COBRAM

Cobram is the next Murray River town the traveler will encounter when heading west towards Mildura. Cobram is a ‘new’ town that has grown on the back of dairy and associated industries. The proximity to other growth centres has ensured this well managed town has participated in the growth spoils.

In January 1845, Octavius Phillpotts established Cobram station between the already existing Yarrawonga and Strathmerton stations in 1855. In 1868, the township of Cobram, bound by Warkil Street to the west and the Murray River to the east was reserved for future use. Up until this time, the area of Cobram was part of the Echuca Shire and then in 1886, the government produced the town plan for Cobram.

Only in the last 30 years has Cobram’s growth accelerated.

The two hotels in Cobram are the classic two story pubs that have survived.

The War Memorial Gardens, though new are a worthy acknowledgement to our fallen.

The Churches in Cobram are a mix of old and new.

The new Catholic Church is a real disappointment, accentuated by poor naming and dates regarding consecration and building age.

The Cobram Museum is represented by the “Log Cabin” on the northern entry to the town.

Cobram is a town that a visit could be considered. A nice coffee can be acquired.

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