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TRAVELLING WITH PETS

It’s only natural that as a pet owner you want to take the whole family when you travel. The Corowa Region makes planning a holiday with furry friends easy with a selection of pet friendly accommodation and attractions available to choose from.  With designated off leash areas and pet friendly camps and parks, your pooch will be begging you stay just a little longer. 

 

Leave Your Leash and Run Free 

The Corowa Region has a number of great spots to take your dogs for a run. Take a walk to the Ball Park Precinct at the end of Sanger Street in Corowa and let the dogs have a run in the designated off leash area near the Corowa Lawn Tennis Courts. 


Take in the river views and wander down to the corner of River Street and Federation Ave in South Corowa. Here the off leash area allows you to let dogs explore amongst the gum trees that skirt the beautiful grassed area.


If you are heading towards Mulwala, Kyffins Reserve is a great place to free camp for the night or stop to let your pet stretch their legs. The beautiful lake front reserve joins a walking trail that takes you into Mulwala and a number of the delightful lake side parks.


Howlong’s main sporting complex, Lowe Square has a special designated dog off leash area in the south west corner. There is plenty of room for you pets to run around and explore.

 

Corowa Whisky & Chocolate

We all know that dogs shouldn’t indulge on chocolate or whisky for that matter. But it certainly doesn’t mean that their needs won’t be taken care of at the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory. Your furry friends are welcome to join you in the outdoor areas around the factory. These guys love pets so much they even have own, with three highland cows and a number goats are waiting to greet you on our next visit. 

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Murray Rest Cottages

Situated in a peaceful garden setting and a short walk to the Murray River to exercise your dogs.
Large balcony for your dog to enjoy and pets are allowed to sleep indoors with just a few house rules.

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Dc on the lake

DC on the Lake offers a stunning three bedroom elevated villa featuring stunning views of nearby Kyffins Reserve and Lake Mulwala in it's most natural form. This pet friendly cabin allows for boat and caravan parking underneath the villa.

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Pfeiffer Wines

Pfeiffer Wines is a warm, passionate, family-owned winery. Their historic, century-old cellars are nestled on beautiful Sunday Creek.  Visitors are always made most welcomed for tastings and sales, gourmet picnic hampers, or even for turtle “pfeeding” and platypus spotting from the “pfamous” Pfeiffer Sunday Creek Bridge.  Pfeiffer Wines is a pet “pfriendly” winery and your “pfurry” and “pfour”-legged “pfriends” are always welcome.

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Kaths Place

Kath's place is a lovely 2-bedroom house located close to the main street of Corowa. With walking trails just outside the front door this home away from home has everything you will need to make your stay comfortable. The property has full laundry facilities, a black wood kitchen with dishwasher, gas log fire, reverse cycle air/con and a fully enclosed back yard perfect for the kids or fur babies to run around.

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Golfers Retreat Motel

Golfers Retreat Motel is fully self-contained, with spacious rooms and is 100% pet friendly.  Situated a short walk from the Corowa Show Ground and Corowa Race Track with lovely local bush views, your pooch will be more than pleased with a getaway to Golfers Retreat Motel. All pet owners are required to bring their own pet bed and pets are welcome to join their owners inside the room of a night.

With plenty of off the street parking, a very quiet and peaceful location and affordable rates. 

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Coromandel House

Coromandel House Corowa is a beautiful Federation Style home built over 100 years ago. This fully self-contained home has all the mod cons, including reverse cycle air conditioning, but still has the old world charm. Enjoy a BBQ or glass of local Rutherglen wine in the gardens under the lovely rotunda whilst you watch your pets run around the fully enclosed back yard. 

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Cofield Wines

Visit the Cellar Door at Colfield Wines and sample wines with your best friend by your side. This pet friendly winery is blessed with plenty of shade and lawned areas, making it a great place to trail ride to.

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Docs Cafe & Eatery

Recent renovations have taken this small country café to a whole new level. With indoor and pet friendly outdoor dining options these guys even make sure your furry friend has a place. 

This modern café in the heart of Corowa is traditionally famous for creating hearty comfort foods for breakfast lunch. It’s a great place to start your day and stop by for a coffee on your morning walk.

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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.

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