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Address: 30 Murray Esplanade | Port of Echuca, Echuca, Victoria 3564, Australia (Formerly PS Pevensey)
Phone Number:
+61 3 5481 2832
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Welcome aboard for a true experience of yesteryear. With full commentary,...

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.

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Only an hour but full of information

We hopped on board the PS Pevensey for the 11.30 1 hour cruise. The manoueverability of the paddlesteamer in a narrow & shallow area due to the low levels shows how expert these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob M
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hopped on board the PS Pevensey for the 11.30 1 hour cruise. The manoueverability of the paddlesteamer in a narrow & shallow area due to the low levels shows how expert these captains are at navigating their vessel despite the poor conditions. Once under way we immediately were given expert dialogue over the loud speaker; points of interest, locations,... More 

Thank Bob M
Snohomish, Washington, United States
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103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true paddle steamer experience that a floating museum in its self. What fun to watch the boiler being fueled with wood and to explore the many cabins full of relics of a bygone time. It was fun and well worth the trip.

Thank Ken H
Nambour, Australia
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely experience even though it was cold. My son loved it he was so happy when he got to help steer the boat and his certificate. it was a very lovely outing

Thank KazzaG_3
Management response:

We are so pleased you enjoyed your cruise, it is fantastic seeing the kids have a steer of the paddlesteamer, see you next time. More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived a little late but made it for the hour cruise on the mighty Murray. I had been on the Pevensey about 25 years ago and also loved the miniseries All the Rivers Run. From start to finish the journey was great with good commentary and some quiet time to reflect on how the journey may have been in... More 

Thank Tanya P
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How great you made it back onboard the PS Pevensey after 25 years. She certainly is a famous old boat and star of 'All the Rivers Run' as you so fondly remembered. Don't leave it quite so long next time for another cruise! More 

Devonport, Australia
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140 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Quite cheap with concession discount. River is a very muddy colour and banks are a bit scrappy with dead trees and stuff, but the ride itself was quite memorable! Was wonderful watching and hearing the steam engine come to life to poer the paddles. Equally exciting to watch and photograph the other paddle steamers cruising up the river. Shame the... More 

Thank Darryl B
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Thanks for coming onboard for the hour cruise. Being a historic boat the cruises only take the hour and the PS Pevensey has not been modified for lunches or dinners to enable you to experience life as it was on a working boat 106 years ago. More 

Williamstown, Australia
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97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We took a morning cruise on this historic paddle boat which we thoroughly enjoyed. It's a unique experience to ply the waters of the Mighty Murray, as our pioneers did. Steam driven, wood powered, this vessel keeps true to it's unique past as a necessary part of the early transportation of this old river port. It went for an hour... More 

1 Thank Intrepid57
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We are so pleased you enjoyed the 'step back in time' onboard the historic old boat the PS Pevensey. She certainly is a 'genuine old paddlesteamer' the oldest operating in Echuca and a perfect example of a working boat from the river trade era. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
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Thank you very much and look forward to seeing you again next visit More 

Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 one as Pevensey's friendly staff offered advice, courtesy and a "no fuss" adventure. It was... More 

Thank GregOBrien
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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 More 

Ceduna, Australia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 were plenty of places to just sit and watch as you cruised up and down... More 

Thank kimaccessofficecom
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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 do have access to a wheelchair for those who require assistance to get to the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 can watch the guys at work, sit up front on the " wool bails" and... More 

1 Thank joe n
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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. More 

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