Echuca is famous for its river-boat heritage but did you know it also hosts one of the State's great music festivals?
Staged in a natural amphitheatre on the banks of the mighty Murray River patrons can listen, sing-along and dance to a great range of Jazz performers while classic old paddle-steamers cruise past the venue.
Classic old steamers like the ALEXANDER ARBRUTHNOT and Echuca's famous wharf provide an historic backdrop to some great music
Almost as much a part of the festival as the music these days is the range of fine local wines and regional foods available throughout the weekend.
Performers for the 2014 event include Tim Finn, Don Walker, Paul Dempsey, Ian Moss, Thelma Plum, Liz Stringer and bands the likes of The Basics, Tinpan Orange, Dan Kelly's Dream Band and Mojo Juju.
The venue opens for business Friday at 5.30 PM, Saturday 1 Pm and Sunday 11 AM.
A wide range of accommodation options in Echuca include stepping back in time to the Steampacket Inn, part of the Historic Port Precinct
A festival ticket giving access to all 3 days will set you back $275 for a family, $110 per adult and $55 for children. An adult Day Ticket for Friday costs $35 or $60 for either Saturday or Sunday.
Echuca is a comfortable 2 ½ hour drive north of Melbourne and boasts a great array of affordable and comfortable accommodation options. For further information and bookings call the Echuca Visitor Information Centre
Other attractions include the very popular Holden Museum, a must for petrol-heads
With the world's largest fleet of operational paddle-steamers on hand and a host of other local attractions the Riverboats Music Festival is a great excuse to enjoy all that Echuca-Moama has to offer.
Steam your way to Echuca for the 2014 Riverboats Music Festival