Tricia Welsh finds a slice of history paired with modern comforts in Echuca.
Netball champion Sharelle McMahon holidays in Echuca, rediscovering the attractions and wide open spaces of her Murray River childhood.
Andrew Stephens crosses the border to a tranquil pocket of colonial history and riparian R&R.
A drive around this river-bound region reveals tasty pockets of produce and history, writes Sandy Guy.
OSCAR Wilde quotes are chalked up daily on the walls at Oscar W's Wharfside in Echuca.
On the Murray River, Sue Wallace climbs aboard the restored paddle steamer, now a luxury bed and breakfast.
Craig Tansley flies a plane, wakeboards and kayaks during a fast-paced weekend break.
Historic inland river port.
At one time Echuca was the state's most substantial inland river port. It is this aspect of its history that has become the basis for the town's reorientation as a tourism centre, particularly since the restoration of the old port area began in 1973. Paddlesteamers again travel the local waters, albeit for purely recreational and nostalgic purposes. Moreover, the survival of many original buildings has enabled a meaningful renovation of the old streetscape. It was the port area's authentic appearance which attracted the makers of All The Rivers Run who used it as the setting for their television series on the riverboat era.