the luxury of modern amenities with the authenticity of a bygone era. Book your journey today and discover the magic of the Murray River and the world’s only wood-fired paddlesteamer. 

3-Night Murray River Cruise

Complimentary return V/Line train fares from Melbourne to Echuca now included


  • 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 
  • 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
  • Complimentary Echuca coach transfers to/from Emmylou


  • 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 

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


Great Australian Beer Shed
Murray Explorer Inside View

Day 2 – Deep Creek Marina

After a satisfying breakfast, you will embark on a half-day land and river tour, visiting the Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum. This unique attraction is a celebration of Australia’s love of beer and features an extensive collection of over 17,000 cans and bottles from around the world.

You’ll then experience the magic of the Murray River on our Eco Expedition boat, the Murray Explorer. After enjoying morning tea at the historic Echuca Wharf, you’ll embark on a journey upriver, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the Murray River. 

As you cruise, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, all while learning about the rich history of the river from pre-European to early colonial riverboat days. Afterward, we’ll make a stop at a remote sandy river beach where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, surrounded by the beauty of this iconic Australian destination.

Later, you will visit Morrisons Riverside Winery for a quick tasting of their fabulous table and fortified wines before returning to Emmylou for an afternoon tea service as you continue downriver towards Deep Creek Marina. In the evening, you can unwind with a fascinating documentary featuring archival footage of the paddlesteamers and communities of the Murray River.

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.