A Shady River Holiday Park – Echuca / Moama

Park Overview

Situated on 10.5 hectares of natural bush and gardens adjoining the famous Murray River, A Shady River Holiday Park is well known for its peaceful and relaxing surroundings.

Whether you stay in one of our cabins, or camp out on a powered site, you'll wake up to the relaxing sound of native birds and the sounds of nature for a truly magical holiday experience.

Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, and located in the twin towns of Echuca - Moama, all the great attractions the local area has to offer are easily accessible from A Shady River Holiday Park. 

It’s little wonder that Echuca is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations.Visit the Port of Echuca and discover the early history of the region when Echuca-Moama was a bustling river port. Experience the vast Murray River - take a journey in a paddle steamer, go fishing, canoeing or waterskiing. 

Enjoy the excellent food and wine of the region, as well as its many festivals.   Explore the Backroads Trail, the Long Paddock, nearby towns, or the Barmah State Forest with its magnificent red gums, wetlands and fauna.  These delights are available to you all year round, staying beside the Murray River at A Shady River Holiday Park.

Rating: Self Rated 4

Features of the Park

  • Powered & Ensuite Sites
  • A range of cabin types
  • Guest Amenities
  • Camp Kitchen
  • BBQ areas
  • A solar-heated resort style swimming pool
  • Boat ramp
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tennis court
  • Playground with Jumping Pillow
  • Cricket nets
  • Games Room
  • Basketball ring
  • Kiosk
  • Dump Point
  • Free Wifi up to 200mb

Nearby

  • Port of Echuca
  • Paddle Steamers
  • Murray River
  • Wineries

 

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Rates start from

$35.00

(Powered site)

or

$90.00

(Cabin)

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Location - NSW

Accommodation

A Shady River Holiday Park
Deluxe Spa Unit

The Deluxe Spa Unit has two bedrooms and includes:

  • Queen size bed in main bedroom
  • 2 sets of bunk beds in 2nd bedroom
  • Linen provided
  • Fully self-contained kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Television in main bedroom
  • Outdoor setting
  • Balcony overlooking the pool area
  • DVD player
  • Bathroom
  • Split-system cooling & heating
  • Sleeps 6 (maximum 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 4 Children)
  • Separate toilet

A Shady River Holiday Park
Spa Unit

The Spa Unit has two bedrooms and includes:

  • Queen size bed in main bedroom
  • Double size bed with single bunk overhead in 2nd bedroom
  • Linen provided
  • Fully self-contained kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Television in main bedroom
  • Outdoor setting
  • Balcony overlooking the pool area
  • DVD player
  • Bathroom
  • Split-system cooling & heating
  • Sleeps 5
  • Separate toilet

A Shady River Holiday Park
Standard Cabin

The Standard Cabin has one bedroom and includes:

  • Double size bed in living area
  • 1 set of children's sized bunks in separate alcove
  • Linen provided
  • Self-contained kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Television
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Sleeps 4 (2 adults and 2 children)

A Shady River Holiday Park
Holiday Unit (3brm)

The Holiday Unit has three bedrooms and includes:

  • Queen size bed in main bedroom
  • Double size bed with single bunk overhead in 2nd bedroom
  • 1 set of bunk beds in 3rd bedroom
  • Linen provided
  • Fully self-contained kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Outdoor setting
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Balcony
  • Split system cooling & heating
  • Sleeps 7
  • Separate toilet

A Shady River Holiday Park
Holiday Unit (2brm)

The Holiday Unit has two bedrooms and includes:

  • Queen size bed in main bedroom
  • 2 set of bunk beds in 2nd bedroom
  • Linen provided
  • Fully self-contained kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Television
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Split system cooling & heating
  • Sleeps 6 (maximum 4 Adults or 2 Adults and 4 Children)
  • Outdoor setting

A Shady River Holiday Park
Medium Cabin

The Medium Cabin has one bedroom and includes:

  • Double size bed in separate bedroom
  • 1 set of children's sized bunk beds in hallway
  • Linen provided
  • Self-contained kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Dining
  • Television
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Outdoor setting
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Sleeps 4 (2 adults, 2 children)

 


A Shady River Holiday Park
  Ensuite Site

The Ensuite sites are either paved or grassed and level parking for a caravan or motorhome and include:

  • Ensuite shower, toilet and hand basin.
  • Easy access to power and water

A Shady River Holiday Park – Powered Site (grass)

The powered caravan and camping sites are grassed with easy access to power and water.

A Shady River Holiday Park 
Powered Site (slab)

The powered caravan and camping sites have a slab with easy access to power and water.

