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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    11th Annual Fundraising Dinner

    28 Feb 2017


    Kate McRae - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    5480 6860


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    Twitter: @CLRSINC[]
    Instagram: @CLRSINC[]

    Event information

    Tuesday, 28 February

    Moama Bowling Club
    Shaw Street, Moama

    Adults - $130

    *Event categories*

    Business event Community Fundraising


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    Family Trivia Night

    3 Mar 2017


    Samantha Ferrier -
    [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    0438 996 640

    *Social Media*

    Event information

    5.30 - 8.30pm
    Friday, 3 March

    St Mary's Primary School Auditorium
    15 - 33 Bridlington Avenue, Echuca

    Family $10
    Adults $5
    Children $2

    Tickets available...

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    Echuca Farmers Market

    11 Mar 2017

    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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    Relay for Life - Family Fun Day

    11 Mar 2017

    The day will include amusements, games and activities,
    historic vehicles on show, 40+ market sites, food, music,
    animal farm, raffle and lots more. There will be something

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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