Discover the Murray River & Retreat Package – 2 nights 2 Adults Sharing


2 Night Discover the Murray River & Retreat Package – 2 Adults Sharing

Combine a 1 night stay at Talo Retreat before your overnight cruise adventure aboard PS Emmylou. Experience the wonders of the Murray from the river and from the banks nestled amongst the natural bushland, a true Glamping experience.


From AUD $980.00
  • Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: EL2NDMRP

Please note price change as of April 1st 2020

Cruise Confirmation
Please note this package is subject to availability at Talo Retreat. Your preferred Cabin & Cruise will be confirmed if available within 24 hours by our Passenger Services Team. If your preferred Cabin and Cruise date is not available we will endeavour to find you an alternative. Once confirmed a 30% deposit is required with full payment 60 days from cruise date.

Stay 1 night at Talo Retreat before your overnight cruise adventure aboard PS Emmylou. Experience the wonders of the Murray river from the banks nestled amongst the natural bushland of Talo Retreat. Relax in the tranquility of this natural bush setting staying in your own private Yurt. Glamping – ‘glamorous camping’offers guest an opportunity to experience nature without compromise on the creature comforts of a hotel room. Each Yurt offers pillow top mattress on queen beds, kitchenette, evaporative cooling and electric log fire heaters, BBQ, hammock, private outdoor spa bath and en-suite bathroom off the balcony. Enjoy the magical star gazing from your outdoor spa bath or under the glass dome in the ceiling of each Yurt. Situated only 100m from the bank of the Murray River guests can enjoy relaxing around a camp fire or explore the area by canoe or bike. Talo Retreat offers a magical and unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of this amazing region. Additional nights optional.

Cruise Highlights


  • Chef prepared 3 course dinner under the stars at Redgums on Emmylou
  • After dinner riverside campfire, subject to weather conditions
  • Swimming and bush walking
  • Fully cooked or continental breakfast
  • Fresh seasonal local produce
  • Sample a variety of locally produced wines
  • See and hear the native wildlife in their natural environment in the evening and morning
  • Learn to steer a paddlesteamer with the skipper
  • Small groups ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on this heritage tour with expert Skipper commentary
  • Air Conditioned Cabins

Talo Retreat Highlights

Situated with the Award winning Moama on Murray Resort just a short drive from Echuc Yurts offer a unique style of accommodation providing an experience you will never forget. Inspired by traditional nomadic Mongolian dwellings the Yurt is a circular room set on a timber floor with canvas walls lined with Australian wool. The interior features timber lattice and a beautiful domed skylight allowing stargazing from the comfort of your very private room. Enjoy the experience of sleeping under the stars any time of the year! The Yurts are designed to allow you to feel connected with your surroundings. So, relax and recharge, while sinking into your private outdoor spa or unwind with a good book in the comfy hammock.

Early evenings bring a new experience. Step out of the calm, quiet confines of your cozy Yurt as the filtered sun sets over the Murray River beyond the magnificent gums and kangaroos venture out for dinner. Enjoy a beverage on your balcony amid the aroma of a BBQ dinner and the dusky sounds of the bush.

Each Yurt is self contained with a compact kitchenette, coffee machine and BBQ facilities. Our Yurts are fitted with electric wood fire heaters and reverse cycle air conditioning. Staying in Talo Retreat provides you with a way to escape the pressures of day to day, in keeping with this there are NO TELEVISIONS in the Yurts. The private shower/toilet facilities set off the balcony, enhancing the bush experience.

About PS Emmylou 

The PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Catering for just 18 guests in 9 cabins Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern comforts. Emmylou is fuelled by redeem logs and is driven by a completely restored1906 steam engine built to the highest world classification standards. She was built locally during 1980-82 in the style of the 19th century paddleboats, and is perfectly at home in the Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past. She is 30 metres long and 10 metres wide, steel hulled and timber decked.

Let PS Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for a truly Australian adventure. The Emmylou provides sun decks, Redgums Restaurant dining and bar area, galley and a front lounge. Linen and towels are provided.

The iconic PS Emmylou provides the opportunity to enjoy the natural, tranquil beauty of Australia’s greatest river first hand.


Dining aboard Emmylou includes delicious la carte menus prepared by your onboard Chef. In the mornings you can can enjoy a fully cooked  or continental breakfast with fresh juices and barista made coffee, the choice is yours. Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. No meals are included at Taco Retreat. Guests have full access to the resort facilities of Moama on Murray.

Parking in Echuca 

Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars is available for all passenger whilst cruising at $15 per day.

What is not included

  • Cruise fares exclude drinks.
  • Meal at Talo Retreat


Pay just 30% Deposit with balance due within 30 Days of cruise date.  All cabin prices quoted are based on twin share, ie 2 people in a cabin. For single travellers a 50% surcharge applies to the Per Person Rate.


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