Walk the walk of our history

May 14, 2018

Historic walks under the guidance of Echuca Historical Society’s Gwen Potter are a popular part of visiting groups’ itineraries.

YOU’D better get in quick if you want to catch the last few historical walking tours of the season.

There are just two autumn walking season historical tours left until the cold weather hits and they are stopped for winter.

Tour guide for Echuca Historical Society Gwen Potter said she was just as excited for the May 16 and 30 walks as she was any other.

‘‘Those two are the last of the walks for the season, and after these two we go into recess for the winter months of June, July and August because it’s just too cold for most.

‘‘It’s people’s last chance to learn about the history of the district . . . it is an ideal activity for if you have family and friends visiting Echuca-Moama, as it really explains what you’re looking at,’’ she said.

The walks start at 10am from the Echuca Historical Museum, on Dickson Street, and cost $15 per person which can be paid to the tour guide on the day.

‘‘I’ve been running and promoting these walks for some time, and I’d like to say that all comers are welcome on the tours.

‘‘I’ve actually had many locals on the tours as well who have said ‘I’ve been here 15 years and I never knew what I was looking at was so historically important’. There are a lot of surprises on the walk,’’ she said.

Although the walks will stop over the winter months, the museum will remain open over that time.

Gwen also runs coach tours around town when groups of people come to Echuca, as an alternative to walking groups.

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