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 http://www.echucamoama.com
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:
What's on in Echuca
After the Ball is Over - Debs and Belles
2 Mar - 30 May 2019Echuca Historical Society Museum Exhibition – ‘After the
Ball is Over’ - Debs & Belles
An exhibition of debutante and belle of the ball gowns and
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Reconciliation Community Walk
27 May 2019Join Campaspe Shire Council and Njernda Aboriginal
Corporation at this year’s National Reconciliation Week
Community Walk. Flag raising ceremony, traditional dancing
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Monday, 27 May
Echuca Farmers Market
1 Jun 2019Enjoy 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...
Echuca Steam Rally
8 - 9 Jun 2019One of our region's longest running major events, Steam
Rally Echuca Moama will showcase more than 500 exhibits of
working yesteryear and entertain every member of the...