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Our company offers a range of Paddlesteamer cruises, that range from: Twice daily, two-hour cruises through Lock 11 Winery cruise, Lunch cruises and Evening Dinner Cruise Dedicated Charter Cruises Specialised Wedding Experiences Convention Venues...more
Hugh King Drive | Mildura Wharf, Mildura, Victoria 3500, Australia
+61 3 5023 2200
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Hubby and l went for a “cruise” on the Murray on this wonderful old steamer, Captain very informative about the area and the steamers. The Locks were very interesting to see how they work , if your up for a couple of hrs just sitting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely morning trip on the wood fired Paddle Steamer Melbourne through lock 11, Captain Lance was very informative. A few days later we enjoyed the day cruise on the Paddle Vessel Rothbury up to Trentham Estate winery including a yummy bbq lunch....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jude N
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We actually went on the Rothbury and really enjoyed our relaxing cruise. The three paddle streamers at Mildura are apparently all part of the same group. Even though it has been converted to diesel the Rothbury still retains it's original 100+ year old charm. Had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

First, let me start with a quibble. When we first boarded the vessel, we were rudely confronted by a staff member who seemed to think we were trying to stow away when one member of our party was waiting patiently waiting to show the tickets....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank camsean
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great day today on the PS Melbourne traveling on the Murray river for 2 hours ! It wasn't long enough in our opinion - we could have gone all day on this beautiful vessel and marvel of engineering!!! It was wonderful to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this. Lovely friendly staff, 2hrs was the right amount of time. I went and bought lunch at nearby cafe. Should have bough on board paddle steamer, sandwiches looked so good. They serve alcohol. Kids got to steer paddle steamer

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kate p
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The PS Melbourne is a true steam driven paddle steamer, unlike the other paddle vessels on offer here. So if you're looking for that authentic trip down memory lane, this is the one to do. Such a relaxing cruise through Lock 11, to the weir,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank razza61
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We went onn a lunchtime cruise on the PS Melbourne and had a marvellous tie. We travelled downstream through Lock 11 as far as Apexx Park and return. The ship was comfortable and the commentary as we went along was very informative. The lunch of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bobc847
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Went for an afternoon cruise on the Murray river from dock in Mildura. Very relaxing, a lot to see and a most informative commentary. comfortable seating and room to move around and see things on both sides of the river. Very interesting to see the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank _robpet1249
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We enjoyed this trip even more than expected. There is something wonderful about chugging down the river under steam and it gives you a feeling for the history of the area. At the moment P.S. Melbourne runs from Sunday to Thursday, so choose these days...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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18 June 2016|
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Response from deborahc388 | Reviewed this property |
$30 per adult, well worth it :-)
Geoff M
13 December 2015|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We had the same question when we were there, essentially though you just need to pick which cruise i.e. morning or afternoon and turn up a bit early as they do leave pretty much on time. There was plenty of parking and... More