Entertain Winter...in July

Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival

Winter Blues Rambal2022
Image credit: Rambal

A free event bringing some of Australia's best blues and roots musicians to you!

Echuca Moama will be alive with the smooth sounds of some of the country's best blues music during the Winter Blues Festival. Cruise between the various restaurants, pubs, cafes and clubs and take in the music, food, and relaxed vibe of one of the region's best weekends.

When: 28 - 31 July
Where: Various locations throughout Echuca Moama
Cost: Free entry to all venues
Bookings advised if you are planning to dine at any venue. Contact them direct for booking information.

Visit the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival website for details on venues and artists.


Moama Lights

Moama Lights 2021 9

Lighting up the Murray from 31 July to 21 August 

See Echuca Moama's iconic red gum bushland and most legendary river light up during an immersive sound and lighting experience like no other.

Taking place in Moama’s culturally-significant Horseshoe Lagoon, follow the trail of up-lit river red gums and mesmerising boardwalks, through bushland and down to the banks of the Murray River for a triumphant finale.

When: 31 July - 21 August
Where: Horseshoe Lagoon, Moama
Cost: Adults: $20, Children (3-16 years): $10, Children under 3: Free, Families (2 adults + 2 children): $50
Bookings essential. Visit our Moama Lights page for details.


Riverine Herald Winter Lights Trail

Lights Comp 2021

In celebration of Moama Lights, houses and businesses throughout Echuca Moama will light up!

Visit the Riverine Herald website to download the trail map and view the beautifully lit houses and businesses that are making the twin towns sparkle! Visit them all and vote for your favourite.

When: 30 July - 21 August
Where: Various locations - see trail map (released in July)
Cost: Free


Bastille Day at Riverbank Moama

Riverbank Moama sunset

Riverbank Moama is bringing a little bit of France to the Murray!

Celebrate Bastille Day, the national day for France, with a delectable five course French dining experience matched with French wines and the spice of Can-Can dancers to keep you entertained throughout the night. 

When: 14 July, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Where: Riverbank Moama, within Moama Waters, Old Barmah Rd, Moama
Cost: $160 per person, includes five course meal, matching wines and entertainment. View the menu here
Places are limited and bookings are essential. Message the Moama Riverbank Facebook page or call 03 5482 1995


Meet the Maker Tasting Experience

Local produce hub wines

Echuca Moama is located in the Murray Riverina food bowl and is home to an expanding community of local producers. 

The Echuca Moama Visitor Centre will host four 'Meet the Maker' talk and tasting sessions during the Entertain Winter program, where you can speak with some of our local producers, learn their stories and taste their produce. Held on the same mornings as the Echuca Farmers Market, these Meet the Maker sessions are an extension of the market experience, providing you another hands-on opportunity to explore the local flavours of Echuca Moama. Simply walk in at any time during the session - no booking required.

When: 2 & 6 July, 10am - 2pm 
Where: Echuca Moama Visitor Centre, 2 Heygarth St, Echuca
Cost: Free


MV Mary Ann Winter Blues Cruises 

3371754843

Take a lunch or dinner cruise on the luxurious MV Mary Ann over the Winter Blues Weekend - dining with a difference!

Celebrate the return of the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival onboard the MV Mary Ann. Dine of the river for lunch or dinner and enjoy a river sailing, meal and live blues entertainment. An experience not to be missed!

Dinner Cruise with Nick Charles
When:
29 July, 6pm for 6.30pm sailing
Where: MV Mary Ann, Riverboat Dock, Watson St, Echuca
Cost: $89 per person, including a three course dinner, three hour sailing and live blues music

Dinner Cruise with Frank Sultana
When:
 31 July, 6pm for 6.30pm sailing
Where: MV Mary Ann, Riverboat Dock, Watson St, Echuca
Cost: $89 per person, including a three course dinner, three hour sailing and live blues music

Lunch Cruise with Matt Katsis
When:
 30 July, 11.30am - 1.30pm or 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Where: MV Mary Ann, Riverboat Dock, Watson St, Echuca
Cost: $49 per person, including a two course lunch, two hour sailing and live blues music

Bookings essential for all cruises.
Book via the MV Mary Ann website or call 03 5480 7000


Winter Blues at Cape Horn Winery

2021 Cape Horn Autumn Campaign Claira 14

A riverside winery, local produce, woodfired pizzas and cruisey blues vibes!

