Monday, 29 June 2020

Echuca, Victoria

From Wodonga we drove across to Echuca through farmland, a beautiful drive for the day.
Echuca is a town on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria.  The border town of Moama is adjacent on the northern side of the Murray River in NSW.
Echuca is the administrative centre for the area.  Population is about 15,000 people and combined with Moama just over 21,000 people.

Echuca is a popular tourist place, you can catch a paddle steamer to go for a cruise up the Murray River, unfortunately these days you can't get to see a paddle steamer from the banks.

The photos are of a small part of the Murray River which is rather dirty and you can see the level of water is down.














41 comments:

  1. The water level is really down. The local is spectacular.
    Great photos.
    Hugs and all the best

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  2. ohh wow!!Beautiful!I have only seen Australia in -crocodill dundee so this is nice!

    Are there crocks there ??Very nice blogpost!

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    1. Oh ok.
      No crocks there as it's a cooler climate, crocks like it warm :)

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  3. What a beautiful place. Lots to do there if a person is interested, I'd rent a canoe for a few hours and paddle around.

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    1. Oh yes Bill, there is a lot to do in the town and surrounds.

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  4. That water level was way down. I hope it has recovered (at least a bit). I would love to go on a paddle boat. Some day...

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    1. The water level is low in the photos, was rather surprised to see that way, but then there was a drought on.
      We've had several friends go on a paddle steamer cruise and enjoyed it.

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  5. The name Ecucha sounds nice to me.
    The river, has obviously seen better days.
    Hopefully rain will fill it up again!

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    1. Unusual name is Ecucha, always have trouble spelling it :)
      That river goes a very long way and is classed as the border between Victoria and New South Wales (NSW)

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  6. Eso del crucero, debe de estar muy bien. siempre me ha gustado, dar un paseo en barco.

    Besos

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    1. Some friends have been on a cruise and all said it was lovely.

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  7. Loved your photographs … a beautiful looking place.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I like that last picture-- the way the eucalyptus trees look etched into the landscape.

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  9. The water level wasn't particularly low when we were there a number of years ago but I was amazed at the different wharf levels, built to cater for different river heights. The highest was amazingly high and it was hard to imagine the river being that high, but obviously it must have been so at times.

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    1. Different areas have different heights, you are correct on that.
      The water level didn't look good when we were there.

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  10. This is beautiful place to visit dear Margaret

    Your captures are stunning specially third one seems painting to me

    Dirty or clean water has magical apeal

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  11. An interesting, beautiful example of our beautiful country. :)

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  12. A lovely place to visit. Love the country scene. Have a great new week.

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  13. The water levels do seem pretty low. Was there still sufficient depth for navigation by the paddle steamer?

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  14. Schöne Bilder vom Fluss schade das der Wasserstand so niedrig ist.

    Gruß
    Noke

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    1. Thanks Noke.
      Hope the level is higher now after rains.

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  15. The water level of the river looks far better than I expected to see.
    Should be way up again after the rains of the last couple of months.
    Echuca is a very friendly town and there sure is plenty of see/visit in this region of the Murray River.
    Colin

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    1. Hopefully the water has risen by now.
      We like Echuca and stayed longer this visit.

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  16. Se ve muy bien el río, espero que pronto esté lleno. Besos Margaret.

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