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Explore the historic Port of Echuca!

Exploring the Port of Echuca: A blend of heritage, shopping, and culinary experiences

Welcome to the historic Port of Echuca, a charming destination that sits on the banks of the mighty Murray River. Take a trip back in time and discover the history of the port and wharf, and explore Echuca’s beautiful scenery, great local eateries and cruisy shopping precinct.

Shopping Galore
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through Echuca’s charming streets, which are lined with boutique, antique, and specialty stores. Let's explore some of the must-visit shopping destinations:

  • Arbory Store: This delightful boutique showcases a collection of fashionable clothing, accessories, and homewares. Discover pieces from Australian and international designers, that have been carefully curated.

  • Echuca Heritage Sweet Co.: Indulge your sweet tooth at the Echuca Heritage Sweet Co., a colourful store in the Port of Echuca Historic Precinct. Sample a range of delectable, handcrafted candies, fudges, and chocolates, and witness the traditional sweet-making process in action. It's a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes.

  • Echuca Antiques: Embark on a journey through time at Echuca Antiques, a store that specialises in antique furniture, vintage collectibles, and unique curiosities. Discover hidden treasures and uncover the stories behind each piece as you peruse the carefully curated selection.

  • Good Ole Country Gifts: Step inside Good Ole Country Gifts, and you'll find a cosy haven filled with treasures. From trinkets to heart-warming gifts, the store offers a carefully curated selection that reflects the warm and welcoming spirit of the countryside.

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Unforgettable Attractions
Discover the history and heritage of Echuca though one of the many attractions around the Port of Echuca, from walking tours to paddlesteamer rides and much more:

  • Paddlesteamer Experience: Take a step back in time as you cruise down the Murray River on a historic paddlesteamer. Hop aboard the PS Emmylou or PS Canberra and let the gentle churning of the paddlewheels take you on a scenic journey through the river's breathtaking landscape.

  • Port of Echuca Discovery Centre: Journey into the past at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, where you can explore the beautifully preserved buildings and learn about the town's rich maritime heritage. Experience the relaxing wharf area, where paddlesteamers once lined up to transport goods along the Murray River. Immerse yourself in the stories of the river trade, the skilled craftsmen who built the paddlesteamers, and the bustling life of the port during its heyday.

  • National Holden Motor Museum: Situated near the port, the National Holden Motor Museum showcases an impressive collection of classic Holden vehicles, celebrating the Australian automotive industry. Marvel at the vintage cars on display, learn about their history and appreciate the craftsmanship and innovation that went into creating them.

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Culinary Delights
While you are enjoying your relaxing stroll around Echuca, you will find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and pubs to enjoy the region’s flavours. Here are some of our favourite spots:

  • Antonio's: Indulge in a fine dining experience at Antonio's, where you can savour modern Italian cuisine crafted with locally sourced ingredients. With a menu that highlights fresh and innovative dishes, you can expect an experience that captures the authentic flavours of Italy.

  • Monkee & Co: This vibrant eatery offers a fusion of traditional and modern Asian dishes with flavours inspired by Vietnam, China, Malaysia, and Thailand. The menu is designed to be shared in a fun and interactive way, drawing inspiration from the hawker-style street markets of Asia. It's the perfect way to share a delicious meal with friends and family.

  • Radcliffe's: Situated in the heart of Echuca's historic port area, Radcliffe’s specialises in seafood and foodie favourites. The dishes celebrate regional produce and are expertly prepared creating an unforgettable experience.

  • The Sweet Meadow: If you are up for a great breakfast or lunch experience, head to The Sweet Meadow. A charming cafe specialising in plant-based and gluten-free options. Enjoy their signature dishes like nourishing bowls, artisanal sandwiches, and decadent raw desserts, all made with whole, fresh and local foods.

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Endearing Surroundings:

While exploring Echuca, take the time to discover the captivating natural beauty that surrounds the town. Enjoy a leisurely riverside stroll or hire a bike and explore the scenic tracks that wind along the Murray River. For nature lovers, visiting Banyula State Forest is a must, where you can hike, picnic, or simply soak in the tranquillity of the lush surroundings.

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