This information is provided to ensure a safe and pleasant visit with us:

  • All rates are quoted in Australian dollars and GST is applied.
  • Rates apply to TWO guests unless otherwise stated.  Additional persons incur an additional charge per person.
  • An adult refers to 16+ years, children refer to 3-15 years and infants refer to 0-2 years and are free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

  • One night's accommodation will be charged if less than seven (7) days’ notice of cancellation is received.
  • 50% of one night's accommodation will be charged if less than fourteen days (14) notice is received
  • Full refund will be made if cancelled greater than fourteen (14) days from arrival.
  • No refund applicable for early departure.
  • All cancellations must be in writing direct to the property

For your children’s wellbeing and safety - "Children under the age of 9 years are not permitted to use the top bunk and children must not play on top bunk" - Work Law Health & Safety state that operators must comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4220:2010.

Credit Card transaction fees will be applied to all payments made by credit card and the following fees apply:
Visa & MasterCard 1.1% Inc.
AMEX & Diners 3.85% Inc.

Debit Card and EFTPOS transactions do not attract fees.
If paid by credit card, the surcharge is refundable.

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Getting There

A Shady River Holiday Park - GPS Coordinates
Latitude -36.10560
Longitude 144.73140
  S36° 3.336’, E144° 43.884’

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How far away is it?

A Shady River Holiday Park is approximately 225km from Melbourne’s CBD. 

Getting to / from Melbourne Airport

  • Driving Time - Domestic – 2 hours and 45 minutes/International – 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Distance - Domestic - 198kms/International - 198kms

Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, is a modern facility approximately half an hour away from the centre of Melbourne. The international and domestic terminals are easily accessible by car, taxi and bus.
 


Driving to A Shady River from Echuca

From Echuca, cross the bridge over the Murray River into Moama.

Travel down the main street of Moama until you see a Safeway/Woolworths shopping complex on your left hand side. Turn left at Perricoota Road. 

 

Travel for 1½ km, then turn left at Merool Road. A Shady River Holiday Park is located approximately 700m down the road, on your right, just past the Moama RSL Club.   


Melbourne to Moama via Kilmore & Heathcote

  • Driving Time - 3 hours
  • Distance - 220 kms

Melbourne

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital and provides non-stop activity and 24 hour entertainment. There is an almost endless range of places to eat, things to do and places to go. Melbourne is renowned for its quality restaurants, theatres, galleries, museums, shopping, gardens and major attractions.

Beveridge

A small township located 42 km north of Melbourne along the Hume Highway Beveridge is located in the fertile Goulburn Valley. Although a small town with just over 100 inhabitants, Beveridge will have a permanent place in Australian history because it was the birthplace of legendary bushranger, Ned Kelly. The town boasts several impressive historic buildings including the Kelly family homestead, the former Roman Catholic Church, and the historic old post office building.

Things to do:

  • Visit the Kelly family home
  • Wallan Woolshed - see sheep being shorn & herded, eat a traditional meal
  • Historic buildings - Roman Catholic Church, Old Post Office
  • Beveridge Birdworld - giant hedge maze, picnic facilities, bird complex, animal nursery, playground

Kilmore

Kilmore is located 62km north of Melbourne on the Northern Highway. Kilmore means 'great church' which is derived from Gaelic. The town has a strong focus on racing and it hosts some major horseracing events, including the Kilmore Cup and the Kilmore Pacing Cup, Australia's richest provincial harness racing event. Festivals and events include the Kilmore Celtic Festival in July, the Kilmore Harness Racing Carnival in October, the Highland Games in November and the Agricultural Show in early December.

Things to do:

  • Visit the Mt William Winery to enjoy excellent wines in a garden setting
  • Go for a tour through the Old Kilmore Gaol
  • Whitburgh Cottage - the town's oldest surviving house
  • Wander around town and admire the historic bluestone buildings
  • Pack a picnic and head to Hudson Park
  • Tramway Museum - tram rides and an extensive display of cable cars & trams

Heathcote

Heathcote is a small rural township nestled amidst box ironbark forests, with a strong historical background dating from the 1850’s. Heathcote’s physical and social attributes – the climate, the nearby peaceful bush environment, the friendly people make Heathcote unique. Located at the junction of two major highways, Heathcote is a convenient distance from Melbourne, Bendigo, Echuca and other large towns. Heathcote boasts a range of tourism interests - historical and cultural; National and State parks, relics from the gold rush days, and a burgeoning wine industry. Bushwalking, cycling, photography, wildflowers, bird watching, sightseeing, gold prospecting and gemstone fossicking are some of the town’s main attractions.

