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

    What kids did for fun in Echuca

    28 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019

    Photographic and Memorabilia Exhibition - sports, and
    hobbies that children did for fun and after school hours


    Echuca Historical Society
    Inc - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    03 5480 1325

    0408 505 662



    Event information

    11am - 3pm...

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  • Uniting Church

    Sounds for the Soul

    4 Nov 2018

    Five varied performances bringing you relaxing, uplifting
    and joyous music in the historic Echuca Moama Uniting
    Church. A wonderful way to while away your Sunday


    Peace - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    0429 801 342



    More information

  • Echuca Primary School

    Echuca Primary School Fete

    16 Nov 2018

    Loads of family fun and stalls and rides and entertainment.
    Wonderful family event for the community.
    Inflatable rides - Wipe-out, Big Baller, Laser tag, Giant
    Slide - Attractions...

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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