PS Industry

Tours Renmark

Description

PS Industry Cruises are currently on hold due to the newly announced COVID density requirements (16/11/2020)

Description

Moored on the majestic Renmark Riverfront, the Paddle Steamer Industry provides a reminder of bygone times on the Murray River....

The PS Industry was built at Goolwa by the State Government and commissioned in 1911 as a work boat for the SA Engineering and Water Supply Department (now SA Water). It was designed specifically to remove snags from the river, clearing the passage for other river steamers and to drive piles where needed. The Industry was later used in the construction and maintenance of the locks and weirs.

When Renmark was threatened by the highest water levels ever recorded along the Murray during the 1956 Flood, the Industry stood by with steam up, ready to evacuate those who remained during those critical days of the flood when a total evacuation appeared imminent. After being retired in 1969 from active duty, it was a static museum until 1990 when it was carefully restored by the hard work of a group of volunteers.

Now you can experience this bygone era with a scenic 60 minute cruise onboard the historic PS Industry ........

Hear the unique sounds of the paddle wheels hit the water, the hiss of steam and see the wood fire boiler being stoked. The Industry steams on the first Sunday of most months, selected long weekends and other special occasions. The vessel departs at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm each steaming day with bookings essential

A range of history can be viewed onboard and souvenirs are available for purchase.

The vessel is also available for private charters groups and as a part of visiting group itineraries. Please direct any inquiries to the Renmark Paringa Visitor Centre for further information.

Map & Directions

84 Murray Avenue, Renmark SA 5341, Australia

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

The Friends of the PS Industry reserves the right to cancel a cruise/s due to unfavourable weather extreme heat mechanical concerns or for any other unforeseen reason. If the cruise is cancelled by us we will reschedule your tour or refund the full amount of monies paid (less the online payment fee).

If you the purchaser wish to cancel your booking and provide 48 hours or more notice you will have the choice to reschedule your cruise to another date or receive a full refund of monies paid (less the online payment fee). If less than 48 hours’ notice is provided to cancel your booking you will have the opportunity to reschedule your tour to an alternate time / date – NO refund will be given in this instance.

Heat Policy

Due to the historic nature of the PS Industry the vessel is restricted in its operations when extreme heat is forecast. This is to protect the health and wellbeing of the volunteer crew and all passengers onboard. The Friends of the PS Industry will monitor the weather conditions and act upon their heat policy if the following condition is exceeded -

If the weather forecast as at 3pm on the Thursday preceding the scheduled tour date is predicted to be 38° Celsius or above (via the Bureau of Meteorology) the cruises will be cancelled.

Purchasers will be notified via SMS or phone call of the cancellation and the conditions of the Cancellation Policy applied .

COVID-19

In the event of the government or any other authorised agency enforcing travel restrictions or a lockdown and your booking is unable to be fulfilled we will refund the full amount of monies paid (less the online payment fee). For non Covid related cancellations please refer to our standard Cancellation Policy.

Terms & Conditions

Payment in full is required to secure all cruise bookings aboard the PS Industry

Dogs are not permitted onboard excluding those authorised and identifiable as an Assistance Dog

Smoking and/or alcohol is not permitted onboard

Children must be supervised at all times

Life jackets for children are available upon request (when boarding)