Echuca sits on the Murray River which forms the natural border between Victoria and New South Wales. In its heyday, it was the busiest port in Australia, shipping wool, cotton, timber, wheat and supplies all over the inland regions of three states, until rail took over as the main form of transporting goods because it was faster and more flexible in terms of routes and destinations.
Now, a visit to the Port of Echuca is generally for the purposes of tourism and recreation.
The river has been known to flood to quite epic heights in the past. The markers on these trees give some indication.
The Clydesdales are always a highlight for me. I love these gentle giants, and they’re so photogenic!
Houseboat holidays are enormously popular here. It’s a great way to explore the river and leave the rest of the world behind.