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
2 Feb - 31 Mar 2019*Scribbler on High* by Veronica Lamb figures and
*Textile art* by Valerie Hill Textile art in a modern
Lamb - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]
03 5482 4168
0439 460 690
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
Hammond - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]
Telstra's Agile Transformation - One year on
26 Mar 2019In 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...
Amazing Autumn Fete - Echuca East Primary School
29 Mar 2019Come 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...