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8 Days | All the Rivers Run | Murray River Cruise

Echuca - Murray River

7 Nights onboard the Historic Paddlesteamer 'Emmylou'

Enjoy a complimentary V/Line Train fare from Melbourne to Echuca

All Meals included onboard including Morning and Afternoon Tea

Take in the sights and sounds of the famous Murray River with included onshore tours and why not try your luck fishing for some Murray River Cod!

From $3,800 Typically $6,280 pp twin share

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Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard the luxurious PS Emmylou for a 7-night Murray River cruise. Enjoy the ultimate riverboat experience as you explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Australia’s iconic river.


Prior to booking please CONTACT US HERE to check the Availability of your preferred departure date.


Each day of the journey brings new delights as you travel along the river. Take in breathtaking views from the deck of the PS Emmylou, and enjoy delicious gourmet meals prepared by our expert chefs. Our riverside entertainment and optional shore excursions offer endless opportunities to explore the Murray River region and learn about its rich history and culture.


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During the 7-night journey, you’ll have the chance to spot kangaroos, wallabies, and other native wildlife, as well as witness some of the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see. Whether you’re interested in nature, history, or simply relaxing in a luxurious setting, our 7-night Murray River cruise aboard PS Emmylou is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Our expert crew will ensure your every need is taken care of, providing top-notch service and attention to detail throughout your journey. From the moment you step aboard PS Emmylou, you’ll feel the luxury and comfort that only a riverboat cruise can offer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the ultimate riverboat adventure. Book your 7-night Murray River cruise aboard PS Emmylou today and get ready for the journey of a lifetime.

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Itinerary Downloadable Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

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Day 1

Echuca  Torrumbarry Weir Norris Bend

After arriving by coach from Echuca settle in as Emmylou departs Torrumbarry upstream, take the opportunity to savour an afternoon Devonshire tea while enjoying the picturesque views and acquainting yourself with fellow cruisers.

You may chat with the skipper in the wheelhouse to learn about PS Emmylou’s river history, relax in your private cabin or relish a drink in the saloon during “Happy Hour” as the sun sets.

In the evening, the crew will have a riverside campfire ready for you to enjoy after a chef-prepared welcome dinner at Norris Bend. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, wombats, and birds as you bask in the river birds’ evening chorus and the emerging stars.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 2

Norris Bend Perricoota Station

After a hearty breakfast, PS Emmylou will cruise to the famous Perricoota Station. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Restdown Winery joining the property’s owners for a guided tour along a 1.4km wetlands walking trail, highlighting items of Aboriginal significance before enjoying a gourmet lunch of local produce and wine tastings.

Afterward, you’ll walk along the historic buildings and immaculate gardens of Perricoota Station before enjoying a fabulous dinner on Emmylou’s deck overlooking the famous property and river.

The night will conclude with a fascinating documentary featuring archival footage of the paddle steamers and communities of the Murray River.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 3

Perricoota Station Layfield Lane

For early risers and avid photographers, the morning mist and wildlife around Perricoota is a spectacle to behold. You’ll then spend the whole day cruising upstream towards Layfield Lane, enjoying lunch on the deck or in the saloon. 

In the evening, you can experience a grand dinner on the riverbank with the signature Australian BBQ, followed by live entertainment and casual conversation around the campfire (weather dependent).

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 4

Layfield Lane Moama Wharf

Begin your day with a rewarding breakfast before embarking on a half-day land and river tour. Your tour explores the historic town of Echuca discovering little-known historic sites such as Hopwood’s Punt and pontoon bridge, which was the first crossing of the river created by Echuca’s founder Henry Hopwood.

You’ll then experience the magic of the Murray River on our Eco Expedition boat, the Murray Explorer. After enjoying morning tea at the historic Echuca Wharf, you’ll embark on a journey upriver, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the Murray River.

As you cruise, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, all while learning about the rich history of the river from pre-European to early colonial riverboat days. Afterward, we’ll make a stop at a remote sandy river beach where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, surrounded by the beauty of this iconic Australian destination.

We then return to Emmylou for an afternoon tea service as you continue upriver towards mooring overnight at Moama Wharf.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 5

Echuca

This morning Emmylou cruises into the Port of Echuca, which was first built in the 1860s to support the booming river trade and was once the largest inland port in Australia. 

You’ll enjoy a half-day tour visiting two spectacular local art silos at Rochester and Colbinabbin, stopping for lunch at the local pub before visiting the fabulous Kyabram water tank. Returning to Echuca, explore the historical port precinct on a guided walking tour and visit the High Street shops and cafes. 

