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
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.