Welcome to Echuca
One of the loveliest towns in rural Victoria, Echuca is the state's paddle-steamer capital and a classic Murray River town, bursting with history, nostalgia and, of course, riverboats. The Aboriginal name translates as ‘meeting of the waters’, as it’s here that three great rivers meet: the Goulburn, the Campaspe and the Murray.In the 1800s Echuca was an important crossing point between NSW and Victoria, and the... Read More
Top experiences in Echuca
1-Night or 2-Night Murray River Cruise by Paddlesteamer Emmylou
One Night ItinerarySaturday Evening5.45pm: Board PS Emmylou6pm: Depart Riverboat dock - Watson Street - Berth 47pm: Dinner is served as we cruise upstream away from the Port of Echuca before turning as Horse Shoe Bend. We continue downstream back under the Echuca/Moama Bridge we pass the imposing Echuca Wharf and other Paddlesteamers moored after their day on the river. We cruise 12km along the river passing Morrisons Winery before pulling into our mooring for the evening. Sunday Morning7.30am: Fully cooked or continental breakfast is served. Watch the engineer fire up the engine with redgum logs for new steam or enjoy a morning bush walk8.30am: We depart Layfield Lane for our cruise back to port, you are welcome to try your hand steering the boat with the skipper or just relax as we cruise back to Echuca9.30am: Arrive Port of Echuca for your transfer back to your car or connecting train2 Night ItineraryWednesday12 noon: Guest registration, 57 Murray Esplanade, Echuca 5.30pm: Guest bag drop at PS Emmylou’s berth 4 dock. Watson Street, Echuca. Cars transferred to secure parking, return via bus5.45pm: Guests Board PS Emmylou. Your bags will be delivered to your cabin 6pm: Boat Departs for cruise upstream7pm: 3 course dinner is served at Redgums Restaurant on the saloon deck 10pm: Boat pulls into Flemings Bend for overnight stay, campfire weather permittingThursdayFrom 7.30am Breakfast is served8.30am: This morning your depart via bus on your Wetlands Culture & Wine Day Tour 9.15am: Arrive at Barmah, Yenbena Indigenous community centre for a cultural dis[play andinterpretation about Aboriginal Culture and the local Yorta Yorta people. 10.30am: Depart on Kingfisher Wetland TourNowhere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace aswhen you are gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher.12.30pm: Depart for Cape Horn Winery located on the Murray River1pm: Arrive Cape Horn Winery for lunch and wine tastings 3pm: Depart for Port of Echuca4pm: PS Emmylou departs downstream for 2nd night7pm: 3 course dinner is served at Redgums Restaurant on the saloon8.30pm: Arrive Layfield Lane – Campfire subject to weatherFridayFrom 7.30am Breakfast is served8.30am: PS Emmylou departs for Port of Echuca 10am: Arrive Port of Echuca – transfer to car park – Say goodbyes
2-Night Murray River Golf Experience Cruising Aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou
From the moment you are welcomed onboard by the friendly crew to the moment you disembark you will have memories and friendships to last a lifetime. On this all-inclusive 3 day, 2 night package you'll enjoy magnificent Australian experience cruising along the Murray River from Echuca, and 36 holes of golf over two championship courses at Rich River Golf Club Resort.This fully inclusive golfing tour includes all meals including breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, pre-dinner drinks, 3-course dinners at Redgums Restaurant aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou, transfers, club storage and 36 holes of championship golf over two courses at Rich River Golf Club Resort. Rich River Golf Club ResortRich River offers two distinct Championship golf courses, immaculately groomed and playable all year round. The West Course stretches to 6,227 metres off the men’s tees, playing to a par of 72. Opened in 1979, the West Course has been host to many professional events. It has a tight layout with tree-lined fairways and elevated greens. The East Course is no pushover. Measuring 6,247 metres off the men’s tees, it plays to a par of 72. Redesigned by Peter Thomson in 1998, the East Course is links style with water coming into play on several holes.Paddlesteamer EmmylouLet Emmy treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for a truly Australian experience whilst also enjoying 36 challenging holes of golf at Rich River Golf Club Resort. Driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine, experience the simple joy of being on board a traditional paddle steamer. It's the senses that engage you the moment you go aboard: you can smell the warm oil of the engine, feel the heat as the engineer stokes the boiler with redgum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water and let the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels, the nostalgic hooting of the whistle, and the distant croaking of frogs conjure up the leisurely pace of bygone days.Emmylou also has a fully stocked bar with top local and Australian Wines, plus a range of alternatives to compliment your meal. All served to your table at Redgums while you enjoy the glowing rose and gold sunset and listen to the river birds' evening chorus. Don't forget to linger over dessert and coffee to watch the stars appear and subject to weather we have a camp fire under the Australian starsEighteen guests are comfortably accommodated in twin share cabins with all linen & towels provided, featuring traditional riverboat style bunks with the exception of one double bed cabin. The PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering overnight cruising. Fueled by redgum logs the Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern comfort.