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Echuca

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Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. The border town of Moama is adjacent on the northern side of the Murray River in New South Wales. Echuca is the administrative centre and largest settlement in the Shire of Campaspe. As of the 2011 census, Echuca had a population of 13,708. The population of the combined Echuca and Moama townships was estimated be 20,365 at June 2015.Echuca, an Aboriginal name meaning "Meeting of the Waters", is indicative of the role rivers have played in the town's existence. Echuca is situated close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe, and Murray Rivers. Its position at the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne contributed to its development as a thriving river port city during the 19th century.HistoryFoundationEchuca was founded by one of the most enterprising characters of the early colonial days, an ex-convict named Henry Hopwood. In 1850 he bought a small punt which operated across the Murray River near the Campaspe junction. The relatively small settlement known as "Hopwood's Ferry" became Echuca as the town grew. The Post Office known as Hopwoods Punt opened around 1854 and was renamed Echuca on 1 January 1855.
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Specialty Museum
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
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Duration: 2 hours
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National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2 hours
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Marina
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Echuca

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Pioneer Settlement Swan Hill
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Duration: 4 hours
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Tahbilk Tabilk
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Victoria Park Lake Shepparton
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Landmark
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk Seymour
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Hidden gems in Echuca

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Winery / Vineyard
St. Anne's Winery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
The Strawberry Pick
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Brewery
Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Glenda's Candle Scents
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Echuca

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Echuca Chocolate Company
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Echuca Heritage Sweet Co
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Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Echuca Farmhouse Cheese
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Echuca

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History Museum
Echuca Historical Society Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Art Gallery
Whistle Stop Studio Gallery
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Duration: 30 minutes

Wineries in Echuca

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Winery / Vineyard
Cape Horn Vineyard
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Duration: 2 hours
Wine Tour / Tasting
Echuca Moama Wine Tours
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Duration: 2 hours

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