Australia - Vic

Echuca

On our way to see the Silo Art Trail we called in to Echuca.  What a gorgeous place!

Echuca is an historic port dating back to the 1870s.  Heaps of paddle steamers along the red gum lined Murray, horse-drawn Cobb and Co stage Coach rides and the old town and Discovery Centre to wander through.

You can go on cruise on the paddle steamers for an hour or maybe go for a two hour lunch cruise.  The old town set up as an authentic wharf town from the 19th century. It is free to wander round the streets, shops and displays around the wharf.  You can purchase a ticket at the Discovery Centre for a guided tour and access to displays not otherwise accessible.

If you were to spend an extended time in the area there are plenty of things to do – from wineries, to camping, trail riding and museums like The Great Aussie Beer Shed and National Holden Museum. Echuca hosts water ski races in February and November. The Riverboats Music Festival attracts Australia’s most prolific artists to perform outdoor amongst the gums to visitors from all over the country each February. The Winter Blues Festival is held in July.

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