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. Two maps are available to assist:
What's on in Echuca
Prints and paintings exhibition
17 Mar - 15 Apr 2018Helen Gilfillan and Christina Ann Smith showcasing an
ongoing exploration of life in the Goldfields and artistic
response to landscape and colour.
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0417 228 027
Port of Echuca Easter Spectacular
1 Apr 2018A free community event to celebrate Easter with
entertainment, a twilight market, paddlesteamer sail past
and fireworks display.
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre -
03 5481 0500
'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
Wear orange for One and All Day
18 May 2018Wear orange on Friday, 18 May and you will be helping the
One & All Inclusion Project to promote inclusion in our
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0431 160 381