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.
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
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. Head down to Five Mile Picnic Area where you will find mountain bike trails in the Riverina region, located in the Murray Valley Regional Park.
Port of Echuca
Walk through the old town of Echuca down at the Port where you will be transported back to a simpler time, before iPads. Depending on when you travel to the Maiden’s Inn Holiday Park, you could be privy to the tug-of-war event, the Riverboats Musical Festival or even a historical street display of vintage cars. Even without all these goings-on, you can still thoroughly enjoy a walk along the wharf as the sun goes down, and drop into the Star Hotel to check out the underground bar and sawmill site.
Paddle Steamers and River Cruises
Kids are drawn to the historical wonderment of the paddle steamers; enticing them with loud foghorns and simple engineering that will serve them well in science class for years to come. The river cruises are located in town, around 10 minutes from the Discovery Parks - Echuca and will take you and your family to some stunningly secluded areas of the river. Paddle steamers leave every hour, during business hours, though some companies do have night cruises.
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.
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
Exhaust yourself with beautiful, unique cars at the National Holden Motor Museum. Models from far and wide have been selected and brought to this museum for the betterment of Australia. This Museum takes it upon itself to educate and excite those who visit the museum, igniting inner rev-heads, as the largest one-brand, unique car museum in Australia should.
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.
Echuca Moama Wine Region
Wet your whistle with the assistance of the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail; discover the riverside eateries, local produce on offer and various wineries that are available to you while you holiday.
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Stop and stare in awe at the great wall of beer cans at The Great Aussie Beer Shed and let yourself dream of a day when you can claim each beer you drink for your own impressive collection (if your wife lets you). This unique shed comes not only with a hoarding problem, but a beer garden to get a taste for your new hobby, and various other collections like tap tops, handles, barrels, bottles, signs, brewery manufacturing equipment and machinery.
Echuca Farmers Market
Taste the freshest fruit and veg of the region! Peruse the fortnightly markets in Echuca. From locally made hot sauces to quince paste, treat yourself to a day looking at the stalls.