Murray River getaway
Take a couple of days and surrender to the charms of Echuca Moama, Australia's paddle steamer capital. Equal parts history and adventure, it's where you can fulfil the Murray's greatest experiences, a ride on a restored paddle steamer and a stay on a luxury houseboat.
Dive right into the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and learn about Echuca's long history as one of the busiest ports on the Murray. Take a day or night-time river cruise aboard the PS Emmylou, an authentic paddle steamer, and imagine the bustling riverine trade routes of old.
Step out of the past and into the present for a dinner to remember at Morrisons, nestled amid bushland right on the riverfront. Then let the gentle ripples of this mighty river lull you to sleep in your luxury houseboat accommodation.
Dedicate your second day in Echuca Moama to water sports, consolidating your waterskiing or giving paddle boarding a go. Catch your own lunch with a spot of fishing, or let the professionals take care of it at the restored packing shed restaurant Perricoota Station.
Discover why the sunny Murray region is known as Victoria's food bowl. Find a vineyard in the middle of the Echuca State Forest at Cape Horn Winery. Get treated to good old fashioned hospitality as you follow the Backroads Trail, a path of signposted sites that encourage you to explore the story of the area, taste the produce of the region and enjoy extra attractions off the beaten track. You're guaranteed to find a comfy bed for the night in an old homestead or quirky B&B.