Beat the Heat and Enjoy Summer in Echuca Moama…

It feels like summer has only just arrived here in Echuca Moama with hot temperatures finally kicking in as we steam towards the end of January!

There are many ways to keep cool here on the Murray River with water activities the best way to cope as the mercury rises in our riverside community.

This ‘unofficial’ Australia Day long weekend is a great way to enjoy some of the following activities that Echuca Moama is well known for, including:


Moama is home to World Barefoot Champion Brett Sands and Brett Sands Water Sports is the place for the hottest water-ski action this summer. Find out more here.

Image thanks to The Splendid Word


Canoeing is one of the best ways to see Echuca Moama and surrounds by water. Hire a canoe for an hour or two, or even go Campanoeing! Find out more here.

Stand-up Paddleboarding

SUPing is hugely popular here in town, for both locals and visitors, and early mornings are the best time to enjoy a stand-up paddle board ride on a hot day. Book a spot here.

Image thanks to Echuca Moama Tourism


Holiday for a week or a weekend on the Murray River and drive your own adventure on one of the many houseboat companies here in town. Visit Echuca Moama Tourism online here or a full list.

Image thanks to Visit NSW

Paddleboat Ride

Echuca Moama is home to the largest paddlesteamer fleet in the world, so a cruise onboard is a MUST if you’re visiting this weekend. You can wine and dine on deck or even take a lift to a winery on the banks of the Murray! Did someone say winery!!

Book a cruise here.

A Murray River Float

Floating down stream with the current on the mighty Murray River is a must for those keen to fully immerse themselves in the local life. Always wear a life jacket and be mindful of river rules and other vessels while you float.

Image thanks to Tindarra Resort

Keeping Cool at Home

With the warmer weather here to stay for a bit, there are many ways to cool down at home on a hot summer’s day.

Swimming Pool

If you’re lucky enough to own a swimming pool, lucky you – enjoy!


If you don’t have a swimming pool, you can always just jump under the sprinkler while you water the lawn! Don’t forget to follow any applicable water restrictions.

Image thanks to Coolabah Turf

Slip ‘n Slide

Don’t underestimate the good old Slip ‘n Slide as a wonderful way to cool down and have fun!

Simple Tips to Stay Cool

Some simple and practical ways to keep your home cool during the summer months, include keeping blinds and curtains closed to block out the sun, avoid using the oven on superhot days and reduce your reliance on household appliances. Indoor plants and outdoor shading trees and a lush, green lawn are also wonderful inclusions to ensure your home will stay cool and can reduce reliance on your air-conditioner

Stay Safe in the Heat

Always drink plenty of water on a hot day, keep activities for the early mornings or evenings and watch out for your pets and elderly or sick family members and neighbours.

Stay cool and enjoy summer in Echuca Moama!

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