Howlong

Highlights

Explore colonial heritage on the Howlong Historic Trail, relax with a round of golf on the magnificent 18-hole course at Howlong Golf Resort, and enjoy wonderful water activities on the mighty Murray River in Howlong, a charming town near Albury. The Rutherglen wine region is only minutes away.

  • Water skiing, Murray River
  • Howlong Country Golf Club

About Howlong

On the banks of the majestic Murray River, Howlong is a picturesque town dotted with beautiful colonial buildings. A popular destination for fishing, boating and golf, Howlong is only 20 minutes’ drive west of Albury and a delightful base for wine tasting in the nearby Rutherglen wine region.

A great way to discover the rich heritage is on the Howlong Historic Trail, a self-guided tour. You can pick up a brochure from the Howlong Community Resource Centre or the Corowa Visitor Information Centre and explore the 28 landmarks. The Court House Hotel is a classic country pub.

Howlong Golf Resort - Howlong

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and see, including riverside picnics and barbecues at pretty Lions Park, where there is a boat ramp and a sandy beach. You can cast a line into the mighty Murray for native cod, try waterskiing or paddle along the meandering river in a canoe or kayak.

Golf is another attraction. Enjoy a round on the magnificent 18-hole championship golf course at the Howlong Golf Resort, which is is open to the public. You can savour delicious food and cool drinks in the resort at The Bridges, a bistro and cafe, and the Golden Pavilion, an enticing Chinese restaurant.

Black Dragon Gardens Wulong Yuan

Two of Australia’s biggest amateur golfing tournaments, Top of the Murray Classic Golf Tournament in May and Murray Masters Tournament in December, are held at the Howlong Golf Resort and nearby Corowa and Thurgoona golf clubs. Check out the events calendar for more fun activities.

Accommodation options suit various budgets, from riverside camping to cottages, a motel and a golf resort. Getting to Howlong is easy, with the drive from Melbourne about three hours. You can fly from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Albury Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Howlong.

Fly into Albury Airport

Albury Airport is 5 km from Albury’s city centre. Use the shuttle bus and 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.

Albury is home to the third-busiest airport in regional NSW with around 180 flights a week in and out of the city. Qantas Airlines and Regional Express operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, while Virgin Australia operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney. JETGO Australia now also flies directly between Albury and Brisbane.

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