3 Night Murray River Discovery

Spend three mornings on a 3 night Murray River Discovery Cruise waking up to the sounds of the rhythmic swish of the paddlewheels on our popular three-night Murray River Discovery. Whether you’re captivated by history, yearning for relaxation, or keen to see the beauty of the river with your own eyes, this cruise has it all. 

Onshore tours will have you disembarking the Emmylou at places of historical, geographical and cultural significance; historic Perricoota Station, Morrisons Winery and and Eco Discovery cruise aboard the Murray Explorer . We will dine under the lights of the Southern constellations with our signature riverside grand dining, complete with a river campfire and roasting of marshmallows.  

3 Night Murray River Discovery Cruise

Highlights

  • Lagoon Wetlands & Goulburn River Eco Cruise  
  • Visit Morrisons Riverside Winery 
  • Guided Perricoota Station garden tour 
  • Riverside BBQ Dining under the stars & campfire
  • Ample time to absorb the gorgeous surrounding and watch and listen to the local Australian wildlife
  • All-day cruising with historical commentary

Inclusions

  • Luxury air-conditioned cabin with private ensuite
  • All onboard meals including morning and afternoon tea 
  • Regionally-inspired meals prepared by onboard chef
  • One Onshore Tour
  • Complimentary selected wine & beer with dinner service
  • Espresso coffee, tea, soft drink & bottled water
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the boat
  • Complimentary transfer to/from Echuca Train Station
  • Complimentary transfer from Torrumbarry Weir to Echuca at the conclusion of your cruise (from 31st March 2023)

Prices

  • Twin or Double Bed Cabins $1650pp
  • Queen Bed Cabins $1710pp
  • Emmylou Suite $2040pp

Melbourne Transfers

  • Melbourne Hotel Stay & Return Vehicle Transfers – $920 per couple / $820 Solo Traveller 
  • Melbourne Return Only Vehicle Transfer  – $670 per couple / $570 Solo Traveller 
  • 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 will be completed at the Car Parking location
  • Your cruise fare includes complimentary coach transfers to/from Emmylou pre and post your cruise. 
  • Please arrive 1 hour prior to departure. 

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From 1st April 2023, our 3 Night Discovery Cruise is going further ending at Torrumbarry Weir with complimentary coach transfers returning guests to Echuca. Our new schedule allows Emmylou to spend more time in the most beautiful parts of the river downstream from Echuca and Perricoota Station to Torrumbarry Weir whilst still visiting all our existing moorings.    

Day 1

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3 night Murray river discovery cruise
Perricoota Station

Schedule to 3rd March 2023

As you depart Echuca and steam downstream, enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea, take in the sights and sounds of the river and get to know your fellow cruisers. There’s ample time to chat with the skipper in the wheelhouse to learn about PS Emmylou, and her river history, or simply relax in your private cabin. When the sun begins to set, this marks the start of ‘Happy Hour’. 

Enjoy a drink in the saloon before a chef-prepared welcome dinner. Listen to the river birds’ evening chorus and watch for kangaroos, wombats, and species of birds as the stars begin to appear. 

Tonight, we moor at the famous Perricoota Station, the property first settled by James Maiden in 1843, and famous for starring in the TV mini-series “All the River Run” where PS Emmylou was renamed PS Providence.

Courtesy Greg Grainger – Travel OZ

Day 2

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Murray Explorer
Walking Tour
Morrisons tastings

This morning we head off on a half-day excursion first visiting Horseshoe Lagoon, which has great significance to the local Yorta Yorta people. Often described as supermarkets by elders, the lagoon provides a home to native animals. 

Here you can wander the elevated boardwalk, indulge in some wildlife spotting and learn about the importance of wetlands and floodplains along the Murray River. It is then time to board our Murray Explorer, cruising upriver to where the Goulburn River enters the mighty Murray. Along the way, we will connect the environment and the rich river story from pre-European to the early Colonial day of the Riverboats. 

After enjoying lunch we then visit Morrisons Riverside Winery where you can enjoy complimentary tastings of their fabulous wines. Arriving back at Perricoota Station the skipper will invite you to walk along the historical buildings and immaculate gardens of Perricoota Station before Emmylou continues upriver towards Deep Creek Marina. 

Tonight, after dinner it’s Movie Night with a special presentation of “Riverboats Remembered”, a fabulous historical presentation featuring archival footage of the paddle steamers and communities of the Murray River from the early1900s through to the mid-1970s

horseshoe Lagoon

Day 3

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PS Emmylou Cruising
PS Emmylou Engine

Today Emmylou departs on a full day of cruising towards Layfield Lane, arriving late afternoon., join the skipper in the wheelhouse, relax with a book on your comfy bed, or watch the river float by before we host a grand dinner on the riverbank – our signature Australian BBQ. After dinner, enjoy casual conversation around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

Dinner table Layfield Lane

Day 4

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Morning Coffee Emmylou Suite

This morning before breakfast early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before PS Emmylou then departs for the Port of Echuca where we reluctantly say farewell.