ECHUCA

Echuca is the second of the main provincial centres when traveling west along the Murray River heading to Mildura. Echuca is the big brother centre next to Moama that is on the other side in NSW.

Echuca has really got its heritage act together and the town is a delight to visit and to also stay a while. Echuca has got it all.

Echuca, an Aboriginal name meaning "Meeting of the Waters" is indicative of the Role Rivers have played in the town's existence.

Echuca is also situated close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers and can on rare occasions be subject to floods.

By the 1870s Echuca had risen to prominence as Australia's largest inland port. Being the point of shortest distance between the Murray River and the major city of Melbourne. Steam-driven paddleboats would arrive at the 400-metre long red gum Echuca Wharf, unloading it to be transported by rail to Melbourne.

The Catholic and United Churches are striking and wonderful buildings. The Anglican less so.

The Pubs and Hotels assist in giving Echuca its character.

The War Memorial is also a quite outstanding monument to the fallen.

Echuca has two museums. The Pioneer Museum (heritage history) and the Holden Museum (a must for the Holden and car enthusiasts)

Allow plenty of time (days) to delight in this great small city.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course