Echuca Moama

Twin towns located along the banks of the Murray River. Echuca Moama are the closest riverside communities to Melbourne, at approximately 2.5 hours drive time, and just under six hours drive from Canberra.

Fly, Drive or Direct Train

You can also fly between Sydney and Bendigo, and Canberra and Bendigo. Bendigo is a short one hour drive or relax on a direct train from Melbourne or Bendigo.

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Our History

The Paddlesteamer days in 1865 to 1910 were a boom time for Echuca. From the earliest days of Echuca’s history, growth and development of the area has been intimately linked with the Murray River System.

Echuca was founded by one of the most enterprising characters of the early colonial days, an ex-convict named Henry Hopwood

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Our Paddlesteamers

After Sturt first discovered and named the Murray River in 1830, it was over twenty years before the first two steamboats made their way upstream.In 1854 the ‘Mary Ann’ skippered by William Randall, and the ‘Lady Augusta’ under Captain Francis Cadell, ran an unexpected race up-river, each sure of being the first to open up the Murray for traffic.

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Our 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.


Echuca is located on the Victorian side of the Murray River, approximately 220km north of Melbourne.


Moama is located on the New South Wales side of the Murray River, a short drive, walk or ride over the bridge from Echuca.


Echuca Moama offers a wide range of accommodation options, from award-wining caravan parks and resorts, to motels and cosy B&Bs. View Echuca Moama accommodation options here.


There is so much to do and explore in Echuca Moama & District. View our range of Echuca Moama attractions, wineries along the Murray, and outdoor activities to help you plan your getaway.