Echuca

Submitted: Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 13:17
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Hi,
I have been talked into camping at a caravan park over Easter in our pop top,at Echuca, with lots of well meaning friends, instead of Oz tenting in some secluded spot.
This pleases my wife, who says I owe here big time as she endured 600km of fire trails in high country earlier this year.

So I'm doing the right thing and compromissing...however I will need to break out I'm sure.
I have not been able to get any good maps of the Echuca area.
Once I am there local stores will have detailed maps no doubt, but I'm looking for some feed back on the area... to enjoy being out in the 4wd and discovering points of interest.
Will appreciate any feed back.
Regards
Joe
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Reply By: ROBERT - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 14:52

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 14:52
HI A GOOD PLACE TO VISIT NOT FAR FROM ECHUCA IS GUNBOWER ISLAND NEAR COHUNA SOME NICE ISOLATED SPOTS YOU CAN FIND HERE HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 16:08

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 16:08
Robert, typing in capitals is considered as shouting on forums, just want to let you know
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 15:50

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 15:50
Hi
Have a look at the museum and the port
Well worth a morning
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Follow Up By: flappan - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 16:29

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 16:29
Do a cruise up the Murray.

Bit Touristy , but not bad.
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Follow Up By: Joe - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 16:38

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 16:38
Hi Flappan,
Great Idea, Will snorkel on Prado be high enough?
Regards
Joe
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Follow Up By: macca - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:17

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:17
Joe. I reckon the way our major river systems are at the moment you wont need a snorkel anywhere :-(
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Reply By: Member - peecee (VIC) - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:47

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:47
Hi Joe
I live next to the gunbower state forest "Cohuna" . There is plenty of camp sites on the river just out of Cohuna .You could camp on the Murray River or Camp on the Gunbower creek. I prefer the creek as the water level is up to the bank so water is not a problem. Also there is less thru traffic to stir up the dust. The Caravan park is on the Creek also, phone 03 54562 562 ask for Gary. There is a map of the Gunbower state forest which list all the tracks etc. For fishing spots and info Cohuna fishing and camping mob 0419353973 ask for Normy.Also you can travel form Cohuna to Barham thru the bush ,this way you get to 4wd and SWMBO can have a good meal and play the pokies if thats what you like.
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Reply By: Muddy Girl - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:57

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 17:57
Hi Joe,

There are lots of spots along the river to disappear into & Do some 4WDing.
Try heading North through Moama to Barmah State Forrest (About 20 mins from Echuca) But be aware that the whole Ecucha/Moama Area is really busy for the Easter break and lots of people use the tracks EG dirt bike riders & Fishermen getting to that hidden fishing spot

Hope this helps a little

Regards
Muddy girl
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Follow Up By: Joe - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 19:33

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 19:33
Thanks everyone for some fine feed back.
Regards
Joe
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Reply By: Lyds - Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 22:56

Monday, Mar 29, 2004 at 22:56
If you do any travelling along the Murray you need both the NSW (state) and the VIC (east & west) maps, you just can't seem to get a Murray map - must be interstate rivalry.

From what I recall the tourist info centres had hand drawn map books of tracks and camping spots along the river.

We tried to get into Echuca for New Years and it was sold out. So we went to caravan park in Cohuna; while it was busy too we still ended up camping in a spot to ourselves under some willows by the creek. So good, we stayed an extra day.

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Reply By: Big Trev - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2004 at 11:20

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2004 at 11:20
Joe,
I know you have probably already worked out that Echuca is one of the busiest tourist places in Victoria, and that's not even at Easter, I live reasonably close to it.

I am not going to give you any tips of places to go, but I will say to you. "Have a bloody good look while you are there, coz after a week there in amongst all the tourists you won't want to go back for a while". Great place though.

Good Luck, Good Camping and Safe & Happy 4WDing.
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