PS Industry

Tours Renmark

Description

****PLEASE NOTE**** Due to scheduled maintenance no cruise dates are available at this stage.

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 90 minute cruise on 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 and 1.30pm each steaming day with bookings encouraged to avoid disappointment!

Ticket prices include a delicious Devonshire Tea; scones cooked onboard in the authentic wood fired oven and served with locally made jam and cream plus tea and coffee. Cold drinks and souvenirs also available on board.

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

The PS Industry has a heat policy where on days the forecast temperature shown 3 days prior to a

scheduled sailing day is 38 degrees or above the cruise will be cancelled and a full refund or a

different cruising date will be offered.

Pets are not permitted on any cruise. Assistance dogs with certified identity are permitted.

A forty eight hours advice of cancellation is required for a full ticket refund.

Children's life jackets are available on request at boarding.