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Echuca

Located on the Murray River, Echuca is a heritage river town, home to a fleet of paddle steamers and a great base for waterskiing, swimming, cruising or taking a houseboat holiday.

From the Aboriginal word meaning 'meeting of the water', Echuca was once the state's most substantial inland river port. Paddle steamers traded along the Murray and Darling Rivers almost as far as the Queensland border and brought their cargoes of wool to Echuca for transport to the Port of Melbourne.

Echuca's rich port history continues to draw visitors. The restoration of many original buildings rejuvenated the streetscape and the wharf now offers visitors a fascinating opportunity to experience a working steam port. You can take a relaxing hour-long cruise aboard one of the authentic paddle steamers or a leisurely one hour stroll on a self guided tour of the Echuca Wharf.

The world's biggest fleet of operating paddle steamers is based at Echuca and each has its own history and character. Paddle steamers again travel the local waters, these days for recreation and nostalgia . Learn about pioneering days from the captain's commentary and enjoy refreshments as you cruise in comfort. Alternatively, hire a houseboat and cruise down the Murray River at your own pace.

Echuca is a great family holiday destination. Its location right on the Murray River, its warm Mediterranean climate and the myriad of water based activities, including waterskiing, swimming and boating, make for endless family fun. Make time for a meal at Oscar W's Wharfside restaurant for fine Aussie dining.

Echuca is just under three hours from Melbourne on the Hume Freeway/Northern Highway.

Echuca

Echuca: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Alton Gallery - Echuca Moama Artists


Alton Gallery is operated by Echuca Moama Artists and features displays of work by local and regional artists.

Several significant exhibitions are held throughout the year, including the annual exhibition which is held in September and October each year.

Please come by and see the beautiful local and regional art on display.




111 Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 0.3K from Echuca

twistED Science


An award winning attraction, twistED Science is designed for the curious of all ages and is all about fun, interaction and expanding your knowledge on how and why things work.

Introducing the amazing 'Climb' exhibit. Augmented reality, gaming and climbing in an Australian first plus test your reaction speed, discover the future of food, challenge yourself to build a river, make fantastic flying machines and launch them on the wind table, get musical on the awesome Reactable , design a ball run and challenge yourself with 3-D blocks all while experiencing a new way to play.

The Bee Curious flowhive lets you take a peek at these amazing little creatures at work.

Bring the whole family for an all-weather experience.

Do you want a birthday party to remember, have a school science group itching to get hands-on with science, or do you want to design an event with a difference?

twistED Science is the perfect venue for events with a twist. From school workshops, catered functions, toddler groups to science club and children's birthday parties, twistED's hands on workshops create memorable experiences for all ages.




2 Radcliffe Street,
Radcliffe
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 1.0K from Echuca

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre


Port of Echuca Discovery Centre invites you to come walk the path of our river pioneers.

The iconic Port of Echuca, located two and a half hours north of Melbourne on the banks of the Mighty Murray River, is one of Australia's premier regional tourist destinations.

A visit will allow you to explore the legend of Australia's pioneering spirit and learn how Australia's inland river system connected a fledgling colony to its growing cities and outside world.

Be captivated by the meticulously restored Echuca Wharf.

Discover Echuca Moama's unique paddle steamer history through the living breathing vessels that still captivate the imagination of visitors today.

Your entry ticket includes access to:
-Interactive displays
-Evans Brothers sawmill display
-Working steam exhibits
-Historical Echuca Wharf
-Paddlesteamers moored at the wharf
-Cargo shed museum
-Historic children's games
-Railway Station with its resident A2 steam locomotive
-PS Success restoration project
-Gift shop
-Guided tours

Port After Dark:
Experience the Port of Echuca in a very different manner and discover dark secrets of the past on a guided lantern tour of the Port After Dark. Runs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.




74 Murray Esplanade
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 1.4K from Echuca

Echuca: Events

Echuca Farmers Market


Echuca Farmers Market is an accredited member of the VFMA and held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month.

Walk through the variety of stalls with seasonal fruit and vegetables, preserves, flowers, baked goods and fresh meat and seafood.

Enjoy a coffee and cooked breakfast from the Market Van while you spend a day admiring all the wares on offer.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov
      18th Nov
      2nd Dec
      16th Dec
      30th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
      20th Jan
      3rd Feb
      17th Feb
      3rd Mar
      17th Mar
      31st Mar
      7th Apr
      21st Apr


Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 0.1K from Echuca

Echuca Farmers Market


Echuca Farmers Market is an accredited member of the VFMA and held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month.

