Bendigo – Echuca
Echuca is Victoria’s gateway to the epic Murray River and an iconic Australian destination. Travel there with Oceania Tours, board your voyage in old-fashioned paddle steamer and cruise along this majestic river, taking in the gum tree lined riverbanks and heritage buildings of the twin towns.
|Min: 2 adults
Max: 11 people
DAILY (does not run on 25DEC, 01JAN)
Highlights & Inclusions
- Visit to Bendigo (free time plus group tour in vehicle)
- Paddle steamer tour on the Murray River
- One hour walking tour in Echuca
- Return transfers from Melbourne City Centre
Echuca (and its twin town across the river Moama), is synonymous with Victorian colonial heritage and is known as the capital of paddle steaming. On this relaxing day out, you will stop in the opulent city of Bendigo and travel on a paddle steamer to explore the Murray River from Echuca.
Your expert guide will firstly take you to one of Victoria’s famous gold-rush era cities, Bendigo. The city boasts an incredible array of heritage buildings, historical and cultural museums, art galleries and a bustling cosmopolitan food and wine scene. Your guide will introduce you to Bendigo and you will have some time to explore the city on your own.
Next, it’s a short trip to arrive in Echuca, previously host to a bustling riverine trade, and now a beautiful tranquil town lined with quaint heritage buildings and lively shops and cafés.
You will be treated to a river cruise aboard one of the historic paddle steamers where you can admire the red gum trees that line the river banks and daydream of a bygone era. Your tour also includes a one hour walking tour of the historic area.