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Echuca-Moama

Take in the Murray River's historic charm in Echuca-Moama, Australia's paddle steamer capital. Steeped in heritage, the twin towns are home to the world's largest fleet of operating riverboats as well as fine-dining restaurants and an array of water sports.

Old world charm

Named after the Aboriginal word for 'meeting of the waters', the Port of Echuca was one of the busiest on the Murray. Today, the whistles of the paddle steamers still ring out as restored steamers travel in and out of the old port precinct.

Wander through the red gum walkways towards the Discovery Centre and learn about Echuca's rich local history. Take a river cruise aboard an authentic paddle steamer and imagine the bustling riverine trade routes of old. Day and overnight cruises will keep both the young and old entertained.

Hop back on dry land and stroll through the Echuca wharf and Murray Esplanade where heritage buildings house lively shops and cafes, including the 1864 Star Hotel with its underground escape tunnel.

Out and about

It's not just all about historic sights either. The vibrant town hosts one of world's biggest water ski festivals, the Southern 80. Check out the Riverboats Music Festival, which takes place under river red gums in a natural riverside amphitheater. Paddlesteamers meander past all weekend while corellas chime in to the music at sunset, making the perfect conditions for a dance party in the bush.

Take advantage of some of the best dining experiences the Murray has to offer. Savour the contemporary regional menu at Oscar W's, pop into friendly country pubs, and check out traditional bakeries and chic wine bars.

River ramblings

Rent a houseboat and spend the nights relaxing on the water, soaking up the year-round Mediterranean climate. Cool off with a swim, reel in a fish or see the sights on a boating trip. If golf is more your thing, work on your swing at the Rich River Golf Club Resort.

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Echuca-Moama

Museums

Echuca Historical Society Museum & Archive

Echuca Historical Society Museum & Archive has an extensive historical collection that dates back to 1867 up until 1969. This is housed in the...

Restaurants

American Hotel Echuca

Relax with a bite and a drink at Echuca-Moama’s oldest pub, an award-winning renovated hotel that includes a deli, grill, courtyard and rooftop bar.

History & heritage

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Visit an authentic working port and historic precinct, home to Australia's largest fleet of steam-driven paddle steamers, harking back to the 1860s.

Apartments

CocknBull Boutique Hotel

CocknBull Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation in a tranquil riverside location and the very best of what Echuca has to offer right at your...

Lakes & waterways

Goulburn River

Take time to explore Victoria's longest river, which flows through rugged Alpine country, ancient river red gum forests and rich agricultural land.

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Outdoor activities

Golf

The Murray is a year-round golfing haven that stretches from Albury to Mildura. Tee off on a course along the banks of the beautiful Murray River.

Outdoor activities

Water sports

From waterskiing, wakeboarding and canoeing to paddle-steamer rides and houseboat trips, experience the Murray region from out on the water.

Things to do

History and heritage

Board a paddle steamer, explore pioneer homesteads, and learn about indigenous tribes who have lived in the area for over 40,000 years.

Outdoor activities

Fishing

Whether a novice or a serious angler, come cast a line for the famed Murray cod, trout or golden perch in the rivers and lakes of the Murray region.