With the river currently at high levels and due to COVID-related cruise cancellations, we have an opportunity to offer these exciting expedition cruises. You will feel like a pioneer as Emmylou explores parts of the river rarely seen downstream from Torrumbarry Weir as she travels through Lock 26. For the very first time, we are offering Victorian Regional and NSW border bubble residents the opportunity to cruise on these special limited time cruises.
This cruise is a return cruise departing and returning to Echuca.
One Departure Only - 1st November
Now Open To All Guests - Last 2 Cabins Available
- New Deluxe air-conditioned Cabins with private ensuites
- The Emmylou Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
- Experience two passages through Lock 26 at Torrumbarry Weir
- Visit parts of the river rarely seen downstream from Torrumbarry Weir
- Riverside moorings and after dinner campfires
- See Echuca/Moama’s new bridge from the river as construction nears completion
- All-day cruising to relax and see Australian wildlife
- Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce prepared by your onboard Chef
- Native wildlife in their natural environment
- Local Skipper Commentary
Deposit & Car Parking
- Deposit $400pp with full payment due 7 days from cruise date once departure is confirmed
- Undercover Secure Car Parking $25 per night
If you are arriving by car with reserved car parking, please meet our crew 1 hour prior to departure at our Car Parking Station located at 19-29 Cornelia Creek Road Echuca. Check-in will be completed by our crew with luggage and passengers transferred to PS Emmylou for departure.
Cruise Prices Per Cabin
Departing Echuca downriver, enjoy a welcome afternoon tea with freshly made Australian scones, jam & cream with tea and coffee as you begin to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. Time to relax or take the opportunity to chat with the Engineer and Skipper in the wheelhouse about the rich history of the river and PS Emmylou. As the sun starts to set over the river, time for an evening cocktail before your chef prepared welcome dinner. Listen to the river
birds evening chorus, watch for kangaroos, wombats, egrets and many other species of birds as the stars begin to appear. Late afternoon we arrive at Torrumbarry Weir. Here you can take a walk across the weir and visit the Interpretive Centre learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the Weir and lock
system which dates back to 1923.
This morning we navigate through the Lock at Torrumbarry Weir. Watch the Skipper manoeuvre Emmylou into the lock with the wide gates locking behind the boat. The lock will be lowered, and Emmylou will be on her way.
Today you will see parts of the river not seen by our guests for over 20 years as Emmylou steams her way downstream. This section of the river is teeming with nature and birdlife so time to get your binoculars out and spot some of the local wildlife. We then turn for another passage through the Torrumbarry Lock cruising upriver towards your overnight mooring at Deep Creek Marina.
Time for an early morning bush walk or relax over breakfast as we continue to cruise upriver on a full day of cruising towards our Layfield Lane Mooring arriving late afternoon. Today your welcome to try your hand at steering the boat with the Skipper or learning how the 1906 steam engine works with the Engineer. After dinner, it’s Movie Night, with a special presentation of ‘Riverboats Remembered’ a
fabulous historical presentation about the riverboats of the mid 1850’s along the Murray River.
Time for an early morning bush walk or relax over breakfast as we cruise back to Echuca pausing at the new Echuca Moama Bridge under construction. With each side of the bridge now almost touching you are sure to get some fabulous photos from the river. We arrive back at Echuca at 10.00 am where we
reluctantly say farewell.