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Echuca Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

Boating

Murray River Houseboats. A popular pursuit on the Murray is to rent a houseboat and drift slowly down the river, and this operator's vessels are five-star floating experiences with jacuzzis, state-of-the-art kitchens, and the latest appliances. They can sleep from two to 12 people and can be rented from three days to a week and longer. There are six boats for rent. Prices start from A$1,490 for three nights in the peak late-December/January period, for 2 to 6 people. Riverboat Dock, Echuca, VIC, 3564. 03/5480–2343. www.murrayriverhouseboats.com.au.

Canoeing

River Country Adventours. If you want to canoe up a lazy river—the Goulburn, which is a tributary of the Murray—then you can for a half or full day with this tour company. Tours start from A$55 per person. 43 Edis St., Kyabram, VIC, 3619. 03/5852–2736; 0428/585–227 mobile. www.adventours.com.au.

Golf

Richriver Golf Club Resort. One of the many fantastic golf courses in the Echuca area, this resort course welcomes guests to play a round and to dine at its bistro. Green fees are A$37 and A$44 for 18 holes mid-week and on weekends, respectively, and A$26 for nine holes every day of the week. Twenty Four La., Moama, Echuca, VIC, 2731. 03/5481–3333 or 1800/035634. www.richriver.com.au. West Course: 18 holes. 6762 yards. Par 72. Green fee $44 East Course: 18 holes. 6705 yards. Par 72. Green fee $44. Facilities: Driving range, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.

Hiking and Biking

There are many popular hiking and bicycling trails in the area, including the Banyule River Village Forest Trail, which travels upstream under the Echuca Moama Bridge for up to 30 km (20 miles); another ventures along the banks of the Campaspe River, while another travels into the Moama bush riverside reserve. The visitor center has all the details and maps.

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