Walk through the variety of stalls with seasonal fruit and vegetables, preserves, flowers, baked goods and fresh meat and seafood.

Enjoy a coffee and cooked breakfast from the Market Van while you spend a day admiring all the wares on offer.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Nov
      18th Nov
      2nd Dec
      16th Dec
      30th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
      20th Jan
      3rd Feb
      17th Feb
      3rd Mar
      17th Mar
      31st Mar
      7th Apr
      21st Apr


Hare Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 0.1K from Echuca

Riverboats Music Festival


The Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray River's premiere contemporary music event.

Staged in the twin-towns of Echuca-Moama, the festival takes place under towering river red gums in a natural amphitheater next to the mighty Murray. Historic paddle steamers meander past all weekend, and occasionally the corellas get a bit raucous at sunset.

There is one stage and plenty of room for dancing, brilliant artists and delicious regional food and wine. It is probably one of the prettiest, inexpensive, laid-back festivals in Australia.

It takes around two and a half hours to get to Echuca-Moama from Melbourne, and there are plenty of great places to stay when you get here.


Event Dates
2018
      16th Feb
      17th Feb
      18th Feb


Heygarth Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 0.9K from Echuca

Revving The River Festival


Revving The River Festival is an annual bike and music event supporting the Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation.

Friday night (26 January) will kick off with registrations in Murray Esplanade, Echuca followed by a two hour paddle steamer cruise. The evening will finish with live entertainment on the historic Port of Echuca Wharf overlooking the mighty Murray River.

Saturday (27 January) will include a Show 'n' Shine of the bikes in Murray Esplanade then an afternoon Poker Run. Live music will again be on the Echuca Wharf.

For more information visit the website.


Event Dates
2018
      26th Jan
      27th Jan


Heygarth Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 1.0K from Echuca

Echuca Moama Multi Sports Weekend


The Echuca Moama Triathlon is offering a multi sports weekend including the following events:

CLRS 'River Gums' Fun Run
Echuca-Moama Junior Duathlon
Echuca-Moama Triathlon
Wharf to Winery Swim

The Echuca Moama Triathlon Club (EMTC) is offering triathletes and spectators alike one of Australia's unique events, a twilight sprint distance triathlon in Echuca. Starting and finishing at the historic Port of Echuca Precinct, the triathlon entails a 700 metres downstream swim in the Murray River, 20 kilometre ride and five kilometre scenic river run.

Awards and prizes are offered for all podium positions across the eight age groups, teams and in the open category. The twilight triathlon is the highlight of the club's event calendar and it is not to be missed.

The Tri Club will also host a Wharf to Winery Swim on Sunday morning where participants will swim from the Echuca Wharf down stream to Morrisons Winery. Swimmers will then be returned to the Echuca Wharf by paddle-steamer.


Event Dates
2018
      20th Jan
      21st Jan


Murray Esplanade
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 1.4K from Echuca

Echuca Historical Society Museum, "The Wedding Dress Through Time"


The Wedding Dress Through Time features a collection of dresses from 1843 through to current times, many from the collection and some , loaned by local families.

There is also a collection of wedding photographs and memorabilia on display.

Exhibition open daily 11:00am till 3:00pm.

Plus regular exhibition of local history photographs and objects.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Oct
      25th Oct
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      28th Oct
      29th Oct
      29th Oct


1 Dickson Street
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 1.4K from Echuca

Echuca: Travel Tips

Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre


Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne, just a two and a half hour drive.

Echuca Moama represents not only a bygone era with horse-drawn carriages and woodturners but it also showcases all the conveniences of the modern era.

The historic Port Precinct is recognised as one of Australia's finest heritage icons and is home to the largest riverboat fleet in the world, Australia's Paddlesteamer Capital.

The iconic wharf has been recently meticulously restored, enhanced by new red gum walkways along the riverbank.

The Echuca-Moama Visitor Information and Booking Centre can provide visitors with information on attractions and activities in the local area as well as book visitors accommodation through their reservation service.

They can also book the Paddlesteamer, local attractions and tours as well. Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre has a touch screen information system, information on other areas including Regional Victoria and New South Wales, assistance with conference co-ordination, gifts and souvenirs and suggested itinerary's within the Shire of Campaspe and Murray Shire.




2 Heygarth St
Echuca, VIC, 3564

Located 0.9K from Echuca

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