Corowa is the next town visited when heading west along the Murray River. Back in NSW and this town has an iconic place in Australia’s early constitutional history. Corowa is one of those towns that participated in the formation of Australia’s Federation right on the turn of the 20th century.

Land was first surveyed in 1857 at Corowa by Surveyor Adams and the next year the township was proclaimed. In September 1859. Construction of a bridge was commenced early in 1861.

In 1861 an Anglican church was built at Corowa on land donated by John Foord.

It was reported in 1868 that Corowa "was fast becoming one of the most important of the border districts". Buildings erected that year included a new store, two hotels and a new court-house.

A report published in the Sydney Mail in October 1879 stated that Corowa Township consisted of one thoroughfare containing the business houses. Corowa to this day has been a prosperous town weathering the fickle economic challenges.

The toll for crossing the bridge was said to be "somewhat exorbitant," and prevented free intercourse between Corowa and Wahgunyah.

The Corowa Hotels are a set of fantastic pubs.

The Catholic Church is approaching its centenary.

The Corowa War Memorial has a grand profile on the main road.

The Federation Museum backs onto the main street. This is one of those museums that should be open seven days and should be free.

Corowa is a really nice place and an extended stay is recommended.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course