"Fascinating historical town on the Murray River" Top 5 Page for this destination Echuca by Kate-Me
Echuca Travel Guide: 57 reviews and 148 photos
Echuca is a fascinating historic town on the Mighty Murray River (so called Mighty because it's over 2500 kms long) situated about 215 kms north of Melbourne. Its population these days is about 11,000.
Along with the larger city of Mildura, several hours further up the river, it is the riverboat/paddlesteamer capital of Australia.
I visited here in September 2005, then 2012, April 2013 and again in December 2013, and each time there were some different things to see plus new shops. In mid 2013 Echuca will open a new interpretive centre on the wharf which is worth about 3.5 million dollars, and it's just one of the signs that this town is prospering in a way many other Murray river towns are not. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that the town has re badged itself as the Paddlesteamer capital, plus the fact it is not quite as far from Melbourne as other towns along the river (about 4 hours).
- Pros:Great for historical visits, shopping, fishing and river enthusiasts
- In a nutshell:Interesting, historic and quaint tourist town on the Murray River
A visit to Echuca isn't really complete without a ride on one of the 4 or 5 Paddlesteamers that run cruises (some 1 hour... more travel advice
I found this place (which I've stayed at twice now) to be very romantic and quaint, and quite unique. I don't know where... more travel advice
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