Murray River Paddlesteamers
History of the paddlesteamer era
Abandoned steamboats and barges, tall redgum wharf, small towns that show evidence of once having been much larger, old station homesteads that face the Murray, all these are constant reminders to the river traveller of the days when hundreds of steamers raced along the Murray River, opening up large areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. For many settlers, they were the only source of supply and contact with the outside world.
twistED is an award winning family tourist destination in the heart of Echuca. Get in touch with your inner scientist and play science!
Test your reaction speed, discover the future of food, challenge your friends and family to build a virtual river, make fantastic flying machines and experience a new way to play.
Beware, having fun is a must!
Escape the summer sun or the wintery winds and play in comfort year round.
Gravity Shack has bouncing covered with interconnected trampolines, performance area, giant air bag, dodgeball area and basketball lanes for the kids (and big kids) to explore.
Trampolining is a low impact health activity, rewarding for both the mind and the body! But the kids don’t need to know that – they can just enjoy exploring a playground where they can bounce and laugh the day away.
Thats not all… Gravity shack has added a multi-level playground with belly tickling slides and obstacles for many ages to enjoy.
We have a volcano that can challenge even the best of tree climbers.
Lets make those smiles even bigger!
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
The Great Aussie Beer Shed is the first Beer Can, Brewery Related and Australiana Museum. Infact it is the only museum of it’s kind in Australia.
A unique Tourist attraction featuring over 16,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world, and other brewery related items including beer tap tops and tap handles, trays, old wooden beer barrels, bottles, signs both old and modern, brewery manufacturing equipment and machinery and plenty more.
Catering also available for parties, corporate events etc.
National Holden Motor Museum
The largest one make car museum in Australia. Discover an institution begun by James Holden in 1856. An ever-changing display of over 40 beautifully restored Holdens, rare prototypes, historical film footage and a unique range of souvenirs.
Just metres from the historic Port of Echuca.
Open 7 days a week. 9am – 5pm.
M.V. Mary Ann – Cruising Restaurant
The new M.V. Mary Ann is a sophisticated luxury cruiser, moored at Riverboat Dock in Echuca, Victoria. With majestic views, this beautiful fully licensed vessel can cater for 120 guests. She has been completely refurbished and is the ideal venue for a luxury cocktail style function or seated dining event. The menus on the M.V. Mary Ann offer a rich, modern culinary dining experience, featuring the freshness of local ingredients, complemented by wines, locally produced from our region and beyond.
Situated 6kms from Moama on the Cobb Highway.
Come along to our meetings and check out the fun filled evening you can have at Heartland Raceway, Friendly staff, friendly spectators, good food, cold drinks plus a licensed Bar, terraced concrete seating and for added comfort and viewing a Grandstand at the reasonable cost of $5.00.
The Echuca Paintball field in Echuca-Moama is quite simply Australia’s biggest and best Paintball venue!
300 acres, 20 themed paintball playing fields just 2 hours from Melbourne and 1 hour from Bendigo.
At Echuca-Moama, we boast over 20 unique themed paintball playing fields, set on a massive 300 acres – “Wild West”, “Junkyard”, “The Alamo”, “Celtic Ruins”, “Braveheart” and “The Fort” to name just a few. Located just over the border in NSW, we are just a short 2 hour drive from Melbourne.
Paintball Games and Nite Paintball
Echuca Boat & Canoe Hire
Echuca Boat & Canoe Hire offers you a chance to experience the might Murray River up close and personal. The Murray is a slow moving river with no rapids or white water. The business is located just up river fro the Victoria Park Boat Ramp and behind the Echuca City Caravan Park at the northern end of town. You can hire an aluminium motor boat or canoe by the hour to explore the Murray River around Echuca Moama.
Try Campanoeing, self guided camping canoe trips on the Murray River from a few hours up to 14 days.
Billabong Ranch Adventure Park & Trail Rides
Billabong Ranch is a great place for people to stay or visit. Billabong Ranch is situated on 310 acres, 12 kms east of Echuca and is open daily for visitors and families.
With a huge range of onsite activities for all types of weather, Billabong is THE place to be if your group requires sole occupancy, fantastic food and a wonderfully, active time.
The Black Pudding
Undoubtedly Echuca/Moama’s finest cafe for a satisfying breakfast, with two locations within the port area you will not be disappointed!
Horseland offer fabulous school holiday programs for the kids. They offer a fun country day out where the kids can gets hands on and learn how to care for and ride a horse
Brett Sands Watersport
Brett Sands Watersports is located at one of Australia¹s Mecca destinations for Watersports the mighty Murray River
at Echuca/Moama. Renowned for it¹s high quality coaching, superb customer service and sublime water conditions,
Brett Sands Watersports is adjacent to us here at Merool on the Murray.
Echuca Attractions in Victoria
Echuca in Victoria has a plethora of attractions and you will find something to occupy everyone while staying at Merool Holiday Park.
Echuca attractions have so much variety that both young and old will long to come back and experience it all again.
Merool Holiday Park offers you the ideal location to stay while you enjoy all that Echuca has to offer. In Echuca, you do not have to worry about being bored as there is always plenty to do and experience.
What to do during your holiday
While there is plenty on offer right at the holiday park in Merool, including swimming pools, games rooms and jumping pillows, if you want to step out a little further, nearby Echuca can provide entertainment for those seeking to relax or get an adrenaline rush.
For those who prefer to relax, you could book a cruise on one of Murray River’s paddle steamers. Sit back and enjoy this river cruise, where you can even enjoy lunch or dinner. Take in more of the history of New South Wales during your visit and return to Merool feeling culturally enriched.
You could also visit the National Holden Motor Museum and learn more about Holden cars, and there are over 40 vehicles to see.
No holiday is complete without tasting some of the finest cuisines the local area has to offer. Try The Black Pudding for an unforgettable breakfast experience.
For those who are looking for more of a thrill-seeking holiday, why not try paintballing in Echuca? This huge paintballing field will see you working in teams to beat the opposition. Why not challenge a friend or family member to this fun activity?
There’s more to do outdoors as well
Brett Sands Waterpark is fantastic for those who want to get wet and wild. Try wakeboarding, waterskiing and barefooting, along with others, at this fun park. By the end of this experience, you will get a good night’s sleep back at Merool Holiday Park.
Families will love attractions such as Horseland, which caters well for children. They can learn to ride and discover the secrets of how to take care of horses.
For those who like their beer, The Great Aussie Beer Shed is not to be missed. You can see over 16,000 beer cans from across Australia and the world. Alongside this, you can see brewery equipment and historic beer barrels and signs.
At the end of an exciting day of sightseeing, you can rest easy knowing that you can come back to Merool Holiday Park and relax on one of the best beaches along the Murray or even take a dip in the lake.
Discover Echuca’s activities while at Merool Holiday Park
With so much on offer in Echuca Moama, the only difficulty you will have is deciding what to do and seeing how much you can fit into your holiday.
For the best place to stay when enjoying attractions in Echuca, Vic, book your stay at Merool Holiday Park for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Contact us today to book your holiday.