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Echuca Paddlesteamers

30 Murray Esplanade | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
+61 3 5481 2832
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We ride it every time

Whenever we are in Echuca or Moama from Melbourne we take a paddle steamer ride which we did and... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Top little family outing

We walked down to the Echuca wharf to ride a Paddle Steamer. The one we initially chose advertised... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 Murray Esplanade | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
+61 3 5481 2832
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Whenever we are in Echuca or Moama from Melbourne we take a paddle steamer ride which we did and still find it to be very relaxing the staff were terrific and very friendly and we enjoyed the experience greatly as always

Thank roddy1_11
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

Thank you very much and look forward to seeing you again next visit

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We walked down to the Echuca wharf to ride a Paddle Steamer. The one we initially chose advertised their charter and said bookings available on board, this was not the case, so in lieu of that, we then chose the PS Pevensey over the other...More

Thank GregOBrien
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

It was lovely to have you onboard the PS Pevensey and even more special the birthday girl. Thank you for chosing the 'no fuss' cruising adventure

Reviewed 11 March 2017

I went on this cruise with my elderly parents. The cruise itself was very good, very informative with narrative as you cruised down the Murray. The boat was set up so you could imagine how people live on this vessel in years past. And there...More

Thank kimaccessofficecom
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

We are glad you enjoyed the experience. Sadly the walk is a little longer for the elderly, we are the only Paddlesteamers to depart from the historic wharf and this is the only access which can take up to 15 mins for the elderly. We...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Echuca many years and have been on many a paddle steamer rides but I really enjoyed this one as it's actually a paddle steamer, some of the others are diesel powered. The steam engine is in full view and you...More

1  Thank joe n
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise onboard the PS Pevensey. It is a great interactive boat for kids and having a steer with the skipper always a highlight for children of all ages. Hope to see you again next visit.

Reviewed 21 January 2017

Riverboats were the main way of transportation back in the late 1880. The train bridge then became a large way of taking supplies to and from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo.

Thank paw100550
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Ever since I watched 'all the rivers run' as a child always wanted to visit the area. Was pleased to learn that the original boat is still in operation. Really enjoyed the experience so much that we went back this year and will be back...More

Thank Ce-la-vi-fr
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

Yes she is a famous old girl and was the 'Philadelphia' in 'All the Rivers Run' so you enjoy so much history when you step onboard. We are pet friendly so don't hesitate to bring your dog again next visit.

Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a stopover in Echuca during our Australian trip, but we did not plan to book PS Pevensey experience in advance. Upon our walkthrough by the port, we have spotted this beautiful steamboat and have booked a trip on it. Truly madical "All the...More

1  Thank Aidasas
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I booked the one hour tour which was great. No commentary surprised a few but I liked the peace. Dont expect too much and you wont be disappointed.

1  Thank kenna3109
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went on the PS Pevensey as out mode of transport to & from Morrisons Winery for lunch, ( didn't have to worry about driving). Good access and plenty of room on board, plenty to see with Captains' commentary along the way & bar on...More

2  Thank Jodie N
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. To enjoy some time aboard a piece of iconic Australian history - and with a Teddy Bear Picnic for the kids just capped off a marvelous spring day in Echuca. Steaming down the Mighty Murray and learning even more about the...More

1  Thank Vince G
Michelle O, Manager at Echuca Paddlesteamers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hello Vince Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We do pride ourselves on offering an unforgettable historical & fun experience for the whole family. We are so glad that you enjoyed every moment. We will certainly let all the staff & crew know...More

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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