Please be advised the PV Jandra is now CLOSED for the 2023 cruising season.

Experience the beautiful Darling-Baaka River aboard the majestic Jandra Paddleboat. Enjoy one of the relaxing daily cruises, or book a private charter for a special event.

Once on board, the Captain will inform and entertain you with a delightful commentary on river life, flora, fauna, and the history of the riverboat era.

The original Jandra was a steam paddleboat built in Mannum, South Australia, in 1894 for Arthur Senior of Bourke. Our modern paddleboat was built by Russell Mansell and his family and commissioned in 2000. It is the first paddleboat to operate on the Darling River in over 60 years.

Cruises depart from the dock at Kidman’s Camp.

Please contact the Back O' Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre regarding pricing and cruise times.

Please note: if you are interested in participating in a 9am cruise Monday to Saturday you are able to purchase a ticket the day beforehand at the Back O' Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre, or you are also able to purchase a ticket on board the Jandra by arriving 15 minutes prior to the cruise leaving.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Non Smoking
  • Suitable for Functions


  • Monday to Saturday 9am & 2:30pm for a one hour cruise
  • Sunday at 2pm for a 2 hour cruise
  • Contact Back O' Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre for further details and prices


Kidmans Camp, Mitchell Highway, BOURKE, 2840, Australia