Discover Yesteryear Today and experience the magic of the mighty Murray River with Echuca Paddlesteamers.

Once the main transport of cargo and passengers during the 1800's, our fully restored Paddlesteamers now offer daily one hour cruises and are a "must do" experience when visiting Australia's paddlesteamer capital. 

Explore the cabins, chat with the engineer or join the skipper for a steer in the wheelhouse!

Whether you are a history buff, steam buff, or simply looking for a fun day out, step back in time with us and discover what riverboat life was all about.

Pets welcome!

Please note our NEW cruising times from Tuesday 28th February 2020: 10.00am, 11.15am, 1.00pm & 2.15pm with bookings closed 15 minutes prior to these times so please be ticketed and ready to board 15minutes before the cruise time you select.

For the Southern 80 weekend, we are letting the power boats have the river and giving our old steamer a weekend off, so we are closed on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February. Enjoy the weekend!


Cruise-Schedule- Cruise-Schedule-PS-Alexander-Arbuthnot-28th-Jan-29th-FEB-2020.pdf

Please note:  All children in the child 0-3 free cruise ticket MUST be added onto the family ticket as every passenger needs to be accounted for.  This is a legal requirement so ensure all babies/infants under 3 are included in your ticket at the time of purchase either online or in person.


We have three exciting packages on offer at Echuca Paddlesteamers:

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. (This popular package returns at the end of January 2020)


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 Alexander Arbuthnot. A4-Port53-flyer.pdf


You can have it all with 'Our Best of Both Worlds' package! Enjoy a luxurious modern cruise, meal & drink onboard the MV Mary Ann and then step back in time with a relaxing 1 hour cruise onboard the historic paddlesteamer PS Alexander Arbuthnot.  Best-Of-Both-Worlds-Flyer.pdf



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.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact Echuca Paddlesteamers phone 5481 2832 or visit us at Kotta Station, 30 Murray Esplanade, Echuca.