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

Discover the Murray's rich Aboriginal history going back thousands of years, and learn how the riverboat trade route and colonial-era feats of engineering transformed the region into the vibrant Murray region we know today.

Ports and paddle steamers
Imagine back to a time where the Murray's ports were alive with paddle steamers and riverboats carrying cargo, traders, and colonial era residents up and down the Murray River. Today daily cruises operate out of Echuca, Mildura and Swan Hill. Hear 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.

Mungo Man and Mungo Lady
Discover the Murray's ancient Aboriginal heritage. The Murray region is imbued with thousands of years of Aboriginal settlement, with the remains of its oldest residents – the Mungo Man and Mungo Lady – found to be over 40,000 years old. Visit the Barmah Forest heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia to learn about the lives of Indigenous Australians and join a tour of the majestic Mungo National Park with a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the area's historical significance.

Mildura's Chaffey Trail
How did two Canadian brothers end up turning Mildura into the lush agricultural oasis it is today? Find out by following the Chaffey Trail in Mildura. Visit the Rio Vista museum, a mansion originally built by William Chaffey surrounded by river views and parkland. Take a detour later on to Chateau Mildura, a winery established in 1888 by the entrepreneurial brothers.

Rich Albury heritage
Be inspired by charismatic Albury, the largest city along the Murray River and often considered the gateway to the Murray due to its close proximity to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Wander through the lively city centre on a 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.

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PS Ruby

PS Ruby Fotherby Park

Wentworth

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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First Rendelsham House

Rendelsham (known as the Nunnery)

Wentworth

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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Departing Karadoc

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

Red Cliffs

From $3 - $60

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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Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre Nathalia

Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre

Nathalia

From $2 - $2

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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Capt John Egge

Captain John Egge Statue

Wentworth

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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Wentworth Courthouse

Wentworth Courthouse

Wentworth

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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Wentworth Cemetery

Wentworth Cemetery

Wentworth

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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Pioneer Settlement

Pioneer Settlement

Swan Hill

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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port

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Echuca

From $8 - $14

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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Entrance

Old Wentworth Gaol

Wentworth

From $4 - $20.50

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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