Wondering what to do in Echuca Moama? Here are the must-do activities for your mid-week or long weekend stay.
Echuca Moama are twin towns located along the Murray River. Surrounded by nature, including red gum forests, Echuca Moama is the perfect location for a mid-week or long weekend stay. The river provides plenty of activities to keep you busy, from cruising on a paddle steamer to kayaking. You can also explore the wine region, visit the chocolate factory, take in the history of the area, or adventure on local hikes and cycling trails! There is plenty of activities to keep you busy in this area.
Wondering how far is Echuca from Melbourne? Echuca Moama is only a short 2 hour and 40-minute drive from Melbourne, making it an easy destination for a long weekend or mid-week stay.
Planning a holiday to Echuca Moama? Here is a 3-day itinerary to help you explore everything the area has to offer.
Day 1: Welcome to Echuca Moama
Arrive in the Echuca Moama region by car, bus, or train and check in to your accommodation.
Where to stay in Echuca Moama?
Tasman Holiday Parks – Moama on the Murray is a great accommodation option to kickstart your adventure in the Echuca Moama region. Moama on the Murray sits on 34 hectares of bushland along the Murray River, on the traditional land of the Yorta Yorta people. Enjoy the resort style swimming pool, pool loungers, BBQs, and kids activities.
Moama on the Murray has accommodation options to suit all travelers. Check out the Talo Glamping Tent for a unique nature experience, or maybe a Premium Villa is more your style. Whatever option you choose, you’ll love waking up to the serene bushland setting and picturesque nature all around you!
Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray is another popular accommodation option to stay in Echuca Moama. With 1.5 kilometers of Murray River frontage, Merool on the Murray provides easy access for swimming, fishing, boating, and other water activities. This park also has a private boat ramp for guests to use during their stay – so if you want accommodation that’s close to the Murray River, this is the place for you!
Merool on the Murray offers a lagoon style pool surrounded by palm trees, a fully enclosed camp kitchen and BBQs, jumping pillow, giant chess and more. Choose from a variety of cabin accommodation options, or set up your caravan or tent on one of our powered sites. If you are looking for a caravan park in Echuca Moama, be sure to check out Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray!
Check out the Echuca Chocolate Factory and Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.
In the afternoon, visit the Echuca Chocolate Factory for a sweet treat. Situated in the old Echuca Port precinct, the Echuca Chocolate Factory is a short stroll from the heart of Echuca. Here you can enjoy delicious handmade chocolates, made using only the best quality ingredients and Belgian chocolate. They stock a range of chocolates, boiled sweets, hampers and chocolate liqueurs – the perfect souvenir to take home with you!
While you’re in the area, visit the old Echuca Port and stroll down the river to the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. The Port of Echuca was the third largest port in Australia in the 1870s and stepping inside will give you a glimpse into life in the 1800s. The Port also offers daily paddlesteamer tours and river cruises. These iconic paddlesteamers are a must-do while you are in Echuca Moama!
Finish off the day with some food and drink at The Mill. The Mill is a contemporary Australian cuisine restaurant, and is situated in an 1800’s building that once housed Echuca’s iconic flour mill. Offering delicious food and a range of beverages from around the world, this is the perfect spot to end your day exploring! Echuca Moama also boasts plenty of other food spots to explore.
Day 2: Explore the Murray River
The Murray River is perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and more.
One of the highlights in the Echuca Moama is the Murray River, providing plenty of water activities to enjoy during your stay. On day 2, it’s time to make the most of the Murray and enjoy some activities on the river. Go on a cruise, grab the fishing rods, hire a canoe, or go on a guided safari. Whether you want a bit of adventure, a relaxed day, or a mix of both, there will be an activity for you.
Both Tasman Holiday Parks – Moama on the Murray and Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray have houseboats that operate from site. Moama on the Murray Houseboats have a range of great cruises with excellent service for you to experience and enjoy the Murray. Bella Casa Houseboats operate from Merool, offering a truly luxurious experience for your stay in Echuca Moama. Be sure to check them out during your stay!
The area is very well-known for its iconic paddle steamer cruises. The best way to explore the Murray is on a cruise! Enjoy a standard sightseeing cruise, or upgrade to a lunch or dinner cruise package. If you’re looking for a unique experience, you can even enjoy an overnight cruise!
Check out some of the best water activities on the Murray River here! There are lots of walking and cycling trails around the river too. Stroll along the river and take in the natural surroundings and wildlife – don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful scenery!
How long is the Murray River?
The Murray River is Australia’s longest river at 2,508km. It spans across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and almost 2,000km of it is navigable!
Once you’ve had enough of the water, head back to your Tasman Holiday Parks accommodation to end your day. Make the most of the outdoor BBQ facilities, explore the park’s nature, and rest up for your last day in Echuca Moama.
Day 3: Wine and Dine
Wine and dine in Echuca Moama.
Echuca Moama is home to two defined wine regions, so a winery visit is a must-do! Or if beer is more to your taste, there is also a selection of breweries and even a local distillery. Jump on a winery tour or rent bikes to explore the vineyards.
Tasman Holiday Parks – Merool on the Murray is conveniently located right next door to the gorgeous Morrisons Riverview Winery! Enjoy a menu with local produce that is adapted to the seasons, and sip on wine in this idyllic spot. Once you have finished, it’s only a few steps back to your accommodation at Merool.
Check out more information about wineries in Echuca Moama here. Enjoy sampling local wines and beers, and indulge in a long lunch as you take in the beauty of the area. Cheers!
Before you leave the Murray, pop in to the Great Aussie Beer Sheed & Heritage Farm Museum. This popular museum is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Australia, and located only 3km from Echuca. They have an incredible array of iconic Aussie paraphernalia, including 20,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world, classic cars, a partially restored WW1 canon, Coca Cola collection and more.