After a fresh summer breakfast at the 1/2 Acre Coffee Lounge, pack up your gear and drive the easy 20 minutes to Corowa. Wander the historic main street at your own pace, looking out for signposted heritage sites commemorating the town’s role in Australia’s Federation. There are things to discover around every corner, including the Federation Museum. Alongside information and artefacts related to important 1893 Corowa Conference on Federation, we also celebrate local artists. One of Australia’s most iconic paintings – Tom Roberts’ ‘Shearing The Rams’ – was painted at Brocklesby Station near Corowa in 1890. A copy of the painting, together with extra details are on display. We also proudly display several high-quality photographic facsimiles of works by Tommy McCrae, a local 19th century aboriginal artist, now nationally recognised. Originals are stored in a secure location.
Pop into Corowa Whisky and Chocolate for lunch. The grand Corowa Flour Mills building – dating back to the 1920s – is the perfect venue for informative tours and delicious samples. Try a tipple or make your own giant freckle. Or both!
In the afternoon, head to Balldale Hotel for a real country pub experience and try the Balldale Ale. Or to Oaklands, a small town with overnight RV parking. The Oaklands Hotel offers classic Aussie pub meals (bangers and mash, burgers, fish and chips and more) and locals always up for a chat. The beer garden is a great place to while away a warm evening. While you’re in Oaklands, take in the town’s historical Vintage Machinery Museum.