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0411 395 903

Before travelling to Marlo it is advisable to ring our mobile number and confirm that the Curlip is sailing.

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PS Curlip Inc,
PO Box 358,
Orbost VIC 3888

Paddle Steamer CurlipII

Far East Gippsland offers an old time experience cruising the Snowy River Estuary on the Paddle Steamer Curlip, a boat constructed out of local hardwood timbers by dedicated local volunteers and powered by a steam engine.

Returning to Marlo


P.S Curlip returned to the Snowy River on Saturday 20th October 2011 
after hull repair and bi-annual inspection at Paynesville -------------------------------------------- P.S Curlip Cruise Schedule:
Have you thought about booking the Curlip for functions?

The Curlip will be running over the Christmas and New Year period
so please call if you have a group of visitors coming who would like to travel


Saturday December 21
Private Charter



Tuesday February 11
Limited seats available

MARCH 2014

Thursday March 6
Limited seats available
---------------------------------------------- Adult fare $ 25.00 Child (4 years to 16 years) $ 15.00 Family $ 60.00 (2 adults and 4 children) extra child $10.00 To avoid disappointment bookings are recommended Telephone Athalie on 0411 395 903 The Curlip is run by a voluntary organisation,
and all Cruises are subject to suitable weather conditions

Glide past rushes, graceful herons and contemplative cows as the paddle wheels churn rhythmically on. Vistas of distant mountains frame waterways full of birds: black swans, cormorants, pelicans and ducks. As you pass by a sea eagle's nest high atop a tree in the rainforest, the aroma of fresh coffee from the galley drifts across the clean air...

Paddle Steamer Curlip II is a replica of an historic paddle steamer of the Snowy River, in Far East Gippsland, Victoria and has been featured on both Coxy's Big Break and the ABC's Landline, and also featured in a variety of print media including the Weekly Times.

A community project, her construction has utilised the traditional skills of wooden boat builders, and thousands of hours of volunteer labour. The Curlip operates as a cruise vessel on the Snowy River Estuary exploring the natural and cultural heritage of this hidden gem of south east Australia. The vessel is berthed and departs from the Brodribb River Jetty, Marlo. Coffee and homemade light snacks are available on board for purchase.

Scheduled Cruises:
One and a half hour cruises on times and days specified in the Sailing Dates Cruise Calendar. Before travelling to Marlo it is advisable to ring our mobile number 0411 395 903 and confirm that the Curlip is sailing.

Tickets are also available at Marlo General Store.

Groups of 30 or more receive a 10% discount. Groups are strongly recommended to book in advance.

Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.

(Fares include a Parks Victoria fee as the vessel passes through Coastal and Flora and Fauna Reserves.)

Charter Cruises:

Like to make that Birthday, Anniversary or special occasion even more memorable?

The PS Curlip is available for charter cruises, our friendly staff are willing to assist with the arrangement of catering and on-board entertainment. We welcome your enquiry, so for bookings please either email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0411 395 903.

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If you would like to make a booking, please call or email.

We look forward to seeing you!

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