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Moama is the sister town of Echuca in New South Wales
Historic river town of Moama, NSW
Moama is Echuca's twin town across the border in New South Wales and is a vibrant Murray River town.
Never been to Echuca Moama before? - there's lots to experience in Echuca Moama in 48 hours.
Excellent accommodation choices and just two and a half hours from Melbourne, it offers a host of things to enjoy. You'll be delighted with the variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and accommodation available. Echuca-Moama enjoys a wonderful climate, perfect for holidays - whatever the season.
Visit the Port of Echuca to discover the early history of the region when Echuca-Moama was a bustling riverport. Travel in a paddlesteamer, hire a houseboat, go fishing, swimming, canoeing or waterskiing.You can also use Echuca-Moama as your base to explore nearby towns, magnificent Redgum forests, wetlands and fauna parks.
Echuca-Moama, the proclaimed paddlesteamer capital of Australia is an ideal holiday destination on the Murray River.
The Rich River Golf Club, provides a 36-hole golf course, tennis courts, bowling greens and croquet lawn, plus licensed club facilities.
The Moama Sports' Club, on Perricoota Road, provides facilities for wining and dining, playing the pokies or simply relaxing. The Moama Bowling Club, Shaw Street, is another venue to attract the visitor with bowling facilities, entertainment and poker machines.
For the adventure seekers try the Splat Attack Paintball and Laser Tag Adventure. Get a group of family or friends and try out the great courses on offer. Splat Attack Paintball Field in Echuca-Moama is quite simply Australia’s biggest and best Paintball venue, not to mention Melbourne’s closest paintball playing venue for players aged 16 and up!
Moama was originally located 2 km upstream from Echuca on the river and developed around Maiden's Junction Inn and punt, which were established there in 1846 by James Maiden to service overlanders en route to Deniliquin and beyond. However two very severe floods, in 1867 and 1870, wiped out the old town. The 1870 flood reached a height of 13 m above the summer water level.
Consequently Moama was relocated on higher ground at Horseshoe Lagoon, and was served by two wharves; one on the Murray River and the other on the lagoon, where there was a Customs House, to deal with interstate trade.
With the commemoration of Australia's bicentennial in 1988 the area of the Horseshoe Lagoon has been developed into a natural parkland with walking paths traversing the area.
Long-term settlement of Moama followed the railway line, which was opened in 1876, and later the Deniliquin Road, later Cobb Highway. The name 'Moama' is derived from the local Aboriginal language and means 'place of the dead', referring to the nearby sandhills where the Aboriginal dead were buried in the years before white settlement.
Check out these great specials in Moama:
Lunch PackageTwo course lunch with a glass of wine/beer or soft drink. Book online today at www.murrayriverpaddlesteamers.com.au
$75.00 per person!
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