Bendigo – Echuca
Echuca is Victoria’s gateway to the epic Murray River and an iconic Australian destination. Travel there with Oceania Tours to board your voyage in old-fashioned paddle steamer to cruise along the majestic river, taking in the gum tree lined riverbanks and heritage buildings of the twin towns.
|Min: 1 adult
Max: 11 people
On request (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 private 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 in 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 its cosmopolitan food and wine scene. Your guide will take for a drive around town to view some of the city’s tourist hot spots, plus you will have the chance for some free time to explore the city by foot.
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 tour aboard one of the historic paddle steamers where you can admire the red gum trees that line the river banks and imagine the riverine trade of days gone by. Your tour will also allow include a one hour walking tour of the area.