All the Rivers Run


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    Named after the famous 1983 mini-series where PS Emmylou starred as PS Providence, this cruise relives the notion of living on the river, allowing guests to experience both the Upper and lower river from Echuca, with days spent listening to Kookaburras bursting into song or watching a flock of galahs playing in the distance. Evenings spent viewing the sunset through towering Red Gums and watching the rising moon will be lasting memories of this special river cruise.

    Guests will also enjoy three onshore tours taking you further along the river to Swan Hill visiting the Pioneer Settlement with includes a cruise along the river aboard PS Pyap. A feature of this cruise is a narrated tour of Echuca, founded by Henry Hopwood where you will visit little known historical sites learning about the rich history of this beautiful river port town, once Australia’s largest inland port.

    Itinerary

    Cruise departs Echuca Monday’s at 2.30pm, returns Sunday morning at 9.30am.

    MONDAY
    Departing Layfield mooring downriver, enjoy a welcome afternoon tea as you begin to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. As the sun starts to set over the river, time for an evening cocktail before your chef prepared welcome dinner. Tonight, we moor at Deep Creek Marina with the first of four special movie night presentations of All the Rivers Run.

    TUESDAY
    After enjoying breakfast, we depart on a half day excursion to the small town of Barmah. Here you will depart on a guided Eco Cruise, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife. Enjoy the timeless, natural beauty gliding through the World-Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher followed by a riverside picnic lunch and a visit to St Annes winery for a cellar door tour with the owners. This afternoon we continue to cruise downstream towards Norris Bend for the evening.

    WEDNESDAY
    This morning we cruise towards Torrumbarry Weir departing on our day tour. You will visit Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum and explore Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement with lunch and a cruise aboard PS Pyap. This evening enjoy dinner overlooking the Torrumbarry Weir before enjoying movie night.

    THURSDAY
    This morning enjoy a walk across the weir visiting the Interpretive Centre learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the Weir and lock system which dates back to 1923 before we depart for an afternoon of river cruising upstream towards Perricoota Station arriving mid-afternoon. The property was first settled by James Maiden in 1843 and was made famous for starring in the TV movie “All the Rivers Run” where PS Emmylou was renamed PS Providence. Upon arrival join the Skipper for a guided walking tour of the gardens and buildings learning about the Rich history of the property. Tonight, enjoy drinks on the riverside deck overlooking the river before dinner and movie night.

    FRIDAY
    This morning PS Emmylou departs on a full day of cruising towards our Layfield Lane Mooring arriving late afternoon. Today you’re welcome to try your hand at steering the boat with the Skipper or learning how the 1906 steam engine works with the Engineer. Tonight, you will enjoy our signature Grand Dining gourmet Australian BBQ. Enjoy sampling the delicious range of Pacdon Park UK small goods for entrée before joining your fellow passengers at the riverside grand dining table, star lit by the Southern Cross and candles. After dinner enjoy some yarns sitting around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

    SATURDAY
    Enjoy breakfast on the deck then relax as we cruise towards the Port of Echuca. This morning you depart on a fully narrated tour of Echuca, once the centre of Australia’s inland trade and thriving Port. You will visit historical sites and learn about the rich history of this beautiful riverside town. This afternoon and evening we cruise upstream from Echuca exploring the upper river enjoying dinner as the sun sets over the river. Tonight, enjoy the final special presentation of All the Rivers Run. Overnight at Horseshoe Lagoon.

    SUNDAY
    This morning before breakfast early rises can enjoy a lagoon board walk above Horseshoe Lagoon before PS Emmylou departs for the Port of Echuca where we reluctantly say farewell.

    2020 DEPARTURE:  9 November 2020

    2021 DEPARTURES:  15 February, 19 April, 10 May, 18 October, 15 November 2021

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