Echuca Wharf, The Murray, Victoria, Australia
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History & heritage

From ancient Aboriginal artefacts and colonial-era feats of engineering to its rich and varied riverboat heritage, the Murray region has plenty to occupy the imagination of history buffs.

Ports and paddle steamers
Travel up and down the Murray on paddle steamers that operate out of Echuca, Mildura and Swan Hill. Explore what was once Australia's largest inland port in Echuca, learn about life as an early settler on the sound and light tour at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, or stop by the first Australian-designed gaol in Wentworth.

Ancient Aboriginal history
The Aboriginal history in the area dwarfs that of European settlement, with evidence of Indigenous campfires, middens and burials dating back nearly 40,000 years. Join a tour with a local Aboriginal guide and visit some of Australia's most significant Aboriginal sites.

Chaffeys' irrigated colony
The modern-day miracle of Mildura, this oasis in the desert, owes much to the ingenuity of famous irrigation engineers, the Canadian Chaffey brothers. Follow the Chaffey Trail and trace the development of irrigation, viticulture, agriculture and industry by the pioneering siblings.

Footsteps in Albury
Take an inspiring walk through Albury's city centre on the self-guided Heritage Walking Tour. Download the app and spend a day exploring 21 sites spread across 13 locations, from the historic railway station and Beehive Buildings to the botanic gardens and old Waterstreet Hotel.

Departing Karadoc

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

The Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway was formed in 1994 under the auspices of the Red Cliffs Rotary Club to operate the restored Kerr Stuart...

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Byramine Homestead and Brewery

Byramine Homestead And Brewery

Byramine Homestead And Brewery is a historical homestead built in 1842 by the famous explorer Hamilton Hume. Classified by the National Trust 'to be...

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Bonegilla Migrant Experience

Bonegilla Migrant Experience

Visit a rare surviving example of a post war migrant camp featuring remnant huts and buildings of Block 19, one of the original accommodation blocks.

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PS Ruby Fotherby Park

PS Ruby Fotherby Park is a paddle steamer that has been lovingly restored to her former glory. Built in Morgan, South Australia in 1907, it was the...

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Wentworth Wharf

Wentworth Wharf

Originally built in 1879 the Wentworth Wharf plays an essential role in Wentworth's rich history. The wharf was originally built using local timber...

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First Rendelsham House

Rendelsham (known as the Nunnery)

Rendelsham (known as the Nunnery) was the original home of Wentworth's first Mayor, William Gunn. Today you can visit the house of the first major...

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Wentworth Courthouse

Wentworth Courthouse

Wentworth Courthouse is National Trust Listed and is still in use for local court sessions. The Wentworth Court House was opened on 13 April 1880. It...

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Echuca Paddlesteamers

Experience the magic of the mighty Murray River with Echuca Paddlesteamers. Echuca Paddlesteamers operates two authentic, fully operational...

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Wentworth Cemetery

Wentworth Cemetery

At Wentworth Cemetery there are graves dating back to the 1850's as well as a fascinating walking tour. Many of the district's pioneers are buried at...

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Former Customs Officers Residence

The Former Customs Officers Residence was an integral part of the busy Port of Wentworth during the late 1800's. The Customs Office was constructed...

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Pioneer Settlement

Pioneer Settlement

Take a journey back in time and experience Australian history up close at the Pioneer Settlement, located on the banks of the Marraboor River.

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Dow's Pharmacy

Dow's Pharmacy

Built in 1859 and bought by Hilda and Roy Dow in 1929, the unique Dow's Pharmacy displays a fascinating history of a country pharmacy with it's...

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Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre Nathalia

Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre

Visit the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia to discover and explore the colourful history of the Barmah National Park. Learn...

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Lake View House

Lake View House

Childhood home of the Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of Ethel Florence Richardson, author of 'The Getting of Wisdom' and trilogy 'The Fortunes of...

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Possum Statue

The Possum Statue is a life size statue of a man known as "The Possum", who when disgruntled by life during the "Great Depression" took to living off...

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Capt John Egge

Captain John Egge Statue

John Egge was born in Shanghai China in 1830. As a young man he worked a sampan on the Yangtze River. At 16 he sailed to Australia as cabin boy with...

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Entrance

Old Wentworth Gaol

The Old Wentworth Gaol took three years to build from 1879 and while it wasn't a place of comfort it was considered a slight step up from the usual...

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Port of Echuca

The Historic Port of Echuca precinct is an authentic working steam port, home to Australia's largest fleet of steam-driven paddlesteamers. Although...

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Ferguson Tractor Monument

Ferguson Tractor Monument is the world's first monument to a Tractor. The monument was established by the people of Wentworth in honour of the TEA20...

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