Murray River Overnight Cruise & Wineries
In this all-inclusive tour, fly from Melbourne directly to Brown Brother’s private air strip in Milawa aboard our luxury twin engine aircraft. Take a behind the scenes tour and a private guided wine tasting before a delicious two course lunch with matched wines.
Mid-afternoon fly on to Echuca and transfer to the PS Emmylou for a one night cruise in an upper deck, deluxe ensuite cabin. Savour a regional inspired 5 course dinner and relax as the scenery of the Murray River glides by. On Day 2, board the PS Canberra or Pride of the Murray to Morrisons Riverview Winery for another fine 2 course lunch. Cruise back to Echuca for the return flight to Melbourne completing a stunning and delicious weekend break.
- Scenic flight over the Yarra Valley Ranges and Lake Eildon to Milawa
- Behind the scenes tour and 2 course lunch at Brown Brothers Winery
- Boutique Murray River cruise aboard the refurbished PS Emmylou, Echuca
- Murray Cruise with lunch at Morrisons Winery
Melbourne – Milawa to Echuca
Meet your highly experienced pilot and tour manager in the Kirkhope Aviation departure lounge, at 9.30am. Fly to Brown Brothers, Milawa, in our comfortable twin engine Chieftain with large viewing windows, landing at their private airstrip. Marvel at the beautiful scenery of the Yarra Ranges and spot Lake Eildon as you fly.
Take a behind the scenes tour including the Family Cellar where you will learn about the process involved in making their wines and discover the rich history of the Brown family, followed by a private guided wine tasting. (NB all guests are required to wear enclosed shoes.) A delicious 2 course lunch with matching wines will be served at the winery’s award winning Patricia’s Table restaurant.
Then reboard your aircraft for the flight to Echuca. Transfer to the PS Emmylou for your overnight luxury cruise. Make yourself comfortable in your cabin and enjoy a scenic evening cruise along the Murray with a great variety of Australian wildlife with the riverbank lit up by powerful spotlights.
The on-board chef will prepare you a sumptuous dinner sourced from fine local ingredients. Head back down stream past the imposing Echuca Wharf lit up for the evening with its other paddlesteamers moored for the night. Continue downstream to Layfield Lane, the nights mooring. Sit around the campfire with a beverage and roast marshmallows before retiring for the night.
It was a thrill to see outback sights that we hadn’t had the opportunity to experience before. The whole itinerary, including the ground tours, was excellent. Tony – you were great company and good fun, and made the whole trip so enjoyable. We are very satisfied customers.