Let PS Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for an Authentic Australian River adventure. Experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery of Australia's longest river and follow in the wake of early history when Echuca was Australia's largest inland port. Along the way, youâ€™ll see a great variety of Australian wildlife, including Kangaroos, Koalas and many of the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the river.
Let Emmylou connect you to Australian history, geography, culture and cuisine. You will enjoy riverside campfires, BBQ's, winery visits, world heritage wetlands and cultural experience, all whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of Australia's most famous river, the Murray!
The PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Catering for adults only, just 18 guests in 9 brand new cabins Emmylou's old-world charm whilst offering modern comforts.Â
Early evening the PS Emmylou departs historic Echuca, the Paddlesteamer Capital of Australia and heads down river while you enjoy a welcome drink. As the sun starts to set over the river enjoy a fabulous 5 course dinner as we cruise under floodlight. Watch for the many species of birds and the nocturnal wildlife as they appear on the banks as we cruise to our overnight mooring at Dead Horse Point where we moor for the evening arriving late evening.
After breakfast we commence your half day excursion traveling to Barmah where you enjoy an Australian morning tea before it is all aboard MV Kingfisher for a Wetlands Cruise with expert guide to share the secrets of the local flora and birdlife. The Murray River here ranks as the worldâ€™s largest stand of River Red Gum. It is a wildlife haven for 236 bird species, 50 mammals and more than 500 plant species.
After your cruise, we visit Morrisons Winery overlooking the Murray River to enjoy a 2-course lunch with complimentary tastings, before we travel to the glorious Perricoota Station. The Station was first settled by James Maiden in 1843 to become a famous Merino Sheep & Fruit property. Free time this afternoon to explore the vast property and homestead before joining your fellow passengers for a fabulous dinner in the restored Woolshed overlooking the river before retiring to your cabin
Before breakfast enjoy a nature walk along the riverbank and explore the beautiful gardens and homestead before we set sail for a full dayâ€™s cruise up river. Time to relax with that favorite book or visit the Skipper in the wheelhouse to try your hand steering the Emmylou, or just take in the natural beauty of the river, birds and wildlife. After a leisurely lunch, you are welcome to join in helping the Chef make some traditional Australian Damper which will be cooked in a camp oven in the boiler by the Engineer ready for afternoon tea with fresh local jams and cream. What could be more Australian! Early evening, we pull into our mooring at Layfield Lane. Here you can take a swim in the river, go bushwalking, try your luck fishing or relax with a pre-dinner drink. Tonight, enjoy an Australian BBQ and campfire with toasted marshmallows.
After breakfast, we return this morning to the Port of Echuca arriving at 9am where we say farewell.