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Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Canberra

#3 of 10 Tours in Echuca
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 57 Murray Esp | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia
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+61 3 5482 5244
08:30 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The PS Canberra is the oldest river boat in the Murray River Paddlesteamer...

The PS Canberra is the oldest river boat in the Murray River Paddlesteamer fleet. Having celebrated her century in August 2013, the PS Canberra has been taking tourists on cruises along the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee rivers since 1944. With 100 years of working life under her hull and having carried hundreds of thousands of people the PS Canberra is one of the most travelled boats on the Murray River.

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Fantastic trip along the Murray

We travelled on the PS Canberra. This was by far the best experience we had in Echuca. What an amazing Paddlesteamer. Not the biggest of them but by far the most interesting. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a one hour cruise on the Canberra. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed chugging down the river. However we would have enjoyed more of a commentary telling about the history of the river and what it was like in the old days. We were pleased we didn't book to on the 2 hour cruise!

Thank Jenny A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on the PS Canberra. This was by far the best experience we had in Echuca. What an amazing Paddlesteamer. Not the biggest of them but by far the most interesting. If you're looking for anecdotal and amusing travel along the Murray PS Canberra is the one to be on. Our captain Beth was awesome. She answered all questions... More 

Thank andersonMelbourne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour with Beth and the crew, cruising the Murray river. We had the best time, having cruised before we thought Beth's commentary bought the river alive for us, we laughed, cried and above all had a great time.

Thank Mark G
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 trips on the PS Canberra the first on we went upstream and the commentary from our Skipper Beth was both interesting and amusing. The next day we had book to go the The emilylou but she had technical issues so we were offered another ride on PS Canberra and The Skipper Beth very kindly went down stream... More 

Thank Deb120962
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pre-booked a cruise along the Murray on the PS Canberra for Sunday afternoon. Great day out and highly recommend for those looking for a relaxing trip. We opted for the hour cruise as we have two young boys and thought the attention span might not last for the two hour option. The boat was exactly as expected and commentary... More 

Thank CJEmo
Traralgon, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came down on the Emmylou and went back on the Canberra from our lunch at Morrison's. The boats were both good fun but lunch forgettable. Not sure if you can normally do it the way our large group of friends did as this was all organised by a local.

Thank justjans
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the one hour trip. The captain provided us with lots of interesting information. The day was lovely and timing of the trip perfect.

Thank Robert W
Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Lovely 1/2 hour cruise each way to Morrisons Winery. Lunch with set menu was very good and the venue is great. Well worth the $75.

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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

There are more impressive looking riverboats than the P.S. Canberra but it still offers a nice little hour long cruise along the scenic Murray River. We attended over the Christmas break when there were large crowds so seating was quite squashy but the trip was enjoyable enough, the captain kept us entertained with stories & information, and children had the... More 

2 Thank ScarlettPearl
Logan City, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We boarded The PS Canberra Foran hour long tour. It was fun, very informative. The staff were a delight, they had a running commentary as he tour progressed. They even let you steer the Canberra.

Thank barbara s

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