Summer Holiday Activities in Echuca Moama

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10 Top Echuca Attractions to visit and things to do in Echuca, in Summer. Read this article to discover favourite attractions (recommended by locals) in Echuca, Moama and the Murray River region, to enjoy during the summer months.

Summer Holidays – Fun Times in Echuca Moama

Did you know Echuca has more hours of sunshine than the Gold Coast?  Summer is a great time to explore the shady river trails by bike, and the best time of year to enjoy Echuca’s water sports. 

Enjoy nature, history, the arts and our local wineries.

10 Top Echuca Moama Attractions to visit in Summer (Trusted Local Advice)

Explore some of our favourite attractions in Echuca, Moama and others in the Murray River region during the cooler months.

1. Take an E-Bike Tour and spend a day enjoying the natural beauty of the region

Pedal the shady paths and nature reserves of Echuca Moama without breaking a sweat on a Green Pedal electric bike tours. Choose from the Green Pedal Echuca Scenic Tour (90 minutes), or the Bike to Winery Tour (allow up to 3 hours) which are available Monday to Saturday.   Book ahead to secure your bike ride.  It’s a decision you won’t regret. Or take a self-guided ride by hiring a bike – for a day, or just a couple of hours.  Green Pedal is a mobile based business – book via the Green Pedal website or phone David on 0490 048 239.  Tours leave from just near the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre in Murray Esplanade Echuca.

Treat yourself afterwards with an ice cream from the Echuca Port Ice-creamery!

Note: due to health reasons Green Pedal is closed in January 2024 – come back soon to check our re-open date.  And keep reading for lots more things to do in Echuca Moama.

Horseshoe Lagoon Echuca Moama
Bike ride at Moama Beach

2. Stand Up Paddle on the Murray

Our favourite summer activity (apart from exploring on an E-Bike) is spending time on the water on a Stand Up Paddle Board.  There are 2 local operators to choose from.  Both will ensure you have a great experience!  We recommend an early morning SUP, or at dusk.

3. Soak up the sun at Moama Beach

Moama Beach is located under the original Echuca Moama bridge.  It’s a lovely sandy spot and is a popular place to swim.  Life jackets are recommended.  You can take a picnic, or use the bbqs to cook your lunch or dinner.  

Morning Paddle Board Echuca
Stand Up Paddle Murray River Echuca

4.  Aqua Island – Water fun for kids 

Aqua Island is a giant floating water park in Moama, open from November for the summer season.  Located at 1725 Perricoota Road Moama.  Minimum age is 3 years, and children up to 12 years must be supervised by an adult.  Sessions run for 3 hours – bookings recommended.  Check out the Aqua Island website for all the details.

5.  Cool Off At Chinamen’s Bend 

Chinamen’s Bend is a great place to cool off on a summer evening.  Head East along Pakenham St.  When it becomes Goulburn Road take a hook turn left onto Middle Track.  Follow this track all the way to the river and you will have reached Chinamen’s Bend, a sandy spot popular with families.  This is also the place where Echuca Moama SUP launch their paddle board tours.  

6.  Echuca’s Great Aussie Beer Shed

Drive or ride an E-Bike to the Great Aussie Beer Shed in Maryann Road, TripAdvisor’s number 1 Tourist Attraction in Echuca.  Open during school holidays and on weekends.  You won’t be disappointed with the vast collection of memorabilia and you will be entertained and welcomed by your host Neil Thomas.

Great Aussie Beer Shed: 377 Maryann Road (9:30am – 5pm weekends, public holidays and school holidays or by appointment at all other times. (Please don’t hesitate to ring 5480 6904).

7. Spend a while in Murray Esplanade Echuca

Wander through Murray Esplanade and stop in at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, Custom House Gallery and the Foundry Arts Space.  We also recommend a visit to the nearby Holden Museum and Echuca Historical Society.  As you meander the streets, enjoy a coffee or lunch at some of the our amazing cafes and restaurants.  There’s plenty of choice!

