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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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Restaurants

Morrisons

Morrisons is perfectly located on the mighty Murray River - just two kilometres downstream from the historic Port of Echuca Wharf. You can arrive by...

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...

From $150 - $350

Tour operator

Murray River Paddlesteamers, Echuca

Murray River Paddlesteamers offers three Paddlesteamers including the PS Emmylou, PS Canberra and Pride of the Murray. PS Emmylou is the only...

History & heritage

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

The iconic Port of Echuca, located 2. 5 hours north of Melbourne on the banks of the Mighty Murray River, is the only place in Australia where you...

Shopping

Echuca Heritage Sweet Company

Echuca Heritage Sweet Company is the grandest lolly shop in Australia, located near the historic Port of Echuca, 200 kilometres from Melbourne....

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...

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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.

Food & wine

Restaurants

With so many renowned farms, dairies, orchards and vineyards, it's no wonder the Murray region boasts some of Victoria’s best dining destinations.

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

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.