The mighty Murray River, red gum forests, the Historic Port of Echuca, an abundance of supporting tourism product, major events and a wonderful climate, ensures the Murray Shire is consistently popular with visitors.
Boasting more sunny days than Queensland's Gold Coast, Murray Shire is just 205km (two and a half hours drive) from Melbourne.
Echuca Moama represents a bygone era of horse-drawn carriages, paddlesteamers and blacksmiths, as well as providing all the convenience of the modern era. Nestled at the point where the Murray, Campaspe and Goulburn rivers meet, Echuca Moama is the closest point on the Murray to Melbourne, making it a natural choice for city-dwellers to holiday or country folks to get away. The twin towns offer everything you want, everything you need and more. You are sure to find something to enjoy, whatever the occasion.
Mathoura, north of Moama, began as a market garden and a pub on a drovers' track in the mid-1800's, and built itself as a timber source for the developing young nation of Australia. Today, it has become a mecca for lovers of a gentle country lifestyle and those seeking peaceful holidays amid forests, waterways and a beautiful natural environment. Mathoura's wetlands are recognised as internationally significant and the area is well-known for its world-class bird observatory.
The quaint village of Womboota, north-west of Moama, was originally an outstation of Perricoota Station. The Old School Winery and Meadery offers visitors the chance to taste grape wines and meads.
It just goes to show that paradise can easily be reached!
For information on the Murray River Region, please visit their website here.
For information on the Murray Valley National and Regional Parks, please visit their website here.
Visit the links below to learn more about tourism in the Murray Shire and surrounds.