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. L.J. Dinner

    Saturday 18 August 2018 , Corowa

    Join Jones Winery for the famous L.J. Dinner on Saturday 18 August. Enjoy a sumptuous menu of several courses created by Briony Bradford matched with wines made by Mandy and Arthur. This year Jones Winery and Vineyard released the Jones Wi…

    18 Aug
  2. History of Rutherglen Wineries Exhibition

    Sunday 19 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018 , Corowa

    With a winemaking heritage seven generations in the forging, Rutherglen is one of Australia’s most historic and iconic wine regions. The Wahgunyah Historical Society and Pfeiffer Wines are thrilled to present a History Of Rutherglen Wineri…

    19 Aug - 31 Aug
  3. Vibrant or Bust

    Sunday 19 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018 , Corowa

    If you love bright vivid colours you will love this exhibition by local artist and friend of Gallery 294: Jane Keane Choose between fabulous functional lamps or colourful decorative paintings to brighten up your winter All work is for sa…

    19 Aug - 26 Aug