Echuca, VIC: Destination Guide

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Explore the great Murray River with a trip to the heritage steeped town of Echuca.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Echuca or find and book accommodation in Echuca today.

About Echuca

Echuca is known as the paddlesteamer capital as it is home to the largest fleet of paddlesteamers in Australia, and is a popular holiday destination for those wanting to relax and unwind in a warmer climate.

Things to do in Echuca

Pack a picnic and head to one of the many national parks in the region. Terrick Terrick National Park offers magnificent granite peaks in native grasslands. Gunbower Island State Forest is a wetland of significance and provides visitors with the chance to see over 260 species of bird life. While the Echuca Regional Park is a sprawling riverside parkland and visitors can fish, swim and boat at the popular Christies Beach. Children will love Kyabram Fauna Park, the second largest collection of native Australian animals in Victoria, or head to Billabong Ranch for horse trail rides around Echuca.

Attractions in Echuca

The Great Aussie Beer Shed

The Great Aussie Beer Shed is a museum dedicated to the amber beverage.

Echuca Historical Society Museum

History buffs should check out Echuca Historical Society Museum which operates from an 1869 Police station and lock up. Plus, a trip to Echuca would not be complete without visiting the historic Port of Echuca and taking a tour down the Murray River.

Events

Echuca Moama hosts a range of events including the Club Marine Southern 80, the largest water ski event in the world held in February. The area is also home to the much-loved Riverboats Music Festival and Winter Blues Music Festival. In June the Steam Rally Echuca takes over celebrating all sorts of vintage steam machinery and transport.

Getting to Echuca

Echuca Moama is a twin town region located on the Murray River in the north of Victoria.

By car

Echuca is about two and a half hour’s drive from Melbourne.

When to visit Echuca

Echuca offers a dry outback climate year-round. The summer months are significantly warmer than the rest of the year but the winter months provide a mild climate making outdoor activities more than possible.

Where to stay in Echuca

Echuca offers various accommodation options to suit any budget. For more accommodation options in and around Echuca, click here.


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