During your next holiday to Renmark in the Riverland, come and enjoy a ride on the Paddle Steamer Industry, which is moored adjacent to the visitor centre.
Commissioned in 1911, the Industry once worked for South Australian Water keeping the Murray River open to traffic. Following a hectic work life the steamer was retired in 1969.
However, a group of volunteers formed in 1990 and the restoration of Industry commenced in earnest. During that year, Industry featured as Lady Mabel in the television production of River Kings, an adaptation of Max Fatchen's well-known novel. Still operated by steam, Industry finally reached survey in 1995 and was recommissioned amongst much fanfare as a historic passenger vessel.
The cruise duration is approximately 90 minutes and includes morning or afternoon tea.
Come and relive our pioneering past and help us to preserve part of Australia's heritage.
Cruises take place on the first Sunday of each month.