Enjoy a romantic getaway cruising down the Murray River, sleeping on-board the world’s only wood-fired paddlesteamer. With stylish surroundings, meals prepared by an on-board chef and a well stocked bar, your all set for a unforgettable river cruise.
What to Expect
The Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Fuelled by redgum logs the paddlesteamer offers modern convenience and some old-world charm. The P.S. Emmylou is a Murray River paddlesteamer, driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine, and built to the highest world classification standards. She was built locally during 1980-82 in the style of the 19th century paddleboats, and is perfectly at home in the Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past. Elegance and style are the order of the day when it comes to catering for your stay onboard the Paddlesteamer Emmylou. Carefully prepared meals, each of these a potpourri of taste, texture and colour. Top local wines, plus a range of alternatives from the fully stocked licensed bar (own expense). All this served to your table on the outer deck while you enjoy a glowing rose and gold sunset, listen to the river birds' evening chorus, then linger over dessert and coffee to watch the stars appear.
Your dinner and fully cooked breakfast is included and freshly prepared by your on-board chef. Guests are comfortably accommodated in twin share cabins, featuring traditional riverboat style bunks with the exception of one double bed cabin.
Echuca, just two and a half hours from Melbourne and at the crossroads of routes between Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide, is home to the P.S. Emmylou. Activities for guests are varied and can include fishing, swimming, bushwalking or simply relaxing under the stars by a campfire on the banks of the mighty Murray River. The Majestic Murray River: While the P.S. Emmylou combines the best of old world charm with modern facilities, for an unforgettable river cruise, it is the majestic Murray River that completes a truly Australian experience. Cruise along the mighty Murray River, meandering between towering river red gums whilst enjoying the natural, tranquil beauty.
- 3 course Dinner
- Fully cooked breakfast
- Camp Fire on the banks of the Murray River
- Your overnight accommodation
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and juice
Know Before You Go
Most dietary requirements can be met.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, it is suggested that the children be 7 years old or older.