Echuca - Moama

From the Aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of the water’, Echuca is one of Victoria's oldest river towns. At one time Echuca was the state's most substantial inland river port. Paddle steamers traded along the Murray and Darling Rivers almost as far as the Queensland border and brought their cargoes of wool to Echuca for transport to the Port of Melbourne, with much of the wool going for export from Melbourne to London.
It is this aspect of its history that has become the basis for the town's reputation as a tourism centre, particularly since the restoration of the old port area began in 1973. Paddle steamers again travel the local waters, albeit for purely recreational and nostalgic purposes. Moreover, the survival of many original buildings has enabled a meaningful renovation of the old streetscape and the wharf now offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a working steam port. Visitors can take a relaxing one hour cruise aboard one of the authentic paddle steamers or a leisurely one hour stroll on a self guided tour of the Echuca Wharf or simply wander around the Port all day.
The township is also the perfect base for a water-based holiday with its location right on the Murray River, its warm Mediterranean climate, and the myriad of water based activities on offer.


Melbourne to Moama via Ballarat & Bendigo

  • Driving Time - 4 hrs
  • Distance - 331 kms

Melbourne

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital and provides non-stop activity and 24 hour entertainment. There is an almost endless range of places to eat, things to do and places to go. Melbourne is renowned for its quality restaurants, theatres, galleries, museums, shopping, gardens and major attractions.

Ballarat

Ballarat is just over 1 hour from Melbourne via the Western Highway and is Victoria’s largest inland city. It is famous for being the site of the world’s largest deposit of alluvial gold. The legacy of this boom period is still evident in the majestic architecture and wide tree-lined streets of the town today. While history plays a big part, the city also has a very modern outlook with stylish cafés, a lively arts and music scene, plenty of shopping, beautiful gardens and ample attractions, events and activities. 

Bendigo

 
Bendigo is a charming and elegant regional city that displays an opulent heritage in its impressive nineteenth century 'boom town' architecture. In the geographical centre of Victoria, the city is an ideal base to explore Victoria’s golden heritage.

In the centre of town, historic sandstone buildings nestle amongst century-old gardens and established trees. Explore the city sidewalk cafés, art galleries and antique stores that are a vibrant mix of the old and the new.

Things to do:

  • Go underground at the restored Central Deborah Gold Mine, visitors descend dropping the equivalent of a thirty-storey building to explore the main, vertical shaft
  • Learn about Bendigo's history - take a ride on Bendigo's talking tram
  • Explore the Chinese Dragon Museum, home to the world’s oldest and longest imperial Chinese dragon, 'Sun Loong'
  • Taste award-winning Shiraz and Cabernet at one of the local wineries

Echuca - Moama

From the Aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of the water’, Echuca is one of Victoria's oldest river towns. At one time Echuca was the state's most substantial inland river port. Paddle steamers traded along the Murray and Darling Rivers almost as far as the Queensland border and brought their cargoes of wool to Echuca for transport to the Port of Melbourne, with much of the wool going for export from Melbourne to London. It is this aspect of its history that has become the basis for the town's reputation as a tourism centre, particularly since the restoration of the old port area began in 1973. Paddle steamers again travel the local waters, albeit for purely recreational and nostalgic purposes.

Moreover, the survival of many original buildings has enabled a meaningful renovation of the old streetscape and the wharf now offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a working steam port. Visitors can take a relaxing one hour cruise aboard one of the authentic paddle steamers or a leisurely one hour stroll on a self guided tour of the Echuca Wharf or simply wander around the Port all day. The township is also the perfect base for a water-based holiday with its location right on the Murray River, its warm Mediterranean climate, and the myriad of water based activities on offer.

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Playground
  • Basketball ring
  • Cricket nets
  • Solar heated swimming pool
  • Jumping pillow
  • Games room
  • Tennis court
  • TV Room

Amenities

  • Newly refurbished ablution block facilities
  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQ facilities
  • Children’s bath
  • Guest laundry
  • Kiosk
  • LPG Swap 'n Go gas bottles
  • Sullage and dump point

Services 

  • Boat ramp
  • Local tourist information
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sorry no pets

Attractions & Events

Local Events Calendar - 2013/14

July
  • 27 - 29
    Winter Blues Festival
August  
September
  • 20 - 22 
    Ford Coupe Club of Australia – Hardtop Anniversary
October
  • 1 - 3
    Elmore Field Days
  • 4 - 5
    Deniliquin Ute Muster
  • 27 - 28
    Echuca Moama Relay for Life
November
  • 6
    Melbourne Cup Day Races
  • 20
    November Racing
December
  • 31
    New Year’s Eve Race Day
January
  • 20 - 25
    Murray River International Music Festival
February
  • 7 - 9
    Club Marine Southern 80 Ski Race
  • 14 - 16
    Riverboats Music Festival
  • 22 
    Nippy's Loxton Gift
  • 22 - 1 Mar 
    Murray Meander (TBC)
March
  • 22 Feb - 1 
    Murray Meander (TBC)
  • 8 - 9
    Echuca Cup Carnival (TBC)
  • 14 - 16
    Echuca Moama Celtic Festival (TBC)
April
  • 4
    Riverland Harvest Festival
  • 3 - 7
    National Daimler - Lanchester Car Rally
  • 18 
    Easter Powersports Show and Shine
  • 18 -21
    Easter
  • 18 -21
    River Country Spirit Ceremony
  • 19 
    Australian Billy Cart Championships
  • 26 - 28
    Apollo Bay Music Festival (TBC)
May
  • 3 - 4 
    Inaugural Mannum on Water Event

