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Howlong

Real life in a small town

Ever since Major Mitchell set up camp in this area in 1836, this small town has been a living example of the spirit of discovery and a demonstration of the best things in life. 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 enjoying a simple barbecue at Lions Park, the river-based options in Howlong are endless.

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Historic Howlong

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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Family Activity and discovery

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 you’ll also find accommodation, bowls, dining or just coffee and cake 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 home-made 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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Howlong is our secret gem; and perfect if you want to slow down, take time out, and experience the simple pleasures of life.

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God's Country Mural

Painted by local artist Tracy Hancock, the local business owners were inspired by silo art they had…

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Avro Anson Landing Site

Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred on Sunday morning 29 September 1940, when two Avro Anson…

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Enchanted Hut and Garden

Little fairies and pixies can experience a fantastical family outing at the Enchanted Hut in the…

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Howlong Country Bakery

Centred in the heart of Howlong, the Howlong Country Bakery is your stop for delicious baked goods,…

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Howlong Courthouse Hotel

Still in use today, the Courthouse Hotel stands proudly at the top end of Hawkins Street and is…

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Howlong Golf Resort

This superb 18-hole golf course appeals to all golfers. It's a challenge and you will relish a…

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Howlong Swimming Pool

The Howlong Swimming Pool is set within Howlong’s sporting centre, Lowe Square. The large facility…

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Kismet Riverside Lodge

Kismet Riverside Lodge is located on the banks of the Murray River, three kilometres west of…

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Lions Park Howlong

Lions park Howlong is wrapped around the Murray River with a beautiful sandy beach for swimming,…

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Lowe Square

Lowe Square was notified as a reserve on 24 December 1861. Mr Lowe donated the land to the…

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Howlong Old Post Office

The 19th Century Old Howlong Post Office offers a serene space to rest and enjoy. The south suite…

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Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre occupies four hectares of the formerly unused ground…

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1/2 Acre Coffee Lounge & Nursery

Come enjoy a delicious all day breakfast or sample something from the lunch menu in a tranquil…