Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Paddle Steamers on the Murray River

A few weeks back we took a trip to the Murray river which is a natural border between New South Wales and Victoria. The annual national Citroen gathering was being held at the river port town of Echuca. The river was the transport means to the various towns along the river with paddle steamers and barges. As the railways grew, so the paddle steamers vanished. Today however, the paddle steamers are the main source of tourist income in Echuca.

Note the colour of the river - with the drought, green algae has caused the river sports to be curtailed.


  1. If it wasn't for the droughts, this part of the world would be one of the most attractive anywhere. My fondest memories from the 1960s were family holidays in Echuca, Albury Wodonga, Swan Hill etc.

  2. Yes, the drought is currently prevelant however the rains have come this week here in Kyneton - hopefully they get some of it on the Murray.


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