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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

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Address: 74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5481 0500
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Description: The Port of Echuca is a living monument to the 1870's when it was...
The Port of Echuca is a living monument to the 1870's when it was Australia's largest inland port and indeed the third largest port in Australia outside Sydney and Melbourne. Authentic steam driven paddlesteamers depart daily from the Echuca Wharf which originally extended 333 metres in length in the 1880's and has been recently been reconstructed.Home of the TV series "All the Rivers Run", the Port of Echuca will provide you with a glimpse of what live was really like in the late 1800's. With the new Discovery Centre now open, it is indeed an attraction not to be missed.
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We had a very good guide (Jenny) spoke very well and was very knowledgable kept the whole group interested and our trip on the paddle steamer was enjoyable. The whole centre is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a very good guide (Jenny) spoke very well and was very knowledgable kept the whole group interested and our trip on the paddle steamer was enjoyable. The whole centre is well worth a visit. The paddle steamers that have been restored are a real credit to the people who have done the job

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went on a tour with a guide, who really knew everything you need to know about the history of the town. He was a local and grew up on the river and is now part of a group restoring one of the original paddle steamers

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Camden, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is very interesting and provides a great insight into Echuca's history. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the audio visual display inside and all of the outdoor exhibits were well preserved and excellent. There were many unique photo opportunities available. When in Echuca you must do two things. One is to go on a... More 

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melb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, it is a great source of info on the history and the importantly significant role the inland rivers played in the days before roads and even the railways developed. It is not so much a hands on experience but rather a read and learn as you transverse the wharfe. The staff were very helpful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Staff here were excellent and able to provide information about the history and places of interest to visit. We got to visit a mead winery in Woomboota, well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I spent about an hour wondering around the Centre. Was worth the half price ticket price I paid, but not more. I was expecting more hands on things to do instead it was a lot of reading. I think the centre has a lot of potential, but I don't think the children will be interested. I've been to Echuca about... More 

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Balranald, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

very helpful with information on paddle steamer trips and worked out a fair price for a group of us.

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Upwey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is now a wonderful place to spend the day... so much to see and the money spent on its upgrade over the last few years has been well spent. We enjoyed evry minute of it!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A must while in Echuca and find the history behind this beautiful town. Kids enjoyed their time and very entertaining.

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After taking a trip on the Paddle steamer and seeing the information about the Port of Echuca we did not gain any more from the discovery centre, it is not very large and didn't enhance the trip. We were sold a joint ticket for both the boat trip and the centre and left a little disappointed.

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