Things to See and Do

Near Moama, New South Wales, Australia

Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are an easy two and a half hour's drive from Melbourne. You're invited to explore the historic Port of Echuca and Wharf which is recognised as one of Australia's finest heritage icons and is home to the largest Paddlsteamer fleet in the world. Echuca Moama represents not only a bygone era with horse and carriage rides…

Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are an easy two and a half hour's drive from Melbourne. You're invited to explore the historic Port of Echuca and Wharf which is recognised as one of Australia's finest heritage icons and is home to the largest Paddlsteamer fleet in the world. Echuca Moama represents not only a bygone era with horse and carriage rides but also showcases all the conveniences of the modern era including the very best for those who appreciate good food and wine. Echuca Moama boasts a broad range of exciting activities including historic attractions, events & festivals, sporting facilities and unique river experiences.

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Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.

Local Highlights

Historic Port of Echuca
Explore the historic Port of Echuca – Walk along the red gum wharf built in 1865, see the cargo shed museum, visit the Star Hotel with its underground bar and escape tunnel (once a 'sly' grog shop), inspect one of the many steam engine displays and observe shipwrights restoring vessels.

Paddle steamers
Take a paddle steamer cruise – the world’s biggest fleet of operating paddle steamers is based at Echuca-Moama and each has its own history and character. Learn about pioneering days from the captains commentary and enjoy refreshments as you cruise in all-weather comfort

Morrison's Winery & Restaurant
Although relatively new, Echuca-Moama’s wine region is gaining a reputation as one of the best winegrowing districts in the country.

Chanter Estate Winery & Military Museum
Enjoy the ambience of this 100 year old church building which has been painstakingly relocated in the heart of Moama and houses the boutique cellar door. This is a major tourist complex, incorporating a vineyard, tasting room And a selection of wines, Semillon, Chardonnay, Taminga, Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache all for sale. Experience a bygone era with the Historic Commercial & Military vehicle display. Horse drawn equipment, amphibious military, vintage Vehicles including vintage & classic motor cycles. Over 40 exhibits from 1900 to 1940's.

Restaurants
Dine out at the excellent local restaurants in Echuca Moama. Restaurants to suit all tastes and occasions from Fine Dining to Casual Cafe and Family Dining.

Barmah State Forest
Barmah Forest, on the Murray River east of Echuca, is part of the world’s largest River Red Gum forest. Bushwalking and Cycling Tracks are located throughout the forest.

National Holden Motor Museum
The largest one make motor museum in Australia with over 40 restored Holden's, rare prototypes, historical film footage and a unique range of souvenirs.

Cycling & Walking Trails
Home to the world’s largest paddle steamer fleet, Echuca – Moama boasts some of Victoria’s best off road cycling along Murray River bush tracks and through a maze of state forest roads.

The Great Aussie Beer Shed
The Great Aussie Beer Shed is the first Beer Can, Brewery Related and Australiana Museum. In fact it is the only museum of its kind in Australia. A unique Tourist attraction featuring over 16,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world, and other brewery related items including beer tap tops and tap handles, trays, old wooden beer barrels, bottles, signs both old and modern, brewery manufacturing equipment and machinery and plenty more.

Echuca-Moama Visitor Centre
For further information on activities, tours and attractions in Echuca - Moama and surrounding regions, please visit the Echuca-Moama Visitor Centre website.

Local Events

Southern 80
from 06 February, 2009 to 09 February, 2009
The Race takes place on the Murray River between Torrumbarry and Echuca on the second Sunday in February each year. The race attracts over 400 entries from all over Australia with international representation from New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA

Deniliquin Ute Muster
from 03 October, 2008 to 04 October, 2008
Deni - Play on the Plains Festival and World Record Ute Muster 2008

Elmore Field Day
from 07 October, 2008 to 09 October, 2008
Elmore has gained recognition as one of Australia’s premier agricultural Field Days

Kyabram Agricultural and Pastoral Show
from 18 October, 2008 to 19 October, 2008
An old style Country Show, held at Kyabram Showgrounds, horse events, side show alley and so much more

Federation of Veteran Vintage & Classic Vehicle Clubs Inc
from 04 September, 2008 to 04 September, 2008
Golden Oldies Tour - all vintage cars (prior 1930) in Echuca Thursday 4th September 2008. Sponsored by RACV

Model T Ford Club 2008 Centenary Rally
from 28 August, 2008 to 04 September, 2008
Model T Ford Club will meet in Echuca Moama, members traveling from all over Australia. Rally will travel to different towns daily, basing themselves in Echuca Moama.

Port of Echuca Heritage Steam Festival
from 04 October, 2008 to 05 October, 2008
Echuca Rotary Steam, Horse and Vintage Rally is two whole days packed with excitement and spectacular entertainment.

Echuca YMCA Sweat vs Steam
from 16 November, 2008 to 16 November, 2008
The Sweat v's Steam is a 13 kilometres footrace against the world's oldest wooden hulled paddle steamer - the PS Adelaide. Five kilometre runners compete against the PS Pevensey giving every member of the family a chance to compete in this unique footrace along Murray River tracks. With new course, many runners say it's a cross country event, so come along and try it for yourself. Non-participants can enjoy both the thrill of the run and the scenery of the river by actually being aboard the PS Adelaide or PS Pevensey to watch the race.

Red Cross Murray River Canoe Marathon
from 26 December, 2008 to 31 December, 2008
The Murray River Canoe Marathon began in 1969 and is the largest and longest canoe race in the world starting in Yarrawonga finishing at Swan Hill totaling 404kms. 26.12.08 Registration Day 27.12.08 Yarrawonga to Tocumwal 28.12.08 Tocumwal to Picnic Point 29.12.08 Picnic Point to Echuca 30.12.08 Echuca to Turrumbarry Murrabit to Swan Hill Contact: 1800 811 700 or (03) 8327 7706

Riverboats, Jazz, Food & Wine Festival
from 13 February, 2009 to 15 February, 2009
Held in February each year featuring local and international musicians, fabulous food and wine from the region.

Echuca Moama RSL & Citizens Club Fishing Classic 2009
from 28 March, 2009 to 29 March, 2009
The Echuca Moama RSL & Citizens Club Fishing Classic is back bigger and better for 2009. This major event will be held on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March 2009 on the Mighty Murray River. Our competition is catch and release only, and as usual there will be thousands of dollars in prizes to be won!

Barrie Beehag Ski Race
from 29 April, 2017 to 29 April, 2017
Racing was to held on Saturday 15th October but due to high river the event has been postponed till the 29th April 2017. This is the eleventh annual Barry Behag Classic, a ski race held from Deep Creek Marina, on the mighty Murray River. Course is from Deep Creek Marina to Torrumbarry and return. There will be food, drinks and entertainment for kids available on site at Deep Creek Marina.

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