still, and it is the silence of the ages that you notice
first about the ancient bush and waterways of Australia.
For millennia the Murray River has flowed from the Snowy
Mountains to the sea. Aboriginal legend says it was carved
from the curving track of the Rainbow Serpent in the Dreamtime.
Today at Echuca-Moama you can cruise this iconic river through
lands where indigenous peoples once hunted and fished. They
were followed by the explorers, settlers, loggers, farmers,
and the riverboats which opened up inland south-eastern
Australia to development and trade. Scores of paddlesteamers
plied the vast Murrumbidgee, Darling and Murray river systems
between1865 and 1890. They converged on the Port of Echuca
to offload their rich cargoes at its rail head. In her colourful,
boisterous heyday, Echuca reigned as the most important
inland port in the nation.
Living on the Murray is the best way to appreciate all it
has to offer. Houseboating offers the ideal way to forget
work and worries, and travel at your own pace with family
and friends. You can do everything, or nothing, as you wish.
Now Simply Irresistible offers you the quintessential Murray
River boating experience, combining the gentle charms of
nature, fascinating heritage attractions, and vibrant riverside
towns, with a luxury and power unrivalled in the houseboat