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Murray River Paddlemasters Australian Star

Murray River Paddlesteamers set to launch world’s first 5-Star wood powered steam engine paddlesteamer

PS Australian star will commence her first itinerary 23 June 2025 featuring 3, 4 or 7 night journeys

Scheduled to launch in June 2025, the PS Australian Star will redefine river cruising, offering year-round, all inclusive, overnight experiences with 3, 4, and 7-night itineraries along the Murray River, commencing from the charming town of Echuca in Victoria.

Hopwood Lounge and Bar
Hopwood Lounge and Bar (Render)

The boat is powered with steam from the authentic 1907 wood-fired steam engine and the rhythmic and embarks on a leisurely voyage along the winding waters of the Murray River. Named in honour of Australia’s celestial Southern Cross, the Australian Star features opulent interiors, with refined Staterooms and lounges. From the Hopwood Lounge & Bar, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of Echuca’s founder, to the Randell Dining Room, paying homage to the pioneering journey of William Randell, the vessel features a host of captivating spaces for guests to enjoy the slow cruse on the Murray river.

Queen Stateroom
Queen Stateroom (Render)

Boasting 19 plush and modern staterooms, each opening to a deck and featuring an ensuite, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxury linen, and a TV entertainment system, the Australian Star ensures a luxurious retreat for every traveller. Moreover, its ever-changing river views provide a constant reminder of the beauty that surrounds. The PS Australian Star prepares to set sail in June and it promises a voyage where tradition meets modernity.

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