Located of the banks of the Murray River (close to the junction of the Goulburn and Campaspe Rivers) is the Victorian border town of Echuca. It’s twin town, Moama, is located on the other side of the river, in New South Wales.
The town is quite popular with families (as there is something to keep people of all ages amused) and those interested in water sports (as swimming, boating and fishing are common activities in the area).
Many visitors choose cheap accommodation in Echuca so that they can get up close and personal with the paddle steamers that much of the area’s tourism has been built on. The original red gum wharf was a three-level structure, to allow for the rise and fall of the river; these days, only a small section remains. Daily cruises on some authentic paddle steamers are also available.
Attractions in the region also encourage guests of budget motels in Echuca to get outside. Try your hand at horse riding, wakeboarding, canoeing, waterskiing, golf, the OzMaze & Minigolf, paintballing, laser tag or hiking. Visit the Kyabram Fauna Park, the local donkey shelter, Dancing Emus, Cactus Country, the Chanter Estate & Military Museum, and The Big Strawberry.
Motor inn and motel accommodation in Echuca will place you in close proximity of major arterials, excellent dining, shopping and many of the attractions that the region is known for. Why use the car when you can walk?
ARRA Hotels can help you to choose a hotel in Echuca that meets your every need, whether you’re travelling with the kids and need an extra bed or you’re holidaying with friends and want to enjoy adjoining rooms.
Our accommodation options are also suitable for those travelling on business – return to your room after a long day for a hot shower or to kick back in front of the television for a couple of hours. Your comfort is our priority.
The town is located an easy 2 and a half hours drive from Melbourne. Many tourists choose hotels in Echuca, as it allows them to complete day trips to nearby towns – Rochester is only 20 minutes by car, Kyabram is 25 minutes, Lockington is 30 minutes, and Rushworth is 50 minutes.
It is also possible to take the V/Line train or coach from Melbourne, Albury or Adelaide (stopping at a whole lot of towns in between). Only a few services are run each day, so you won’t have much choice in arrival or departure times.
After arriving at your cheap accommodation in Echuca, it is possible to get around by bus if you don’t wish to drive. There are 5 routes with regular services running around Echuca itself and between neighbouring towns.
Visitors of all ages enjoy staying at budget motels in Echuca, as there is always something to keep them occupied. Many of the attractions in the area are family friendly, ensuring that no one has to miss out.
If you are interested in the history and culture of the area, you should definitely pay a visit to Chanter Estate (which is a winery, but is also home to the Historic Commercial & Military Vehicle Museum), the Echuca Historical Society, the National Holden Motor Museum, and the Discovery Centre.
You will need to book hotels in Echuca early if you’re hoping to visit one of our festivals, such as the Southern 80 Ski Race, Riverboats Music Festival, Winter Blues Festival and the country racing carnival.
If you’re interested in cute and cuddly wildlife, motel accommodation in Echuca is the perfect choice. The Donkey Shelter currently cares for over 100 donkeys that have otherwise been abandoned, whereas the Kyabram Fauna Park has the second largest collection of Australian fauna (from koalas to snakes) in the state.
Other popular attractions include the Heritage Sweet Company (find your childhood favourites!), Sharps Magic Movie House & Penny Arcade (filled with Australia’s oldest games) and the Big Strawberry (pick your own to take home).
If your hotel in Echuca doesn’t provide cooking facilities or if you cannot be bothered to slave over a hot stove, there are plenty of places for you to satiate your appetite, from restaurants and pubs to cafes and wineries.