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10 things to do in Echuca Moama & Districts this Autumn!

When the weather cools down and the leaves change colour, it's the perfect time to explore Echuca Moama and its surrounding districts. With various outdoor activities and cultural experiences, you will have an unforgettable autumn experience. From cruising down the Murray River to sipping local wines and enjoying the colourful foliage, there is no shortage of amazing things to do this season.

Join us as we explore 10 must-see attractions and activities in Echuca Moama.

Take a paddlesteamer cruise and enjoy the Autumn scenery.

Experience the beauty of Autumn on the mighty Murray River with Echuca Paddlesteamers, cruising onboard the PS Pevensey and PS Alexander Arbuthnot. Take in the stunning scenery of the season as you relax on the decks of these historic, wood-hulled  vessels which depart daily from Echuca Wharf. And the best part? Echuca Paddlesteamers is pet friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the ride!

Book a paddlesteamer cruise with Echuca Paddlesteamers  here.  



Visit the historic Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and take a step back in time to the days of the river trade.

Immerse yourself in Australia's pioneering spirit and learn about the significance of the inland river system in connecting the colony to the rest of the world. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the power of steam and the workings of the sawmill, while younger guests can engage in the rhythm-sound challenge game and interact with the 1.5m touch screen to discover the sounds and moods of the mighty Murray River. Then, stroll through the meticulously restored Echuca Wharf and the magnificent red gum walkways along the riverbank for a unique perspective of the Murray River.

Book tickets here.



Explore the local wineries and sample some of the region's best wines.

Autumn is the perfect season to indulge in the gourmet offerings of Echuca Moama's wine regions. Explore the local wineries and vineyards scattered along the wine routes, including: 

Cape Horn Vineyard & Riverside Bar, St Anne’s Cellar Door, The Carriages Vineyard, and Monichino Wines.

Don't miss the Perricoota wine region, home to Morrison’s Riverview  Winery and Restaurant, Murray Gums Estate, St Anne’s Winery, Restdown Wines, and The Old School Winery.

And if that still doesn’t quench your thirst, head to the prestigious Heathcote wine region, less than an hour away, and visit Peregrine Ridge, Heathcote II, Tellurian Wines, Domaine Asmara, Silver Spoon Estate, and Shiraz Republic.

Start planning your next adventure here.



Take a scenic drive through the countryside and admire the changing colours of the trees.

Just a 30-minute drive from Echuca Moama, discover the picturesque town of Mathoura and travel 10 minutes east to Picnic Point, a fabulous little spot where the Edward River branches off the Murray. Afterwards, head to The Timber Cutter Redgum Café Bar, a rustic restaurant with a magnificent riverside deck serving generous meals for a delicious lunch.

Next, take the Forest Drive and stop at the Reed Beds Bird Hide, which features a raised boardwalk, signage, and interactive information regarding the spectacular birds in the area. Keep your eyes peeled, and you could see pelicans, kingfishers, yellow rosellas, and more.

Discover more road trip trails and itineraries here



Go on a hiking or cycling adventure in the nearby bushland or national parks.

Enjoy the comfortable climate and minimal rain by exploring stunning bushland and national parks on a hiking or cycling adventure. The flat terrain makes cycling an ideal option for all ages, and the Echuca Moama Bridge allows you to easily travel between the two towns without sitting in traffic or searching for parking.

Take a self-guided historical town walk to learn about Echuca Moama’s legendary past, or let the fresh country air and sounds of nature revitalise your system in the bush.

See some iconic walking tracks here.

Find the perfect cycling and bike tour for you here.


Visit the Echuca Farmers Market and stock up on fresh seasonal produce.

Come and experience the flavours of Autumn at the Echuca Moama Farmers Market! Held on the first and third Saturdays of every month at Echuca's Aquatic Reserve, this market showcases the best of local produce. From olives, cheese, fruit, and bread to various wines, sweets, jams, and specialty soaps, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Meet local growers and producers and stock up on fresh seasonal produce from the region. . The market is the perfect place to spend a leisurely morning with friends and family.

Find out more here



Visit Kyabram Fauna Park and discover the beauty of Australian wildlife.

Discover the beauty of Australian wildlife by visiting Kyabram Fauna Park, just a short drive from Echuca Moama. With over 600 native animals, including free-ranging kangaroos, emus and wallabies, and an exciting reptile house and invertebrate exhibition, you’ll see a wide variety of creatures big and small. The park covers 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands, and lakes, making it the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a family picnic. Enjoy the visitor facilities, including shelters, a café and gift shop, a children’s playground, and free BBQs.

Book tickets here.



Visit the Alton Gallery to see the local art offering.

Are you an art enthusiast looking for something to do when it's fresh out? Look no further than the Alton Gallery in Echuca Moama! This gallery is run by the not-for-profit group Echuca Moama Artists, which has been promoting traditional and contemporary art in the region since 1954.

The Alton Gallery hosts various exhibitions, workshops, classes, and social painting events, providing opportunities for local artists to showcase their work and for visitors to learn new skills. The diverse group welcomes new members who share their passion for art.

If you're interested in visiting the gallery, it's open on Fridays from 10:00am to 2:30pm, Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm, or by appointment. Also, check out the Alton Gallery Echuca Facebook page for details on upcoming exhibitions and events.



Take a horse-drawn carriage ride and experience a bygone era.

Experience the charm of Echuca with a relaxing carriage ride through the historic streets. Billabong Carriages has a stable of magnificent horses, perfect for a weekend or school holiday activity. So, join us for a leisurely and unique way to experience the town's history and beauty!



Bowl and dine in style at Moama Bowling Club

If you're looking for a stylish and modern club experience, look no further than Moama Bowling Club. With four bars, three function areas, a café, a kids' club, and a 320-seat bistro, there's something for everyone. And if you're a fan of lawn bowls, you won't find a better place to indulge in the sport than at The Greens. This family-friendly space attracts a new generation of bowlers with its world-class facilities and purpose-built bowls facility. When it's time to eat, you can choose between The Bistro, The Café, or even the whimsical dessert shop, Frinkle. And for a fun-filled day out with friends and family, head to The Greens for a game of barefoot bowls and some delicious food. 

Plan your visit here. 



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