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Paddleboats on the Murray

Address: Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 15 Activities in Mildura
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Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We took a 2 hour trip on the P.S Melbourne. What a great trip,friendly staff on board and a great running commentry from the captain. Also a bit of history being the last steam driven boat on the murray. really affordable price for a family of 4 also. We were able to book at the visitor centre too which was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

after booking our day trip on the Murray we enjoyed a lovely day out starting with Adelaide hills ambler tours which included a three hour boat trip with lunch,and would recommend them as tops for a nice day trip from Adelaide

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Extremely hot day in Mildura ... 42 degrees but a lovely way to escape the hot sun with a two hour trip down the Murray. Through the lock which was interesting. The driver was very informative about items of interest along our journey.

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

relive the sights and sound of the pioneer days with a relaxing and informative cruise with expert river commentary. See the houseboats on the river, watch the gates of the weir being opened at Lock 11 to regulate the water flow. Learn about the Chaffey Bros the irrigation pioneers and see the original homestead and irrigation settlement.

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Phillip Island
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We didn't go fast but we travelled slowly & you were able to see the sights & enjoy a yummy lunch at Trentham Estate

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206 reviews 206 reviews
26 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While being on a road trip and passing through Mildura we realized that we could take a 2 hour boat trip on a paddelsteamer down the Murray River. We did and it is recommended to anyone who has some spare time to do so. Entrance to lock 11 was a bit difficult to find at first but since there were... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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173 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did the paddle steamer as part of a full day tour through Greyline! Not a memorable tour and we were very disappointed at how short the actual paddle steamer trip was. We had a nice lunch on board, but would have liked longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The paddle steamer was such a relaxing experience and the Rothby crew were so helpful and friendly. The commentary was a mix of interesting history and information about the river system... I can thorough recommend.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There are two major paddle vessels on the Murray at Mildura. For paddle steamer enthusiasts, who want the steam experience, then the shorter, Melbourne steam-powered vessel is the one for you. I was more interested in the Murray river itself, and the day-trip experience, so I chose the Rothbury trip to Trentham Winery. It was just lovely. The journey is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The trip does not take you very far on the river, mainly due to the time spent in the nearby lock both up and downstream. It was, however,very interesting and the skipper gave an informative commentary on the history of the river and the paddleboats. I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the area.

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