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre: 74 Murray Esplanade (9am – 5pm)

Foundry Art Space: 17 Murray Esplanade (10am – 4pm)

National Holden Motor Museum: 7-11 Warren Street (9am – 5pm)

Echuca Historical Society Museum:1 Dickson Street  (10am – 2pm )  

Murray Esplanade Echuca
Sweet Meadow Cafe Echuca

8.Visit the Wineries and Cafes

Take a drive (or ride your bike) to St. Anne’s Winery for a complementary wine tasting.  We also highly recommend their delicious platters.  We suggest that while you’re in Moama stop by at Morrison’s Riverview Winery – a lovely setting for lunch.  While you’re on the NSW side you could also visit Restdown Winery in Caldwell and the Old School Winery in Woomboota (we suggest you drive to these locations as they are too far on a bike!)   Another favourite Moama destination is Three Black Sheep. They serve great coffee and have a delicious breakfast and lunch menu.  Here’s a full list of the best places to eat in Echuca Moama.

 

Wine Tasting Bike Tour St. Annes
Walking beside the vines St Annes Winery Moama

9. Explore Echuca Moama on an E-Mountain Bike

Explore Echuca’s single trail river tracks on a Green Pedal E-Mountain Bike or cycle to the Moama Mountain Bike park (currently not accessibile due to the recent floods). You can hire an E-Mountain bikes for half, full and multiple days.  Cruiser Style bikes are also very popular, and are the most comfortable ride.

Note: due to health reasons Green Pedal is closed in January 2024 – come back soon to check our re-open date.  

Riverbank Ride Moama
Green Pedal Scenic E-bike Tour

10. Cruise the Murray

No trip to Echuca Moama is complete without experiencing a Paddlesteamer Cruise. 

Check out the Murray River Paddlesteamers or Echuca Paddlesteamers cruise schedules.  Murray River Paddlesteamers offer a one-hour family cruise aboard the 108-year-old PS Canberra and the popular Wharf to Winery lunch cruise.

Or take a one-hour cruise aboard the PS Pevensey paddlesteamer for a memorable river cruise on the mighty Murray River.

Witness the steam engines in operation and have a yarn with their friendly crew and skipper – they’re bound to share a tale or two! Or just sit back, relax, and watch the scenery go by. 

Read our Echuca Tours blog for more ideas of things to do in Echuca Moama.

Paddlesteamer Echuca
Riverboat Dock PaddleSteamer

Green Pedal, your one stop tour shop for E-Bike Hire and E-Bike tours in Echuca Moama

Have a chat with David when you collect your hire bikes, and he’ll give you a map to help you plan your self-guided E-Bike tour.  One suggestion is a self guided tour to Echuca’s famous Great Aussie Beer Shed.
 

Or, book a Green Pedal guided E-Bike Tour.  You’ll set a leisurely pace as you cruise alongside your friendly guide to the Port of Echuca, meandering alongside the Murray River and stopping by the stunning Moama Beach. Learn the history of the area while exploring, spot the local wildlife, or discover world-famous wineries and cellar doors in the heart of the Murray River region.

Guided E-Bike tours with local guide David, whose love for the region and E-Bike knowledge allows you to absorb the local atmosphere, and makes every holiday FUN!

Note: due to health reasons Green Pedal is closed in January 2024 – come back soon to check our re-open date.  

Join Us for a Summer E-Bike Ride, and discover the scenic and shady spots of Echuca Moama.

Book your E-Bike tour of Echuca with a private guide to see more and enjoy more of the beauty of our historic Riverboats town.  Tours and Hire are from Murray Esplanade Echuca, near the Murray River Paddlesteamer’s booking office.
 
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, contact the friendly team at Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre.
 
Interested to find out more?  Here is a comprehensive list of more than 31 things to do in Echuca Moama 

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