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Echuca Moama is a destination in its own right and truly worth exploring. Staying a day or two before boarding your cruise, or after you return to dock, is a great way to immerse yourself in regional Australia.

We’re delighted to partner with an award-winning hotel in Echuca conveniently located close to the port and several Melbourne hotels for those travelling further afield. Pre and post-cruise accommodation can be booked directly through Murray River Paddle Steamers.


Mercure Room

Mercure Port of Echuca Hotel

Superior King Room | $195 per night

Extend your experience in Echuca with a Pre or Post Cruise Stay at the Mercure Port of Echuca Hotel. Our exclusive rate will see you staying in a Superior King Room, newly refurbished featuring a king bed, plasma TV and DVD player, exquisite bathroom, pay TV and wireless internet access. This beautiful Hotel is within easy walking distance of the Port of Echuca and High Street shops. If you are staying at a local Echuca-Moama Motel within 10km of the Port, we offer a pick-up and return option for just $50 per cruise. 

Pan Pacific Hotel
Pan Pacific Hotel

Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne

Pre Stay & Return Transfers | $920 per couple / $820 Solo Traveller

Pan Pacific Hotel is located near Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf district, right on the waterfront and close to the hustle and bustle of city life. Here, you can begin your holiday in a 5-star Deluxe Room, which includes a delicious full breakfast before you depart for Echuca. With a leisurely stop in the small town of Nagambie, you’ll arrive in Echuca relaxed and ready to board PS Emmylou. Your return journey will take you via the historic city of Bendigo, where you’ll get the chance to visit the endearing Chancery Lane known for its great coffee, food and art. Drop off points are Bendigo, Melbourne Airport or a CBD hotel. 

Park Royal Hotel
Park Royal Hotel Room

Park Royal Hotel Melbourne Airport

Pre Stay & Return Transfers | $920 per couple / $820 Solo Traveller

Weekday stays at Park Royal are $980 per couple & $880 Solo Traveller

If you’re flying into Melbourne and need to relax and unwind before stepping aboard your cruise, a stay at the Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport will have you feeling refreshed. With direct access to Melbourne’s international and domestic terminals, a night in one of their large Standard Rooms with a delicious full breakfast, will give you a head start. Please note you must stay overnight at the Park Royal Airport Hotel to be collected from Melbourne Airport before commencing your cruise. 


Our service doesn’t only start when you board our steamer; we can also arrange for transfers to Echuca by road, rail or air, providing the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and take in the views of the beautiful Victorian countryside. Our vehicles are owned and operated by Murray River Paddle Steamers, and as well as providing you with a luxury transfer, you’ll hear great commentary about the countryside you’re travelling through.


Melbourne Luxury Transfers

Melbourne Return Transfer Only – $670 Per Couple / $570 Solo Traveller

Departs Pan Pacific Hotel – South Wharf at 10.30 am & Park Royal Hotel Melbourne Airport at 11.00 am on the morning of your cruise. Please note pick ups from Melbourne Airport are only available if staying at the Park Royal Hotel.


Bendigo Luxury Transfers

Bendigo Airport & Hotels Return Transfer – $470 Per Couple / $370 Solo Traveller

Transfer from Bendigo are available from any Hotel on the morning of your cruise departing from 10.30am. Return drop off to Bendigo Airport or Hotels.

Vline Train

VLine Regional Train Transfers

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

Note: Train maybe replaced with coach from Bendigo to Echuca subject to timetable. Please contact our Passenger Services team.Melbourne 

Kirkhope Flights

Air Transfers

Why not discover Victoria from the air on your way to the River to connect with your cruise. Conveniently located at Moorabbin Airport just south of  Melbourne CBD you can climb aboard your aircraft and be on the river in less than 45 minutes.

Choose from 4 different aircraft ranging in price from $3055 for four passengers flying together.

Call us today or contact the team at Kirkhope Aviation.

Phone: 1300 206 130 |   


Echuca Parking


Echuca Undercover Car Parking

Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars and small caravans is available for all passengers whilst cruising – $25 per day. Prior reservation is required. Please contact us if you have a larger vehicle/caravan.

If you’re arriving by car with reserved car parking, please meet our crew at our car parking station located at 19-29 Cornelia Creek Road, Echuca, one hour prior to departure. Our crew will commence your check-in here and transfer you and your luggage to the PS Emmylou, ready for departure.