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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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  • It was a quiet Sunday and we visited the port only to find some of the attractions had closed and the tours had finished, we were offered a discounted entry to still walk through, so we took the offer...  more »
  • Visited with my three small children. We did the 1 hour guided tour with Joel who was informative, passionate and interesting for both kids and adults alike! There was a 'finding' activity for the kid...  more »
  • Echuca has such an incredible history. This centre offers a wide range of information and experiences. Lots to see and do.  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.

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