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Echuca Tourism Slowly Rebuilding After Floods

January 19, 2023 12:28 pm in by
 
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Tourism in Echuca has not bounced back as much as some in the industry, and locals, had expected.
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The flood watch emergency declaration was lifted last month, meaning paddle steamers and houseboats could return onto the Murray river.  
 
However, publican and business owner Dean Oberan said it’s been slower going than many business operators thought. 
 
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“The Murray is looking healthy so everything is good, it’s just more a spring crowd rather than a summer crowd,” he said. 
 
He added that most of the cafes , restaurants and pubs are open “7 days a week”. 
 
Campaspe shire Mayor Rob Amos estimated that the shire is down 30 to 70 per cent for the holiday period. 
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Image: Paddle Boat on Murray River at Echuca, Sheba_Also, CC BY-SA 2.0, <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.
 
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