Down to earth… In the language of the Yorta Yorta people – the traditional owners of this area – ‘Echuca’ means ‘meeting of the waters’, and the twin towns’ location near the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe, and Murray Rivers, makes it a perfect launching pad for exploring the region’s stunning waterways and natural environment.
Echuca Moama's backyard opens onto a natural landscape of magnificent river redgums, breathtaking river panoramas and an astonishing array of native wildlife. Moama's bushland offers a wide variety of walking and cycling trails, winding along the banks of the Murray and through productive ecosystems – perfect for those wanting to reconnect with nature.
Want to know a local secret for starting your day the best way? A sunrise Stand Up Paddle Board tour. Hire a board and take a tour where you'll pass through picturesque bushland, under the historic Moama Bridge and through to the Port of Echuca. This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to view the iconic Echuca wharf. There are also barbecue pontoon boats for hire; a fun and easy way to enjoy the river on a long, warm afternoon with friends and family.
…and a little bit fancy. The twin towns’ newly emerging culinary scene is also not to be missed. Visitors will discover a stunning landscape of boutique vineyards and artisan producers all bursting to welcome you in for a taste. In the heart of Moama you'll find the Perricoota region, one of Australia's newest and most exciting wine regions, specialising in delicate, crisp, dry whites, full bodied reds and all styles in between. A lunch on the deck at Morrison’s Winery overlooking the river is a leisurely way to sample food and wines from the area.
Local farmers’ markets are another great place to find seasonal fare and homemade goods. Meet the local growers and stock your basket with fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, local meats, olive oil and honey. Later, head into one of the standout restaurants in Echuca for a world-class celebration of local produce in a sophisticated setting.
Echuca Moama is a destination like no other. A place to bask in glorious sunshine, experience the very best that life has to offer, and to reconnect with yourself, your family and your friends.