Gorgeous river scenery, beautiful colonial buildings and a superb golf course make this town on the banks of the majestic Murray River a delightful place to visit. In The Murray region of NSW Howlong is a great base for fishing and boating adventures, as well as exploring the nearby Rutherglen wine region.

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. You can pick up a trail map from the Howlong Community Resource Centre or the Corowa Visitor Information Centre.

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

There are many more things to do in Howlong. Enjoy a visit to pretty Lowe Square, where there’s a swimming pool, playground, skate park, tennis court and BBQs for a picnic lunch. You can cast a line into the Murray River for native cod, go waterskiing and paddle along the meandering river in a canoe or kayak.

Play a round of golf on the magnificent 18-hole championship course at the Howlong Golf Resort. Then grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s restaurants: The Bridges Restaurant serves pub-style favourites and Szeto Asian Kitchen offers Asian fusion. Or head to the Court House Hotel, a historic country pub.

Howlong Golf Resort in Howlong, The Murray

Howlong hosts a number of amateur golfing tournaments. There’s the Top of the Murray Classic in May, Murray Masters Amateur Golf Tournament in December, Ladies Annual 27 Hole Open Tournament in August and NSW VGA Veterans Week of Golf in September. Check out the events calendar for more local festivities.

Howlong is 25 minutes’ drive west of Albury and 3h 30min from Melbourne. You can fly from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Albury Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Howlong. Accommodation options suit various budgets, from riverside camping to cottages, a motel and the golf resort.


Albury Airport

Fly into Albury Airport

Albury Airport is 5km 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 more than 180 flights. QantasLinkRegional Express and Virgin Australia operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney. Regional Express also operates daily flights to and from Melbourne. 

Things to Do and Places to Stay