Discover a heritage-rich town full of outdoor adventure and epicurean delights in Corowa, the Birthplace of Federation. Situated on the banks of the mighty Murray River, this gorgeous town opens a world of water sports, cycling, golf and gliding, as well as wine tasting in nearby vineyards.
In the 1860s Corowa was a thriving river port full of cargo-laden paddle steamers. Today, the river is popular for swimming, fishing, waterskiing and canoeing. Hire a bike from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre and explore a network of cycling tracks that reveal historical sights and river scenery. The Information Centre is also the starting point for the Shearing the Rams Trail, which links sites important to famed landscape painter Tom Roberts.
Your first tasty stop should be Corowa Whisky and Chocolate. Set inside a 1920s flour mill, there’s whisky tasting for the adults, chocolate making for the kids and a delicious restaurant. Situated near the Rutherglen wine region, you can taste local wines at Corowa restaurants, including D'Amico's Italian Restaurant and Club Lounge at Circa 1936. At, play a round of golf before relaxing with a local wine or beer at the bistro.
Corowa is six hours’ drive from Sydney, just over three hours from Melbourne and only 45min west of Albury. Accommodation in Corowa includes riverside camping, holiday parks, cottages, motels and the luxury boutique hotel Circa 1936.
Fly into Albury Airport
Albury Airport is 5km from Albury’s city centre. Use the convenient taxi services at the front of the terminal to take the short journey southwest into the city centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Qantas connects Albury with daily direct flights to and from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, including seasonal winter flights twice a week directly to and from Adelaide. Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney.
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