The Jandra Paddle Vessel


Embark on an unforgettable journey along the renowned Darling River aboard the majestic Jandra Paddle Vessel. Delight in the tranquility of daily cruises or elevate your special occasion with a private charter.

The original Jandra, a steam paddle boat, graced the waters in 1894, commissioned by Arthur Senior of Bourke. In 2000, Russell Mansell and his family crafted our modern paddle vessel, marking a historic return to paddle boat operations on the Darling River after a hiatus of over six decades.

You can choose from two one-hour daily cruises, available Monday to Saturday, or opt for a leisurely two-hour cruise on Sundays. The departure point is Kidman’s Camp Caravan Park, open during the visitor season.

Book your tickets conveniently at the Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre, where your unforgettable river adventure begins. Explore the river's rich history and natural beauty aboard the Jandra Paddle Vessel, a unique and iconic experience that harkens back to a bygone era of river travel.