Paddle Steamers

Paddle Steamers

Paddle SteamersSit back and relax as you cruise along the great Murray River aboard one of our famous Paddle Steamers..

-:- Twice daily TWO-HOUR CRUISE aboard the Paddlesteamer Melbourne
-:- Tuesday LUNCH CRUISE to Gol Gol Hotel on the banks of the Murray River
-:- Thursday WINERY BBQ LUNCH CRUISE to Trentham Estate Winery
-:- Thursday EVENING DINNER CRUISE aboard the PV Rothbury

Our many years of experience, has allowed us to be quite diverse in our cruise options. These can be tailored to to suit birthdays, family gatherings, business promotions, conferences, private cruises or work functions.

Our company offers a range of Paddlesteamer cruises, that range from:
-:- Twice daily, two-hour cruises through Lock 11
-:- Winery cruise, Lunch cruises and Evening Dinner Cruise
-:- Dedicated Charter Cruises
-:- Specialised Wedding Experiences
-:- Convention Venues
-:- Slipway Services

Paddle Steamer (PS) Melbourne


The Paddle Steamer (PS) Melbourne was launched at Koondrook on the River Murray in 1912. Built for the Victorian Government as a work boat, the Melbourne was fitted with a huge winch which was used for hauling fallen trees and snags from the river keeping the main channel open for navigation for other Paddle Steamers. The Melbourne was used for any public works along the Murray River, assisting with bridge, weir and lock construction.

The PS Melbourne has operated continuously in Mildura for the past 40 years, and in 1990 was the Victorian Tourism Award Winner for Excellence. Still owned and operated by the Pointon family, the Melbourne, along with the Rothbury and Mundoo, operate together to provide visitors with professional and personalised cruises along the expansive and scenic Murray River at Mildura.

Paddle Vessel Rothbury


The Paddle Vessel Rothbury was built in 1881 at Gunbower, Victoria on the Murray River. Built as a large and powerful Tow Boat, employed in towing barges for the Wool and Logging Trade. She was well known even then, to be one of the fastest Tow Boats.

The Rothbury is 88 feet long, 19 feet wide at the waterline with a width of 32 feet accross the top of the paddles, weighing 90 tons, is licensed to carry 175 passengers.

The Paddle Vessel Mundoo was built in 1987 at Goolwa, South Australia, by Jock Veenstra and his family owned company. She was initially powered by an 1892 Garrett & Sons steam engine and boiler which had been restored to mint condition. This boiler was the original steam engine from the P.S. Pyap.

PV Mundoo


The PV Mundoo is of steel hull construction, 34.9 metres long, with modern conveniences, kitchen and dining facilities to cater for up to 180 passengers, in one comfortable area featuring attractive quality timber ceilings and bar facilities.

Where We Are

We operate on the Murray River at Mildura (Australia), located on the Northwest border of Victoria with New South Wales (please click here for maps and directions).


❊ Address & Contact ❊


Paddle Steamers⊜ PO Box 640, Mildura | Map
PO Box 640, Mildura
03 5023 2200

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