Check out some of the exciting things to see and do as part of FREE ENTRY to the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.
LEARN THE HISTORY
The Discovery Centre at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre is the starting point for a voyage of discovery. Several audiovisual models and displays interpret the story of Australia’s inland river system, the history of Paddlesteamers, and how they connected a fledgling colony to its growing cities and the outside world.
Evans Bro's Sawmill
The Evans Brothers’ sawmill is a working exhibit, restored during major refurbishments in 2014. The original 1900’s mill interprets how red gum timber was used for ship building, railway sleepers and building in general.
THE EVAN'S SAWMILL DISPLAY
See original working steam engines and pumps, and meet the engineers who operate them. The Steam Display allows visitors to learn about the important role steam played in the development of the Port of Echuca. Kids can also get involved by completing tasks set by the engineers and being rewarded with an ‘Outstanding Performance’ certificate!
Magnificent red gum walkways weave visitors along the riverbank to the meticulously restored Wharf. The Nationally heritage listed Echuca Wharf is the heart of the facility, and gives visitors the opportunity to discover a true Australian icon. Explore above and below the Wharf, and experience the best views along the Murray River.
Educational, Engaging and Entertaining
Cargo Shed Kids Space
A space for the whole family to enjoy, the Cargo Shed has been transformed into an educational, engaging and entertaining space for kids of all ages. With a specific focus on the history of Echuca, the shed is filled with costumes, games, instruments, murals and more.
Rail siding & Vans
Listen to the stories of the Echuca Wharf’s links with rail, and explore the inside of an original Breakdown and Guard’s van.
Rail siding & Vans
The P.S. Adelaide is the oldest wooden-hulled paddlesteamer still operating anywhere in the world. She was built in Echuca in 1866 for J.C. Grassey and Partners. She is now moored at the Echuca Wharf and used for special occasions.
The P.S. Success was built in Moama in June 1877 by G.B. Air for Westwood & Air. Her preserved remains now reside in what is known at 'The Success Yard' at the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre.