Hero Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Hero?

142 years old. It has recently been restored at Echuca by Gary and Irene Byford.

Where was Hero originally built?

Echuca in 1874, by ship wright George Linklater. The vessel measures 28 meters in length and weighs around 100 tons.

Where does the Hero operate?

Murray River, Echuca.

Is the Hero really steam powered?

Yes, the original steam engines and boiler have been re built to exact specifications.

Is Hero available for charter?

Yes, we cater for all groups. Weddings, parties, dinner cruises, conferences, corporate events, school groups, bus groups and over night cruises.

How many passengers can Hero carry?

75 people.

Are all passengers under cover in the event of rain or cold weather?


How many passengers can be accommodated over night?

3 couples in 3 double beds.

Can passengers supply their own liquor?

No BYO. Hero is fully licensed.

Is Hero equiped with a commercial kitchen?


Can Hero be hired Wharf Side (not cruising)?


Can passengers arrange their own entertainment?

Yes, or we can arrange it for you. Your welcome to utilise the Hero`s on board surround sound system when hiring the boat.

Are there toilets on board?

Yes. 3 with wash rooms and 1 bathroom and shower.