5 day Murray River Explorer cruise
22-26 February 2021

The PS Emmylou is the only boutique luxury paddlesteamer cruising on the Murray.

We have 7 cabins on the 22-26 February 4-night cruise to offer exclusively to our travellers.

Soak in the tranquillity on this 190km cruise along Australia’s longest river. Start your days with morning walks and wildlife watching, then discover Aboriginal heritage, and cruise through World Heritage wetlands. Days are filled with engaging scenery and activities, and evenings are spent on the river bank around a campfire, under a beautiful night sky. 

Immerse yourself in the river views and wildlife as Emmylou steams her way along the river.

Please see the brochure for ship details, and other cruises on offer as well. Get in quick as many dates are already sold out.

We can add return transport from Sydney and a few days touring if we have enough interest.

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Board your cruise departing at 2.30pm. Departing Echuca downriver, enjoy afternoon tea as you begin to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner and watch for kangaroos, egrets and many other species of birds as the stars begin to appear. Tonight, we moor at the famous Perricoota Station. Rich in history,  the property was first settled by James Maiden in 1843.


This morning we depart for Restdown Winery where you will enjoy a guided wetlands walk of early Aboriginal significance followed by a gourmet lunch with complementary wine tastings. We then visit Arbuthnot Redgum Sawmill dating back to 1889 for a short tour of the redgum mill before arriving at Torrumbarry Weir where you can learn about the Weir and lock system. This afternoon we cruise towards our overnight bush mooring at Norris Bend. After dinner it is movie night, with a special presentation of “Riverboats Remembered” a fabulous historical presentation about the riverboats of the mid 1850’s.

This morning Emmylou steams towards Perricoota Station where you can join the Skipper for a guided walking tour of the gardens before we depart to the small town of Barmah. Enjoy a picnic lunch riverside before departing on your guided Eco Cruise, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher. It is then time to rejoin PS Emmylou as we continue cruising upriver towards our overnight mooring at Deep Creek

This morning we depart for a full day 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.
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 enjoying dinner under the stars followed by some yarns sitting around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

Enjoy an early morning walk along the riverbank before breakfast as we cruise back to Echuca where we reluctantly say farewell arriving at 9.30am.


  • New Deluxe air-conditioned Cabins with private ensuites
  • Two onshore guided tours to local wineries, historical sites, local producers
  • Guided Eco Cruise, World Heritage-listed area
  • Overnight mooring, a guided walking tour of at Perricoota Station Estate
  • Signature Riverside Grand Dining under the stars & campfire
  • Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce prepared by your onboard Chef


  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Espresso Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the boat
  • All Gratuities


  • Upper Deck Twin Cabin: $1,865pp
  • Upper Deck Double Cabin : $1,940pp
  • Upper Deck Queen Cabin : $2,000pp
  • Main Deck Queen : $2,000

See the full PS Emmylou brochure for more details

Call us on 1300 738 168 to book or discuss your own tailor-made NSW getaway.



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