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.

Pfeiffer Wines in The Murray

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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Rutherglen Historical Town Guided Tour

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Saturday 15 December 2018 ,

    Join one of the members of the Rutherglen Historical Society on an informative and leisurely stroll around the main streets of Rutherglen and learn about the history of some of the magnificent buildings and the stories that go with them. T…

    24 Mar - 15 Dec
  2. Corowa Lawn Tennis Easter Tournament

    Friday 30 March 2018 to Monday 02 April 2018 , Corowa

    The Corowa Lawn Tennis Club holds its annual Easter tournament over all four days of the Easter weekend. Catering for all grades including juniors and events include singles, doubles and mixed in a round robin format.…

    30 Mar - 02 Apr
  3. Easter at Cofield Wines

    Saturday 31 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Corowa

    Relax on the lawns with Keith Fischer playing his easy listening music from 11:00am to 3:00pm, enjoy a platter from the Pickled Sisters Cafe, bring a picnic or make use of the free barbecue facilities. On Sunday only, enjoy the Boutique Li…

    31 Mar - 01 Apr
  4. Australian Billy Cart Championships

    Saturday 31 March 2018 , Corowa

    On Easter Saturday every year, the town of Corowa in southern New South Wales comes alive as the centre of racing action, festival celebrations and family entertainment. The McDonalds Corowa Billy Cart Championships is an all ages event …

    31 Mar
  5. Corowa Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament

    Saturday 31 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Corowa

    The Corowa Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament is a tennis tournament with Singles, Doubles and Mixed Events over four days. Categories include juniors to seniors, open, A, B and C grades and age events. There is a canteen running all days selli…

    31 Mar - 01 Apr