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Winter Fun For Friends

Explore the Murray with your besties

When it’s time, plan to get out of town and head to the river for a fun and relaxing time with your closest friends. A weekend (or even longer) with the girls, or a blokes-only getaway; the Corowa region is perfect. There’s heaps of adventures to have – here are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling…

Arrival - Day 1

While there are lots of caravan parks and hotel/motel options, why not check into one of our region’s excellent self-contained properties? Corowa’s Murray Bank Holiday Units is set on 16 acres with 250 metres of river frontage for fishing, bird watching or just relaxing, and is a good place to start your accommodation search. Imagine arriving, settling in and stretching out on the lawn in the sunny afternoon air.

For dinner after arrival, head down the road to the Corowa RSL, or Corowa Golf Club for an easy dinner and kick off the weekend with a couple of well-deserved drinks in the evening.

Day 2

Head into Corowa for a fresh-cooked café breakfast – angle for an outdoor table if you can – and fuel up on coffee before taking a walk around town. Look out for buildings that played a role in Australian Federation on the Corowa History Trail and enjoy a bit of window shopping (or actual shopping!). Keep an eye out for somewhere nice to have dinner.

Tee off for 18 holes in the late morning sunshine at the majestic Corowa Golf Club, then head to Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory to sample the chockies and amazing small-batch whiskies, and enjoy some lunch in the cool 100-year-old building. In the afternoon head back to your accommodation for a well-earned rest, ready to freshen up for that dinner you planned earlier.

From a simple pub meal with ample drinks in a vibrant beer garden to D’Amicos for a leisurely Italian meal accompanied by the best wines from the region, any choice is a good one. Once you’re done, there might even be time for a riverside stroll as the stars fill the night skies.

Day 3

After a lazy sleep in and a long brunch, head south of the state border with your friends to sample some wines at nearby Wahgunyah and Rutherglen. Wander the grounds at Pfeiffer’s; a perfect place to relax on a mild sunny day. Just make sure you’ve got room in the boot for a few bottles of your favourite drop. Pack your camera too: even novice photographers can nail that perfect shot with the leaves changing colour and birds getting ready for the winter. Instagram will never know what hit it!

Zip across to Mulwala for a scenic lunchtime cruise on the PS Cumberoona (and more photo ops) before deciding whether you need to head back home, or want to stretch out your stay even longer, taking full advantage of the many adventures on offer along the Murray.