Travel deals: Save up to $530 a couple on overnight Murray River Cruises

The enchanting PS Emmylou hosts two to six-night journeys along the meandering Murray River round-trip from Echuca year-round, with visits to wineries, historic farm stations, indigenous sites and the World Heritage-listed river red gum wetlands at Barmah.

Carrying 16 guests, powered by a restored 1906 steam engine and totally refurbished with deluxe cabins and ensuites, guests enjoy meals on deck or in the charming saloon, riverside picnics, a memorable campfire dinner on the riverbank under the stars and the chance to join the crew in the wheelhouse.

At dusk, the rare, wood-fired paddlesteamer ties up at tranquil and remote moorings, allowing guests to experience the serenity and wildlife of the bush at night.

Including a 10 per cent discount, a three-night Winter Sun sailing is now available from $1395 a person, twin-share, a saving of $310 a couple plus free carparking worth $75. A four-night cruise this winter starts from $1935 a person, twin-share, a saving of $430 a couple plus free carparking worth $100 – a total saving of $530 a couple.

Fares include gourmet, multi-course meals, daily shore excursions, and selected beers and wines with dinner.

Book by January 31 for travel from June 1 to August 31, 2021.

Phone 1800 507 777. See