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Address: Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia

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A day on the Rothbury Paddleboat

Great trip down the Murray with great sights all along the way and interesting commentary too. Great wine tour at Trentham winery and absolutely fabulous lunch before the return... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great trip down the Murray with great sights all along the way and interesting commentary too. Great wine tour at Trentham winery and absolutely fabulous lunch before the return trip back to Mildura. The staff both on the boat and at Trentham had lots of patience with the kids and even went out of their way to find ways to... More 

Thank jnj512
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

What an awesome way to see this part of the Murray river. The scenery is amazing. The commentary on board was informative, interesting and not boring at all. Bonus was that the boat licensed! Awesome 2hr ride. Perhaps overpriced a little. Paid $30 each adult for the ride. Maybe $20 might get more visits. Can't believe there are no dinner... More 

Thank Vickie M
Torquay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A great paddle-boat ride up the Murray with a 'lock' transfer the highlight. Good narration too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Axiomwatson
Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We did a 2 hour cruise on the PS Melbourne on Easter Sunday. The commentary was informative and the whole trip was very enjoyable.

Thank ska112233
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Everyone visiting Mildura should take the time to do a paddle steamer trip on the mighty Murray River. We did a 2 hour cruise on the PS Melbourne which included going through Lock 11 and informative commentary. It is a trip down memory lane and a return to the heyday of river transport in this area in the 1800 -... More 

Thank Bryan C
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

As an inveterate cruiser of the high seas in large ships, I admit that 3 days aboard a paddleboat on the placid Murray River filled me with some trepidation...coupled with reading some negative reviews on Tripadvisor...not a good attitude to begin a holiday break in South Australia. But then the magic of the Murray took hold, combined with the delight... More 

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Creswick, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Lovely sojourn down the Murray, professional and informative skipper at the wheel, and he even let me have a steer. Unforgettable experience! Had to celebrate it with a glass of local wine on the deck on the way back to port.

Thank Willy S
Ashton868, Public Relations Manager at Paddleboats on the Murray, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us! Many happy returns! More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We had a lovely 2 hours on the Melbourne the skipper was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to.

Thank pamela_davies55
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyable and scenic 2 hours. I even got to go behind the wheel. Skipper very knowledgeable. Would go again and try the wine tour cruise next time

Thank Nick M
Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Received a free evening cruise for two Thought it would be boring but was very suprised with the transformation of the old girl. Pleasant settings , many tables and totally full occupancy Wines and bar prices very affordable Music by a guy on the keyboard with excellent ability to entertain Recommend for mature people though

1 Thank Greynomad2648

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