Echuca – On The Murray River…
Anglers, campers, water skiers, houseboating holidaymakers, canoeists, power boat enthusiasts, and nature-lovers are gravitating to Echuca-Moama as the preferred aquatic playground along the Murray River.
Named by the indigenous Yorta Yorta peoples as a place that means ‘meeting of the waters.’ Echuca is the spot where the Goulburn and the Campaspe rivers join the Murray. These stretches are great for independent exploring in a canoe or why not camp on the bank overnight with only the sounds of birds, frogs and splashing fish to break the tranquil silence.
The Murray River
The Murray River stretches for over 2,600 kilometers, from the Great Dividing Range in the north east of Victoria to its mouth at Goolwa in South Australia. The Murray River is one of the world’s longest navigable rivers and a major source of water for much of south-eastern Australia. The river’s standing as one of the greatest in the world has been recognized since the late nineteenth century.
The Murray is the lifeblood of the agricultural industry for much of inland Victoria and is often referred to as the ‘food bowl’ of Australia.
Gunbower & Torrumbarry Weir
Gunbower and Torrumbarry lie north-west of Echuca along the Murray Valley Highway, surrounded by beautiful waterways.
Torrumbarry is home to the Torrumbarry Weir and its interpretive centre, focusing on the history of the Murray River.
A little further along the road, Gunbower is a mecca for anglers and boaters who enjoy the tranquility of Gunbower Creek. Explore the internationally-renowned wetlands on Gunbower Island, the largest inland island in Australia, and the picturesque Kow Swamp.
The Barmah wetlands are home to more than 200 species of waterbirds, which live with kangarros, possums, koalas and bats. The largest stand of magnificent red gums in the world grow grandiosely in the Barmah-Millewa Forest, half an hour north of Echuca-Moama. The trees, the largest in the world, tower over magnificent lakes. Many are more than 500 years old and 40m high.
>>Please click here to view the Murray Valley Regional and National Parks map (formerly State Forest).
Please click here to view full Echua-Moama Website.