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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5481 0500
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Historical heritage

Great place to know the history of Echuca and their guided tour is greatly recommended. The tour... read more

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Trip back in time

The Port of Discovery was a step back to Echuca of ye olde days. We enjoyed looking in the shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5481 0500
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Great place to know the history of Echuca and their guided tour is greatly recommended. The tour guide and counter staff are very friendly too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Port of Discovery was a step back to Echuca of ye olde days. We enjoyed looking in the shops, in particular the Fudge Shop. We recommend the $20 box. The wine store has tastings (recommend the Sav but the Chardy was lovely too) all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found the the whole historical precinct to be very commercial, selling eBay purchased items at ridiculous prices. I however loved the paddle steamer experience. The people in the boutique shops were pompous. The locals are gracious and friendlyMore

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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you haven't enjoyed your time in the Port of Echuca. However, the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre (this TripAdvisor page) encompasses the museum and Echuca Wharf only. If your comments are regarding our gift shop,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heaps to see and do and read, they get the kids involved so that's half the battle won, good place for everyone

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited on Good Friday, lots of paddle steamers cruising along the river was interesting to watch, and great views. The old wharf area was fascinating to explore. Even had olden style games (including tic tac toe) for the kids. Very friendly staff. We...More

Thank Karen Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of history which give you a sense of travelling back in time. Lots of boats and water activities along the river. Great place to catch a breeze in the afternoon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Giving a great taste of the old river cargo days the kids enjoyed there time in this area and the views from the river are great especially the old wharf.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The port of Echuca is a wonderful step back in time, a living history lesson. Along with the Main Street and surrounds reading all the wall plagues about the history of the buildings and first families

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Naturally this place is right on the Wharf and provides both an information centre, and for a fee, admittance to the wharf area to see the workings of the 1850's working wharf Education for both adults and children alike

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were part of a group from a Probus Club doing the night tour. The lady that was our guide was very weird and a necromancer (a person that communicates with the dead), and she wasn't joking. The long and drawn out tour in the...More

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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It's unfortunate that you haven't enjoyed your time with us and your trip to the Port of Echuca. The Port After Dark tour is specifically designed to focus on the darker aspects of Echuca's history - this includes murder stories,...More

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Anne M
April 3, 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
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beejrobbo
October 1, 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
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sal22745
July 24, 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!
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