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An unforgettable road trip awaits

Nestled along the picturesque Murray River in Australia, the Echuca Moama region is a hidden gem that begs to be explored. Steeped in history, rich in natural beauty, and boasting a vibrant local culture, this region offers the perfect setting for memorable road trips. 

So whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a blend of both, Echuca Moama has something to offer every traveller. Choose from these three unforgettable road trips that we prepared earlier.

Road Trip 1: Historic Heritage Trail

Duration: 1-2 days

  • Start your journey in Echuca:
    Begin your road trip in the charming town of Echuca, famous for its historic paddle steamers. Then, explore the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, where you can learn about the region's river trade history and even take a paddlesteamer cruise.

  • Perricoota Wine Region:
    Head northwest towards the Perricoota Wine Region, a scenic area renowned for its vineyards and wineries. Take a leisurely wine tour and indulge in tastings at award-winning cellar doors. Don't miss the opportunity to savour the region's renowned Shiraz and Chardonnay.

  • Barmah National Park:
    Drive north to Barmah National Park, a pristine natural wonderland. Embark on a leisurely walk or hire a canoe to explore the majestic river red gum forest and spot native wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos.

  • Moama:
    Cross the Murray River and venture into Moama, Echuca's twin town. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the prestigious golf courses or unwind at a riverside café with stunning views. Chanter Estate Military Museum showcases a fascinating collection of military artefacts and memorabilia.


Road Trip 2: Nature and Adventure Expedition

Duration: 3-4 days

  • Echuca:
    Start your adventure in Echuca, and visit the Echuca Historic Port area once again. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and browse through unique boutiques and antique stores.

  • Murray Valley National and State Parks:
    Head north and explore the scenic Murray Valley National Park, where the river winds through red gum forests. Take a bushwalk or go birdwatching to appreciate the region's diverse wildlife. Continue your journey to the nearby Murray Valley Regional Park, known for its beautiful river beaches and excellent fishing spots.

  • Torrumbarry Weir:
    Continue your road trip west to Torrumbarry Weir, a popular recreational area. Here, you can enjoy fishing, boating, or simply relax with a picnic by the river. Admire the original trestle lock and weir chamber, which regulates water levels along the Murray River.

  • Gunbower National Park:
    Next, continue west to Gunbower National Park, an untouched wilderness perfect for nature enthusiasts. Go on a scenic drive, hike along the riverbanks, or spot unique bird species. If you have a canoe, don't miss the chance to paddle along Gunbower Creek.


Road Trip 3: Food and Wine Delights

Duration: 2-3 days

  • Echuca:
    Start your gastronomic journey in Echuca and visit the local farmers' market for fresh produce. Sample gourmet cheeses, olives, and artisanal products. Don't forget to enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the town's cosy cafes.

  • Rich River Golf Club:
    Head south to the renowned Rich River Golf Club, nestled in a picturesque setting along the Murray River. Play a round of golf on one of the two championship courses and soak in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. After a satisfying game, treat yourself to a delicious meal at the club's restaurant, where you can indulge in local flavours paired with fine wines.

  • Morrisons Winery & Restaurant:
    Continue your culinary journey to Morrisons Winery & Restaurant, just a short drive from Echuca. This family-owned winery boasts a serene atmosphere and offers a delightful selection of wines. Take a guided tour of the vineyard, learn about the winemaking process and savour tastings of their award-winning wines. Pair your wine with a delectable meal at their restaurant, which features seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

  • Cape Horn Vineyard:
    Venture further south to Cape Horn Vineyard, a hidden gem in the region. This boutique winery offers a unique wine-tasting experience in a tranquil setting. Enjoy panoramic views of the vineyard as you sample their exceptional cool-climate wines. Take a leisurely stroll through the vineyard, appreciating the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

  • St Anne's Winery:
    Conclude your food and wine road trip with a visit to St Anne's Winery, in nearby Moama. Explore the historic cellar door and taste a wide range of wines, including sparkling, red, and fortified varieties. Don't miss the opportunity to try their famous Muscat, which has garnered international acclaim. Pair your wine tasting with a platter of local produce for a truly indulgent experience.

Travel Tips:

  • The Echuca Moama region is easily accessible by road, with Echuca located approximately a 2.5-hour drive north of Melbourne.
  • Consider staying overnight in Echuca or Moama to fully immerse yourself in the region's charm and make the most of your road trip.
  • Check the opening hours of wineries, restaurants, and attractions in advance, as some may have seasonal variations.
  • Respect the natural environment and local communities by following any signage and regulations in national parks and protected areas.
  • Take breaks and enjoy the journey, as the scenic landscapes along the Murray River are part of the road trip experience.
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