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

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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

    More information

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    ANZAC Exhibition

    19 Apr - 30 May 2018

    We Fought the Good Fight.
    The letters and stories of Echuca Moama's soldiers in 1918


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

    0408 505 662


    *Social Media*

    Event information

    11am - 3pm
    19 April...

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  • Keep it wild

    Keep it Wild – Featuring Artist, Kathleen Watson

    25 May - 10 Jun 2018

    This exhibition is all about the wild landscape and animals
    associated with Kathleen's home country of America. Kathleen
    uses traditional materials of oil paint, acrylic paint and

    More information

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    Reconciliation Community Walk

    28 May 2018

    Join Campaspe Shire Council and Njernda Aboriginal
    Corporation at this year’s National Reconciliation Week
    Community Walk. Flag raising ceremony, traditional dancing
    and speeches.


    Bobbi Aitken
    [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    5481 2206

    Event information

    Starting 10am
    Monday, 28 May


    More information

Places and facilities in Echuca

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