Hot Deal - Short Break Package
Hot Deal - Echuca Best Value Package
The Big River Motel is located in Echuca Moama, a 2.5 hour drive along the Northern Highway from Melbourne’s CBD. The township itself is situated on the rugged banks of the Murray River and well known for the world’s largest fleet of river boats. This convenient motel accommodation is a quick trip to local sights and attractions and an effortless drive to the Port of Echuca’s finest heritage Paddlesteam Boats.
Accommodation options at the motel consist of Standard Queen Room with one queen bed (suitable for up to 2 guests), the Queen Deluxe Room with one queen bed and one sofa bed (sleeping 3), the Standard Double Twin is a more spacious room with one double and one single bed (sleeping up to 3 guests) and a family room to cater for larger groups of up to 4 guests. Options exist to choose between upstairs or downstairs suites when booking your accommodation.
Meals available to units. A courtesy car/bus to and from bus terminals and clubs is available. Charge back facilities are also available at local hotels.
Ironing facilities are available on request, with numerous breakfast options to choose from and room service for evening dining available on request.
The Big River Motel presents comfortable and well-appointed rooms at attractive rates in the heart of Echuca Moama, a thriving township featuring quality shopping and dining experiences, treasured historical sites and majestic red gum bushland.
The location is flanked by the alluring Murray and Campaspe Rivers and surrounded by the charming townships of Cohuna, Barham, Koondrook, Kerang, Cobram and Barooga. A day trip or tour of the region will introduce breathtaking parks, reserves and state forests, ample waterfront attractions and activities, historically significant sights along the way, museums, markets and so much more.
Echuca Moama, a once bustling precinct of ports along the Murray River, retains its appeal as one of Victoria’s leading tourist destinations.
Step into the past by visiting the local Discovery Centre, a development along the Echuca Wharf with displays of historically relevant machines and equipment, interactive exhibits and nostalgia on show in the Cargo Shed Museum, paddlesteam boats and the preserved Star Hotel, which during the late 1890’s was used as an illegal underground bar!
An in-depth education on the history of Echuca Moama can be enjoyed at the Echuca Historical Society Museum. Beneath the shade of ancient Moreton Bay Fig trees, and within the impressive walls of what was once a Police Station in the mid-late 1800’s you will find wall-to-wall memorabilia and cherished collections and stories of early life in the region.
Unwind on one of Echuca’s many paddlesteam boat trips along the Murray River and absorb the splendour of the local environment. The paddle steam ship “Pevensey” or “Alexander Arbuthnot” exude the charm of a bygone era and offers short cruises along the Murray, departing from the Port of Echuca.
If you’re lucky enough to be in town during February, be sure to take time out for The Southern 80: the biggest water ski race in the world. Taking place on the Murray River, marvel at over 300 teams competing for the win, and racing at speeds of up to 170kmp!
Stay, play and make the most of your visit to the Rich River Golf Club Resort. The courses boast two 18 hole golf courses with well-maintained Wintergreen couch grass fairways, tees and bentgrass greens. Extra features to add to your day include 17-bay driving range, tennis courts, bowls greens, croquet lawns and exceptional clubhouse dining room with mouth-watering meals and daily specials on offer for lunch and dinner.
The Barmah National Park is a forest of captivating river red gum trees, some over 500 years old. Frequent uses of the park include camping, fishing, horse-riding, bushwalking, swimming and canoeing. Self-guided trails converge with diverse natural habitats, wildlife and waterbirds.
Kyabram Fauna Park is a short 30 minute trip from Echuca and is host to Australia’s second largest collection of Australian fauna. View the park’s exhibit of over 145 different species from Koalas, Dingoes, and Tasmanian Devils through to native birds and amphibians.
The Billabong Ranch in Echuca is an adventure park escape for the whole family or a group of friends with loads of activities; from horse and pony rides, pedal boats, mini golf, animal nurseries, children’s playground and fun park to name just a few choices. An onsite licensed café is a bonus feature offering meals, beers, wine, soft drink or a nice hot coffee to kick back after a day of excitement.
Echuca Moama may well be Australia’s fastest growing wine district, and as such have established an exemplary food and wine trail for your discovery. A self-guided tour of the regions finest vineyards and eateries will place you in the midst of an array of quality restaurants with diverse global influences, gourmet savoury produce such as locally made cheeses and hand reared meats. Sweet tooths may also appreciate sampling artisan chocolates and pastries with a visit to the many cafes, patisseries and sweet shops in the district. A Food & Wine Trail Brochure is obtainable through the Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre.