Today the Port of Echuca is the town's biggest tourist attraction, with many of the riverfront buildings now restored to replicate the past. If it wasn't for the modern dress of us tourists wandering along the dusty street, you would be forgiven for thinking you were back in days of Echuca's bustling river port.
It could be called a walk down memory lane as you pass many old buildings that must hold many memories from the past. Those memories can come to you as you imagine what life was like in those buildings 150 years ago.
In its heyday, Echuca boasted many hotels. Two that were opposite the wharf have been restored over the years and are now open for meals. They are the Bridge Hotel, originally built by Echuca's founder Henry Hopwood in 1859 and the Star Hotel.
Between those options are morning and afternoon tea cruises and lunch and dinner cruises. On past visits to Echuca, I have participated in several cruises, including one dinner cruise. My recollections of that were I was surprised at the quality of the food from a floating restaurant.