One of Victoria’s oldest river towns Echuca is still a very popular destination for those wanting a holiday on or by the water. Combined with Moama it is known as the Paddle Steamer capital of Australia. Echuca is Victoria with Moama over the border in New South Wales. Echuca is derived from the Aboriginal word for "meeting of the water" and it certainly is an apt description. In the past Echuca was the main destination for paddle steamers carrying their cargoes of wool from near the Queensland border to start their lan journey to Melbourne.
Paddle steamers are still a regular feature on the river but are now dedicated to the tourist market. There’s plenty to see and do in this area as well as being a great base for exploring other locations. You can explore the river’s edge and experience what it was like during it’s glory days.
Experience old time movies, boiled lollies or ride a paddle steamer. You don’t have to take a paddle steamer to enjoy the river. Normal hire boats are available to fish or just to explore and if you really want to luxuriate hire a houseboat for a few days.
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