Echuca

Situated on the Murray River which borders Victoria and New South Wales is a lovely town rich in history, populated with about 10,000 people. The town was born when Henry Hopgood, an ex-convict from Port Arthur built a punt across the Murray in 1853. A walk around the Port of Echuca will take you back in time with blacksmiths, sawmills, woodturners and of course paddlesteamers. It was the largest inland port in Australia. Paddlesteamers would mainly be used for transporting wool and red gum. The PS Adelaide was built in 1866 to transport wool to Echuca, the Murray River Sawmill Co bought her in 1873 to tow log barges until 1955. 1980 she underwent restorations and was refloated in 1984, today she is the oldest paddlesteamer in Australia.

Nearby towns:
Bendigo | Castlemaine | Rochester


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Visitor Centre

Tel: 1800 804 446
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Attractions

Murray River House Boats
Tel: 03 5480 2343
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Pubs

Echuca Brewery
Bar and Grill

609 High Street
Tel: 03 5482 4282

Harvest Hotel
183 Hare Street
Tel: 03 5482 1266

Oscar W’s Wharfside
101 Murray Esplanade
Tel: 03 5482 5133
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Star Hotel Echuca
45 Murray Esplanade
Tel: 03 5480 1181
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed
377 Mary Ann Road
Tel: 03 5480 6904
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Echuca

Echuca Port Murray River Echuca Echuca Moama Bridge over Murray River
Port of Echuca
Murray River
Echuca Moama Bridge
Port of Echuca Echuca Murray River Echuca
Port of Echuca
Town walk
Murray River
Echuca paddlesteamer port Echuca Echuca Port at sunset
Port of Echuca
Coffee at the Port of Echuca
Port of Echuca
Murray River Echuca Port Barrels in Echuca Echuca Port
Murray River
Port Barrels
Port of Echuca
Murray River near Echuca Echuca Township Port of Echuca
Murray River
Town walk
Port of Echuca
Paddlesteamer Bridge Hotel Port of Echuca
Port of Echuca
Bridge Hotel
Port of Echuca