Come and soak in the blues at Cape Horn Winery, right on the Murray River. Enjoy woodfired pizzas, grazing boards and wine tastings all day, surrounded by the natural bush setting. Courtesy bus available for pick up and drop off service. Bookings essential!

Geoff Archison and Anna Scionti
30 July, 12pm - 4pm

Broderick Smith
31 July, 1.30pm - 4pm

489 Stewarts Bridge Rd, Echuca (15 mins from Echuca centre)
Bookings essential. Call 03 5480 6013 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a table.


Craft spirit Masterclass, Distillery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

Gin distillery tour

Tour our working distillery right in the heart of Echuca before embarking on a tantalising tasting experience.

Take an exclusive tour of the award-winning Echuca Distillery, led by the head distiller, and learn about the process of creating craft spirits inside a working distillery. Then the tasting begins! First, choose three craft spirits to make up a tasting flight, selecting from nine gins, four vodkas and five agave spirits. Pair your tasting flight with a delicious two course lunch from Bar Lee, housed inside the distillery.

When: Every Thursday and Friday in July, 11.45am for 12pm start
Where: Echuca Distillery/Bar Lee, 555 High St, Echuca
Cost: $68 per person, including behind the scenes tour, craft spirit tasting flight and a two course lunch.
Bookings essential! Book here


Domaine Asmara Viticulturist for a Day

Domaine Asmare Vineyard in winter61

Experience hands-on the art of different pruning techniques as you spend a day with Domaine Asmara owner/viticulturist, Andreas.

Domaine Asmara is a family-owned winery where the vines are lovingly tended to by hand, with no machine intervention. Spend a day living like the owners, Andreas and his wife Henni, as you tend to the vines and talk wine in a small group. See and listen to an abundance of bird life - we call it 'vineyard meditation' - and learn about grape growing and wine making in the world-renowned Heathcote Wine region at Toolleen. This viticulture experience comes full circle as you are spoilt with a delicious lunch featuring local produce and wine tastings in the Domaine Asmara Cellar Door.

When: Daily, 9.00am-2.00pm, weather permitting
Where: Domaine Asmara, 61 Gibb Road, Toolleen
Cost: $49pp, including pruning experience, lunch and wine tastings
Bookings essential! Book here or contact Andreas on 0432 501 135 


St Anne’s Winery Tour & Tastings

St Annes Moama tour with Richard

Go behind the scenes at the highly awarded St Anne's Winery in Moama.

Take a behind the scenes tour of our working winery with one of our winemakers, learn about wine production in the Perricoota region, and taste wines in production directly from the tank before retiring to the Cellar Door for a wine tasting experience accompanied by a Ploughman’s Platter.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in June, 12 midday
Where: St Anne's Winery, Twenty Four Ln, Moama
Cost: $30 per person, including tour, cellar door tasting & ploughman’s platter
Bookings essential! Book here


Winter Wharf to Winery experience

PS Canberra Web

Cruise the river on an historic paddlesteamer to the award-winning Morrisons Riverview Winery for a first-class food and wine experience.

When: Thursday to Sunday, 11.30am - 2.15pm approx
Where: Board at Riverboat Dock, Murray Esplanade, Echuca
Cost: $85 per person, including one hour return paddlesteamer cruise (30 minutes each way), two course lunch, arrival drink and wine tastings
Bookings essential! Book here


Silver Spoon Estate Fireside Tastings & Lunch

Silver Spoon Estate exterior

Visit our brand new, off grid boutique cellar door in the world renowned Heathcote wine region to wine, dine and soak in the views beside the fire.

