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. Using our online itinerary creator, Echuca attractions like Port of Echuca Discovery Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My son was keen to visit the train but we found out you had to visit the whole discovery centre. The guy behind the desk was very helpful. I had 1 child that wanted to go in and 2 who weren't keen but...  more »
  • A beautiful place to see what happened when the Paddle steamers were ruling the Murray. A real eye opener  more »
  • My wife and I visited on a Friday and arranged the heritage package tickets which included the discovery centre, a 1hr paddle steamer cruise and other local attractions. Excellent value for money! The...  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.
  • Really interesting and well thought out. We learnt a lot about the Paddleboat era.
  • A wonderful holiday destinatin - I visited outside the holiday season and found it very relaxing. Plenty of walks along the rivers; paddle steamer rides and great food places.
  • Tour was very enjoyable and tour guide was very entertaining, he 💘 loves his job.
  • 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

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