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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
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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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We have been on the PS Canberra and enjoyed so this time we wanted to go on a longer cruise so we choose the PS Emmylou lunch cruise. The food was great and the crew were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JulietJurrjens
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on the PS Canberra and enjoyed so this time we wanted to go on a longer cruise so we choose the PS Emmylou lunch cruise. The food was great and the crew were fantastic. We took our dog so we could not go in the restaurant but the crew brought out our meals and drinks and made... More 

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Echuca, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As living in Echuca all our lives and never going on the Emmy Lou, we decided that we would try the dining experience. The food was amazing and the time on the river was exceptional, a little hard to hear the commentary though.

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

Great to hear from a local.....and so pleased you had a great luncheon cruise. Thanks for your feedback re the commentary, we are onto it as hearing about the History of the River is a key part of the overall experience for everyone. Look out for our upcoming Local's specials....out soon !! Cheers Craig Burgess Director More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't visit this area without doing some sort of river cruise. We chose the EmmyLou as it seemed the most popular option and the most majestic of the paddle steamers, we weren't disappointed. I also liked that you could enjoy morning/afternoon tea on board. The cruise was very relaxing and our kids enjoyed visiting the skipper at the top... More 

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

Great to hear your whole family enjoyed the PS Emmylou. Our morning and afternoon tea cruises are very popular given Kerry makes some of the best home made scones in Australia !!.....well ok Victoria !! Helping the Skipper steer the boat is on offer to Big and Small kids so glad you all got into the spirt of the day.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the lunch cruise. The Emmylou was amazing and we loved the Paddle steamer experience. The food on the boat was not fabulous. We were left disappointed with the meals but the Murray River experience was fantastic.

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

Sorry to hear that your lunch was not up to expectations....but thanks for the great feedback as we want the whole experience to be fantastic, not just some of it !!... Hope to see you again soon Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

Wallan, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxed 1 hour trip on the river with captain pointing out areas of interest and historical info about the other ladies on the river. Good coffee and scones. Good selection for arvo tea. Only downfall no concession available

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

We think Kerr's scones are the best also and all our desserts are home made for that authentic experience that you can only get aboard PS Emmylou. Sorry we don't offer a concession on PS Emmylou given the higher costs of the Restaurant however we do on our other boats PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray. Regards Craig Burgess... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a one and a quarter hour trip down the .Murray on the Emmylou. What a wonderful trip, quiet and calm watching the world go by. Will we return? We will but for a longer trip, maybe the dinner cruise or the overnights

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

Thank you for your nice review and looking forward to welcoming you back onboard very soon....we currently have a special 20% discount on our 2016 overnight cruises until the end of January if you book online using Emmy20 as the promo code......Hope to see you soon Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This was amazing. It is so beautiful to travel along the Murray taking in the surroundings and eating amazing food. The staff were so friendly and very helpful. Will be coming back for the 3 hour cruise next time :-)

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

Many thanks for your kind review,,,,,Dinner on Emmylou as the sun sets is spectacular so come back soon for a special evening !! Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Enjoyed a relaxing ride on the Murray River on PS Emmylou. We chose the lunch time cruise. The weather was perfect the food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful.This something i have wanted to do for a long time and wasnt disappointed.

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

Great to hear you got here and it was worth the wait !! We love hearing about people that have planned to visit us for a long time, now we hope your planning for your return !! See you aboard again very soon Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A beautiful old paddle steamer with plenty of sheltered seating and food available on board. The staff were very friendly. I recommend the Wharf to Winery tour if you want to get off at Morrison's Winery for lunch and extend your trip. This trip was a dream come true, and I highly recommend this if you are a fan of... More 

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

Ahh All the River Run.....What a movie and guess what most of the street in the Port of Echcua still looks like it did for the movie. Thanks for your kind review, wether it is PS Emmylou for lunch our our Wharf to Winery Cruise, both are a great day out in Echuca See you again soon Regards Craig Burgess... More 

Safety Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

PS Emmylou seems the better experience me! the food and service was second to none. would recommend the experience.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience.....Our staff love hearing about our guests satisfaction with the food and service. Regards Craig Burgess Director More 

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