Camping near Echuca

This historic riverport is the gateway to the mighty Murray River.

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Camping near Echuca guide


In the 19th century, the Port of Echuca was the biggest and busiest along the Murray River, and boats still ply its waters today. Whether you’re setting sail onboard a traditional paddle steamer, taking to the water to canoe, kayak, or waterski, or exploring the network of bushwalking and biking trails along the riverside—you’ll never be far from the water in Echuca. Campers can stay at a tranquil riverside Hipcamp, rent a houseboat, or check into a holiday park or caravan park with facilities such as a camp kitchen, a dump point, and a swimming pool.

Where to go

Along the Murray River

The Murray River winds its way along the border of Victoria and New South Wales, affording plenty of options for boating, fishing, and bushwalking. Once you’ve explored the twin towns of Echuca-Moama, on opposite banks of the Murray River, set out to explore the riverside and pitch your tent or park your motorhome at one of the beach camping areas.

Barmah Lakes

A 45-minute drive northeast of Echuca, Barmah National Park sits on the shores of Barmah Lake, where you can hike through River Red Gum forests, fish for Murray Cod, and paddle along the scenic creeks. Bring your boat or canoe to explore Barmah Lake or neighbouring Moira Lake, and take your pick of several lakeside camping areas.

Murray Valley National Park

The Murray River winds its way north into the River Red Gum forests and Riverina wetlands of the Murray Valley National Park. Bushwalking, bird-watching, and paddling are the main pastimes in the park, and there are several campgrounds with tent, motorhome, and caravan sites available.

When to go

Temperatures soar in Echuca during the summer months, and the milder spring and autumn months provide more pleasant weather for river cruises and other outdoor activities. The liveliest time to visit is during one of Echuca’s annual events, such as the Southern 80 waterski festival and the Riverboats Music Festival, both in February.

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