Wake up to a morning choral with more than 51 species of birdlife observed at the leafy, riverside Howlong Caravan Park. Here, establish camp on large, flat powered campsites before easing your travel-weary muscles in the onsite salt-treated pool.
In this quiet park close to town, stroll your way to fresh croissants and barista-style coffee at Howlong Bakery. Or, meander under trees to the Murray River for the best of both worlds.
Sighted by Major Thomas Mitchel in 1838, Howlong sits on a Murray River narrowing, serving as an important thoroughfare over state borders.
No matter whether you’re in a caravan, motorhome or large canvas camper trailer, you’ll find access easy on the large, beautifully flat campsites. All campsites have sullage, water and power with clean amenities close by. There are free barbecue facilities, a disabled toilet and a dump-point onsite. Plus free WiFi for emails throughout the park.
If you’re travelling with kids, Howlong Caravan Park delivers river adventures without the worry of absolute river frontage. The caravan park is small and flat enough to safely explore and there’s a playground onsite. Opposite the park, you’ll find room to kick a ball on large green grounds and the Howlong Public Swimming pool close by.
For a fuss-free stay, kick back with a choice of spa and luxury family villas suitable for up to six. Or, if the budget’s tight, enjoy a basic self-contained holiday park unit for a genuine, neat low-cost option. Pets are welcome on campsite and on cabin verandahs, pet owners to call ahead.
Enjoy a hit of golf? You’re spoiled for choice in the sandy Federation district, with three clubs on the amateur golfing circuit. Howlong Golf Resort is the closest. Here, watch sportsmen vie for points and glory at the Top of the Murray Classic in May and the Murray Masters in December.
History buffs may prefer to cycle, walk or drive the Howlong Historic Trail. The 13.3km circuit encompasses 28 locations, with the Flour Mill, Residence and Mill Hotel the most significant.
The Howlong Caravan Park is close to a sandy beach and boat ramp at the Lions Riverside Park.
You’ll find country lashings at the Bowls Club and two pubs within Howlong, with courtesy buses shuttling you door-to-door. Sample local produce at the Howlong Market hosted once a month during the peak touring season.
Ten minutes over the border, complement fine international fare with full bodied drops from Rutherglen’s generations-old vines. And there’s the Corowa and Aubury dining precincts a 20-minute drive.
For a twitter fix, take the Riverina Highway for 15 minutes to the Wonga Wetlands, a man-made lagoon system extending more than 80 hectares when full. Through binoculars you’ll spot pelicans, deer and tranquil bush setting, on Aubury’s outskirts.
From Howlong, a 20 minute drive east, trace the steps of gritty German settlers, as well as 19th Century entrepreneurs, Johann Rosler and Peter Wagner.
Rosler and Wagner’s store shares the 2-acre site at the Jindera Pioneer Museum. A daub hut is a harsh reminder of the facing early settlers.
55 Hume Street Howlong NSW 2643
(02) 6026 5304
State: New South Wales
CIAA Accredited: No
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