Howlong’s origins can be traced back to 1836, when Major Mitchell set up camp on the southern bank of the Murray River. All these years later, camping on the very same banks remains a major draw card. Howlong is considered one of the top spots to fish for that elusive Murray Cod and is a popular location for the keen fisherman.
The Murray River in Howlong will provide hours of fun for families and those who love nothing more than to soak up the sun, relax and enjoy all this majestic waterway has to offer. From waterskiing and canoeing, to swimming, and firing up the bbq at Lions Park, the options for interacting with the river in Howlong are endless.
With historic buildings sprinkled throughout the town, Howlong’s Heritage Trail provides a perfect way to absorb the relaxed country town atmosphere. Starting at the Howlong Hovell Tree, the trail spans 13.3 kilometres and covers 28 significant locations in the area. However, for those requiring a shorter stroll, Howlong has a private garden open to the public which is inspired by the distinctive and ancient gardens found in the City of Suzhou, in Eastern China.
If its golf you’re after, then the Howlong Country Golf Club is one of the best all-weather courses you will find along the Murray. The course is one of the host courses for the annual Murray Masters and is a ‘must play’ on your Murray River bucket list. Not a golfer? Then if it is accommodation, bowls, dining or just coffee and cake you are after, it is all here in the one venue.
Howlong offers a range of accommodation options from traditional country pubs to up-market B&Bs – there is something to suit every need and budget.
If you’re looking for a getaway that will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised, then Howlong will have you spoilt for choice.
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