Echuca Moama is a perfect destination for a weekend of enjoying nature based attractions and the outdoors!
The weather is generally quite a few degrees warmer than Melbourne and there’s plenty of options to soak up the fresh air!
1. Experience Echuca Moama on a Stand Up Paddle Board
There couldn’t be a more COVID safe activity! If you’re an early bird and want to pack in a full day of activities, then choose a sunrise paddle on the Murray River. Whatever the time of day, this activity is guaranteed fun. We personally love an early evening paddle with the unique sounds of the cockatoos flying home to their evening roost.
Echuca Moama Stand Up Paddle: www.echucasup.com.au 0439 682 693
Emu Outdoors: 0400 290 718
2. Walking and Cycling Activities
The Banuyle State Forest in Echuca is a great place for a walk or a bike ride. Grab a map from the Echuca Visitor Information Centre – or look online. You can take numerous short walks, or a very long walk and enjoy the bush scenery, river tracks and river views.
Echuca Visitor Information Centre: www.echucamoama.com 03 5480 7555
3. Echuca Scenic Cycling Tour
Book a Green Pedal E-bike Tour and discover the Echuca Scenic Trail, a 5km walking or cycling track, with 360 degree nature views. See where the Campaspe and Murray Rivers meet. If you enjoy bird watching you won’t be disappointed. Occasionally you will spot a kangaroo or two in the evening. The Scenic Trail begins near the new Echuca Moama bridge, and just near the Victoria Park Boat Ramp. Green Pedal Bike Tours leave from the Echuca Visitor Information Center.
Green Pedal Cycles: www.greenpedal.com.au 0490 048 239
4. Relax and unwind at Echuca Aquatic Reserve
This beautiful park is located just near the Visitor Information Centre and is the home of the multi award winning Riverboats Music Festival. It’s a great place to relax, especially in the evening. Enjoy the bird life and the sounds of nature. Grab a coffee, your book and a picnic rug. Relax by the lagoon and enjoy!
5. Cycle to Moama Cafes and Wineries
If you have a bike with you, or if you don’t, hire a Green Pedal standard bike or e-bike and take a ride to Moama. Here you can enjoy the river views from Moama Wharf and Moama Beach, and then cycle out to Three Black Sheep and St Anne’s Winery. Three Black Sheep have fabulous outdoor (and indoor dining) and at St Anne’s you can sit and relax on the grass while you enjoy their complimentary wine tasting or a delightful platter. If you’re keen for another winery, Morrison’s is nearby. They also have a fabulous outdoor deck, with Murray River views. So many options!
3 Black Sheep: (03) 5482 5770
St Anne’s Winery: (03) 5480 0099
Morrisons Riverview Winery, Restaurant & Brewery (03) 5480 0126
4. Billabong Ranch has great outdoor activities on offer.
If you’d like to spend some time on horseback, you can choose from a 1 Hour Bush & Creek Trail Ride, 2hr Goulburn River Ride or a 3 Hour Goulburn & Murray River Ride. What a great way to experience the Murray!
Billabong Ranch: (03) 5483 5122
Choose the bike that’s right for you!
Options include – E-bike cruisers (step through e-bikes), E-mountain bikes and Standard bikes. Helmet and lock included in all hire options. If you would prefer a personalised experience with a local guide, check out our guided cycling tours.
Whatever option you choose, you’ll see more and enjoy more on a bicycle!