Echuca Blues Festival
Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, the twin towns of Echuca Moama are the closest point to the Murray from Melbourne and are the home of the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival (25-27 July 2014). Held every year on the last weekend in July, this free event is based around the historic Echuca Heritage Port Precinct with a three day program featuring 40+ blues artists performing in over 20 venues.
The one hat Oscar W’s Wharfside Red Gum Grill and Deck Bar is positioned high on the Murray River’s bank, next to Echuca’s famous red gum wharf with amazing views over the Murray River and Australia’s paddle steamer fleet. Oscar W’s celebrates the traditional with a subtle contemporary twist. Recycled timbers, galvanised iron, stainless steel, a huge open fire and antique lounges combine to create a truly unique Echuca experience.
Ceres Restaurant has a strong Mediterranean influence and a preference for using the freshest ingredients sourced as locally as possible. The wine list reflects this ethos with the best of the local drops offered by the glass along with great wines from further afield, this is matched with a relaxed atmosphere and a strong local following.
Antonio’s on the Port is located in the heart of the heritage precinct of Echuca and offers a fine selection of authentic and contemporary Italian cuisine. Guests can relax and dine in a warm and friendly atmosphere and enjoy some old world hospitality. Antonio’s boasts a wide selection of home style, gourmet wood fired pizzas made from the freshest ingredients and cooked right before patron’s eyes in the wood fired oven.
CocknBull Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation in a tranquil riverside location. Beautifully positioned along the banks of the Campaspe River, the CocknBull Boutique Hotel is only a short stroll away from paddle steamers, restaurants, cafes, bars and the historic Port of Echuca. Spacious self-contained one and two bedroom apartments, river views, solar heated pool and courtyard gardens provide the ideal space for a relaxing midweek break, weekend away or extended stay.
Quest Echuca is centrally located in the heart of town, with all that Echuca has to offer within easy walking distance. The property features a combination of 60 stylish studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments with superb modern furnishings and AAAT 4.5 star rating.
The historic Port of Echuca is recognised as one of Australia’s finest heritage icons and is home to the largest fleet of steam-driven paddle steamers in the world. The Echuca Wharf has recently been restored, enhanced by new red gum walkways weaving along the riverbank proving many new opportunities to view the Murray River and all its activity. Visitors can immerse themselves in history and take a tour at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre or enjoy a relaxing river cruise.
The Great Aussie Beer Shed is the first and only, beer can, brewery related and Australiana museum in Australia. This unique tourist attraction features over 16,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world, and other brewery related items including beer tap tops and tap handles, trays, old wooden beer barrels, bottles, signs both old and modern, brewery manufacturing equipment and machinery.
History buffs will enjoy the Echuca Historical Society Museum & Archive – a treasure trove of memorabilia, historical documents, riverboat photos, original Murray River charts and more.
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