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5 reasons why you should be attending the 2016 Winter Blues Festival

Monday, June 06, 2016


1. 43 acts, 24 stages, 3 days!

The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival will be held from July 28th – 31st 2016 and is recognised as one of Australia's best Blues music events!


2. It’s FREE
Yes, the festival is completely FREE – no ticket required, just rock up and enjoy the weekend! How good is that!

3. It’s in Echuca Moama
One Australia’s favourite tourist destinations, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are located on the banks of the mighty Murray River an easy 2½ drive north of Melbourne. Outstanding accommodation options, from boutique B&B’s to international 4½ star motels and resorts – Echuca Moama has it all.

4. The Food and Wine
Echuca Moama has some amazing eateries and wineries that are sure to tantalise your tastebuds!
While you’re in Echuca Moama for the festival be sure to check out the amazing café culture, the range of pubs, our world class clubs, quality restaurants or maybe one of our Murray River cruising restaurants and you won’t miss the aromas of street food as you wander from venue to venue!

5. The Vibe
‘Relaxed, friendly, inviting, fun and happiness are 5 words I’d use to describe the Winter Blues festival’ - Tom Smith Echuca Moama Tourism CEO.

Wander from venue to venue with family and friends over the three days, taking in the atmosphere of Echuca Moama whilst listening to some world class Blues. 

It truly is the perfect event for all music lovers, of any age and families are well catered for with Kids activities.

Win a 2 night luxury escape to Echuca Moama

Friday, May 20, 2016


A 2 night midweek stay in a luxurious fully self-contained lakeside spa villa for 2 people, with a hot breakfast basket, daily newspaper and midday checkout.

-        “Simply post your favourite picture of your visit to the Echuca Moama region to the Echuca Moama Tourism Facebook page for your chance to win this incredible prize.” 

Simply post your favourite picture of your visit to the Echuca Moama region to the Echuca Moama Tourism Facebook page for your chance to win this incredible prize.

https://www.facebook.com/echucamoama

Valued at $450.00
PLUS
- Wine tasting at St. Anne’s Winery Moama Cellar Door
- 4 bottles of wine, St Anne’s Sauvignon Blanc, ST Anne’s Perricoota Shiraz, Tatalia Alfresco Sparkling Brut & Echuca Chocolate Company – Classic Chocolate Liqueur.
- Matched with a with a two piece cheese platter (including GF biscuits)
- Echuca Chocolate Company chocolates.
Value $100.00
Total Prize value $550.


Competition is open from May 20, 2016 until June 30, 2016.
Winner announced July 4, 2016. 

Competition is ‘A game of skill’ and the best picture as judged by Echuca Moama Regional Tourism staff will be the winner.
Prize is redeemable until October 30, 2016.

Prize terms and conditions:
Prize is redeemable from July 4, 2016 until October 30, 2016 subject to availability, contact Perricoota Vines Retreat to arrange your visit 03 5482 6655
- Mid-week only (Monday – Thursday)
- Prize is for 2 persons
- Entrants must be over 18 years old
- Prize winners must provide credit card details at time of booking for security purposes
- Prize winners will be liable for any damage done to during their stay
- Prize is not redeemable for cash
- Prize cannot be on-sold


Entry Terms and Conditions:
- Pictures must be entrants own
- Entrants must be over 18
- By posting your image to the Echuca Moama Tourism Facebook page you agree that Echuca Moama Tourism may use your image for promotional purposes of the Echuca Moama Region.
- Pictures must not be of a provocative nature, pictures deemed inappropriate will be removed.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
By entering and participating, entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Facebook from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the promotion, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any Prize related activities, acceptance of a Prize and/or use or misuse of a Prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).


Anything Goes Theatre Production

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 Winter Blues Festival announce lineup

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


The much anticipated lineup for the 2016 Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival 28-31 July has just been announced!

Forty three acts will perform across twenty four stages over three big days. We are pleased to have a number of interstate acts performing at the festival for the very first time. Almost 50% of the line-up represents new acts or artists who did not perform at the 2015 festival.


2016 Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival lineup

Alister Turrill
Andrea Marr Band
Blues Mountain
Cameron Holmes & the Blues Dudes
Cass Eager
Catfish Voodoo
Chris Wilson
Chubby Rae & the Elevators
Claude Hay
Cleveland Blues
Collard Greens & Gravy
Dan Dinnen
Ezra Lee & the Havoc Band
Geoff Achison
George MacFloyd Blues Band
Greg Dodd & the Hoodoo Men
Ian Collard
Jimi Hocking
John McNamara
Justin Yap Band
Lachy Doley Group
Lazy Eye
Marshall Okell
Mason Rack
Miss Whiskey
The Montgomery Brothers
Mr Black & Blues
Phil Manning
Piano Wizard
Pugsley Buzzard
Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood
Safari Motel
Sammy Owen Blues Band
Spoonful
Sweet Felicia & the Honeytones
Tex Miller
The Associates
The Blue Room
The Teskey Brothers
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate
Wayne Jury & Kelly Auty
Werewolves of Melbourne
White Lightening

For more information visit www.winterblues.com.au


Flavours of Echuca Moama Food & Wine Festival

Monday, April 18, 2016

Regional Tourism Awards Launch

Monday, March 21, 2016


On Thursday 17th March, Echuca Moama Tourism hosted the Launch of the 2016 Regional Tourism Awards.

