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

  • Reconciliation Walk 20190527 7012

    Launch Poetry Trail

    24 Nov 2019

    A self guided walk/drive featuring 5 poems celebrating our
    first peoples, early settlers and the ever challenging bush
    and river.


    Hammond -[]

    0354801325 between 10am -2pm
    0408 505 662


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  • Dash website

    Domestic Abuse Stops Here - DASH

    25 Nov 2019

    All of community event to increase awareness about domestic
    and family violence.

    Community members participate in a DASH as part of the 16
    days of activism again gender...

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  • echucafarmersmarket

    Echuca Farmers Market

    30 Nov 2019

    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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Places and facilities in Echuca

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