Broaden your horizons and adventure further into the region, exploring by whichever mode of transport you prefer. From paddlesteamer rides, to leisurely walks in nature, getting to know the furry locals or picking up the speed with a bike ride, there’s plenty of ways to embrace the Murray River region. Don’t wait for the weekend to start exploring Echuca Moama, curb a midweek break and experience the best of the region.
Of course, no visit to the heart of Australia’s paddle steamer capital is complete without visiting the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and a cruise along the Murray River by paddle steamer. Walk in the footsteps of Echuca Moama’s river pioneers, learn more about the workings of yesteryear with interactive displays or discover the secrets and hidden gems on a guided tour with local history experts.
Get the lay of the land, and hit the walking trails, gifting a scenic nature escape among the river red gums lining the banks of the Murray River. Moama Beach Nature Walk, Horseshoe Lagoon, Campaspe River Walk and Gulpa Creek Walk
are all easy strolls through the bushland and diverse ecosystem, home to an abundance of curious and friendly wildlife.
If you’re after a little pedal-powered assistance for your escapades, Green Pedal E-Bike Hire and Cycling Tours will have you sorted in no time with their full-day and half-day e-bike hire to explore at your own leisure or book a guided tour.
For those with little ones, Billabong Ranch Adventure Park is full of activities, from pony and camel rides and an animal nursery to mini golf, pedal boats on the lake, a rock climbing wall, table tennis, volleyball and outdoor ten pin bowling. For the big kids, enjoy a leisurely trot through the bushland on a trail ride or a horse-drawn carriage winery tour.
Get up close and personal with native wildlife at Kyabram Fauna Park. Just a 30-minute drive out of Echuca, the park is set on 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands and lakes and home to more than more than 600 native Australian animals. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies in the free-range area, book a koala or cassowary encounter, visit the reptile house and walk-in aviaries before grabbing a bite to eat at the café overlooking the meerkat enclosure.