  • SARG Paws along the Murray
  • 25
    Echuca Wedding Expo
June
  • 7 - 8 
    Steam Rally Echuca
July
  • 26 - 28
    Winter Blues Festival
   

Attractions

Port of Echuca Explore the historic Port of Echuca – Walk along the red gum wharf built in 1865, see the cargo shed museum, visit the Star Hotel with its underground bar and escape tunnel (once a 'sly' grog shop), inspect one of the many steam engine displays and observe shipwrights restoring vessels.


Paddle Steamers Take a paddle steamer cruise – the world’s biggest fleet of operating paddle steamers is based at Echuca-Moama and each has its own history and character, learn about pioneering days from the captains commentary and enjoy refreshments as you cruise in all-weather comfort.


Wineries Although relatively new, Echuca-Moama’s wine region is gaining a reputation as one of the best winegrowing districts in the country. 


Restaurants Dine out at the excellent local restaurants in Echuca Moama. 


Rich River Golf Club 2 award winning 18 hole champion golf courses and is one of regional Australia’s premier golfing venues. The par 72 West Course has traditional tree lined fairways with small tricky greens and takes the serious golfer on a 6,183m journey. The par 72 East Course was redesigned by Peter Thompson in 1998 and features large greens, wide fairways, Thompson signature bunkers and covers 6,131m. Both courses provide outstanding challenges for all players (skilled or otherwise!). Bring along your own Clubs or Club hire is available.


Barmah State Forest Barmah Forest, on the Murray River east of Echuca, is part of the world’s largest River Red Gum forest. Bushwalking and Cycling Tracks are located throughout the forest.


National Holden Motor Museum The largest one make motor museum in Australia with over 40 restored Holden's, rare prototypes, historical film footage and a unique range of souvenirs.


Bike and Walking Tours Home to the world’s largest paddle steamer fleet, Echuca – Moama boasts some of Victoria’s best off road cycling along Murray River bush tracks and through a maze of state forest roads.


The Great Aussie Beer Shed The first beer can brewery related and Australiana Museum. In fact it is the only museum of its kind in Australia. A unique Tourist attraction featuring over 16,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world, and other brewery related items including beer tap tops and tap handles, trays, old wooden beer barrels, bottles, signs both old and modern, brewery manufacturing equipment and machinery and plenty more.


Day Spas Treat yourself to a bit of luxury and relaxation for your mind, body and soul at one of Echuca/Moama’s Day Spa Retreats.    A range of treatments are available from massages, body wraps, facials, waxing, tinting and more.


Sporting Facilities Echuca Moama is bliss for those who like to be active. The twin towns are home to major clubs with world class sporting facilities.  Whether you want to go golfing, bowling, play tennis, croquet, fishing, canoeing, bush walking or water-skiing, Echuca Moama caters for all sport and leisure interests.


 

Echuca Moama Events

Festivals and events are held throughout the year, celebrating the best of the best - Wine, Food, Music, Sporting Events and much more. Click on the following links for more information on major events:

Southern 80 The Race takes place on the Murray River between Torrumbarry and Echuca on the second Sunday in February each year. The race attracts over 400 entries from all over Australia with international representation from New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA.

Riverboats, Jazz, Food & Wine Festival Held in February each year featuring local and international musicians, fabulous food and wine from the region.


Echuca Rotary Steam, Horse and Vintage Rally Echuca Rotary Steam, Horse and Vintage Rally is two whole days packed with excitement and spectacular entertainment.


Winter Blues Festival Forget the winter blues! Echuca-Moama’s annual Winter Blues festival is a weekend not to be missed.


Deniliquin Ute Muster Deni - Play on the Plains Festival and World Record Ute Muster 2008.


Port of Echuca - Celebration of Steam Festival Port of Echuca's Heritage Steam Festival is a yearly celebration of the power and the wonder of steam.


Elmore Field Day Elmore has gained recognition as one of Australia’s premier agricultural Field Days.


Kyabram Agricultural and Pastoral Show An old style Country Show, held at Kyabram Showgrounds, horse events, side show alley and so much more.


 

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