Echuca - Moama Information

The Murray Victoria Australia Accommodation and Information

Location   Echuca, Victoria, 3564

Accommodation

 Located on the Murray River, Echuca-Moama is a heritage river town, home to a fleet of paddle steamers and a great base for waterskiing, swimming, cruising or taking a houseboat holiday.

From the Aboriginal word meaning "meeting of the water", Echuca-Moama is one of Victoria's oldest river towns. At one time Echuca-Moama was the state's most substantial inland river port. Paddle steamers traded along the Murray and Darling Rivers almost as far as the Queensland border and brought their cargoes of wool to Echuca-Moama for transport to the Port of Melbourne.

It is Echuca-Moama?s rich port history that has drawn visitors to the town since restoration of the old port area began in 1973. The survival of many original buildings allowed the streetscape to be renovated and the wharf now offers visitors an exciting opportunity to experience a working steam port. You can take a relaxing hour-long cruise aboard one of the authentic paddle steamers or a leisurely one hour stroll on a self guided tour of the Echuca Wharf.

Echuca-Moama is a great family holiday destination with its location right on the Murray River, its warm Mediterranean climate and the myriad of water based activities on offer.
 
THINGS TO DO :

Port of Echuca ~ Walk along the red gum wharf built in 1865 and experience an authentic operating steam port.

Paddle steamers ~ Take a paddle steamer cruise and learn all about pioneering days from the captain's commentary.

Houseboats ~ Hire a houseboat and cruise down the Murray at your own pace.

Outdoor activities ~ Go fishing, canoeing or waterskiing on the river or find a secluded spot for a riverbank picnic.

MAJOR EVENTS :

Southern 80 Ski Race - February

Riverboats Jazz Food and Wine Festival - February

Echuca-Moama RSL Fishing Classic - March / April

Rotary Steam Horse and Vintage Rally - June

Winter Blues Festival - July

Port of Echuca Heritage Steam Festival - October

Directions: Echuca-Moama is just under three hours from Melbourne on the Hume Freeway/Northern Highway