Back aboard Emmylou, you can enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea while cruising downstream. Happy Hour starts as the sun sets, where you can enjoy a drink in the saloon before arriving at Layfield Lane for a grand dinner on the riverbank with the signature Australian BBQ.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 6

Layfield Lane Deep Creek Marina

After a rewarding breakfast, you will embark on a half-day land and river tour that includes a visit to the Heritage Farm Museum. This unique attraction celebrates Australia’s love for beer and boasts a wide array of farm machinery and vintage cars. 

It's then time for an unforgettable Eco Expedition on the Murray Explorer, where you’ll discover the enchanting beauty of the Murray River. We begin with a delightful morning tea at the historic Echuca Wharf before setting off upriver. 

As you cruise, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, all while learning about the rich history of the river from pre-European to early colonial riverboat days. After a thrilling journey, we’ll make a stop at a remote sandy river beach where you’ll savor a delicious lunch amidst the stunning natural surroundings of this iconic Australian destination.

On your return to Emmylou you will visit Morrisons Riverside Winery for a quick tasting of their fabulous table and fortified wines before returning to Emmylou for an afternoon tea service as you continue downriver towards Deep Creek Marina.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 7

Deep Creek Marina Torrumbarry Weir

PS Emmylou departs early for a full day of cruising with a stop at the famous Perricoota Station before continuing downriver towards Torrumbarry Weir. Upon arrival, you can take a guided walk across the weir with the Skipper, visiting the Interpretive Centre and learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the weir, and the lock system that dates back to 1923. 

Tonight, enjoy a delicious final dinner hosted by your Skipper with pre-dinner canapes and drinks as the sun settles over the weir. Listen to the river birds’ evening chorus and watch for kangaroos, wombats, and various bird species as the stars begin to appear during dinner.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: PS Emmylou

Day 8

Torrumbarry Weir Echuca

Early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before breakfast. A courtesy vehicle will then be ready to return you to Echuca, where you will reluctantly say farewell to your unforgettable river journey 

Coach transfer to Echuca Car Parking, Train Station, and Echuca CBD Hotels.

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 7 Nights onboard the PS Emmylou in an Upper Deck Twin/Double (subject to availability and UPGRADES available)
  • Complimentary return V/Line train fare from Melbourne (Please select Melbourne as your departure point on check out if you would like this to be included)
  • Complimentary coach transfer to Toorumbarry  to commence your cruise 
  • Luxury air-conditioned cabin with private ensuite
  • All onboard meals including morning & afternoon tea 
  • Four Onshore tours
  • Regionally-inspired meals prepared by onboard chef
  • Complimentary selected wine & beer with dinner service
  • Espresso coffee, tea, soft drink & bottled water
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the boat

Arrival Information:

  • Start your river experience from Melbourne – Complimentary return V/Line train fares are included in your cruise fare departing from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Railway station.
  • Undercover secure car parking is available for cars at $25 per night. For larger vehicles please contact us directly  

Check-In Information:

  • Check-in will be at the Echuca Car Parking Location at 3PM
  • There will then be a coach transfer to 'Emmylou' to commence your cruise

Single Supplement: Travelling on your own, simply pay a solo supplement of $3800 at checkout. Please note, if you choose a departure date with a surcharge, the single supplement will also attract a surcharge payable on booking confirmation.

Prior to Booking: Please contact us with your preferred departure date so we can confirm availability prior to payment. 1300 893 404 or [email protected]

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE. 

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks not stated

Highlights of the Program

  • Enjoy multiple unique sightseeing tours throughout the Murray River region
  • Join an owner-led guided tour of Restdown Winery & wetlands, followed by a delicious lunch
  • Learn about the rich local history on a town tour of historical Echuca sites
  • Visit the Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum on an unforgettable onshore tour
  • Enjoy a regional Silo Arts Tour and have lunch at the Colbinabbin Pub, followed by an Echuca Walking Tour
  • Embark on an expedition eco-cruise aboard the Murray Explorer and enjoy a scenic lunch on the riverbanks
  • Indulge in tastings of table and fortified wines at Morrisons Riverside winery
  • Explore the beautiful gardens of Perricoota Station, a famous filming location for All the Rivers Run
  • End your day with a memorable riverside BBQ dining experience under the stars, complete with live entertainment and a crackling campfire
  • Take in the stunning beauty of the Torrumbarry Weir and its surroundings
  • Experience all-day cruising with a historical commentary that will transport you back in time and immerse you in the rich cultural heritage of the Murray River region
  • Use the onboard fishing lines to try your luck at catching Murray River Cod and have the chef cook it on the BBQ for you

Why is there a Surcharge? 

If your selected date has a surcharge applied, this generally indicates that you are travelling in a Peak Period OR there is a price increase from a set date onwards. In our availability calendar at the bottom of this listing, a surcharge is indicated by the yellow triangle on applicable dates.

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