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.
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. You can pick up a trail map from the Howlong Community Resource Centre or the Corowa Visitor Information Centre.
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.
Getting there & where to stay
Howlong is just under six hours’ drive from Sydney, 3hr 30min from Melbourne and a 25min drive west of Albury. You can fly into Albury Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Howlong. Accommodation options suit various budgets, from riverside camping to hotels and resorts.