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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 2015 Cruise Schedule


Saturday 4th (EASTER SATURDAY)
subject to numbers
10:30am Departing Brodribb Jetty
Morning tea is available on board from our galley - fresh coffee, tea and home made cakes plus snacks

Monday 13th
1pm Departing Brodribb River Jetty LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE approx 15
This is a luncheon cruise with lunch supplied for an additional $13

Thursday 23rd
11:30am Departing Brodribb River Jetty LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE


Thursday 7th

This is a luncheon cruise with lunch supplied for an extra $13

Wednesday 20th
1:30pm Departing Brodribb Jetty LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

All cruises are subject to minimum passenger loadings of 25 paying passengers. Bookings are recommended so please telephone 0411 395 903
Adult fare $ 30.00 Child fare (4 years to 16 years) $ 20.00 Family (2 adults 4 children) $ 80.00 Extra child 10.00
Child under 4 free
Coffee and light snacks available for purchase on board All Cruises subject to suitable weather conditions

The Curlip is a non profit organisation run  by a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers
to allow patrons to experience the natural  beauty of the East Gippsland area

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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