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 http://www.echucamoama.com
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:
What's on in Echuca
11th Annual Fundraising Dinner
28 Feb 2017Contact
Kate McRae - [email protected][mailto:[email protected]]
Tuesday, 28 February
Moama Bowling Club
Shaw Street, Moama
Adults - $130
Business event Community Fundraising
Family Trivia Night
3 Mar 2017Contact
Samantha Ferrier -
[email protected][mailto:[email protected]]
0438 996 640
5.30 - 8.30pm
Friday, 3 March
St Mary's Primary School Auditorium
15 - 33 Bridlington Avenue, Echuca
Echuca Farmers Market
11 Mar 2017Enjoy 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...
Relay for Life - Family Fun Day
11 Mar 2017The 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