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Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou

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Address: 57 Murray Esplanade | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 5482 5244
Today
08:30 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The majestic PS Emmylou is one of the most recognisable and iconic...

The majestic PS Emmylou is one of the most recognisable and iconic paddlesteamers along the Murray River, often featuring as the unofficial flagship of Echuca.

Named after the country singer Emmylou Harris, the PS Emmylou has been host to thousands of people, delighting even her namesake during the late 1980s. Alongside the PS Pevensey, the PS Emmylou starred in the TV series All the Rivers Run in which she was renamed the PS Providence. Powered by a beautifully restored 1906 Marshall and Sons steam engine, the Emmylou journeys along the Murray offering a wide range of cruises

With an on-board Redgums Restaurant and 9 comfortable cabins accommodating 18 guests PS Emmylou is the most versatile of all boats. She provides daily short cruises, lunch and dinner cruises together with scheduled overnight, 2 and three night cruises.

The PS Emmylou is the only wood fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Fuelled by redgum logs the Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern luxury. The Emmylou accommodates weddings, corporate functions and private events.

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US$ 27.65*
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Echuca Murray River Cruise by Emmylou Paddle Steamer with Optional Lunch
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US$ 507.00*
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1-Night or 2-Night Murray River Cruise by Paddlesteamer Emmylou
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US$ 1,037.04*
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2-Day Echuca and Sovereign Hill Tour on Historic Paddlesteamer Emmylou...

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Good site seeing

This is a bit exaggerated but still a good place to be in cool and calm environment. A good time pass. It also has a good museum that you visit after. Nice place to be in as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a bit exaggerated but still a good place to be in cool and calm environment. A good time pass. It also has a good museum that you visit after. Nice place to be in as well.

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Edenhope
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinner on the Emmy Lou was a very relaxing and lovely evening. The service was great and staff were friendly and welcoming. The meal was beautiful. The cruise went for 3 hours which was perhaps a little bit too long.

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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great relaxing trip. Only downside the PA system is shocking. We could not understand what was being said even sitting under loud speaker

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Somewhat over priced for a 1 hour cruise - but a pleasant experience and unusual in that the engines remain wood burning not diesel. Experience was not enhanced by the late afternoon rain. Difficult to accept that the "licensing" provisions prevented you from consuming your own food and drinks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took my fairly elderly mother-in-law and my sister-in-law for the lunch cruise on the Emmylou. Aside from at first being confused by the A-board listing at the PS Canberra's dock that had Emmylou on it, we had a really wonderful afternoon. From the moment we boarded until we left we were well-looked after by friendly and attentive staff. The... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I booked again for our annual visit to Echuca, as usual the food was very good, and the staff fantastic Mark & Cathy Canberra

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Wurruk, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent nite great food excellent wine list and a most pleasurably way to spend the nite excellent service by the friendly staff only criticism is the quality of the sound system hard to hear the music

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thought the the lunch cruise was wonderful ... it was a perfect day ... the boat was beautiful ...the food was great & ... the staff could not have been better. Would recommend to everyone ... already have at work :)

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Leeton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this, great atmosphere. 4 course meal was just divine.Only negative I would have was that 4 hours was a little too long but maybe if you were with a party of people it would not have felt that way, plus we had to walk back to the hotel as we could not get a taxi, too busy on NYr's...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great experience, great views and you can by plated dips and snacks or buy a beer or sparkling to enjoy while cruising. We went up river for a one hour cruise which was just nice in the 35 degree heat. Very nice and pleasant staff and Captain and crew on the paddle steamer Emmylou. Would recommend as a must do... More 

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