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Paddlesteamer & The Murray River....a great combination

The PS Melbourne is a true steam driven paddle steamer, unlike the other paddle vessels on offer... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Gatton, Australia
A relaxing way to enjoy the Murray

We went onn a lunchtime cruise on the PS Melbourne and had a marvellous tie. We travelled... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Bob C
Bowral, Australia
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Our company offers a range of Paddlesteamer cruises, that range from: Twice daily, two-hour cruises through Lock 11 Winery cruise, Lunch cruises and Evening Dinner Cruise Dedicated Charter Cruises Specialised Wedding Experiences Convention Venues...more
Hugh King Drive | Mildura Wharf, Mildura, Victoria 3500, Australia
+61 3 5023 2200
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

The PS Melbourne is a true steam driven paddle steamer, unlike the other paddle vessels on offer here. So if you're looking for that authentic trip down memory lane, this is the one to do. Such a relaxing cruise through Lock 11, to the weir,...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

We went onn a lunchtime cruise on the PS Melbourne and had a marvellous tie. We travelled downstream through Lock 11 as far as Apexx Park and return. The ship was comfortable and the commentary as we went along was very informative. The lunch of...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Went for an afternoon cruise on the Murray river from dock in Mildura. Very relaxing, a lot to see and a most informative commentary. comfortable seating and room to move around and see things on both sides of the river. Very interesting to see the...More

Thank _robpet1249
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We enjoyed this trip even more than expected. There is something wonderful about chugging down the river under steam and it gives you a feeling for the history of the area. At the moment P.S. Melbourne runs from Sunday to Thursday, so choose these days...More

1  Thank LorikeetR
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Had friends visiting from Melbourne Had lunch at café 1909 the walked to the wharf for a nice relaxing cruise through Lock 11 and back. We enjoyed the two hours . good commentary

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

A relaxing and informative paddle steamer tour of a section of the Murray River, which included a trip through Lock 11. Instead of just viewing the Murray from a bridge as you pass over it, you should take a paddle steamer trip. This one allows...More

Thank John M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had a lovely cruise up the Murray. Very interesting going through Lock 11. Captain gave a very interesting talk along the way. Beautiful parklands around the wharf to have a picnic before or after the trip.

1  Thank Lyn C
Reviewed February 22, 2018

In Mildura for a couple of nights and after a morning of shopping decided to see if a Paddle Vessel/Steamer cruise was available. Got to the wharf about 30 minutes before scheduled departure and able to pay on boarding. Enjoyable way to while away 2...More

Thank SMOAI76
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We were looking forward to our afternoon river cruise. We decided that as it had been raining over night we would see how the weather improved during the morning and pay for our cruise on the boat in the afternoon. The website suggested 3 options...More

2  Thank Welltravelled0116
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Staff have no pr at all. Commentary didn't excite anyone. Luckily locals on board spoke to overseas people about the unique happenings on the river over the years. Where are the visitor information people ..they should be selling this fantastic City?

1  Thank bevmc71
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June 17, 2016|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
$30 per adult, well worth it :-)
Geoff M
December 13, 2015|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We had the same question when we were there, essentially though you just need to pick which cruise i.e. morning or afternoon and turn up a bit early as they do leave pretty much on time. There was plenty of parking and... More