Echuca is an Aboriginal word, meaning 'meeting of the waters', an apt description for this lovely town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River, in Victoria.
Echuca's location, as the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne, saw it thrive as a port during the 19th century.
Today Echuca is the administrative centre of the Shire of Campaspe, with tourism as a major industry.
Agriculture is a close second, particularly dairy and wheat.
Only a small section of the wharf remains today, preserved as part of the recreated Port of Echuca tourist attraction, and serving as a great viewing deck of the Murray River and surrounding bush. As well as the wharf, this river port recreation of yesteryear features a museum, historic buildings, equipment displays, demonstrations and cruises on authentic paddle steamers.