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

  • Alton Gallery

    Art Exhibition

    2 Feb - 31 Mar 2019

    *Scribbler on High* by Veronica Lamb figures and
    architectural features.
    *Textile art* by Valerie Hill Textile art in a modern
    botanical style


    Lamb - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    03 5482 4168

    0439 460 690

    Event information

    Opening Saturday,...

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  • After the Ball is Over

    After the Ball is Over - Debs and Belles

    2 Mar - 30 May 2019

    Echuca Historical Society Museum Exhibition – ‘After the
    Ball is Over’ - Debs & Belles
    An exhibition of debutante and belle of the ball gowns and


    Hammond - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    03 5480...

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  • 190326 Telstra transform website

    Telstra's Agile Transformation - One year on

    26 Mar 2019

    In March 2018, Peter Moutsatsos from Telstra gave the AIPM
    an insight into the emerging challenges and changes Telstra
    was facing as it began a transition from...

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  • Echuca East Primary School

    Amazing Autumn Fete - Echuca East Primary School

    29 Mar 2019

    Come along to this amazing twilight fete, it is sure to be a
    fun event for the whole family to enjoy! Thanks to the
    generous support of...

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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