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Paddlesteamers Melbourne and Rothbury

Murray River Cruises on board historic paddleboats

Paddlesteamer Melbourne
Paddle Vessel Rothbury

All cruises depart from Mildura Wharf

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Paddlesteamer Melbourne

Australia’s Most Famous Paddle Steamer. Mildura’s original steam driven paddle steamer…Relive the sights and sounds of the pioneer days with a relaxing and informative cruise. Watch the original engine and boiler fired with wood just as it was in the past. Discover the mysteries of the working of a Lock.

Originally built for the Victorian Government as a work boat in 1912, the Melbourne was restored to a passenger carrying steamer in 1965. Over 35 years continuous cruise service at Mildura. Most Cruises through the Lock with expert commentary.
Daily two hour ‘historical’ cruise aboard a steam driven Paddle Steamer through Lock 11.

Daily from Mildura Wharf Morning Cruise leaves at 10.50am and returns at 1.00pm.

Paddle Vessel Rothbury

THE OLD…
Historic tow boat built in 1881. Renowned as one of the fastest Paddleboats on the Murray River.

Thursday – Winery Cruise to Trentham Estate. BBQ Lunch
Thursday Evening – Dinner Dance Cruise, Live Band.

Activites and Experiences at Paddlesteamers Melbourne and Rothbury

  • Direct
  • Checkin Desk
  • Rural/Country

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