HOWLONG is an attractive riverside town on the New South Wales - Victorian border. The name HOWLONG is derived from the Aboriginal Native language,’Oolong,’ meaning a haunt of native companions, (Brolga Birds). HOWLONG is situated in the Shire of COROWA.
Our Little River Town, HOWLONG, has a population of around 2,500 (Census) that is increasing due to families attracted to the area by the low-cost housing, nearby schooling for children, sporting facilities and the niceties of Country Living.
Visitors come to HOWLONG for Murray River fishing, water sports, and after a good catch or water ski visitors can easily drive to the many local wineries of Rutherglen and North East Victoria.
HOWLONG visitors can stay at excellent, modern accommodation including caravan parks, hotels, rooming houses ("Bed and Breakfast") and the superb Golf Club Motel.
HOWLONG has plenty of sporting facilities: tennis and netball courts; Clubs and grassed-areas for ponies; cricket and Australian Rules Football grassed areas; a new skate-bowl; a grassed, enclosed dog-walk area; a childrens playground and barbeque-picnic areas, and an open-air swimming-pool.
The HOWLONG Golf Club caters not only for 'locals' from Melbourne or Sydney, but also many International Tourists enjoying the best golf club in the environs. It offers a very economical membership cost, plus the attraction of the HOWLONG Bowls Club, and also low-cost Club restaurant sumptuous tucker (food)! The restaurant also offers Take-Away food from the Happy Lotus Chinese Restaurant. (Sample menu HERE: note, it's a pdf download.)
The Howlong Hotel Dining Room / Bistro offers you and your children a pleasant place to eat Home-Style-Cooking, sumptuous and prepared with loving care. A courtesy bus is available if required.
The Courthouse Hotel offers you "The Kitchen at the Court House," for dining and also a courtesy bus.
If these are not enough it only takes a 30 minute drive to Albury-Wodonga for visits to the SS and A Club, the Commercial Club or a large number of exquisite dining houses, entertainment venues and more shopping facilities.
Then, in winter, there's always the snow, only a short drive from HOWLONG!
On your return from visiting HOWLONG you will gain great amusement from the question:
"Where did you go?"
"Howlong." ............. "No, I asked where......???"