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Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Wonderful family day out!

We took our 4 young children (3-11) out for a day at the discovery centre and had a wonderful day... read more

Reviewed today
Leah B
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Port, Pub & Paddle steamers

We did the combination tour which included visiting the discovery centre on our own, taking a very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rockhampton, Australia
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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...more
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74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5481 0500
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Reviewed today via mobile

We took our 4 young children (3-11) out for a day at the discovery centre and had a wonderful day exploring and learning about the steamers from years gone by. We found it a bit like sovereign hill but more hands on and interactive -...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the combination tour which included visiting the discovery centre on our own, taking a very interesting & quirky guided tour around the port with the extremely entertaining Joel, lunch at The Star Hotel & a cruise on the PS Pevensey. Excellent value for...More

Thank TrishK68
Reviewed 2 days ago

A hands on display of how life was back in the Paddle steamer days when Echuca was a thriving port. Videos to watch and cupboards with artefacts to pull out. You can also walk through the old port area and view the remaining, restored paddle...More

Thank Xena100bc
Reviewed 2 days ago

This centre is a must to see, it covers the history of the area in great detail, the working machinery is in pristine condition and the guided tour ia a must do.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited this attraction previously, the new presentation is excellent and well worth a visit. Rather noisy with presentations to school parties but a great experience for them and full marks to the staff/volunteers who provide for this.

Thank DefaYag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best educational facilities for early Australian History. A big eye opener. Very comprehensive, with great dis[plays, interactive things for the kids, and plenty to read for the adults.

1  Thank lesd0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased the Port Discovery tour & cruise on The Paddlesteamer Canberra. Despite coming to Echuca many times over the past 30 years we had never done a guided tour of the Port. The history of the Port is interesting & to get the full...More

1  Thank Narelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to get a ride on a paddlesteamer and had little time to select and book. The staff gave us advice on the various options (some of the paddlesteamers are using electric or diesel drive) and within just a couple of minutes we were...More

1  Thank Passenger608384
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been through the discovery centre a few times. and staff are wonderful and happy. the port cat stretch was our 3 year old's highlight each time we went into the discovery centre. lots of history and great place to look around

1  Thank kateandkenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the places to visit when in Echuca, lots of history and things to do. paddle steamer ride a must with the kids.

Thank stevenhall3
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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
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
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!