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Travel Back in Time with Holiday Lettings in Echuca
Located at the confluence of the Murray and Campaspe rivers in Victoria, the charming historic port town of Echuca is home to beautiful riverfront properties and villas. Opting to stay in such a holiday home in Echuca provides travellers with the opportunity of experiencing the local lifestyle whilst enjoying all of the modern comforts of a home away from home.
Discover Food in Echuca
Echucans love their food, so visitors have plenty of options when it comes to eating and drinking in this town. At one time there used to be around 100 pubs in town. Now, they have diversified and you can get local coffee as well as beer and wine.
The Mill is a bar and a lounge which is somewhat of a historic Echuca landmark. The restored 1881 flour mill makes a unique setting where you can enjoy contemporary Australian fare and global street food from the seasonal menus. Complement your food with some craft beer or wine.
For a farm-style dessert visit the Strawberry Pick which is open from spring through to autumn. Guests of all ages can pick their own strawberries on the farm. Afterwards you can gather around a picnic table and enjoy delectable items like scones with strawberry jam and barista quality coffee.
Museums to Visit on an Echuca Holiday
For lovers of vintage cars the National Holden Motor Museum holds a special appeal. Holden cars are close to the heart of every true Aussie and this fascinating space is home to a collection of over 40 models of these vehicles and related memorabilia. There is also a gift shop where you can pick souvenirs for people of all ages.
For those wishing to learn more about the region's history, the Echuca Historical Society Museum and Archive is the perfect place. Early settler life is documented with photographs, costumes and various artefacts at this museum which is housed in a former police station. The collection contains objects dating back to 1867.
Although not your typical museum, the Great Aussie Beer Shed is a unique place to visit. View over 16,000 beer cans from all over Australia and other parts of the world. This is the only such museum in the country and it also features many other brewery-related items. The host offers guided tours.
Family-Friendly Sights and Activities
Echuca is known as Australia's paddle steamer capital and has a rich colonial history of river trade. Cruising the mighty Murray River on a restored streamer and watching the sunset over the river is a lovely way of experiencing local delights. You can also paddle a canoe, rent a houseboat, or join a cruise tour of Echuca and the surrounding areas.
The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is a beautiful open-air museum and one of the town's top attractions. Children and adults alike love discovering the restored working steam port with its massive fleet of paddle steamers. There are guided tours available daily.
For a fun day out with the whole family, give them a surprise with a visit to the Echuca Paintball and Laser Tag. Join the kids for some exciting games as you try to beat each other at one the themed playing fields. The facility also features a bar which you can relax in after playing.
You can never go wrong with chocolate while travelling with the family, so make a trip to the Echuca Chocolate Company and spend a few hours amid a huge range of hand-crafted Belgian chocolates. The store offers free tastings.
Events and Festivals to Attend in Echuca
The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival, which takes place over the last weekend of every July, features more than 40 artists performing live at over 20 venues. If you are exploring Echuca during these three days, enjoy the excellent blues music at venues all over town. There are plenty of activities for children to take part in during the festival.
The Riverboats Music Festival is an annual event celebrating contemporary music which brings a festival atmosphere to the twin towns of Echuca and Moama. Enjoy a wide variety of excellent music, dancing and delicious local food and wine in a natural amphitheatre as the paddle steamers pass by.
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