Echuca – Upper Murray Region
Echuca has had a long and prosperous history with the Murray River on which it’s located. Situated about three hours north of Melbourne, the town sits on the Victorian side of the river system, while its counterpart of Moama lies on the NSW side.
Because of its location, Echuca was once one of Australia’s busiest inland ports. Its paddle steamer history is on display at the only remaining section of the original Red Gum Wharf, with historic buildings, displays and demonstrations available for locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in.
It may not be as well-known as the Barossa or Adelaide Hills, but the Echuca region has a healthy wine industry, with more than 80 hectares of vines. Cafes and restaurants serving an array of fresh produce and gourmet products are also a must-try.
Experience Echuca on a Murray River Cruise.