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

  • After the Ball is Over

    After the Ball is Over - Debs and Belles

    2 Mar - 30 May 2019

    Echuca Historical Society Museum Exhibition – ‘After the
    Ball is Over’ - Debs & Belles
    An exhibition of debutante and belle of the ball gowns and


    Hammond - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]

    03 5480...

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  • Capture 1

    Reconciliation Community Walk

    27 May 2019

    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, 27 May


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  • echucafarmersmarket

    Echuca Farmers Market

    1 Jun 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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  • Suzanne Robertson All Steamed Up

    Echuca Steam Rally

    8 - 9 Jun 2019

    One of our region's longest running major events, Steam
    Rally Echuca Moama will showcase more than 500 exhibits of
    working yesteryear and entertain every member of the...

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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