The Regional Tourism Awards (previously Inland Tourism Awards) are held annually to acknowledge excellence in tourism in the four regional tourism areas of Central, Inland, Murray and Riverina.

The Awards commenced in 2004 and are now a major tourism industry event for regional New South Wales and Victoria. 

“The awards are a key program on the regional tourism industry calendar and have been pivotal in supporting the development of businesses”, said Regional Tourism Awards Chair, Jane Barnes. 
 
“Since the inception, the awards have been credited for elevating many regional tourism businesses to achieve state-wide and national acclaim”, continued Mrs Barnes. 

The Regional Tourism Awards provide tourism organisations and individuals the opportunity to gain an insight into their industry, their business, achieve recognition for their success and promote tourism within their region. One of the main focus points of the awards is to develop quality regional tourism products and provide businesses the opportunity to benchmark their business with similar businesses in activity and size and also have the opportunity to identify their own personal and professional development within the tourism industry.

Entrants are made up of tourism businesses, events, marketing organisations, clubs and individuals all aiming for excellence in their industry. Winners of the Regional Tourism Awards gain finalists status upon entering the NSW State Tourism Awards, and if successful, go onto the National Tourism Awards.

The 2016 Regional Tourism Awards Launch was held on board the PS Pevensey. Tourism operators, sponsors and host destination delegates attended the Launch. The award’s officially opened and entrants have 10 weeks to complete and upload their submission online.
The positive impact of this program flows not only into the tourism organisations who participate in the awards; it also continues to benefit regional areas through the tangible value the program offers the economy of the host destination.

CEO of Echuca Moama Regional Tourism, Tom Smith said hosting the awards created a wonderful opportunity to showcase Echuca Moama to our partner regions across the Murray and Southern NSW.

“The Gala Dinner is an opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate business excellence across our sector. We look forward to hosting this year’s Awards and celebrating the achievements of the many businesses, both large and small, as they take their first steps on the way to possible State and National recognition”. 

Awards Gala Dinner

The Awards culminate in a Gala Dinner where over 200 people, including finalists, supporters, sponsors and guests attend. In 2016, the dinner is being held at the Moama Bowling Club on Saturday, 23rd July.

Submissions open Thursday 17th March 2016 and close on Friday, 27th May 2016.

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre Easter Spectacular

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Port of Echuca's Easter Spectacular is a night of fun for the whole family!

5pm – 9pm on Easter Sunday, 27th March 2016


L'il Me Night Market in Murray Esplanade
Free entry into Echuca Wharf
Paddlesteamer sailpast with commentary
Magnificent fireworks display
Yummy food and refreshments
Children’s entertainment
Special Fireworks cruises will operate on the night
Live entertainment
Easter bunny will be making a guest appearance at the Easter Spectacular, giving out Easter eggs to the children

For more information contact

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre 03 5481 0500


Radcliffe's Good Friday All You Can Eat Seafood Night

Monday, March 07, 2016



Join us on Good Friday for an All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Night

Enjoy fresh seafood under the vines in Radcliffe's Conservatory Garden.

Tickets - $70 adults $35 kids

Limited tickets are available, contact functions@radcliffes.com.au or phone (03)54806720 to reserve your spot.

M.V. MARY ANN - Good Friday Seafood Cruise

Monday, February 29, 2016


GOOD FRIDAY SEAFOOD SPECIAL EVENING CRUISE

On Friday March 25th 2016 (Good Friday) the M.V. Mary Ann will have a special Good Friday Seafood Dinner Cruise available. This will be a 3 hour cruise on the majestic Murray River, taking in the brilliant sights and sounds of the Murray, boarding will be from 6.00pm, cruising from 6.30pm and returning to Riverboat Dock, Watson Street Echuca at 9.30pm

This cruise will have a speciality seafood menu, prepared by our fantastic Chefs, including;
Seafood tower entrée
Special fish selection options for main course
And house made sweets selection

ALL THIS for just $110.00 per person (kids under 12 can choose from the kids menu for just $39.00 each)
Booking can be made by calling the M.V. Mary Ann on (03) 5480 7000, seats will be limited.

Riverboats Music Festival

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The ever popular Riverboats Music Festival is on again 19 - 21 February 2016. Celebrating Australian Music over 3 big days. Get in quick and book your accommodation now.

Visit riverboats music.com.au now for more details.

Don't forget the World's largest waterski race, the Southern 80 is on the weekend prior, why not make a week of it in Echuca Moama? Speed boats and skiers travel at over 200km/hr along the Murray River through over 180+ bends – adrenalin pumping action, you gotta witness this Australian icon with your own eyes.



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