Emmylou, Upper Murray Explorer Cruise ex Echuca Return

4 Night Murray River Cruise sailing from Echuca roundtrip aboard Emmylou.

Departure date: 3 February 2020
Embark port: Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Cruise line: Murray River Paddlesteamer
Ship: Emmylou

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
03/02/20 Echuca, Victoria, Australia 12.00pm
04/02/20 Murray River, South Australia
05/02/20 Murray River, South Australia
06/02/20 Murray River, South Australia
07/02/20 Echuca, Victoria, Australia 9.30am
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Cruise Description

4 Night Murray River Cruise sailing from Echuca roundtrip aboard Emmylou.

Departing Echuca downriver, this afternoon a light lunch is served as you begin to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. After lunch there is time to relax or take the opportunity to chat with the Engineer and Skipper in the wheelhouse about the rich history of the river and PS Emmylou. As the sun starts to set over the river listen to the river birds evening chorus, watch for kangaroos, wombats, egrets and many other species of birds as the stars begin to appear. Tonight, we moor at One Tree Bend bush mooring just as the pioneers of the river would have done in the mid 1800s. Time for an evening drink with complementary local cheeses before your chef prepared welcome dinner. Enjoy life on the river as PS Emmylou’s powerful floodlights light up the river banks and nocturnal wildlife begin to appear before you retire for the evening.

This morning early risers and keen photographers can capture the special morning light and wildlife around our bush mooring before we steam towards Torrumbarry Weir. Here you can visit the Interpretive Centre learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the Weir and lock system which dates back to 1923. We then depart for our Providore & Producers half day tour visiting the working Arbuthnot Redgum Sawmills for a short tour before we arrive at Restdown Winery, producers of fine organic wines and Hereford beef. Here you will enjoy a guided 1.4km wetlands walking trail of early Aboriginal significance with the owners followed by a gourmet lunch platter of local produce with complementary wine tastings. Tonight, after you have enjoyed your 3-course dinner, it is movie night, with a special presentation of “Riverboats Remembered” a fabulous historical presentation about the riverboats of mid 1850’s along the Murray River. This evening we moor overnight at Deadhorse point where you can enjoy a campfire subject to river conditions.

This morning PS Emmylou departs up river towards our Layfield Mooring. Here we depart on a half day excursion travelling 30 minutes to the small town of Barmah. Enjoy a traditional Australian morning tea riverside before departing on your 1.5 hours Eco Cruise with expert guide, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife aboard the MV Kingfisher. We then visit the award winning Morrisons Riverview Winery where you will enjoy a 2-course lunch overlooking the river with wine tastings. We then re-join PS Emmylou where you can take a swim, try your luck fishing or relax for the afternoon. Tonight, you will enjoy our signature Grand Dining gourmet Australian BBQ. Enjoy sampling the delicious range of Pacdon Park UK small goods for entrée before joining your guests at the grand dining table. After dinner enjoy some star gazing sitting around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

This morning early rises can enjoy a bush walk before PS Emmylou departs up river for a final days cruising past the imposing Echuca Wharf where the Skipper will provide a historical commentary of Echuca’s rich history before cruising under the Echuca Bridge dating back to 1878. This afternoon your free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river as we cruise the winding bends of the Murray. Spend some time with the Skipper learning the art of steering a paddlesteamer or just relax watching the wildlife and river banks glide by. Tonight, enjoy our farewell 4 course dinner as we cruise towards our overnight mooring at Horseshoe Lagoon .

This morning before breakfast early rises can enjoy a stroll along the raised boardwalk above Horseshoe Lagoon, a natural wetland home to native birds, and animals. PS Emmylou then departs for the Port of Echuca where we reluctantly say farewell.

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