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Unique Bucket List

Our Top 5 things to do this spring

Start gearing up to create your unique North of the Murray 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!! Drop in for breaky or lunch, taste locally-distilled whisky and nibble on chocolate.

AM History and Culture Sculpture 4 1

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.

Explore the Shearing of the Rams Trail

NOTM Blue Skies Ballooning Vines

No 3 - Take to the skies in a Hot Air Balloon

Blue Skies Ballooning is a boutique ballooning operation, specialising in hot air balloon flights for smaller groups over the Murray River and Rutherglen wine region around Corowa, North of the Murray.

Their experienced and professional team has been flying balloons in the Yarra Valley since 1990, and more recently the Murray region. They love to share the unique ballooning experience with their guests. With new experiences and views presented every day they fly!

They bring a personal and professional approach to flying with quality and safety paramount.


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. Cod season closes on the 1st of September, so they are there for the taking.

Find out more about Fishing North of the Murray.