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Unique NSW Bucket List

Our Top 5 things to do this spring

Start gearing up to create your unique NSW bucket list now... Here’s just a few to get you started.
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No 1 - From history to whisky

An Old Flour-mill, purchased for $1 and transformed into the most unique one stop shop to nibble on the most divine chocolate and sample the finest whisky in regional NSW.

The Mill was built in 1921 after the Netherby Flour Mill in Albury Road burned down. This mill closed down in 1970 after experiencing failures in overseas markets. Following forty years of neglect, it was purchased from the Council on the agreement that it would be turned into a tourist attraction.

That’s right, it’s now home to the Corowa Whisky & Chocolate Factory!! Drop in for breaky or lunch, taste locally-distilled whisky and nibble on chocolate.

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No 2 - Be inspired by the landscape

Remember the good old Aussie story about that famous painting back in your high-school days. An iconic piece of history captured in artwork.

'Shearing the Rams' is an 1890 painting by Australian artist Tom Roberts. It depicts sheep shearers plying their trade in a timber shearing shed. ... It forms part of the National Gallery of Victoria's Australian art collection, held at the Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square, Melbourne.

Visit the very place at the heart of its inspiration just north of Corowa and delve deeper into the story with a viewing of the exhibition in its honor at the Corowa Federation Museum.

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No 3 - Secret Campsites

Scenic water front camping spots that are easy to navigate. Here nothing is too hard. A pack of marshmallows, a warm camp fire, slow cooked damper, and billy tea. It doesn't take much. Life is pure and simple here at our secret spring campsites by the Murray.

We've all experienced Murray River camping in the Summer months, but you haven’t really lived until you have tried all seasons.

The Wagon Wheel Reserve

Kyffins Reserve Mulwala

Oaklands RV Park

Museum

No 4 - The Birthplace of Federation

A region bound together with a proud heritage. It was in the town of Corowa that federation was born – of great things coming together – and that sums us up today.

In 1893 a conference held by the Federation League of Australia, saw a resolution passed that paved the way for the formation of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901. Corowa has since garnered the title of the ‘Birthplace of Federation’.

Immerse yourself in the rich history as you uncover the stories behind twenty five historic sites and landmarks across the township of Corowa on the Corowa History Trail Map. Each site has its own unique story, taking on the journey from yesteryear to the present day. Allow yourself some time to soak up the information along this self-guided tour.

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No 5 - The big catch

Here, there’s more to see, more to do and more to experience. This is where you can drive right up to the water’s edge, set up camp or cast a line without a care. These parts of the river are renowned for the BIG catches, if your catching what we are throwing?

Chat with the locals, they might even let you in on a few secrets about our creeks and waterways that we have hidden away or tell a tale or two of the Murray Cod.

The Murray cod is an important part of Australia's vertebrate wildlife. The largest exclusively freshwater fish in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. Just remember Cod season finished on the 1st of September, so its catch and release for these guys at this time of year. Although if its the big one your after they are not great for the plate anyway.

Find out more about Fishing in the Corowa Region