Echuca Boat and Canoe Hire is located on the Murray River at Echuca. 205 kilometres north of Melbourne, an easy 2.5 to 3 hours drive.
The Murray River rises near Mt Kosciusko at an altitude of 2230 meters above sea level, and flows approximately 2560 kilometres to the sea at Goolwa near Adelaide. We are located at the 1711 Km mark on the Murray River.
The average rainfall over the Murray Basin is 430mm compared with an average of about 1270mm in the Tennessee Valley, USA
The river forms the border between the states of Victoria and New South Wales with the river being actually a part of New South Wales.
Just upstream from Echuca is the Millewa/Barmah forest, a total area of 65,000 hectares. Combined, these forests make up the single largest stand of River Red Gum anywhere in Australia or the world.
If you travel through the forests by river the distance covered would be more than 100 kilometres. This makes an ideal river for canoeists especially for those who like to get away from it all.
We can organise self guided canoe trips (Campanoeing) to suit individual groups of up to 28 people / 14 canoes or more. If you have a large group or have a trip idea, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We operate all year round but the best times are October to May.
Echuca Boat and Canoe Hire has been operating since December 1986 and is a member of Victorian Tourism Operators Association and Echuca-Moama and District Tourism Association.