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Summer Fun For Friends

Explore the Murray with your besties

Get out of town and head to the river this summer for a fun and relaxing time with your closest friends. A weekend (or even longer) with the girls, or a blokes-only getaway – North of the Murray is perfect for a simple break from the pace of everyday life.

There’s more to do, more to enjoy and more to life – 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 warm afternoon air.

If you’d prefer to get out and about, a quick jaunt south across the river to Victoria sees you in Wahgunyah. Winery cellar doors set in glorious surrounds are the main drawcard here. Check out Cofield, All Saints, St Leonards, or check out the turtles from the bridge at Pfeiffer Wines.

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, refreshing 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 keep your eyes peeled for somewhere to go for dinner in the evening.

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 stunning 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 Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria for a leisurely Italian meal accompanied by the best wines from the region, any choice is a good one. With long warm summer evenings, there’s always time for a riverside stroll as the stars fill the night skies.

Day 3

After a lazy sleep in and a long brunch, the open skies and open plains beckon. More golf? Or maybe a cooling splash in the lake? Or perhaps a drive north to explore our lovely small villages… It’s all on offer, easy to get to and easy to explore.

Zip across to Mulwala for a scenic lunchtime cruise on the PS Cumberoona or the MV Paradise Queen (Instagram will light up!). Pick up some regional supplies and a coffee at Blacksmith Provedore before deciding whether you need to head back home, or want to stretch out your stay even longer. There’s still plenty to see and do, including taking full advantage of the easy summer evenings and vibrant nightlife at the Mulwala Water Ski Club.