Howlong Historic Trail

Howlong Community Resource Centre, 59 Hawkins Street, Howlong, New South Wales, 2643MAP

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Howlong’s colonial origins begin in 1836 when the NSW surveyor-general Major Mitchell set up camp on the southern bank before crossing the river as part of his ‘Australia Felix’ expedition.
In 1838 Joseph Hawdon set off from Howlong on the first Overland Cattle Drive to Adelaide. The same river crossing was used by Hawdon for the first overland mail delivery from Port Phillip (Melbourne) to Sydney via stagecoach.

The Howlong History Trail is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this rich history as you uncover the stories behind the 28 sites that are dotted around Howlong.

The tour takes approximately three hours by foot or one hour by car.

  • Walk
  • History & Heritage
  • Border NSW/VIC
  • International
  • Walks