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Howlong

discover small town life

With historic buildings sprinkled throughout the town, Howlong’s History Trail provides a perfect way to discover this riverside town. 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 unique garden that is open to the public and inspired by the distinctive and ancient gardens found in the City of Suzhou, in Eastern China.

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a howlong adventure

Ever since Major Mitchell set up camp on the southern bank of the Murray River in 1836, camping has been popular in Howlong. Even today, camping on the very same banks remains a major drawcard.

Howlong is considered one of the top spots to fish for that elusive Murray Cod and the river 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 barbecue at Lions Park, the options for interacting with the river in Howlong are endless.

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Activities and family fun

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. One of the host courses for the annual Murray Masters, it’s 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.

Relax with a picnic barbecue – and a game of table tennis on the outdoor table in the heart of Howlong’s Lowe Square. You’ll also find a BMX park, skate park, playground and flying fox along with the public barbecue and RV facilities.

Or get someone else to prepare the food while you kick back at the ½ Acre Coffee Lounge and Nursery. Set in an old home, you can treat the family to some tasty cakes and slices and simple meals.

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.

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If you’re looking for a getaway that will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised, Howlong ticks your boxes.