Moama is situated on the Murray River, directly opposite the historic river port town of Echuca in Victoria.
In the mid-1850s, Moama developed as a major cattle market, supplying meat to the nearby goldfields at the height of the Victorian Gold Rush. Around that time, the port at Echuca was one of Australia's busiest inland ports, with paddle steamers ferrying supplies throughout Australia's interior via the river network.
These days, Moama is a popular tourist destination due to its close proximity to Echuca with its river port and historic buildings. Moama also offers visitors a number of attractive parks and scenic fishing spots along the Murray River, including Horseshoe Lagoon which is a 16 hectare native forest set around a lagoon which features walking tracks and foot bridges. A miniature railway offers rides during weekends and school holidays through one kilometre of native bush behind the visitor information centre and adjoining parkland on the corner of Meninya Street and Blair Street.
Moama's commercial centre lines Meninya Street which is part of the Cobb Highway, linking the New South Wales Riverina and outback with Victoria. A number of shops and a wide selection of accommodation are located along Meninya Street and within walking distance of the Murray River.
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