Opening in 2021, Silver Spoon Estate's new cellar door has been designed to take in the stunning views of the Mt Camel ranges, while you enjoy a boutique winery experience.

Located a scenic one-hour drive from Echuca Moama, Silver Spoon Estate offers a choice of light meals, charcuterie and formage grazing boards, delectable desserts and a wine tasting experience encompassing six perfectly selected wines by our winemakers. Open Friday to Sunday. Check website for opening hours.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Silver Spoon Estate, 503 Heathcote-Rochester Road, Mount Camel
Cost: $10 wine tasting fee, redeemable on a bottle of wine purchased on the day + lunch costs
Bookings essential! Book here


Kyabram Town Hall Gallery Exhibitions

The Kyabram Town Hall Gallery is located 30 minutes drive from Echuca at 199 Allan St, Kyabram. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and all exhibitions are able to be viewed during regular opening hours. Further details on these exhibitions can be found on the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery website.

Kyabram Town Hall Linda Steele

Linda Steele & the Waverly Quilters

Linda is a Quilter, Textile Artist and Accredited Judge, Appraiser and Teacher with Victorian Quilters living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Fabric, colour, thread, embroidery and quilting has been Linda's life since 1997 when she first discovered the joy of making a quilt, and Crazy Quilting proved to be the perfect vehicle for Linda to commence her original design work. Using this technique she was able to freely combine her love of colour and fabric with embroidery.
Much of her work is influenced by personal experience and frequently inspired by nature which seems to excite the creative process. Over the years s has designed and made many Applique and Crazy Quilts. Her interest in designing quilts with a narrative has provided a natural progression towards designing and making Art Quilts. Linda has won awards in Australia and the USA, including Best of Show in the Victorian Quilters Showcase in 2009 and 2010 and Best of Australia in the World Quilt Show in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, France and China.

When: 1-29 July. 
Cost: $6

Pete Conroy - Portraits & Characitures

Kyabram Town Hall 3.1

Pete Conroy creates portraits with a difference. He likes to paint people in a way that there is as much interest in the way it was painted as in the model itself. Pete studied fine art at The University of Huddersfield in the Uk and worked as an artist in the North of England. He then moved to Australia and received his Masters of Fine Art from the University of Sydney. 

He has exhibited in art galleries across the UK as well as NSW and Victoria and has sold paintings all over the world. After a nasty surfing accident left him a high functioning quadriplegic he decided to follow what pursuit meant the most to him and had a crack at making painting a full time career. He spends many days in a hot shed in rural Victoria painting away. He focuses mainly on portraits and the human figure. Sometimes making political cartoons about how much he hate politics.

When: 1-30 July. 
Cost: Gold coin


Creatures of the Night Tours

Kyabram fauna park night tours

Explore the Kyabram Fauna Park at night!

The Creatures of the Night tours include animal interactions and ranger presentations, followed by a guided night tour around the park to spot our resident nocturnal wildlife.

When: 1, 3, 7 & 8 July, 7pm - 8.30pm
Where: Kyabram Fauna Park, 75 Lake Rd, Kyabram
Cost: Adults: $60, Children: $30
Book: 03 5852 2883 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Echuca Racing Club Friday Races

Echuca Racing Club

Experience country racing at its best at Echuca.

Enjoy all country racing has to offer at one of Victoria's premier race tracks located in the heartland of Victoria's Thoroughbred Country in an intimate setting, with sweeping views of the course. We encourage racegoers to embrace country casual; where you can enjoy backing a winner from our bars and bookmakers on course. We also offer plenty of outside grandstand seating for those looking to watch the races from a great undercover spot. Parking is FREE.

When: 29 July, from 11am
Where: Corner Scott Road and Murray Valley Highway, Echuca
Visit the Echuca Racing Club website for more details


More experiences to explore... 

Subscribe

Receive Echuca Moama deals, travel inspiration, upcoming events and more...

#visitechucamoama