Nestled along the Murray River banks in Australia, the Port of Echuca offers a fascinating journey of discovery that takes one back to a time long ago. If you are looking for an Echuca motel Australia has to offer within easy reach of this historic site then consider staying at Sundowner Echuca Nirebo Motel. This is was once the country’s biggest inland ports during the 1800’s and has been made popular for being the place you can find the world’s biggest paddle steamer collection. Among the highlights is the P.S Adelaide which is the oldest wooden hulled paddleboat in operation in the world. Also of note is the Echuca Wharf which was constructed in 1865 and it is here that the paddle steamers were created to operate on the river.
If you wish to explore the port make sure to take one of Echuca Wharf’s guided tours which will take you back to the days of old. For a complete visitor experience hop aboard the P.S. Pevensey or the P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot which offer a 60 minute cruise and let you enjoy what it feels like to travel on a steam paddleboat.
So what more can you expect on your exploration around the Port of Echuca? As you explore the locale you will come across steam traction engines, a sawmill site, the Earnshaw Walkway and a display of original steam pumps. Make time to visit the Cargo Shed Museum too where you can learn more about the beginnings and development of Echuca and discover how this enchanting port became a hub for transportation on the river.