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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5481 0500
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A 10 Star experience - Port of Echuca

My partner and I took a holiday in Moama this past weekend. Walking through Echuca we were looking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claire C
Port of Echuca

Interesting place to spend a few hours. There are some good places to eat close by..it's in walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Port of Echuca is a living monument to the 1870's when it was Australia's largest inland port and indeed the third largest port in Australia outside Sydney and Melbourne. Authentic steam driven paddlesteamers depart daily from the Echuca Wharf which originally extended 333 metres in length in the 1880's and has been recently been reconstructed.Home of the TV series "All the Rivers Run", the Port of Echuca will provide you with a glimpse of what live was really like in the late 1800's. With the new Discovery Centre now open, it is indeed an attraction not to be missed.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5481 0500
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Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I took a holiday in Moama this past weekend. Walking through Echuca we were looking for something to do that didn't involve drinking at one of the many pubs (as great as that is) we were looking for something a little extra...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to spend a few hours. There are some good places to eat close by..it's in walking distance to some of the main shopping area.loads of shops selling fishing gear alongside each other. In one of the shops we purchased pink salt that is...More

Thank sueluxton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On behalf of myself and my partner, we have always loved and enjoyed The Port After Dark Tours. We have been on several tours in the last couple of years with Jenny and Joel and they are both lovely people, excellant and knowledgeable tour guides...More

Thank Alex K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays are all really good, some interactive and all are informative about the Colonial origins of the Port of Echuca. If you are into machinery and paddle steamers you will love it. If you are interested in Colonial social history you will also enjoy...More

Thank Mooondance
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is one place you have to come and see. So much to learn about Echuca. Great value, staff our so friendly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We added this on as a detour on our recent trip to Bendigo but were very disappointed to find out we missed the last paddle boat cruise by 15 minutes. We got there at 3:00. I would advise to get there at least by 12:00....More

Thank Saminda E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do like walking around the Port of Echuca area. We brought the kids here a few times and we all liked it, especially the walk on the old wharf. On a recent visit it seems the wharf is now behind a pay wall. That...More

Thank Gonefishingx
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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you enjoy visiting the Echuca Wharf. However, we would like to point out that the Wharf has been paid entry since early 1970’s. If you have previously accessed the Wharf without an entry fee, that...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

In the old Echuca Town stands this ultra modern building, replacing the historic Evans Sawmill. The foyer is a busy area ready to take your money at $14.00 a head to see a very good display, with very little inter action for children, this fee...More

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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the museum’s displays and your time in the Port of Echuca. We would agree that our museum currently could use some more interaction for children. This is something management is currently working on. If...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

For a start if there is going to be a reply to this comment, please have the required social decorum and state your BUSINESS TITLE and NAME. I have read all the poor and terrible reviews and their replies. It is most irsksome to read...More

1  Thank Hart D
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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. As this is the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre’s Tripadvisor page, clearly the responses published here are from the same business. The published responses on this page are discussed by the management team of the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre,...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Very good collection of the history from the dock, town and river. We went on a guided tour and that was fantasticMore

Thank brettathetank
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ManagerPort, Manager at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It’s wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed the history and stories that we are privileged to share. Our Guided Tours are continually reported to be one of the most valued experiences in the Port of Echuca, so we appreciate...More

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Anne M
3 April 2018|
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Response from ManagerPort | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Thank you for your enquiry with us. There are a few different options available for you. Firstly, almost all of the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre experience is wheelchair accessible. However, there may be some... More
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beejrobbo
1 October 2017|
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Response from ManagerPort | Property representative |
Hi beejrobbo, The Guided Tours run for approximately 1 hour. They run daily at 11:30am and 1:30pm (unless specified otherwise). As the answers above indicate, you will also have all day access to the Discovery Centre... More
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sal22745
24 July 2017|
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Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays are fine as you will have no problem. But if you want to go on a particular paddlesteamer, then check as some do not run every day. Enjoy your trip as Echuca is lovely!
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