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    Victoria | Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou
    4 Nights
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    The 4 night Murray River cruise departing from Echuca in Victoria's north, explores over 190km’s of leisurely cruising on Australian’s longest river.

    Cruising aboard a traditional wood-fired paddle steamer engages your senses from the moment you board. Feel the warmth of the 1906 steam engine as the engineer stokes the boiler with red gum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the skipper. Or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water, listening to the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels as PS Emmylou takes you back to a bygone era of romantic travel cruising the Murray River.

    During this cruise, step off the vessel to experience tours highlighting places of geographical, historical and Aboriginal cultural significance as well as some quaint riverside wineries.

    Visit the Toorumbarry Weir to learn about the basin and lock system. Wander the historic Perricoota Station, first built in 1843 and Arbuthnot Red Gum Sawmill for an insight into the history of the area. Meet the owners over lunch at Restdown Winery, an organic wine producer.

    Stretch your legs on a wetlands walk to learn of the Aboriginal heritage of this land. Embark on a small boat eco-cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Barmah Forest in search of local flora and birdlife in the world’s longest strand of Red River Gum.

    With evenings spent on the river bank around a campfire and under a beautiful night sky, this journey is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.

    Packages are available to include pre and post accommodation and transport or we can book you a cruise only cabin.

    Solo travellers, don't forget to ask about the *Solo Standby Fares.

    Please get in touch with Bev and let's get you on board to explore and relax along the mighty Murray River.
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    • 4 Nights accommodation in a contemporary deluxe ensuite cabin
    • Fine linens and plush new bedding
    • All meals; including morning and afternoon tea
    • Free seat dining
    • Vegetarian and gluten-free menu options
    • Tea, coffee and bottled water
    • All onshore tours, with optional tours offered at additional charge
    • On-board presentations
    • Transfer to/from local Echuca hotels and Echuca train station
    • Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the boat

     

    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Explore over 190km’s of leisurely cruising on Australian’s longest river
    • Cruising aboard a traditional wood-fired paddlesteamer during the 4 night journey
    • Seasonal alfresco dining with idyllic river views
    • Grand riverside dining under the stars
    • Visit the Toorumbarry Weir to learn about the basin and lock system
    • Tour the historic Perricoota Station, first built in 1843
    • Visit Arbuthnot Red Gum Sawmill for an insight into the history of the area
    • Tour Restdown Winery, an organic wine producer and enjoy a local lunch with the owners
    • Wetlands walk to learn of the Aboriginal heritage of this land
    • Embark on a small boat eco-cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Barmah Forest
    • Evenings spent on the river bank around a campfire and under a beautiful night sky
    Valid for travel
    2023 | 2024 - please contact Bev
    Offer expires
    30 Nov 2023 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Monday - Depart Echuca

    Departing Echuca travel down river, enjoy a welcome afternoon tea of freshly made Australian scones, with jam and cream, as you begin to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. Time to relax or take the opportunity to chat with the engineer and skipper in the wheelhouse about the rich history of the river and PS Emmylou.

    As the sun starts to set over the river, time for an evening cocktail before your chef prepared welcome dinner. Listen to the river birds evening chorus, watch for kangaroos, wombats, 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, and famous for starring in the TV movie “All the River Run” where PS Emmylou had a starring role; renamed PS Philadelphia.

    Monday - Depart Echuca

    Day 2

    Tuesday

    Wake to an optional, morning self-guided walk around the building at Perricoota Station and its vast gardens that are scattered with old date palms, before breakfast.

    We then depart for our onshore tour visiting Restdown Winery, producers of fine organic wines and Hereford beef. Here you will enjoy a guided 1.4km wetlands walking trail of early Aboriginal significance with the owners followed by a gourmet lunch of local produce with complementary wine tastings.

    Next is a visit to Arbuthnot Redgum Sawmill, dating back to 1889, a short tour of the redgum mill before arriving at Torrumbarry Weir. You can take a walk across the weir and visit the Interpretive Centre learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the weir and lock system which dates back to 1923.

    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 mid 1850’s along the Murray River.

    Tuesday

    Day 3

    Wednesday

    This morning early risers and keen photographers can take bush walk and capture the special morning light and wildlife around Norris Bend before we steam towards Perricoota Station. Upon arrival join the skipper for a guided walking tour of the gardens and buildings before you depart on a half day excursion travelling 30 minutes to the small town of Barmah.

    Enjoy a traditional Australian picnic lunch riverside before departing on your guided eco cruise, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife. Nowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace as when you are gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher.

    You will understand why they have been named “Wetlands of International Importance” as you slip quietly across the water in the dappled shade of towering gums of the world’s largest single stand of River Red Gum.

    It is then time to re-join PS Emmylou and relax as we continue our cruise up river towards the overnight mooring at Deep Creek Marina.

    Tonight, enjoy dinner service as Emmylou cruises at dusk with her powerful lamps lighting up the banks of the river as the local wildlife begin the evening chorus. Watch for kangaroos, egrets and many other species of birds as the stars begin to appear over the river.

    Wednesday

    Day 4

    Thursday

    This morning PS Emmylou departs on a full day of cruising towards our Layfield Lane Mooring.

    Enjoy breakfast on the deck, you then have time to relax with a good book or just take in the river views and wildlife as Emmylou steams her way up river. Today you are welcome to try your hand at steering the boat with the skipper or learning how the 1906 steam engine works with the engineer.

    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 joining your fellow passengers at the riverside grand dining table, star lit by the southern cross and candles.

    After dinner enjoy some yarns sitting around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

    Thursday

    Day 5

    Friday - Arrive Echuca

    This morning before breakfast, early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before PS Emmylou departs for the Port of Echuca where we reluctantly say farewell.

    Friday - Arrive Echuca

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    * Conditions

    TravelManagers Australia terms and conditions along with the terms and conditions of Murray River Paddlesteamers apply.

    Note deposit are non-refundable unless stated in the conditions, at present the cruise with confidence covering Covid19 applies until 30 September 2020..

    Travel insurance is highly recommended for this trip.

    Specials are subject to change and availability at time of booking and are not confirmed until a deposit is received by TravelManagers Australia and the product supplier.

    We encourage Single Travellers and also understand the extra cost involved can be an issue. “Solo Standby Fares” are here if you would like to travel in your own private cabin without paying the 50% supplement then sign up today. Once we have your details we will place you on our Standby List for any 1 to 4 Night Cruise. Just nominate your preferred cruise duration and we will contact you approximately 2 weeks from departure dates. Whilst Standby Fares do not guarantee you a cabin until confirmed, it is a great way to save and cruise.  Applicable to Standard Cabin Prices only before any discounts. Pre Cruise Hotel and Transfers are paid at advertised rates. Solo Standby Highlights: No deposit required, no single supplement or surcharges, just pay twin share rate, cruise in your preferred cabin class and full payment required upon confirmation.  If you prefer a confirmed single cabin there are reduced “Single Supplement Cruises”, these require full payment at the time of booking and are applicable to new bookings only.

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