Paddleboats

Board an historic paddleboat for an on-board dining experience, a river cruise, or as transport to the many attractions along the Murray and Darling rivers.
Once an important trading route, the Murray River was busy with boats carrying supplies to and carting wool from the region's stations and homesteads. Today visitors can board  historic paddlesteamer or paddleboat in the river towns of Mildura and Wentworth to experience this traditional form of travel and find out more about riverboat history.

Some of the historic boats operating on the Murray around Mildura include:

P.S. Melbourne
Built in 1912 for the Victorian Government and restored in 1965, the P.S. Melbourne is one of the few remaining steam vessels still carrying passengers on the Murray. Board at Mildura Wharf and enjoy the commentary during the trip to Lock 11 and back.

P.V. Rothbury
Built in 1881, the P.V. Rothbury is renowned as one of the fastest paddleboats on the Murray River. She departs from Mildura Wharf on lunch and dinner cruises as well as speciality winery cruises to Trentham Estate to sample wines or enjoy lunch with great views of the river.

P.V. Mundoo
For your next function or celebration consider hiring the P.V.Mundoo, a special event cruiseboat. Modelled on the original Mundoo that was built in 1875, the P.V. Mundoo has modern quality dining facilities for up to 180 passengers and is available by charter for day or evening weddings, events and special occasions.
Further information on above paddleboats

P.S. Ruby
Recently restored to celebrate her centenary, P.S. Ruby is at home in Wentworth. Find out about her long career on the river, retirement and restoration.
www.psruby.com.au
 

How to
contact us

Mildura Visitor Information
and Booking Centre

Ph: +61 3 5018 8380 or
Freecall 1800 039 043 (within Australia)
E: tourism@mildura.vic.gov.au
www.mildura.vic.gov.au

Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Ph: +61 3 5027 5080
E:tourism@wentworth.nsw.gov.au
www.visitwentworth.com.au