Echuca, Australia, Travel Video Guide
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Echuca, Australia, Travel Video Guide

Echuca is an Australian town in northern Victoria. It’s across the Murray River from the town of Moama, in New South Wales. Paddle steamers depart near the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, which has exhibits on the 19th-century river trade, plus part of the original Echuca Wharf. The Echuca Historical Society Museum is dedicated to local history. Vintage cars are displayed at the National Holden Motor Museum.

In the 1860s to the early 1900s, Echuca was a bustling port with paddle steamers ferrying people and goods all through the Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee River systems.

By the early 1970’s, the port was derelict and unused. The council of the day decided that its paddle steamer heritage was unique and started the restoration of the port.

Today the paddle steamers are making a comeback. Many old sunken boats are being repaired to their former glory.

Kevin Hutchinson is a Shipwright who has played a large role in the paddle steamer revival.

Echuca is a great example of how rural towns can use their heritage to establish tourism.

We hope you enjoyed this video titled Echuca, Australia, Travel Video Guide. Though our video guides are designed to provide further insight into what it might be like to live in the state of Victoria, we’re hopeful that this video will also help you to choose places to visit (or even call home) when living in Australia.

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts!

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vk2ycj
12 years ago

Mark, wonderful video, thanks.

AP Seim
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AP Seim
12 years ago

Nicely put together as usual.

Ross Phillips
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Ross Phillips
2 years ago

And it's my home town

David Hines
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David Hines
1 year ago

Mike Shepherd's car on Brokenwood Mysteries is a 1971 Holden Kingswood.

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