Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, Echuca-Moama is a heritage river town home to the largest fleet of paddlesteamers in the world.
From the Aboriginal word meaning “meeting of the water”, Echuca-Moama was once Victoria’s biggest inland river port. Paddlesteamers traded along the Murray and Darling Rivers almost as far as the Queensland border and brought their cargoes of wool to Echuca-Moama for transport to the Port of Melbourne.
These days, Echuca-Moama is a thriving regional town, home to around 14,000 locals and more than a few visitors each year. Heritage-listed promenades, a working steam port, a Mediterranean climate, critically-acclaimed food and wine experiences and more outdoor activities than you can imagine, this is a town with plenty to offer.
Oh, and it hosts a fantastic little music festival too…
Further info: www.echucamoama.com or phone the Echuca-Moama Visitor Information Centre on 1800 804 446