Experience historic 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 an historic paddle steamer 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:
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.
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.
For your next function or celebration consider hiring the P.S. Mundoo, a special event cruiseboat. Modelled on the original Mundoo that was built in 1875, the PS 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.
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.
Get in or on the waters of Mildura's lakes and rivers - paddle a canoe or kayak, join a tour, hire a vessel or learn to sail.
The lakes and rivers around Mildura have a long history as popular destinations for lovers of all things aquatic.