Enjoy a one-hour paddlesteamer cruise, as well as admission into: Port of Echuca Dicovery Centre, National Holden Museum, the Great Aussie Beer Shed and Echuca Historical Society Museum.
We proudly operate two very old and very authentic, fully operational paddlesteamers – PS Pevensey and PS Alexander Arbuthnot. Both are genuine old steamers, having worked the waters and tributaries of the mighty Murray River many years ago.
At 106 years old, our "Lady of the River", PS Pevensey still catches your eye with her long slender beauty. Carrying up to 100 passengers is no problem for her - she holds the record for the most wool bales carried by any paddlesteamer. Travel onboard everybody's favourite paddlesteamer, PS Pevensey as she is also known all over the world for her starring role as "Philadelphia" in the Australian television mini-series "All the Rivers Run", made in Echuca in 1982-1983.
PS Alexander Arbuthnot is the last paddlesteamer built for the riverboat trade. Being the youngest vessel of our historic fleet, at the age of 96 years old, she is still powered by her original steam engine that dates back to 1880.
Join us for an unforgettable trip - you won't be disappointed.
We will be running the PS Alexander Arbuthnot for the month of June while our beloved PS Pevensey is undergoing some annual repairs and checks.
We have two exciting packages on offer at Echuca Paddlesteamers: Port Pub & Paddlesteamer unavailable from Saturday 29th June for the school holiday period but the PORT53 is available this school holidays except Sunday & Monday. We will be offering the kids a special 'goodie bag' this school holidays so bring the family onboard to receive this extra treat & lunch time cruises on the school holiday weekends we will offer a free sausage in bread to enjoy on the one hour cruise for kids (11.30am & 1.30pm cruises only) - Cruise-Schedule-PS-Alexander-Arbuthnot-1-30th-June-2019-.pdf
Port, Pub and Paddlesteamer - make a day of it in the historic Port of Echuca. Explore the history of Australia's largest inland port with its working steam displays and twice daily guided tours, take a break and enjoy a pub meal at one of Echuca oldest pubs -the Star Hotel or Bridge Hotel, and take a 1 hour paddlesteamer cruise aboard an authentic working paddlesteamer PS Pevensey, built 1911 or PS Alexander Arbuthnot built 1923.
Port53 & PS Pevensey -if 'steam & cuisine' is your thing then we have the perfect package for you. This unique value package gives you the fine dinning experience at Port53 sampling their renowned signature dishes combined with the authenticity of a genuine steam driven paddlesteamer 1 hour cruise- PS Pevensey or PS Alexander Arbuthnot.
The historical nature of our paddlesteamers may present some accessibility challenges to those in wheelchairs or people with mobility constraints. Please ask our friendly staff for further assistance if required.
If you are experiencing difficulties booking tickets online please call our office on: 03 5481 2832 and we can book for you while the online booking system is being upgraded. Thank you for your patience.