Embracing the Sunshine: Top Five Things to do in Echuca This Summer

As the sun begins to grace the skies and temperatures begin to rise, there’s no better time to start planning your exploration of the charming twin towns nestled on opposing banks of the Murray River.  This summer, escape the city and immerse yourself in all the history, nature, entertainment and recreation that Echuca-Moama has to offer with our curated list of the top five things to do this summer. 

1. Explore the Historic Port of Echuca

Did you know that Echuca was once the largest port outside of Sydney and Melbourne?

Embrace the region’s past by exploring the Historic Port of Echuca’s cobbled streets to uncover the tales of paddle steamers and bustling trade that once defined this thriving inland port. Discover 19th-century buildings, like the Echuca Wharf, Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and St Anne’s original carriage builders workshop.  Pop in for a free wine tasting on your way to hop on a horse-drawn carriage for a guided tour and allow yourself to absorb the atmosphere while learning about the town’s fascinating history.


2. Paddlewheel Cruise on the Murray River

Kick off your summer adventure with a leisurely paddlewheel cruise along the iconic Murray River. Echuca is renowned for its historic paddle steamers, and a cruise offers a unique perspective of the region’s rich history.

 Whether you opt for a scenic morning cruise or a romantic sunset voyage, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the riverbanks, wildlife, and charming river towns. The Emmylou and the PS Canberra are popular choices, providing a nostalgic journey back in time.

Echuca Paddlesteamers

3. Murray River Adventures

For those after a more thrilling experience, embark on a variety of Murray River adventures. Kayaking and canoeing are fantastic ways to connect with nature, offering a tranquil journey through the meandering waterways. Alternatively, spice up your day with water skiing or wakeboarding, available for both beginners and experienced thrill-seekers. The region’s abundant natural beauty, combined with these exciting activities, guarantees an unforgettable summer on the water.


4. Take the Scenic Route to St. Anne’s Winery Moama

If you’re looking for a more active and unique experience, travel off the beaten path between our Cellar Door in Echuca and our winery in Moama.  Hit up a local business,  take a leisurely trip on the scenic route, and get the full experience. Hire a bike from GreenPedal or organize a ride in a classic car with Flash Fairlane and enjoy the rest of the journey.  Cruise all the way through the historic port and onto the vines, all the way to our Moama winery where you can gaze out upon our beautiful property while enjoying a glass of wine and one of our Ploughman’s Platters.

5. Billabong Ranch

For families and thrill-seekers alike, Billabong Ranch Adventure Park is a must-visit destination. Just a short drive from Echuca-Moama, this park offers a plethora of activities, from horseback riding and wagon rides to mini-golf and archery. The park’s highlight is the exhilarating water park, perfect for cooling off on hot summer days. With a range of activities catering to all ages, Billabong Ranch guarantees a day of laughter, excitement, and unforgettable memories.

Make unforgettable memories this summer. Explore the beautiful and historic twin towns of Echuca & Moama.

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