Echuca, Victoria, Celebrates Easter With Spectacular Fireworks Display

Easter celebrations in the historic town of Echuca, Victoria, once Australia’s largest inland port, went off with a bang on April 16 with a spectacular fireworks display.

Each year, Echuca puts on a fireworks show to mark the end of their Easter festivities with paddle steamers sailing past the port with their horns whistling as the night sky is lit up. The PS Adelaide, a paddle steamer built in 1866, also participated in the celebrations. The 151-year-old steamship is the world’s oldest and functioning wooden-hulled paddle steamer, according to local media.

This stunning timelapse and drone footage from photographer Brendan Calwell shows the celebrations and the scenery down the Murray River, Australia’s longest river that also separates the states of Victoria and New South Wales. Credit: Brendan Calwell via Storyful