Cruise downstream along the Murray River, through Lock 11, on the Paddle Steamer Melbourne (1912), Australia's most iconic Paddle Steamer, with its original Steam engine (1910). See the engineer stoke the fire, watch the workings of the engine, have a go at steering the steamer, or sit back and relax with a beer or glass of wine in hand and watch the river pass by, remembering the bygone eras of the Paddle Steamer trade. Family friendly experiences, educational and informative.
This cruise offers a relaxing two hour cruise down through Mildura's Lock 11 (and return) on board the majestic steam driven, Paddle Steamer Melbourne. A comprehensive live commentary is provided, providing an educational insight on the Murray Darling River system and their environs, and the history of the paddleboats. This cruise has been running continuously for over 45-years and suits all ages. Air-conditioned, heated, all weather boat. Twice daily cruises depart from Mildura Wharf. The morning cruise leaves at 10:50am and returns at 1:00pm with the afternoon cruise leaving at 1:50pm and returning at 4:00pm. A light lunch - sandwiches, cakes, tea/coffee and cool drinks are available on board and the vessel is fully licenced.Please note: The Paddle Vessel Rothbury replaces the PS Melbourne on Fridays and Saturdays during off peak periods and annual maintenance periods. Please enquire to check if you specifically wish for the PS Melbourne. EFTPOS facilities are available on board.