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 in Echuca and Moama
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