Backpacking Echuca & Moama

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    TAKE A RIDE ON FULLY RESTORED PADDLE STEAMER DOWN THE MURRAY RIVER: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    CHECK OUT THE ECHUCA WHARF WITH ITS VINTAGE PADDLE STEAMERS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    EXPLORE THE MIGHTY MURRAY RIVER IN A KAYAK OR CANOE: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    HEAD OFF ON A BUSHWALK TO EXPLORE TOWERING RED GUMS IN THE NEABRY BARWAH STATE FOREST: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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Echuca & Moama Highlights

  • Spend some time at the historic port of Echuca, which is located on the banks of the Murray River and provides a unique opportunity to experience an operating steam port, similar to how it operated in the 1800's and early 1900's.

  • Take a journey onboard one of the fully restored paddle steamers that still cruise the river.

  • At the wharf front you can go for a ride in a horse drawn carriage, watch craftsmen restoring the paddle steamers, learn about the history at the Echuca Historical Museum, or get a beer at the Star Hotel in the underground bar.

  • Great place for canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and swimming in the nearby waterways.

  • Explore the spectacular scenery such as towering red gums and beautiful sandy beaches of the Murray River on horse back.

  • Explore the largest River Red Gum forest in the world at Barmah National Park.

  • See the Nation's largest collections of Holden cars (Australia's original made cars).

  • Admire over 16,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world at the Great Aussie Beer Shed.

About Echuca & Moama

Population 10,000

Australia's longest river is the Murray, which runs for 2,600 kilometres along the New South Wales/Victorian border, before entering the sea in South Australia. The town of Echuca, and the small town on the other side of the river in New South Wales, Moama, sit at the junction where the Campaspe and Goulburn Rivers join the Murray.

In the 1880's a massive red gum wharf over a kilometre long was built to accommodate the thriving river trade and this area was the busiest inland port in Australia.
 


Tourism is the main trade in Echuca/Moama now, and the waterfront section of Echuca has been completely preserved. It still operates the way it used to, and the riverboat culture is very much alive and is home to a fleet of paddle steamers.

The area is also a great base for water skiing, swimming, cruising, or taking a houseboat holiday. There are also some impressive state forests and wineries nearby worth visiting.

Orientation Map for Echuca & Moama


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Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre

2 Heygarth St
Echuca, Victoria
Phone 1800 804 446
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