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Echuca Paddlesteamers

30 Murray Esplanade | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
+61 3 5481 2832
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What a great tourist attraction.

We went on the Pevensy today for a 1 hr cruise up the Murray. The staff were very heloful and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michelle L
Ballarat, Australia
via mobile
Emylou paddlesteamer

Wow, what an amazing trip we had. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff, who couldn't be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Welcome aboard for a true experience of yesteryear. With full commentary, discover what life was all about on an authentic working paddlesteamer on the mighty Murray River.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 Murray Esplanade | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
+61 3 5481 2832
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on the Pevensy today for a 1 hr cruise up the Murray. The staff were very heloful and friendly. The captain was very informative and we found the historical information very interesting. Very well priced.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what an amazing trip we had. On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff, who couldn't be more helpful. We sat down and enjoyed our scones and coffees, and of course hot chocolates for the kids. We enjoyed these as we headed off down...More

Thank wimetime
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this booking office first and it turned out to be the boat that All the Rivers Run was filmed on - the one I was after! The boat was like the original - very interesting. Wool bales to sit on at the front,...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were fantastic - we boarded the Pevensey Melbourne and were guided to the boat by a beautiful and friendly staff member who had waited for us to board. Thanks!!

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We hopped on board the PS Pevensey for the 11.30 1 hour cruise. The manoueverability of the paddlesteamer in a narrow & shallow area due to the low levels shows how expert these captains are at navigating their vessel despite the poor conditions. Once under...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A true paddle steamer experience that a floating museum in its self. What fun to watch the boiler being fueled with wood and to explore the many cabins full of relics of a bygone time. It was fun and well worth the trip.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was a lovely experience even though it was cold. My son loved it he was so happy when he got to help steer the boat and his certificate. it was a very lovely outing

Thank KazzaG_3
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise, it is fantastic seeing the kids have a steer of the paddlesteamer, see you next time.

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived a little late but made it for the hour cruise on the mighty Murray. I had been on the Pevensey about 25 years ago and also loved the miniseries All the Rivers Run. From start to finish the journey was great with good...More

Thank Tanya P
Management response:Responded 27 April 2017

How great you made it back onboard the PS Pevensey after 25 years. She certainly is a famous old boat and star of 'All the Rivers Run' as you so fondly remembered. Don't leave it quite so long next time for another cruise!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Quite cheap with concession discount. River is a very muddy colour and banks are a bit scrappy with dead trees and stuff, but the ride itself was quite memorable! Was wonderful watching and hearing the steam engine come to life to poer the paddles. Equally...More

Thank Darryl B
Management response:Responded 27 April 2017

Thanks for coming onboard for the hour cruise. Being a historic boat the cruises only take the hour and the PS Pevensey has not been modified for lunches or dinners to enable you to experience life as it was on a working boat 106 years...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We took a morning cruise on this historic paddle boat which we thoroughly enjoyed. It's a unique experience to ply the waters of the Mighty Murray, as our pioneers did. Steam driven, wood powered, this vessel keeps true to it's unique past as a necessary...More

1  Thank Intrepid57
Management response:Responded 27 April 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed the 'step back in time' onboard the historic old boat the PS Pevensey. She certainly is a 'genuine old paddlesteamer' the oldest operating in Echuca and a perfect example of a working boat from the river trade era.

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Talk direct to the staff at the Port of Echuca information centre about times, availability and costs. They go the extra mile to look after customers, they even sorted our group into family lots that would be the most cost... More