Located just under 3 hours north of Melbourne, Echuca is a beautiful heritage town on the banks of the Murray River. Officially known as Echuca Moama, the name translates to the Aboriginal word for ‘meeting of the waters’. One of the oldest river towns in Victoria, Echuca is known as paddle steamer capital of Australia. The old port precinct is home to a great range of attractions including the Discovery Centre, offering an insight into the region’s history, as well as the boarding point for authentic paddle steamer cruises that transport you back in time when the river was a bustling trade route. There’s also self-guided tours of the wharf with many original buildings preserved.
Euchuca accommodation offers an almost endless range of options to suit all travellers and budgets. From comfortable motels to spacious hotels, charming bed and breakfasts, luxury resorts, stylish apartments and self-catering units and cottages, there’s a range of Echuca Moama accommodation to suit you. Situated on the banks of the Murray River, Echuca accommodation ranges from 3 stars to 5 stars and is conveniently located to local shopping, dining and attractions. Visitors to Echuca also enjoy the opportunity to experience a unique stay aboard a paddlesteamer.
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Situated on the banks of the Murray River, just 2 and a half hours north of Melbourne, Echuca Moama is a lovely historic town that roughly translates to ‘meeting of the waters’ in Aboriginal. One of Victoria’s oldest river towns, Echuca was once the most significant inland river port in Australia and is now known as the country’s paddle steamer capital. The old port precinct is one of the most popular Echuca attractions and features a Discovering Centre that offers an insight into the rich history of the region. It is also the boarding point for many of the region’s authentic paddle steamer cruises which are an iconic attraction and transport you back in time to the days of the river’s bustling trade route heyday. There are also self-guided tours at the wharf which has managed to preserve a number of original buildings. More about Echuca Attractions
Located approximately two and a half hours north of Melbourne, getting to Echuca is easy thanks to a great network of well-maintained and clearly signed highways. There are two main routes to Echuca from Melbourne via either the Hume Freeway or Northern Highway. Heading out of the city on the Citylink tollway, enter the Hume Highway and continue on for 50km before merging onto the Northern Highway, following it all the way in to Echuca. There are also a number of daily train and coach services that operate to Echuca Moama. Countrylink operates a train service from Sydney to Albury, with a connecting bus to Echuca while V/Line offers direct train services from Melbourne to Echuca as well as Melbourne and Bendigo train services that connect to a bus service to Echuca.