Things to do

There’s so much to see and do in Echuca!

Climb aboard a paddlesteamer and cruise the Murray. Or explore Australia’s longest river under your own steam, by hiring a canoe. Take a stroll through the historic Port of Echuca or visit one of the town’s many museums.

If you like a bit more action, take a water ski lesson, play paintball or get lost in a maze.

Get a bit if retail therapy and stroll through Echuca’s many shops which offer everything from second hand books to fashion, homewares and designer goods.

Find out more about this major Murray River city at

About Echuca

Echuca, which is situated close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers, is an Aboriginal word which means “meeting of the waters”. 

One of the most enterprising characters of the early colonial days, ex-convict Henry Hopwood, founded the settlement in the mid-19th century. He bought a small punt in 1850, which he used to transport people and goods across the Murray River near the Campaspe junction. Initially known as “Hopwood’s Ferry’, the settlement grew to become the largest inland port in Australia and was later renamed Echuca.

Today it is Australia’s paddlesteamer capital, and the Shire of Campaspe's largest and most diverse centre with a thriving local economy and a population of over 14,000 people.

Mobility & parking

Echuca central business district has metered parking. Three maps are available to assist:

  • Parking map - showing metered parking and free parking
  • Mobility map - showing accessible toilets, disabled parking, and more.
  • Map my town - showing travel distances for walking, cycling and wheelchair from the Echuca Library

What's on in Echuca

  • Echuca Museum

    Growing Up in Echuca – What Kids Did for Fun

    28 Oct 2018 - 23 Feb 2019

    ‘Growing Up in Echuca – What Kids Did for Fun’ a
    Photographic Exhibition opens on 28th October at 11am and
    runs over the summer till 23rd February.


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    The Foundry Gallery Shop

    14 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

    This dynamic show will feature over 200 works from our EMAI
    members. You are warmly invited to join us for drinks with
    the artists at the exhibition...

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    Morley Auto Group Aquathlon

    19 - 20 Jan 2019

    Echuca Moama Triathlon Club presents the multi sport weekend


    Walker - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    0417 354 132


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    19 - 20 January, 2019

    Hopwood Gardens, Echuca

    Free event

    *Event categories*

    Sport Water based



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    Echuca Farmers Market

    19 Jan 2019

    Enjoy a morning out purchasing local food and produce from
    the Echuca Farmers Market. This accredited farmers market
    through the VFMA is a great meeting place for...

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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