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FAMILY FUN

      With parks and attractions galore, the Corowa region is a haven for family fun. The river and lakes provides so many options to enjoy time with the family, but the fun doesn't stop there! There’s plenty of things to do on dry ground too that will keep the whole family entertained.

       

      Whether it’s attending the Australian Billy Cart Championships in Corowa, making your own giant freckle at Corowa Whisky & Chocolate, bouncing and flipping on the in-ground tramps at Tunzafun Amusement Park or taking a scenic trail ride on horseback in Howlong - we’ve got you covered.

      Let the kids run wild at one of the many recreational parks across the region. Leave the screens at home and visit one of our parks where the kids can swing on the monkey bars, fly high on the swing sets, or hit the skate park while mum and dad cook up a storm on one of the free to use BBQ’s. Create magic memories and enjoy these priceless moments on us!

      In the summer months, keep cool and head to the Mulwala Water Slide! Situated right along Lake Mulwala’s foreshore you can set yourself up with a picnic lunch and enjoy the stunning views while the kids settle in for hours of fun. Or why not spend the afternoon relaxing at one of the swimming pools in the region and let the kids enjoy the inflatable devices while mum and dad soak up the sun!

      The kids will be amazed by the world's largest spider that sits on top of the water tower in Urana. This spectacular sculpture must be seen to be believed! It, along with the many other sculptures in the area will give everyone a true appreciation of public art.

      Spend the day exploring one (or more!) of the many museums and learn about the history of the region. The whole family will be fascinated by the displays and exhibits that showcase a rich and vibrant history. From vintage cars and aviation, to Federation and the early pioneering days - you'll spend hours immersed in Australian history and heritage.

       

      Miniature Steam Train

      The miniature steam train ride operates at the Corowa Rotary Federation Farmers & Variety Market on the first Sunday of each month at Bangerang Park in Corowa. It’s always a hit with the little ones.

      Tunzafun Amusment Park

      Tee off for a round of mini golf, bump and spin each other around the full size dodgem car arena, bounce or flip, twist or jump on the many in ground trampolines . These are just some of the attractions on offer at Mulwala’s premier family fun location.

      BMX & Skate Parks

      If half-pipes, handrails, snake runs and vert ramps are part of your vocabulary, then the all- purpose skate parks located in the Corowa region are a must on your to do list.

      Chocolate Freckle Making

      Everyday between 10am and 4pm at Corowa Whisky & Chocolate, people of all ages  can make a Giant Chocolate Freckle in the newly built freckle room….and the best bit is that when you’re done, you get to enjoy it all to yourself!

      Swimming Pools

      If it’s a quick dip to cool down, a relaxing afternoon watching the kids splash around or working on your lap times, the Corowa region caters for all. The Olympic size pool at Corowa is perfect for those wanting to work on their strokes, while the kids are catered for in one of the two smaller pools. Howlong offers a 25 metre open air pool with activities and games to keep the kids entertained. For the more adventurous, the 60 metre waterslide and lake pool at Lake Mulwala offers a great day out for the whole family.

      Playgrounds

      Children will be entertained for hours as they discover the many playgrounds that the Corowa region has to offer. The playgrounds are perfect for kids of all ages and have lush green surroundings, BBQ facilities and plenty to keep the kids entertained.

      Family Fun Events

      A range of family fun events are on offer from the Australian Billy Cart Championships, Festival of Fun for Kids, Corowa RSL Car and Truck Show and Ski Shows on Lake Mulwala, just to name a few. See our calendar of events for more details.

      And for Mum and Dad

      Why not drop into one of our great licensed clubs for lunch or dinner and enjoy the fun family environment. All Clubs have activities for the kids and some include games rooms and child minding facilities.

       

      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.

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