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. Two maps are available to assist:

  • Parking map - showing metered parking and free parking
  • Mobility map - showing accessible toilets, disabled parking, and more.

What's on in Echuca

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    Prints and paintings exhibition

    17 Mar - 15 Apr 2018

    Helen Gilfillan and Christina Ann Smith showcasing an
    ongoing exploration of life in the Goldfields and artistic
    response to landscape and colour. 


    Bronwyn Beer
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    0417 228 027


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    Port of Echuca Easter Spectacular

    1 Apr 2018

    A free community event to celebrate Easter with
    entertainment, a twilight market, paddlesteamer sail past
    and fireworks display.


    Port of Echuca Discovery Centre -
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    03 5481 0500


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    'Out of the Archives'

    18 Apr - 31 May 2018

    As 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

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    Wear orange for One and All Day

    18 May 2018

    Wear orange on Friday, 18 May and you will be helping the
    One & All Inclusion Project to promote inclusion in our


    Sharnee McCoy-
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    0431 160 381

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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