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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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Great way to learn interactively with a paddle boat ride with friendly and helpful staff. Kids enjoyed the port spotto to make getting around the museum more fun for them. We want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great way to learn interactively with a paddle boat ride with friendly and helpful staff. Kids enjoyed the port spotto to make getting around the museum more fun for them. We want to sleep in Stretches bed today !!! Brrrr

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Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's interesting to hear & see the history of Echuca. The staff are very friendly & knowledgeable. What was great is that it's dog friendly. We took our small dog on a Murray river cruise & were even able to take her through the discovery centre. Our dog kept her distance from the port cat when we went on the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very interesting display. Well worth the experience. History of paddleboats well depicted. Beautiful views of the Murray river.+

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was a great experience learning about the history of the Murray River & it's surrounds. There are working displays of a sawmill and steam engines and the old port & railway station along with lots of equipment and photos. Well worth a visit. The engineer who operated the steam engine was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Loved the Port of Echuca. We had a paddle boat trip, as well as a guided tour of the discovery centre and the port - so interesting and our guide was fantasic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had a really great time here. Our visit coincided with the school holidays and they ran a special Treasure hunt for the kids. Our kids loved it. The museum is really well laid out and we all learned a lot about Echuca's past and the history of paddlesteamers on the Murray. Would recommend it highly.

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Melton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wrong time of the year to visit, we went mid week prior to school holidays and a lot was closed, although was a great experience, with a nice walk through the old days.

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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and feedback. The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9am - 5pm. The Port of Echuca Discovery Centre encompasses everything river side that is "behind the fence" and include the historic wharf, Cargo Shed Museum, the Evans Sawmill and Steam Display. Businesses along Murray Esplanade at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoyed touring the Murray River on the Pevensey. Was great being able to take our dog with us. Only downfall was that it was very hard to hear the commentary. What we could hear, we enjoyed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

very extensive , pity the new display wasn't finished. we'll be back. good for photography, will bring my U3A class for a weekend

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Guided tour was great for history of the town, excellent displays of how things were done in the past. Worth the visit.

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Additional Information about Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Address: 74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5481 0500
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Echuca
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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