Echuca Moama

Famous for

  • Iconic Murray paddle-steamers
  • Rich colonial history
  • Boutique wineries

Hop aboard a paddle-steamer, visit waterside wineries and soak up rich riverboat heritage. Once Australia’s largest inland port, towering river red gums provide a spectacular backdrop to the twin towns of Echuca and Moama, found on either side of the mighty Murray River.

Couple aboard the Paddlesteamer Emmylou as it cruises along the Murray River, The Murray

Paddle-steamer capital

Australia’s paddle-steamer capital for more than 150 years, today Echuca retains the largest paddle-steamer fleet in the country with many lively river experiences to enjoy. Dine at Redgums Restaurant on the classic PS Emmylou, or experience an overnight paddle boat journey, enjoying a roaring riverside campfire.

Combine a cruise on PS Canberra or Pride of the Murray with a relaxing lunch at Morrisons Riverside Winery. Glide through the World Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher. You can also canoe the Murray River or Barmah Lake with Murray River Canoe Trails.

Attendees enjoying the drinks and festivities at the Pericoota Pop and Pour Festival in Moama, The Murray

Food & wine

St Anne's is another winery located on the banks of the Murray. The neighbouring Perricoota wine region is best known for its shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. At the Echuca Moama Market, you’ll find everything from arts and crafts to food and wine. Follow the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail to sample the region’s gourmet treats.

Couple enjoying a day of canoeing on the Murray River in Moama, The Murray

Natural attractions

You’ll find many more things to do, from bushwalking and mountain biking to waterskiing and a visit to the fun inflatables of Aqua Island. Explore Ramsar-listed wetlands and the world’s largest river red gum forests in the Murray Valley and Barmah national parks, which are full of birdlife.

Couple enjoying a campfire by Murray River, Moama, The Murray

Getting there & where to stay

The drive to Echuca Moama from Sydney takes around 8hr 30min. From Melbourne or Albury it is 2h 30min. You can catch the train from Sydney to Albury or fly into Albury Airport and hire a car. You’ll find plenty of places to stay, from campgrounds and caravan parks to motels and family-friendly resorts. There are also houseboats for hire.

Albury Airport

Fly into Albury Airport

Albury Airport is 5km from Albury’s city centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to take the short journey southwest into the city centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Qantas operates daily direct flights between Albury and Sydney. Regional Express operates direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne up to five days a week.

 

Things to Do and Places to Stay

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