Surrender to the charms of life on the Murray River in the vibrant, heritage town of Echuca-Moama, Australia's paddle steamer capital.
History and revitalisation at the port
Taking its name from the Aboriginal word meaning 'meeting of the waters', Echuca-Moama is one of Victoria's oldest river towns and was once the country's most substantial inland river port.
Head down to the old port precinct, which has recently undergone a complete revitalisation, and get a lesson in local history at the new Discovery Centre. Jump aboard an authentic paddle steamer and imagine the bustling riverine trade routes of old, when steamers would travel almost as far as the Queensland border, bringing cargoes of wool to Echuca-Moama for transport to the Port of Melbourne.
Prefer to stay on dry land? Enjoy a leisurely one hour stroll on a self-guided tour of the Echuca wharf, where many original buildings remain intact, creating a delightful streetscape.
Holiday on the water
Boasting a warm climate, festivals and myriad water-based activities, Echuca-Moama is the perfect family getaway destination. Cool off with a swim, practice your moves on waterskis, or see the sights of the Murray on a boating trip.
Sample the range of dining experiences on offer, from pubs to hatted restaurants, see the country's best bands strut their stuff at the Riverboats Music Festival, or just unwind at the world class golf course or local bowling greens.
Things to do
From waterskiing, wakeboarding and canoeing to paddle-steamer rides and houseboat trips, experience the Murray region from out on the water.
Explore the expansive Murray River, home to plentiful animal and bird life. Unwind on a cruise or enjoy golf or fine food with river views.