Echuca is a town in Victoria, Australia, which rose to prominence in the 19th century as Australia's largest inland river port. Sitting on the banks of the Murray River, the Echuca Wharf and Port are working relics of times gone by; the paddle steamers still navigate their way up and down the Murray, but more for tourists than commerce. Since the emergence of rail, flights and road infrastructures, Echuca lost much of its commercial demand, but gained a nostalgic appeal as a portal to a lost world.
Car hire in Echuca is especially useful due to the town's inland position north of Melbourne, making travel between the two very convenient. Hire a car in Echuca from the Downtown district.
Echuca is renowned in this part of Australia, from a time when inland ports fuelled the county's economy. The paddle steamers still exist and names like the Emmylou still sail tourists back and forth on romantic river cruises. The nostalgic and evocative Echuca Port and Wharf are huge attractions, wonderfully incorporated into the town centre's architecture, but places like the Billabong Ranch are a short drive from town so hiring a car in Echuca is recommended - just 25 minutes away following Glanville Road. Shepparton and Victoria Park Lake are an hour away on Murray Valley Highway.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat-Sun closed
Address:368-372 Ogilvie Ave
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.