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Corowa, on the Murray River and the border of Victoria has plenty to see and do for visitors. Take a river cruise, visit the town attractions, have a great meal with some select wines from the surrounds, or camp and fish on the shores of Lake Mulwawa.
In the surrounds, they produce gourmet foods including chocolates and cheese, as well as a range of wines from the many wineries in the region.
The Corowa Federation Museum tells the story of Australia’s Federation. On the 1st of January 1901 the six colonies of Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia joined together and became a nation under one federation to handle the affairs of Australia.
There are also displays of Aboriginal artefacts, original artworks and a collection of horse drawn vehicles.
Corowa was the location of the signing by key personalities who had worked for a long time to achieve this, including Sir Henry Parkes. Queen Street, Corowa. Phone: +061 2 6033 4041.
This art and Craft Gallery has works from local artists and artisans on display. There is actually an amazing array of quality artworks available here, ranging from ceramics, oils, drawings, hand crafted furniture and mosaics to floral art.
There are three galleries with changing displays. Located at 294 Honour Ave. Phone: +061 6033 5086 for more information.
The Heritage listed property of Savernake Station has tours of this native bush property, complete with a working pastoral farm that also offers accommodation. There is a homestead, a shearing woolshed, Aboriginal cultural sites, pristine wetland and more.
They endeavour to use the latest techniques in eco sustainable agriculture techniques, first established in 1862. There is wildlife on this large property including red kangaroos and abundant birdlife.
Phone for tours or accommoation available: +061 2 6035 9415.
Lake Mulwala, used for the collection of irrigation water, has a whole host of activities on offer for the visitor. There is water skiing, canoeing, sailing, fishing and cruising. There are also campsites available.
The small town of Howlong, located on the banks of the Murray River, has fishing and watersports for you to enjoy.
At Yarrawonga, you can enjoy also enjoy water activities, take a cruise on the Paradise Queen or visit the beautiful Yarrawonga Regional Park, lined with red gums and a diverse collection of birdlife.
Head to the Corowa Visitor Information Centre on 100 Edward Street, Ball Park, for more info on the town and surrounds, including places to stay and things to do. Phone:+061 2 6033 3221 or 1800 814 054.
There are caravan parks, with facilities as well as bed and breakfasts, house boats, farm stays, holiday homes, motels and hotels to stay at.
You are near the Victoria and NSW border here: Victoria. Nearby is wine region of Rutherglen and the Chiltern Box-Ironbark National Park.
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