Ballarat to Echuca Roadtrip

Travelling to Echuca Moama from Ballarat? Why not make a day of it and visit some of the interesting towns, attractions and local businesses along the way.

Stop 1


Approx. 30 mins from Ballarat

Grab a coffee to enjoy while wandering Anderson’s Mill, a historic five story bluestone building and water wheel set on the banks of Birch’s Creek.

If you just can’t wait to get the to river to wet a line, head over to the Tuki Trout Farm where you’re guaranteed to catch a rainbow trout.

The perfect fishing warm up for adults and children of all experience levels.


Stop 2

Approx. 35 minutes from Smeaton

Named by the National Trust as ‘the most intact heritage streetscape’, a wander down the main street of Maldon is a must.

Search for treasures in the boutique stores and grab a bite to eat in one of the historic café buildings.

If you have time, you could venture further afield and take in one of the bush walks or nature trails, or ride the Victorian Goldfields Steam Railway.


Stop 3

Approx. 30 mins from Maldon

Tour the Central Deborah Gold Mine, take a ride on the Vintage Talking Tram or grab a bite to eat from one of the many cafes and restaurants. If you’re feeling adventurous, walk or ride a section of the O’Keefe Rail Trail or explore the Greater Bendigo National Park.

As you leave Bendigo, stop in at Bendigo Pottery, Australia’s oldest working pottery, where you can try making a pot on a wheel, take part in some clay play, view a demonstration and visit the museum and gallery.


Stop 4

Silo Art at Colbinabbin and Rochester

Choose to visit both silos on your way in to Echuca Moama, or select one to visit now and one on your way home to Ballarat.

The Colbinabbin silos were painted in April 2020 by artist, Tim Bowtell, and tell the story of the railway and its significance in the Colbinabbin district. The Rochester GrainCorp silos were painted in 2018 by mural artist, Jimmy D’Vate and feature an Azure King Fisher and Squirrel Glider. See the Campaspe Art Trail map for other art experiences and attractions in and around Echuca Moama.

To visit both: Drive towards Colbinabbin (approx. 45 minutes from Bendigo) to view its silos, then journey towards Rochester (approx. 25 minutes from Colbinabbin).

Detour: Wine lovers may like to take a detour from Colbinabbin through the Heathcote Wine region

    Stop 5

    Echuca Moama
    Approx. 20 minutes from Rochester

    Grab some food, coffee and supplies in town before heading to your accommodation for the night.

    Did you know we have over a dozen “Echuca Moama & District Visitor Inspiration Points”.

    Collect your visitor guide, maps and brochures to inspire you during your visit, find our Visitor Inspiration Points here

    Echuca Moama & District Silo Art Trail

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