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The Murray River

Port of Echuca

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Bridge over the state border

The Murray River

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The Murray River

Dining by the River

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Located on the banks of the Murray River are the twin towns of Echuca Moama. They are the closest riverside communities to Melbourne, just two and a half hours drive away.

Echuca Moama Introduction

Echuca Moama offers a welcoming Murray River experience. The river and iconic red gum bushland are located just a few steps away from the High Street.

Step back in time

Paddlesteamer whistles echo through the air. Be transported back to the heyday of the riverboat trade, when Echuca was the third largest port in Australia. The historic Port precinct is a living monument to this time. The Discovery Centre, steam-powered displays, working blacksmith, heritage buildings and original wharf sharing the story.

Take me to the river

Echuca Moama is one of the most picturesque and accessible locations along the Murray River. It offers plenty of ways for you to explore on and around the water. Take a paddlesteamer cruise. Hire a paddleboard or pontoon boat. Join a kayak tour along one of our many waterways. Live the river life onboard a houseboat. Explore the narrowest section of the Murray on an eco-boat tour. Or simply jump in and swim!

Wide open spaces

The region is surrounded by national parks, state forests, wetlands, rivers and waterways. Choose your own adventure! Walk, cycle or paddle your way along one of the many trails, with the birdsong as your playlist. Respect the Indigenous heritage from thousands of years ago. Revere shell middens, oven mounds, scar trees and sacred burial sites.

Sip and savour

Take a culinary journey across two states and two defined wine regions as you sip and savour your way through Echuca Moama and surrounds. Located in the Murray Riverina food bowl, Echuca Moama’s emerging food scene takes in contemporary wineries, craft breweries, a gin distillery, innovative restaurateurs, artisan creators and an ever-growing selection of passionate local producers who have come together to curate a diverse food and wine brand that commands a seat at the table with Australia’s best. 

Road trip

Pack up the car, hit the road and get ready to discover the charming riverside towns, rural hamlets, creative hubs and vibrant villages that can be found within a short drive of Echuca Moama. Uncover hidden gems, live like a local and meet our friendly community characters who will welcome you with open arms and are only too happy to share a tall story or two!

Region Map

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Echuca Moama Region

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Be inspired:

  • Cruise down the river on one of our historic paddlesteamers.
  • Live the river life aboard a luxury houseboat.
  • Meander through the Port precinct, visit the shops and cafes and catch a coach ride through the centre of town.
  • Visit the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and take the After Dark Lantern Tour.
  • Marvel at the four local stops on the Australian Silo Art Trail at Rochester, Colbinabbin, Kyabram and Picola.
  • Wine and dine at one of the riverside wineries, bars or restaurants.
  • Cuddle up to some of the 600 animals at Kyabram Fauna Park.
  • View Australia’s largest collection of Holden cars from throughout the ages at the National Holden Museum.
  • Count the 17,000 beer cans from around the world at the Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum.
  • Explore the narrowest section of the Murray River, the Barmah Choke, with Kingfisher Cruises.
  • Spend a day exploring the region on one of the drives and touring routes, covering nature, food, art and history.

Echuca Moama is an exciting destination that is rich in history.

Visit the Echuca Moama Visitor Centre to find out everything there is to do in Echuca Moama. Make bookings or purchase local produce from the Wine and Produce Hub.

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Plan your trip in the Echuca Moama Region

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What Locals Love About the Echuca Moama Region

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Echuca-Moama has a relaxed lifestyle with lovely weather. There are loads of water activities you can do on the mighty Murray River – water skiing, fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming, just to name a few. The old paddlesteamers are still running, one of them over a hundred years old! There are many great wineries and interesting attractions that are within a short drive. We also have a fantastic range of restaurants and friendly and welcoming staff in our shops.

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