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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, Echuca

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Get a glimpse of what life was like in the late 1800s at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre. Wander about this authentic working steam port and explore its steam-driven paddle steamers and riverboats. As you take a ride on the boat down the river, you will learn why the wharf was crucial to the town’s development. The port offers guided tours of the wharf, its hotel with a secret underground bar, and a historic sawmill site. By using our Echuca trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and other attractions in Echuca.
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  • Looks the part but poorly lacking when it comes to souvenir buying. The need to join the queue that is mainly for those who want to book activities is pointless, time consuming and makes one want to l...  more »
  • The Discovery Centre itself is well set up but the highlight of the visit is the guided tour by Joel. He should be on the stage. His commentary on a walk through the historic precinct brings the hay d...  more »
  • Enjoyed going back in time, we didn't take a tour as we were too late visiting but what we saw & read was very interesting. It's Echuca's heritage so it is worth a visit.  more »
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  • The restored wharf, the historical shops, pubs, etc together with the artisans at work and steamboat whistles in the background gives a great feeling of life on the river in the 1870's. However, the information provided on the tour from the Discovery Centre was lacking in its treatment of life on the river prior to white settlement. There was no mention of the very strong indigenous culture along the Murray river apart from the name of Echuca as “Meeting of the Waters”. An offhand comment was made about a burial ground. It was embarrassing to have international tourists present. Not good enough Echuca management. Time to bring your attitudes up to contemporary community expectations.
  • Great place to look back into the past, good tourist place to visit - also do a paddel steamer ride
  • If not the best, it was one of the best guided tours I have ever attended. The guide was amazing and they even have three big steam engines working in display! Highly recommended
  • wondeful way to spend the day and learn a little bit about our paddelsteamer history and they important part they played i
  • Cute period shops, movie house, penny arcade and paddle steamers. Lots of good cafe's bars and restaurants. Good fish and chips. Great river walks. Only 2.5 km from Melbourne.