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
'Out of the Archives'
18 Apr - 31 May 2018As part of the National Trust of Australia's Heritage
Festival, the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is delving
into their archives to bring out images, documents and
19 Apr - 30 May 2018ANZAC EXHIBITION
We Fought the Good Fight.
The letters and stories of Echuca Moama's soldiers in 1918
Echuca Historical Society
Inc - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]
0408 505 662
11am - 3pm
Keep it Wild – Featuring Artist, Kathleen Watson
25 May - 10 Jun 2018This exhibition is all about the wild landscape and animals
associated with Kathleen's home country of America. Kathleen
uses traditional materials of oil paint, acrylic paint and
Reconciliation Community Walk
28 May 2018Join Campaspe Shire Council and Njernda Aboriginal
Corporation at this year’s National Reconciliation Week
Community Walk. Flag raising ceremony, traditional dancing
- [email protected][mailto:[email protected]aspe.vic.gov.au]
Monday, 28 May