Melbourne going through the Lock

Cruises options available:


TWICE DAILY, 2 HOUR CRUISE - P.S. Melbourne

Cruise outline:

This cruise offers a relaxing two hour cruise down through Mildura's Lock 11 (and return) on board the majestic steam driven, Paddle Steamer Melbourne.

A comprehensive live commentary is provided, providing an educational insight on the Murray Darling River system and their environs, and the history of the paddleboats. This cruise has been running continuously for over 45-years and suits all ages. Air-conditioned, heated, all weather boat.

Cruise times:

Twice daily cruises depart from Mildura Wharf. The morning cruise leaves at 10:50am and returns at 1:00pm with the afternoon cruise leaving at 1:50pm and returning at 4:00pm.

A light lunch - sandwiches, cakes, tea/coffee and cool drinks are available on board and the vessel is fully licenced.

Cruise fares (subject to change):

  • Adults - $30.00
  • Aged/Seniors Card - $28.00
  • Student (14-17) - $18.00
  • Children (5-13) - $14.00
Please note: The Paddle Vessel Rothbury replaces the PS Melbourne on Fridays and Saturdays during off peak periods and annual maintenance periods. Please enquire to check if you specifically wish for the PS Melbourne. EFTPOS facilities are available on board. Tickets may also be purchased in advance from the Mildura Visitor Information and booking Centre, or by clicking HERE directly

LUNCH CRUISE TO HISTORIC GOL GOL HOTEL - P.V. Rothbury

Cruise outline:

This is a novel cruise option aboard the Paddle Vessel Rothbury, where passengers are delivered to the riverside lawns of the historic Gol Gol Hotel. Guests are then required to take a short 200 metre walk up to the hotel where they may purchase their own lunch at special rates, or merely enjoy the hotel facilities and scenes.

This cruise suits most ages; however children are restricted to certain areas in the Hotel. The short walk up a gentle incline may be difficult for some.

Cruise times:

The Gol Gol Lunch cruise departs every Tuesday from the Mildura Wharf at 11:30am and returns at 3:00pm.

Cruise fares (subject to change):

  • Adults - $35.00
  • Aged/Seniors Card - $33.00
  • Student (14-17) - $23.00
  • Children (5-13) - $17.00

Fares include: Leisurely commentated cruise upstream aboard the PV Rothbury to the Gol Gol Hotel with Tea or Coffee on board. Lunch is not included but a special "Rothbury" rate is available at the restaurant.

The vessel is fully licenced and drinks are available at standard bar prices

Please note: EFTPOS facilities are available on board. Tickets may also be purchased in advance from the Mildura Visitor Information and booking Centre, or by clicking HERE directly

WINERY BBQ LUNCH CRUISE - P.V. Rothbury

Cruise outline:

This cruise offers a relaxing 5-hour return day cruise, upstream from Mildura to the award winning Trentham Estate Winery, on the banks of the Murray River.

On offer is a commentated return cruise aboard the Paddle Vessel Rothbury to the winery, a two course BBQ lunch cooked by your Captain and Staff, a tour of the winery with informative commentary and of course, wine tasting.

This cruise suits all ages however, a steep stairway, or lengthy ramp to the Winery’s river front may impede access for some, but assistance is available. Please contact us for any special needs.

Cruise times:

The winery cruise departs every Thursday from the Mildura Wharf at 10:30am and returns at 3:30pm.

Cruise fares (subject to change):

  • Adults - $70.00
  • Aged/Seniors Card - $65.00
  • Student (14-17) - $55.00
  • Children (5-13) - $35.00

Fares include: Leisurely commentated cruise upstream aboard the PV Rothbury (and return) to the picturesque Trentham Estate Winery, Tea and Coffee on board, BBQ Lunch with salads, winery tour and tastings

The vessel is fully licenced and drinks are available at standard bar prices

Please note: EFTPOS facilities are available on board. Tickets may also be purchased in advance from the Mildura Visitor Information and booking Centre, or by clicking HERE directly

EVENING DINNER CRUISE - P.V. Rothbury or P.V. Mundoo

Cruise outline:

A relaxing evening dinner cruise aboard the Paddle Vessel Rothbury, cruising upstream from Mildura while enjoying a spit roast carvery dinner. Live entertainment is provided giving patrons the opportunity to dance if they choose, or to merely sit back and enjoy the tranquil floodlit river banks created by the PV Rothbury's powerful floodlights. This cruise suits all age groups.

The PV Mundoo will conduct this cruise if passenger numbers exceed the PV Rothbury's capacity.

Cruise times:

The evening dinner cruise departs every Thursday from the Mildura Wharf at 7:00pm and returns at 10:00pm.

Cruise fares (subject to change):

  • Adults - $70.00
  • Aged/Seniors Card - $65.00
  • Student (14-17) - $55.00
  • Children (5-13) - $35.00

Fares include: Return cruise upstream aboard the PV Rothbury (or PV Mundoo), choice spit roast carvery with usual condiments, bread rolls, sweet selection, Tea or Coffee and live music.

The vessel is fully licenced and drinks are available at standard bar prices

Please note: EFTPOS facilities are available on board. Tickets may also be purchased in advance from the Mildura Visitor Information and booking Centre, or by clicking HERE directly