Here are a few helpful things to know when you stay with us at the Old Coach Motor Inn, Victoria
Just 3-minutes drive from Port of Echuca’s historic paddle steamers and the town centre, Old Coach Motor Inn offers free Wi-Fi, a pool, spa and BBQ facilities. All rooms are air conditioned and feature satellite TV. Old Coach Motor Inn Echuca is just 8 minutes’ drive from Rich River Golf Club. It is a 12-minute drive from Victoria Park Reserve.
All rooms feature an LCD TV with satellite channels, a small refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests are welcome to relax in the spa and enjoy the barbecue area. Echuca has several restaurants and cafes within 3 minutes’ drive away. There is a free courtesy bus to and from the local clubs and pubs. Old Coach Motor Inn is a member of the Budget Motel Chain which means our standards are to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to our guests.
Established in the early 1840s, by the late 1800’s Echuca had grown to become the largest inland port in the Southern Hemisphere. A mighty red-gum wharf stretched 1.2km along the river, and a fleet of up to 240 paddle steamers continually delivered agricultural produce for transfer to freight trains bound for Melbourne. In recent years Echuca has re-invented itself as a holiday destination steeped in history. Visitors today can experience the past in the historic port precinct and the restored wharf offers the opportunity to re-live the 1800s.
Paddle steamers are still a common sight travelling the local waters of the Murray, albeit for purely recreational and nostalgic purposes. The rivers eco-system is still home to unique and ancient forests of river red gums, extensive wetlands and untouched semi-arid areas that can be accessed by wetland tours. Echuca also has a great range of original buildings which has enabled a meaningful renovation of the old street scape. Of course Echuca Moama is not just about its port. It is a vibrant modern city, with many attractions for visitors.
The Echuca – Moama district now boasts fourteen wineries and cellar doors. Arriving at a winery for lunch and wine tasting aboard an historic paddle steamer is a very unique experience, or perhaps a quiet stroll along the many bush walking tracks is more to your style. When it’s time to eat, the choice of restaurants and other dining options will amaze you. So with wonderful climate, beautiful river, splendid sight seeing and a surprising variety of shops, eateries, festivals and events, Echuca – Moama is the perfect place for a care free holiday with plenty to see and do, and we are just over two hours drive from Melbourne.