Discover nation-making history and heritage in Corowa, an enchanting town on the banks of the mighty Murray River and known as the Birthplace of Federation. You’ll love the outdoor adventure, including water sports, cycling and gliding, and wine tasting in nearby vineyards.

Only 45 minutes’ drive west of Albury, Corowa’s accommodation options include riverside camping and caravan parks, cottages and motels. Begin your discovery of Corowa on the Federation Story self-guided walking tour and explore Corowa’s contribution to uniting Australia’s colonies in 1901.

Couple on a walkway at the edge of the Murray River in Corowa, NSW

Visit the Corowa Federation Museum for insights into the 1893 Corowa Conference, credited with the start of the popular movement for a federation. Delegate Dr John Quick received support for his famous resolution that enshrined a democratic process at the heart of forming a federated Australia.

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and see in and around Corowa, once a thriving river port where paddle-steamers picked up and dropped off goods. The river is popular for swimming, fishing, waterskiing and canoeing. You can hire a bicycle from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre.

Corowa Golf Club, The Murray

At the Corowa Golf Club enjoy playing a round of golf on the magnificent 27-hole championship course. In the clear blue skies above you can try the thrill of tandem gliding in a sailplane with the Australian Soaring Centre. And the kids will love riding on the Corowa Apex Miniature Steam Train.

Corowa Whisky and Chocolate is a delicious experience. The Rutherglen wine region is a short drive away across the Murray and there are restaurants and cafes among the vineyards. Check out the exciting events calendar for farmers markets, music and wine festivals, and fun shows and fairs.


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  1. Light Up Federation

    Tuesday 18 December 2018 to Monday 31 December 2018 , Corowa

    Every year the Federation Council invites locals and businesses to Light up Federation for Christmas. Pick up a map from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre or one of the Federation Council Offices and explore the regions Christmas…

    18 Dec - 31 Dec
  2. Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Art Show 2018 - 2019

    Thursday 27 December 2018 to Saturday 26 January 2019 , Corowa

    The Pfeiffer Wines Art Show celebrates the work of local artists who paint, draw, sketch or photograph. The theme for this year’s exhibition is My Favourite Thing. It may be a drawing, painting or photograph of something the artist loves…

    27 Dec - 26 Jan
  3. Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen Bridge Bar

    Thursday 27 December 2018 to Sunday 06 January 2019 , Corowa

    This summer you can also enjoy a majestic sunset from our Sunday Creek Bridge, with your drink of choice in hand. Pfeiffer Wines's very popular Bridge Bar will operate each afternoon between 4:00 and 8:00pm, serving a selection of award…

    27 Dec - 06 Jan