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

    Exhibition Shackleton - Escape from the Antarctic

    1 Jun - 30 Jul 2018

    The story behind Escape from Antarctica
    One hundred years ago one of the most compelling adventure
    and survival stories of the 20th century occurred in
    Sir Ernest Shackelton’s...

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    2018 NAIDOC Art Community Exhibition

    29 Jun - 22 Jul 2018

    This exhibition includes painting, sculpture ceramics,
    weaving, jewellery, printmaking and textiles.


    Mawson - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    0429 168 424


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    Official Opening: Friday, 29 June 2018, 6pm
    29 June to 22 July

    The Foundry...

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  • echucafarmersmarket

    Echuca Farmers Market

    21 Jul 2018

    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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  • Echuca Museum

    Exhibition Submerged

    4 Aug - 24 Oct 2018

    Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over
    11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three
    kilometres of coastline. And New South Wales’ PS Wagga

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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