Port of Sale Heritage Cruises

The RubEEna is Back

Drift back into a different time, when our waterways were our highways, and journey from the Port of Sale to the landmark Swing Bridge.

Spot birds and wildlife as you cruise and your guide recounts the region’s remarkable stories, from its first people the Gunnaikurnai, through early settlement to the present day.

The scene is set as you board The Rubeena, a classy wooden boat first launched at Lakes Entrance in 1912.

Along The Banks

Where you find water, you find birds and animals and there is a myriad of different species to be seen along The Rubeena’s route. 

The Rubeena’s quiet electric motor and leisurely pace are ideal for spotting even the shiest creatures. Birdsong provides a constant soundtrack to your jounrey and keen eyes will spot Whistling Kites, Pelicans, Sea Eagles, Cormorants, Moorhens, and Azure Kingfishers. 

The abundant birdlife is significant to the region’s first people, the Gunnaikurnai, and a local artist commemorated their creation story of Borun the Pelican and Tuk the Musk Duck in an evocative sculpture set in parkland at the Swing Bridge. 

Departure

10AM & 2PM

Duration

1.5 Hours

Cost

$25 per person $15 children under 15 $85 family (2 adults, 3 kids)

Make Your Booking

Call Rachel and Christina on 0400 933 112

Drift back into a different time, when our waterways were our highways, and journey from the Port of Sale to the landmark Swing Bridge.

Spot birds and wildlife as you cruise and your guide recounts the region’s remarkable stories, from its first people the Gunnaikurnai, through early settlement to the present day.

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save the date!

03/04/2022

Come and join us in celebration of 110 years of the Rubeena in operation on the Gippsland Lakes.

Activities for the Day commencing at 10am:

Free short rides on the Rubeena approx. 30 minutes duration from 10am – 2pm.
Other Activities include:
Food Vans
Bike & Blend Smoothies.
Donuts, Fairy Floss & Coffee.
Trackless Train Rides.
A Petting Zoo.
Historical Vehicle Exhibition.
Briagalong Bush band – live from 10am

We look forward to seeing you there!

Prior to the Race we are running a Drawing Competition in conjunction with Gippsland Art Gallery – Entries are available at the Visitor Information Centre at the Port of Sale Building.

1st Prize 2hour Exclusive hire of the Rubbena with crew for 30 people (valued at $600)

2nd and 3rd Prize Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 Children value $75) normal running times

The winners will be announced at 11.00am Sunday 3rd of April at the Rubeena’s birthday party.