WITH flocks of tourists having already descended on Echuca during the school holidays to take part in a range of events held at the port precinct, the success of the program is set to continue with lots more happening throughout the week.
Initially the events have taken place between Hopwood Gardens, along Murray Esplanade, to the southern entry point of the port, and have now expanded throughout the precinct.
Campaspe Shire Council Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said he welcomed the initiative which supports the Echuca Port Precinct Plan’s vision, ‘a place to take your time, relax and enjoy yourself.’
“The activities will enable families to relax in the precinct, enjoy the pop-up park, visit the attractions, cafés, restaurants and businesses,” Mayor Weston said.
“Activities include an animal nursery, face painting, wood cutting, arts and crafts, live music, a pop-up cinema, small steam engines, camel and pony rides and more.”
A program of what’s on each week will be available through Echuca Moama Tourism, the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and posted through Campaspe Shire Council’s Facebook page.
List of upcoming events
Wednesday, January 9
9:30am – 12 noon, arts & crafts kid’s workshop
Friday, January 11
3pm – 6pm, live music, Georgina Bish
6pm – 8pm, live music, Jessica Lorraine
8pm – 11pm, pop-up cinema, Hopwood Gardens
Saturday, January 12
10am – 12pm, live music, Sean Orr
12pm – 3pm, live music, ZaBo
Sunday, January 13
10am – 2pm, pony & camel rides, Billabong Ranch
10am – 12pm, live music, Ruby Saltbush
10am, wood cutter/shearer activation – pop-up garden
Wednesday, January 16
9:30am – 12pm, arts and craft, pop-up park
10am – 1pm, live music, Georgina Bish