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FOOD & DRINK

    Stimulate your senses as you discover the many unique restaurants, country pubs, licensed clubs and cafes located in the Corowa region. Enjoy regional delicacies and gourmet produce, fresh flavours and award winning local wines, all on offer at your fingertips.

     

    Winter is the season for comfort food and the Corowa region has everything to warm your soul. You’ll find lots of terrific options for eating out in the Corowa region. From small cafes boasting local produce, to traditional, hearty meals at clubs and pubs – there’s something for everyone. Experience country hospitality at it’s best!

    With some of the earliest wineries in Australia right here in the region, visitors can experience the rich history and unique flavours behind some of the countries most famous wines.

    But no getaway to the region is complete without experiencing some of the delicious produce and sweet treats available. From family owned olive groves and local chocolate shops, you’ll be amazed by the delicious, handmade products you’ll savour along the way.

    Don’t forget to visit one of the local farmers’ markets, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the people behind our spectacular produce. Why not pack a picnic of local treats and take in the natural beauty of the area with a leisurely picnic by the river or lake.

    So when it comes to tantalising your taste buds, the Corowa region will leave you fully satisfied.

     

    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.

    Country Pubs & Clubs

    With vibrant and welcoming atmospheres, you’ll feel right at home when you visit any of the pubs or clubs in the Corowa region. Family friendly with diverse menu’s and entertainment, a hearty meal or light lunch is a must for any visitor.  


    Find your favourite Pub or Club

    Restaurants & Cafes

    Our climate lends itself to the wonderful concept of al fresco dining. The region has many options for enjoying your culinary time from a lazy morning coffee and delicious country breakfast, to an alfresco lunch at one of our local bakeries or cafes or a romantic dinner for two.

     

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    Wine & Produce

    The region is home to some of the earliest wineries in Australia, many of which are family owned and operated.   But wine isn't the only gourmet hero in this region! Sample the amazing range of fresh produce and local delicacies including olives and olive oil, honey, chocolates, cheese  and more!


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