Gorgeous river scenery, beautiful colonial buildings and a superb golf course. On the banks of the majestic Murray River, Howlong is a great base for fishing and boating adventures, as well as exploring the nearby Rutherglen wine region, just over the border.

King size bed room at Old Howlong Post Office in Howlong, The Murray

Things to do

Discover the town’s rich heritage on the Howlong Historic Trail. The self-guided tour covers 28 locations, including the former flour mill and residence, Mill Hotel and Old Howlong Post Office (which also offers accommodation for a boutique stay in the heart of town). You can pick up a trail map from the Howlong Community Resource Centre or the Corowa Visitor Information Centre.

For water fun, cast a line into the Murray River or paddle the meandering waterway in a kayak. At Lowe Square you’ll find a swimming pool, playground, tennis court and barbecues.

Couple enjoying a picnic along the banks of the Murray River Howlong in Howlong, The Murray

Golfing greens

Enjoy a round of golf on the magnificent 18-hole course at the Howlong Golf Resort before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the resort’s restaurants. Fairways Bistro serves pub-style favourites and Szeto Asian Kitchen offers Asian fusion. Or head to the Courthouse Kitchen in the historic Courthouse Hotel.

Howlong hosts a number of amateur golfing tournaments, including the Top of the Murray Classic in May and the Murray Masters Amateur Golf Tournament in December.

Fairways Bistro located at the Howlong Golf Resort Clubhouse in Howlong, The Murray, Country NSW

Getting there

Howlong is just under six hours’ drive from Sydney, 3.5 hours from Melbourne and a 25-minute drive west of Albury. You can fly into Albury Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Howlong. 

Albury Airport

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.


Things to Do and Places to Stay