6 Night All the Rivers Run Cruise

You will love our now popular 6-night All the Rivers Run Cruise. Sailing from Echuca the itinerary pays homage to its namesake novel, visiting Perricoota Station, embarking on new onshore tours, and partaking in movie nights viewing the 1984 movie adaptation, starring Emmylou as PS Providence.

This cruise relives the notion of living on the river, allowing guests to experience both the Upper and lower river from Echuca, with days spent listening to Kookaburras bursting into song or watching a flock of galahs playing in the distance. Evenings spent viewing the sunset through towering Red Gums and watching the rising moon will be lasting memories of this special river cruise.

Guests will also enjoy four onshore tours taking you further along the river to Swan Hill visiting the fabulous Pioneer Settlement & WW2 Flying Boat Museum. A feature of this cruise is a narrated tour of Echuca, founded by Henry Hopwood where you will visit little-known historical sites learning about the rich history of this beautiful river port town, once Australia’s largest inland port with over 100 Paddlesteamers.

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Highlights

  • New Deluxe Air-Conditioned Cabins with private ensuites  
  • The Emmylou Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
  • Visit Perricoota Station where All the Rivers Run was filmed
  • Re-live the story watching the series with after-dinner movie nights 
  • Signature Grand Dining Riverside 
  • Experience the River Up and Down Stream from Echuca
  • Visit Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
  • Visit Lake Bogo Flying Boat Museum 
  • Visit Barmah Wetlands for a Eco Cruise 
  • Enjoy a city of Echuca visiting the historical sites
  • Visit Restdown & St Annes Wineries meeting the owners and enjoying a tour and tastings  
  • Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce prepared by your onboard Chef
  • Sample a variety of locally produced wines
  • Native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Local Skipper Commentary

Inclusions

  • Your own complimentary copy of All the Rivers Run written by Naco Cato in 1958
  • Complimentary wine and beer at dinner service
  • Complimentary transfer to/from local Hotels & Echuca Train Station.
  • Optional Melbourne and Bendigo return transfers 
  • Onboard Accommodation
  • 4 onshore guided tours
  • All Chef-prepared meals
  • Espresso Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the boat

Deposit & Car Parking

  • Deposit $400pp with full payment due 90 days from cruise date 
  • Undercover Secure Car Parking $25 per night

Day 1

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All the Rivers Run

Departing Echuca and steaming downriver, enjoy a welcome afternoon tea with freshly baked scones served with jam & cream and your choice of tea or coffee. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. As the sun starts to set it’s time for an evening cocktail before sitting down to dinner. 

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

6 Night River Map

Courtesy Greg Grainger – Travel OZ

Day 2

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Kingfisher cruise
kingfisher bird
Perricoota Station

This morning we depart on a half day excursion to the small town of Barmah. Here you board the MV Kingfisher for a guided Eco Cruise, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife. Enjoy the timeless, natural beauty gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands. 

This is followed by a riverside picnic lunch and a visit to St Anne’s winery for a cellar door tour with the owners. Arriving back at Perricoota Station join a guided walking tour of the buildings and vast gardens scattered with old date palms. This afternoon we cruise downstream towards Torrumbarry Weir.

3 night murray river cruise
All the Rivers Run

Day 3

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Toorrumbarry Weir
Swan Hill

This morning we depart on our day tour. You will visit Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum and explore the famous Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement where lunch will be served. Upon your return to the Emmylou you can take a guided walk across the weir, visiting the Interpretive Centre and learning about the Murray Darling Basin and the weir and lock system which dates to 1923 before enjoying dinner overlooking the Weir. 

It is then time for 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 early 1900’s through to the mid 1970’s.

Flying Boat

Day 4

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All the Rivers Run Perricoota Station
Perricoota Station
All the Rivers Run

This morning PS Emmylou departs cruising upstream towards Perricoota Station. We then depart for our onshore half-day tour visiting Restdown Winery, producers of fine organic wines, and Hereford beef. 

Here you can join the properties owners for a guided 1.4km wetlands walk along a trail highlighting items of great Aboriginal significance. This is followed by a gourmet lunch of local produce with complimentary wine tastings. 

Upon arrival, back at Perricoota Station, we continue our journey upstream enjoying dinner as we cruise towards our overnight mooring at Deep Creek Marina.

Resdown Lunch & Table
Aboriginal Scar tree

Day 5

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Emmylou Cruising
PS Emmylou Skipper

This morning PS Emmylou departs on a full day of cruising towards Layfield Lane, arriving late afternoon. Today you can learn how the 1906 steam engine works with an informative chat from our Engineer. 

Tonight, enjoy sampling the delicious range of Pacdon Park UK small goods for entrée before joining your fellow passengers at the riverside grand dining table for our signature Australian BBQ, starlit by the Southern Cross and candles. 

After dinner enjoy some yarns sitting around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

 

Riverside Dinning Table
Riverside campfire

Day 6

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Echuca Wharf
Welcome to Echcua

Enjoy breakfast on the deck then relax as we cruise towards the Port of Echuca. 

This afternoon you depart on a fully narrated tour of Echuca and its historic port, once the center of Australia’s thriving inland trade. You will visit historic sites and learn about the rich history of this beautiful riverside town. 

This afternoon and evening we cruise upstream from Echuca exploring the upper river enjoying dinner as the sun sets over the river before tying up for the evening at Morrisons Winery. Tonight, enjoy the final special presentation of All the Rivers Run.

Murray Esplanade Bridge and carriages
Emmylou Cruising

Day 7

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

Morning Coffee Emmylou Suite
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