History made in Corowa
There is a wealth of great stories to uncover in Corowa about rural life and politics in 19th-century Australia. In 1893, the historic Federation Conference took place here, paving the way for Australia's first national government.
The birthplace of Australian Federation, Corowa is 609 km south-west of Sydney and an hour west of Albury. This classic Country NSW town, nestled on the banks of the Murray River, has many fine examples of traditional 19th-century architecture that are easy to explore. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options, including historic homes, farm stays, caravan parks and motor inns when you're in town.
There are plenty of things to see and do around Corowa. If you're interested in Australian history, visit the Corowa Federation Museum. Take a self-guided walking tour around town or enjoy a relaxing picnic on the banks of the Murray. Other activities include golf, tennis, bowling, horseracing, fishing, rowing and an abundance of water sports.
Adventure seekers should check out the Australian Soaring Centre at Corowa. Watch as sailplanes glide above the paddocks and mountains of this world-famous soaring venue.
Foodies will enjoy local wineries, the Murray Bank Yabby Farm and Corowa Whisky and Chocolate.
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Fly into Albury Airport
Albury Airport is located 5 km from Albury’s city centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to take the short journey south west into the city centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Albury is home to the third busiest Airport in regional NSW with around 180 flights a week in and out of the city. Qantas Airlines and Regional Express operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, while Virgin Australia operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney.
Aerial view of Corowa Golf Club. Image Corowa Visitor Information Centre
Rowing on the Murray River, Corowa. Image Corowa Visitor Information Centre