4 Night Murray River Explorer - PS Emmylou

Murray River Paddlesteamers

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Our four-night cruise slowly explores over 190kms of the Murray’s smooth curves and will leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and bursting with knowledge about the majestic Murray River region.

While on board, our skipper will share stories of the bygone years and of how paddle steamers propelled Echuca into the largest inland port in Australia. Onshore tours will have you disembarking at places of historical, geographical and cultural significance including the Torrumbarry Weir, historic Perricoota Station, Restdown Winery and UNESCO world heritage-listed Barmah Wetlands. We will dine under the lights of the Southern constellations with our signature riverside dining, complete with a river campfire and roasting of marshmallows.

About This Deal


Day 1: Monday - Depart Echuca

Pass By: Murray River, New South Wales Australia
As you depart Echuca and steam downstream, enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea, take in the sights and sounds of the river and get to know your fellow cruisers. There’s ample time to chat with the skipper in the wheelhouse to learn about PS Emmylou, her river history or simply relax in your private cabin. When the sun begins to set, this marks the start of ‘Happy Hour’. Enjoy a drink in the saloon before a chef-prepared welcome dinner. Listen to the river birds’ evening chorus and watch for kangaroos, wombats, and many species of birds as the stars begin to appear. Tonight, we moor at the famous Perricoota Station, the property first settled by James Maiden in 1843, and famous for starring in the TV mini series “All the River Run” where PS Emmylou was renamed PS Providence.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Upper Deck Queen Cabin with Private Ensuite

Day 2: Tuesday - Onshore Tour & River Cruising

Pass By: Murray River, New South Wales Australia
After a hearty breakfast, it’s off to Restdown Winery, producers of fine organic wines and Hereford beef. Join the property’s owners for a guided tour along a 1.4km wetlands walking trail, highlighting items of great Aboriginal significance before a gourmet lunch of local produce and wine tastings. Once back on board, the Emmylou continues its downstream journey, where we dock near Torrumbarry Weir, visit the Interpretive Centre, learn about the Murray Darling Basin and get up close and personal with the impressive weir.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Upper Deck Queen Bed Cabin with Private Ensuite

Day 3: Wednesday - Onshore Tour & River Cruising

Pass By: Murray River, New South Wales Australia
After breakfast, Emmylou gracefully pivots and steams back upstream towards Perricoota Station. There we head off on a half-day excursion to the small town of Barmah, just 30 mins away. Nowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty as when gliding through the world-heritage listed Barmah Wetlands on an eco-cruise. As you slip quietly across the water in the dappled shade of towering River Red Gums, it will be no surprise as to why the wetlands are named ‘Wetlands of International Importance’.

Upon returning to the Emmylou, the skipper will invite you to walk alongside the historical buildings and immaculate gardens of Perricoota Station to the impressive homestead and learn about property’s history which was once the area’s largest sheep farm and fruit orchard. It’s then time to relax as we continue our cruise upriver towards our overnight mooring at Deep Creek.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Upper Deck Queen Bed Cabin with Private Ensuite

Day 4: Thursday - River Cruising

Pass By: Murray River, New South Wales Australia
PS Emmylou departs early today for a full day of cruising towards our Layfield Lane mooring. Breakfast can be served on the deck or in the saloon, with plenty of time to relax with a good book or just take in the river views.

Tonight, we enjoy a delicious spread from Pacdon Park UK Smallgoods for entrée before a grand dinner on the riverbank – our signature Australian BBQ, lit up by candles on the tables and stars in the sky. After dinner enjoy casual conversation around the campfire, before retiring for the evening.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Upper Deck Queen Bed Cabin with Private Ensuite

Day 5: Friday - Morning Return to Echuca

Pass By: Murray River, New South Wales Australia
This morning before breakfast early rises can enjoy
a riverside stroll before PS Emmylou then departs
for the Port of Echuca where we reluctantly say

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights

Departure Point
PS Emmylou Cruises, Murray River Echuca, Watson St, Echuca VIC 3564, Australia

Departure Time
2:30 PM

5 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Murray River Paddlesteamers in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.