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ACCOMMODATION

From sleeping under the stars to embracing the history of a turn-of-the-century building, one of the great things about visiting this region is the huge variety of accommodation options. Whether you’re after a 5-star experience or want to get back to nature, you can experience it all here.

 

If it's luxury you're looking for, then look no further then the Corowa region. Stunning and private self-contained accommodation with views and boutique hotels are great options if you’re looking for a no-expense-spared weekend escape.

Luxurious facilities, spa treatments and fine dining awaits you...

Rather wake up with the sunrise and listen to the rustle of gum leaves in the evenings? Then the Corowa region has a fantastic range of camping options from caravan parks where you can pitch your tent to picturesque state forests for those who really want to 'rough it'. Just be sure to check on local regulations and guidelines.

But if you prefer your creature comforts, then our holiday and caravan parks also offer a range of cabins, units and facilities that cater for the whole family. There are plenty of powered or unpowered sites available for those who wish to pull right up with the caravan and settle in for some quality rest and relaxation.  

For something really different, why not get right on the water and cruise down the Murray at your own leisure aboard a house boat.

For those after a more traditional weekend getaway, the range of great motels, hotels, bed and breakfast and guesthouse accommodation is extensive, and many are self-contained with full kitchen facilities. For those who can’t bear to holiday without their four-legged friend, the region is home to a range of pet friendly B&Bs, cafes and wineries - so the whole family can come away and enjoy a break.

Treat yourself to a truly unique experience and enjoy the country lifestyle at its best when you stay in one of our villages at a farm stay property or bed and breakfast.

The Corowa region is perfectly placed so you can 'stay and play'. It is the entry point to the famous wine region of Rutherglen and a central access point to the snowfields of NSW and Victoria. It's central location means that you can stay at one of the many accommodation options available to you in the Corowa region and spend the day exploring further afield.

No matter where you choose to stay in the Corowa region, one thing is guaranteed - you will be greeted with a warm, welcoming smile and experience excellent service throughout your stay. 

 

Hotels & Motels

The Corowa region has a range of room styles to suit any budget.  For family holidays, overnight trips or business travel, there are several options to choose from classic motor inns, grand old country hotels or exquisite boutique hotels. 

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Caravan Parks

Pitch your tent or park your van at one of the 10 caravan parks in the Corowa region. There are options to suit every need, from powered and unpowered sites, to cabins and units. The kids in particular will love the facilities offered at these parks. 

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Self-Contained

The Corowa region offers a wide range of B&B’s, self-contained, self-catering accommodation options to suit with locations in town or further afield in the beautiful countryside. 

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Houseboats

Imagine boarding your very own river houseboat and cruising up and down Australia's greatest waterway with family, friends, groups or couples while calmly discovering a whole new world.

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Lake Mulwala was created in 1939 when the Murray River was dammed at the Yarrawonga Weir as part of the Murray-Darling Irrigation Scheme. Prior to this paddle steamers would traverse the Murray as far away as Albury to transport a wide range of general merchandise, including timber, wheat and wool. This river traffic slowly petered out with the arrival of the railway in 1886.

 

In 1842, explorer Hamilton Hume assisted his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hume to form the ‘Yarrawonga Run’.
Built on a sand hill by a lagoon near the Murray River, Elizabeth was the first European to live in north east Victoria. She moved to the area with her nine children, after her husband John Hume was killed by bushrangers in Gunning. Elizabeth named her home ‘Byramine’, meaning ‘rustic retreat’. The design of the house is unique, due to the octagonal central room, or ‘the fortress’, which ensured a clear view out all windows, in case of attack. The homestead remains in its original condition, and is open to the public.

 

The Yarrawonga Weir was built to raise the water level in the Murray River to ensure diversion of water via gravity. Diversion of water is via two major channels, the Mulwala Canal and the Yarrawonga Main Channel. The Mulwala Canal is 2,880 kilometres long and is the largest irrigation canal in the southern hemisphere, spreading across the southern Riverina plain to Deniliquin and suppling water to 700,000 hectares. The Yarrawonga Main Channel is 957km long and services the Murray Valley irrigation region, from Yarrawonga to Barmah. It supplies water to 128,000 hectares.

 

Lake Mulwala Facts
Storage capacity = 117,500 mega litres (1/4 of Sydney Harbour)
Area = 4,450 hectares
Length = 489 metres
Distance from Murray source = 528 km
Distance from Murray mouth = 1,992 km
Full supply above river bed = 14.2 metres
Full supply above sea level = 124.9 metres

 

Lake Mulwala still provides a critical role in the supply of irrigation water and it remains the largest single diversion point for irrigation water on the entire Murray River. However, the lake is now much more than simple water storage, and it has transformed the twin towns of Yarrawonga and Mulwala into very popular holiday destinations with a booming tourism industry. The lake is a recreational haven for a myriad of water-based activities including water skiing, wakeboarding, boating, fishing, swimming, sailing and wind surfing.