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.
Echuca Moama highlights
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 Restauranton 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. You can also canoe the Murray River or Barmah Lake with Murray River Canoe Trails. Or paddle out on the Edward River, a peaceful, lesser-known alternative to the nearby Murray River.
Murray River Paddle Steamers, Echuca
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, and at Hammond Providore cafe, indulge in exceptional coffee and breakfast. Follow the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail to sample the region’s gourmet treats.
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