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Howlong on the Murray

The scenic approaches to the border town of Howlong follow the winding River Murray and billabongs festooned with pelicans and waterfowl. This is mixed farming country where tell-tale mullock heaps stand witness to the days when miners wrung gold from the ground.

Today the area's wealth flows from the liquid gold squeezed from the grapes of the Rutherglen. Rutherglen lies 21km south-west of Howlong and village sign posts give directions to the individual wineries. The Rutherglen patch is acknowledged as the most important wine-growing area in Victoria and its vineyards consistently produce some of Australia's finest table and fortified wines.

Two of Howlong's Inns built in the 1870s have long since been converted into private homes, but you can still get a drink at the Court House Hotel, which also dates back to the 19th century. The town's unusual name is almost certainly a corruption of the Howlong cattle run established by Isaac Rudd in the 1840s. Source

Rutherglen (Down River) - Albury Wodonga (Up River)


Corowa Visitor Information Centre

88 Sanger Street, Corowa,
New South Wales, 2646
Ph: (02) 6033 3221
Toll Free: 1800 814 054
Fax: (02) 6033 3587
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