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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great to see history

Good to find out how the steamers came about and the birth of the port. The blacksmith demo was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jo j
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Fascinating part of Echuca

Echica Port and the Discovery Centre is a "must do" attraction in Echuca. It is, after all, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“paddle steamer”(111 reviews)
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...more
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74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5481 0500
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All reviews steamers guided tour paddle steamer the river wharf area dark tour interactive displays star hotel step back in time boat ride penny arcade lots of history australian history wine tasting great place to visit fudge well worth the visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good to find out how the steamers came about and the birth of the port. The blacksmith demo was great.

Thank jo j
Reviewed 3 days ago

Echica Port and the Discovery Centre is a "must do" attraction in Echuca. It is, after all, the reason Echuca existed in the past. It provides a fascinating insight to the life of the port in the past where is was a very different place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting knowledge Loved the old steam boats and the old port village.. Exellent customer service frm the area..a Exellent day out..

Thank JUDY R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love walking around every time we come to visit we come here and we see different things all the time we love it

Thank annewhelan2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well set out and preserved port area that gives you a glimpse into when Echuca was a busy port on the Murray River. Lovely old buildings and characters throughout the old port area and the stagecoach ride is a must down the streets and then...More

Thank roskoedj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did an escorted tour with Joel . He was amazing do much information and history. He took us places not open to the public and made the hour pass very quickly. We had a great time ! Cost only $8.50 / Head with discount

Thank Laurel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information, also lots of people who often aren’t nearly as patient as the lady working there. Love the house cat.

Thank MadeInOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 young children (3-11) out for a day at the discovery centre and had a wonderful day exploring and learning about the steamers from years gone by. We found it a bit like sovereign hill but more hands on and interactive -...More

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the combination tour which included visiting the discovery centre on our own, taking a very interesting & quirky guided tour around the port with the extremely entertaining Joel, lunch at The Star Hotel & a cruise on the PS Pevensey. Excellent value for...More

Thank TrishK68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hands on display of how life was back in the Paddle steamer days when Echuca was a thriving port. Videos to watch and cupboards with artefacts to pull out. You can also walk through the old port area and view the remaining, restored paddle...More

Thank Xena100bc
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Anne M
3 April 2018|
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Response from ManagerPort | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Thank you for your enquiry with us. There are a few different options available for you. Firstly, almost all of the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre experience is wheelchair accessible. However, there may be some... More
1 October 2017|
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Response from ManagerPort | Property representative |
Hi beejrobbo, The Guided Tours run for approximately 1 hour. They run daily at 11:30am and 1:30pm (unless specified otherwise). As the answers above indicate, you will also have all day access to the Discovery Centre... More
24 July 2017|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays are fine as you will have no problem. But if you want to go on a particular paddlesteamer, then check as some do not run every day. Enjoy your trip as Echuca is lovely!