The Old Coach Motor Inn has 19 well-appointed rooms to suit a range of different guests visiting the township of Echuca. A short walk along the graceful Campaspe River’s shoreline will take you to the town’s bustling heart of historically distinct buildings and tourist-friendly boulevards. The motel is a leisurely 2.5 hour trip from Melbourne and a wonderful way to explore the city and its local attractions.
The motel has a wide selection of accommodation options for your convenience. Single Rooms are available with one queen bed (sleeps 2), Double Rooms with balcony views offer one queen bed for up to 2 guests, the Standard Spa Suite with in-room spa bath has one queen bed (sleeps 2), Executive Spa Suite has one queen bed (sleeping 2). For larger groups and families consider the 2 Bedroom Unit with one queen bed and two single beds (sleeping up to 4), or the Family Suite with one queen bed, one single bed, one bunk bed and one extra single bed if required (sleeps up to 6 guests).
Echuca Moama Food & Wine Trail leads to local wineries, dining venues and businesses that offer intimate food and wine experiences. You may even wish to take the family and discover hidden gems along the way.
Attractive extras include meals available on every day of the week, solar heated pool and spa, and courtesy bus to all clubs in the area.
The Old Coach Motor Inn presents a range of special deals to enhance your stay, including the ‘Mid-week escape package’ inclusive of 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfast hamper on arrival, 1hr paddle steam cruise for 2 guests, $40 dinner voucher, wine on arrival and bonus free night if staying during off-peak months. The ‘Mid-week Spa Package’ offers 2 nights in a spa suite, breakfast hamper on arrival, 1hr paddle steam cruise for 2 guests, bottle of wine on arrival and bonus free night if staying during off-peak months. And finally, the ‘Echuca Value Deal’ offering visitors 3 nights’ accommodation for the price of 2.
The township of Echuca 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.
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.
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!
The Chanter Estate and Military Museum, is an interesting concept where history and boutique wines collide. Residing within a 100 year old church building in Moama, the museum exhibits a range of classic commercial and military vehicles, horse-drawn equipment and vintage motorcycles from the 1900’s through to the 1940’s. Some items on display have even starred in famous movies. It must also not be forgotten that this tourist complex also features a vineyard and tasting room to enjoy the Estate’s Semillon, Chardonnay, Taminga, Shiraz, Mataro and Genache Wines.
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.
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.
Consider hiring a boat, canoe or private watersports sessions by making contact with Echuca’s many businesses. Boab Boat Hire offers boat, fishing equipment and kayaks hire at competitive prices, or Echuca Boat & Canoe hire presenting you with a chance to hire an aluminium motor boat or canoe by the hour to explore the Murray. Iwaterski and Brett Sands Watersports & Wakeboard Centre are two businesses that offer faster paced water activities and lessons from wakeboarding, waterskiing, barefooting and kneeboarding.
The Kyabram Parkland Golf Club was established in the late 50’s and is a Par 3 golf course, host to the Victorian Par 3 Championships. There are two courses with Santa Ana couch grass tee beds and fairways, and a layout that presents both interest and challenges to its members and visitors. The clubhouse has excellent facilities and hospitable staff to enhance your visit for the day.