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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
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8:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:59 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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 galley and cabins Emmylou is the most versatile of all boats, able to provide short cruises, lunch and dinner options as well as 'old style' but comfortable accommodated cruises. Murray River Paddlesteamer's cruise schedule for the Emmylou includes four daytime cruises (10am, 11:15am, 1pm and 3pm), as well as twilight dinner cruises and overnight cruising (for 1, 2 or 3 nights). Alternative schedules are run at very busy times as well as off-peak periods, please check with our office for the daily schedule. 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 group charters, corporate functions, group gatherings and weddings (send function enquiry.)
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Nice afternoon

We popped on here for the lunch cruise. It was a nice way to spend 1.5 hours. The food was ok. Not special, but ok. The girl who served us was really very good. Coffee was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We popped on here for the lunch cruise. It was a nice way to spend 1.5 hours. The food was ok. Not special, but ok. The girl who served us was really very good. Coffee was nice. A really great way to get a few hundred photos of the lovely Murray River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Loved our ride on Emmylou last weekend, we went on the hour tour and wished we had gone on the winery cruise, will leave that to next time. The staff were great and very helpful could not do unough for us and the commentary by the captain while we explored the Murray was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We as a family being 2 adults and 2 teen kids did a trip on the Emmylou and we all enjoyed the day. My wife and I loved the way it took the hassle about travelling around the Murray away and the service and helpfulness from the staff was sensational. We all ( kids included ) learnt a lot from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a nice tour but way to expensive at $ 28.50 pp with no seniors discount.. Look around for deals of two for one tours.. Because you still see the same Murray at a reasonable price for travellers on the road..

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We do offer a Seniors discounted price on our other boats, PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray. However during August these boats do not run during the week as it is low season. PS Emmylou is Echuca's premier padddlesteamer with a fully licensed restaurant on-board serving morning/afternoon tea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful trip loved it i recommend just the hour is nice cup of tea scones etc lunch a bit steep but really enjoyed! Beautiful old girl recommend it!

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our team are very proud of their fresh daily made scones. Morning Tea on Emmylou is a wonderful way to experience the sights and sounds of the River. Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great commentary by the captain as we cruised on the Murray. Plenty of opportunity to take photos of fauna and flora. We enjoyed scones, jam, cream and tea as we cruised and there were other snacks and drinks to choose from. The vessel was clean and well maintained and we departed and arrived on time which means you can plan... More 

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Very pleased your cruise aboard Emmylou with morning tea. Our Skipper's have amazing knowledge of the Rich History of the river and Echuca which makes the experience so much better. Look forward to welcoming you back aboard soon Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went on the emmylou as a group of 2 adults and one toddler. We chose the 1 hour cruise. This was long enough for us, we saw enough, heard a lot about history and enjoyed ourselves. There was plenty of time to order something to eat or drink. The prices were around $25 for an adult. I did think... More 

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Emmylou. We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise relaxing at Redgums with a drink and snack. During August we do not operate our other boats PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray during the weekdays that offer $11 kids tickets from 4-14 however we will review this with your well made... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a lovely trip down the Murray River, beautiful scenery and wonderful staff. A 1 hour trip was hardly long enough if you ask me! Of all the Paddle-steamers i have been on, PS Emmylou is my favorite as it is the most beautifully kept one.

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

many thanks for your kind review of Emmylou. Our team are very proud of the prettiest Paddlesteamer on the Murray and spend a lot of time maintaining her to a high standard, so thank you for recognising this. We hope to see you again on board very soon Regards Craig More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A beautiful paddle steamer, driven by an lovely old steam engine. Great commentary, beaut music, wonderful scenery. The only mistake we made was taking the one hour trip, next time it will be the two and a half hour luncheon cruise. The scones and cream were perfect! Coffee was very good. Staff very friendly and welcoming. There is nothing like... More 

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our morning tea cruise......yes we surprise our guests in August with a 2.5 hour lunch cruise during the week.....same price just a bit of Winter cheer over lunch which makes the local reds so much nicer over lunch. We hope you can enjoy a lunch cruise with us next time you visit and thanks again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The PS Emmylou Lunch Cruise was an excellent way to celebration my girlfriends birthday together. Hearty two course meal served on board whilst enjoying the lovely scenery pass by. Very relaxing listening to the paddles splash their way down the Murray and watching the engineer tend to the authentic wood fired boiler. Be warned it can get quite chilly on... More 

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Craig B, Owner at Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou, responded to this review

A fabulous way to spend a birthday celebration. We are very proud of our Redgums Restaurant aboard Emmylou so l am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your luncheon cruise. Maybe we will see you again for your birthday !! Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

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