Cruise the Murray on the PS Emmylou

September 28, 2021 BY

The iconic paddlesteamer carries just 16 guests and was featured in the hit mini-series All the Rivers Run.

Special Limited Koondrook Expedition Cruises – four new departures released

The first seven-night cruise sold out in days, now PS Emmylou is again cruising to Koondrook as the Murray River current height allows navigation beyond Torrumbarry Weir.

For the first time in over 20 years, the first cruise departed Sunday, 12 September after selling out in days, Murray River Paddlesteamers has now scheduled four new departures during October.

  • 4th & 18th October – 7 Night Return Cruise – From $3750pp
  • 10th October – 3 Night One-Way Cruise Echuca/Koondrook – From $1600pp
  • 14th October – 4 Night One-Way Koondrook/Echuca – From 2150pp

Open to all regional Victorians who have had at least one vaccination these very special limited cruises are available only whilst the river is running high.

The iconic paddlesteamer carries just 16 guests and was featured in the hit mini-series All the Rivers Run.

“We have had enormous interest in our first one off cruise with all cabins selling out in just days from locals and regional Victorians,” said Director Craig Burgess.

“It is just so unique to be able to travel through the Torrumbarry Lock and then down to Koondrook people just want to be part of it.

“With the river running high at the moment we have a small window in which to schedule these cruises and with all the COVID related cruise cancellations we now have availability to do them.”

Victorian regional guests have the opportunity to cruise over 400 kilometres aboard PS Emmylou on a return seven night cruise to Koondrook.

Guests can choose from two departures, 4 and 18 October or take a shorter one-way cruise departure from either Echuca for a three-night cruise downstream or a four-night cruise from Koondrook upstream.

Carrying just 16 guests, powered by a restored 1906 steam engine and totally refurbished with deluxe cabins and ensuites, the boutique Emmylou paddlesteamer starred in the hit 1983 TV mini-series, All the Rivers Run, with Sigrid Thornton, and is still one of the most recognisable and iconic paddlesteamers in Australia.

Guests on these cruises will experience tranquil and remote Victorian riverside evening moorings only available when the river runs high, allowing guests to experience the serenity and wildlife of the bush at night.

Fares include onboard meals, selected beers and wines with dinner and soft drink, bottled water and tea/coffee throughout the cruise.

Call Murray River Paddlesteamers on 5482 5244 or visit


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