Citroën Classic Owners Club of Australia Inc. (CCOCA) is the official host of the 48th Cit-in and extends a very warm welcome to all members of all Citroën Clubs of Australia attending this event.
Echuca ( Aboriginal for “Meeting of the Waters”) is a town of 14000 people located on the banks of the Murray and Campaspe Rivers. The border town of Moama is on the northern side of the Murray River in New South Wales. Echuca’s position at the closest point on the Murray to Melbourne contributed to its development as a thriving river port city during the 19th century. It was also a key rail junction with an iron bridge constructed over the river in 1878. This historically significant bridge which is no longer in use has riveted iron spans supported on cast iron pillars. The 400-metre long red gum Echuca Wharf, is Heritage listed on the Australian Heritage List. It is said that at one time up to a hundred pubs existed in the district but with improving roads, fickle river conditions and economic depression the population declined.
Echuca rose to public prominence in 1985 with the filming of the Nancy Cato novel All the Rivers Run in which the local paddle steamers PS Pevensey and PS Emmylou featured.
Today the main industry is tourism due to its warm climate, the Murray River, many recreational attractions, and historical features, including the Port of Echuca which has the world’s largest fleet of operating paddle steamers. The surrounding district supports dairy, wheat, sheep, pig, and cattle farms & vineyards.
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It will be warm sunny days but can get a little chilly at night.
For further information on things to see and do in Echuca click on Murray River