Things to do

There’s so much to see and do in Echuca!

Climb aboard a paddlesteamer and cruise the Murray. Or explore Australia’s longest river under your own steam, by hiring a canoe. Take a stroll through the historic Port of Echuca or visit one of the town’s many museums.

If you like a bit more action, take a water ski lesson, play paintball or get lost in a maze.

Get a bit if retail therapy and stroll through Echuca’s many shops which offer everything from second hand books to fashion, homewares and designer goods.

Find out more about this major Murray River city at

About Echuca

Echuca, which is situated close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers, is an Aboriginal word which means “meeting of the waters”. 

One of the most enterprising characters of the early colonial days, ex-convict Henry Hopwood, founded the settlement in the mid-19th century. He bought a small punt in 1850, which he used to transport people and goods across the Murray River near the Campaspe junction. Initially known as “Hopwood’s Ferry’, the settlement grew to become the largest inland port in Australia and was later renamed Echuca.

Today it is Australia’s paddlesteamer capital, and the Shire of Campaspe's largest and most diverse centre with a thriving local economy and a population of over 14,000 people.

Mobility & parking

Echuca central business district has metered parking. Three maps are available to assist:

  • Parking map - showing metered parking and free parking
  • Mobility map - showing accessible toilets, disabled parking, and more.
  • Map my town - showing travel distances for walking, cycling and wheelchair from the Echuca Library

What's on in Echuca

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    Echuca Farmers Market

    21 Sep 2019

    Enjoy a morning out purchasing local food and produce from
    the Echuca Farmers Market. This accredited farmers market
    through the VFMA is a great meeting place for...

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    Echuca Moama Repair Cafe

    21 Sep 2019

    You're invited to the inaugural Echuca Moama Repair Cafe by
    Slow Echuca Moama (@loveEchucaMoama), in collaboration with
    Echuca Moama Tourism.
    This slow living, sustainability event is for the...

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    Isaiah Spirit and Beyond Tour 2019

    12 Oct 2019

    See Isaiah perform live with his band in an 80 minute show
    as part of his national tour called ‘Spirit and Beyond’.
    Everyone has the opportunity to...

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  • Echuca Moama APS Native Flower Showcase

    Echuca Moama APS Native Flower Showcase

    12 Oct 2019

    Huge display of natives, plant sales and related displays


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    12 October 2019

    Echuca Masonic Lodge
    426 High St, Echuca

    Adult and Senior - $5
    Children - Free

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Places and facilities in Echuca

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