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 Pioneer Settlement with includes a cruise along the river aboard PS Pyap. 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.

All Inclusive River Cruising from $3350 per person

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 and cruise PS Pyap
  • 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

Next Available Departures

  • 30th August – NEW DEPARTURE

  • 15th November – NEW DEPARTURE

Deposit & Car Parking

  • Deposit $400pp with full payment due 90 days from cruise date 
  • 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.  

Day 1

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Monday

All the Rivers Run

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. As the sun starts to set over the river, time for an evening cocktail before your chef-prepared welcome dinner. Tonight, we moor at the famous Perricoota Station. Rich in history, the property was first settled by James Maiden in 1843, and famous for starring in the TV movie “All the River Run” where PS Emmylou was renamed PS Providence

After dinner enjoy the first of four movie nights reliving the struggles of Philadelphia Gordon, played by Sigrid Thornton in the famous mini-series.  

Courtesy Greg Grainger – Travel OZ

Day 2

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Tuesday

Kingfisher cruise
kingfisher bird
Perricoota Station

This morning we depart on a half-day excursion to the small town of Barmah. Here you will depart on 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 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 Perriccoota 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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Wednesday

Toorrumbarry Weir
PS Pyap
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 with lunch and a cruise aboard
PS Pyap. 

We visit the lovely township of Kerang before arriving at Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum. Here you can view a restored Catalina PBY5 Flying boat which depicts the type and size of aircraft that were used as patrol bombers during World War II, visit the original underground communications bunker and watch a short video about the history of the depot.  

We then visit Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement. Take a walk down the main street and picture yourself in a rural settlement more than 100 years ago, with immaculately preserved and restored buildings and memorabilia as the perfect backdrop. Make sure you take time to view the PS Gem, once the most impressive passenger river paddlestreamers on the river. We then board PS Pyap for a cruise on the Murray before returning to Toorumbarry Weir.  

This evening take a guided walk across the weir visiting the Interpretive Centre
learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the Weir and lock system which dates to 1923 before enjoying dinner overlooking the Weir.

It is then time for movie night.

Flying Boat

Day 4

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Thursday

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 will enjoy a guided 1.4km wetlands walking trail of early Aboriginal significance with the owners followed by a gourmet lunch of local produce
with complimentary wine tastings. Upon arrival, back at Perricoota Station, we continue our journey downstream 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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Friday

Emmylou Cruising
PS Emmylou Skipper

This morning PS Emmylou departs on a full day of cruising towards our Layfield Lane Mooring. Enjoy breakfast on the deck then relax with a good book or just take in the river views and wildlife as Emmylou steams her way upriver. 

Today you’re welcome to try your hand at steering the boat with the Skipper or learning how the 1906 steam engine works with the Engineer. 

Tonight, you will enjoy our signature Grand Dining gourmet Australian BBQ. Enjoy sampling the delicious range of Pacdon Park UK small goods for entrée before joining your fellow passengers at the riverside grand dining table, star lit 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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Saturday

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, once the centre of Australia’s inland trade and thriving Port. You will visit historical 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. Tonight, enjoy the final special presentation of All the Rivers Run.

Overnight at Morrisons Mooring.

Murray Esplanade Bridge and carriages
Emmylou Cruising

Day 7

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Sunday

This morning before breakfast early risers can enjoy a lagoon boardwalk above Horseshoe Lagoon before PS Emmylou departs for the Port of Echuca where we reluctantly say farewell.

Morning Coffee Emmylou Suite