Echuca - Fast Facts

Echuca
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.

Echuca is located 205 km north of Melbourne via the Hume and Northern Highways and 96 m above sea-level in a largely irrigated pastoral and agricultural district. There is some manufacturing and stock saleyards in town but tourism is the main industry now.

Echuca-Moama Visitor Information Centre
2 Heygarth St
Echuca VIC 3564
Telephone: (03) 5480 7555, 1800 804 446
Facsimile: (03) 5482 6413

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