Walk from the Port of Echuca along the Murray River around Victoria Park Reserve and back along the Campaspe River.
Start at the entrance to the Port of Echuca on the corner of Murray Esplanade and Leslie St. Walk past the massive log on a wagon, the wood turner, old-time photo caravan to the Information Centre at the far end.
On the right you will see the Riverboat Dock where paddlesteamers line up waiting for customers. The Canberra, Pride of the Murray and the Emmylou have been churning up the waters of the Murray River taking passengers for scenic rides and still operate much the same as in the 1800s. Also on the Murray River are houseboats, canoes and other watercraft that all share the river space.
Continue following the river on your right side enjoying the sights and sounds of jet skis, skiiers and paddlesteamers along with the prolific bird life. Maybe a spot of fishing to while the time away?
Pass the Murray and Campaspe River junction, opposite Merool Caravan Park on the north bank. Continue on through the gate out of the park and onto Crofton St past Victoria Park Oval. Note the elaborate white fountain and massive James Mackintosh Red Gum Trophy next to the Echuca Holiday Park.
Cross Dickson St to Watson St back towards the Murray River. Veer right along the river and you will end up at the start in the Port of Echuca.
Port of Echuca entrance at the corner of Murray Esplanade and Leslie St
Port of Echuca Information Centre and the Bridge Hotel looking back.
Houseboats on the Murray River
Boat ramp on the Murray River
Picnic table at the bend
The Canberra on an outing
Plenty of birdlife along the way including corellas.
A spot of fishing to while the time away.
View through the bush to the river
Speed boat at the junction of Murray and Campaspe Rivers
Overlooking the Murray and Campaspe Rivers junction
Exit the reserve on Crofton St
Victoria Park Oval, home of the Murray Bombers
Fountain, statues and the James Mackintosh Red Gum Trophy