Echuca

Murray River Region, Victoria

Things to do

Walking and Cycling Trails

Breathe in the fresh air and take in your surrounds by foot or by bicycle while in the Echuca Moama region. Explore at your own pace with endless options of trails and tracks, allowing you to either go it alone or join a guided tour. Meander along the Campaspe river walking trails, take a historic walk and learn more about the heritage of the town or cycle the new world class mountain biking track. No matter your fitness level, you will be immersed by the areas natural beauty and taken back by the abundance of wildlife. Plus make sure to pick up a FREE Port Picnic Bike in town, fill it with local produce and then visit one of the beautiful picnic spots

History and Culture

Discover the history of Echuca Moama and walk the path taken by early settlers and river pioneers with the iconic Port of Echuca the best starting spot to understand the towns rich history. Take a ride on a unique paddle steamer such as the PS Pevensey, visit the heritage listed Echuca Wharf for the best views along the Murray River or experience the numerous attractions of the discovery centre such as historically accurate displays and educational museums. A visit to the centre will allow you to explore the legend of Australia’s pioneering spirit and provide an understanding of how Australia’s inland river system connected the colony to growing cities and the outside world.

Museums

If the historic sites of Echuca aren’t enough for you and you want to expand your knowledge further, the region offers a variety of interesting and quirky museums that will have you feeling like an Echuca local. The Chanter Estate and Military Museum allows you to taste the area’s history. The 100-year-old church building houses a boutique cellar door with a vineyard on site as well as a historic commercial and military vehicle display. View memorabilia from early life in Echuca and the historic riverboat era at the Echuca Historical Society Museum and Research Centre. Or for a true Australian experience, the Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum and the National Holden Motor Museums are essential spots on any trip to the area.

Wine and Dine

The Murray Region is well known for its abundance of delicious and locally sourced produce, offering the very best for those who appreciate wining and dining. Temp your taste buds at the endless restaurants, cafes, wineries and farm gates. If you are looking to indulge your sweet tooth the Beechworth Bakery is a local icon for cakes or check out Echuca Chocolate Co to sample their goods. For a more savory option schedule in a visit to the Junction. Rich in heritage and providing a menu celebrating the regions produce, the bar and dining space is located along the Murray River. Vineyard and cellar door experiences can also be had just outside of town, Cape Horn Vineyard, Cornelia Creek Winery and Hopwood Winery are all located within minutes of Echuca.

Water Sports

To really discover the Murray River there is no better way then jumping into it. From swimming to kayaking and water skiing no matter what water based activity is your favourite the Mighty Murray offers the best spot. Launch your craft from the many boat ramps around the area, including one located at the Park, and enjoy the calm waters and excellent river conditions. From beginner to advanced there are a number of local operator available to teach you everything from wakeboarding, water skiing, knee boarding and tubing activities. Echuca also hosts the biggest water-ski race in the world, the Southern 80 in February.

Fishing

Echuca is a fishing haven with endless spots to drop a line along the Murray River. Brimming with a variety of different species including Murray Cod, Yellowbelly and Silver Perch, the banks offer the perfect conditions where the deeper water meet the shallows. If you prefer to cast a line from your boat, ramps are easily accessible from the park and surrounds. The northeast areas of the river provide great rock fishing, while downstream locations favour those who like to cast deep. If you’re looking for tips while in town, for the novice to the experience angler, guided tours are available with locals happy to share their knowledge to ensure you get more than just a nibble.

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