Attractions in Yarrawonga


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The P.S Cumberoona

Cumberoona Victoria - Country Airstrips Australia

One of the great attractions in Yarrawonga is a traditional paddle steamer & side wheeler of Australian history, with the sounds of years gone by.

The P.S Cumberoona is now fully restored by the Knowles family and gracing the waters of the mighty Murray River and Lake Mulwala, on the Victorian & New South Wales border, of Australia.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for a leisurely cruise, event and or function venue to experience a piece of Australian history first hand, aboard our newly restored paddle wheeler Cumberoona. Sit back, relax and enjoy refreshments from our fully licensed bar, kiosk and eatery “The Paddle Box Kitchen”.

Offering a seasonal set menu and cruise packs for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Full historic commentary by the Captain & local owner-operator Robbie Knowles.

Captain welcomes visits to the wheelhouse. All whilst you are captivated by the sights of Lake Mulwala and the Murray river and enhanced by the sounds of the paddle wheels.

Where: Yarrawonga Foreshore, Yarrawonga, Victoria, 3730
Phone: 0477 666 099

Yarrawonga Mulwala Pioneer Museum

Yarrawonga Mulwala Pioneer Museum - Country Airstrips Australia

Another of the many attractions in Yarrawonga is the Pioneer Museum. Pioneer aviation and pioneer agriculture are major themes of the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Pioneer Museum.

A highlight of the museum’s collection is a biplane built by local pioneer aviator Douglas Sloane in 1913. It is one of few designs from the early period of Australian aviation to have survived to the present day. The wing design was based on Sloane’s observations of the flight and wing structures of local wedge-tailed eagles. This was a pioneering innovation, rendered with considerable skill by a young man untrained in fine carpentry.

Douglas Sloane built his biplane in the family’s Mulwala woolshed. Thus linking pioneer aviation to pioneer agriculture in the district. It was here the Mulwala Stud developed the Merino breed to new levels of excellence.

Sloane died while serving during World War I. This links him to another of the museum’s major themes. the involvement of people from the region in Australia’s wars. And also to the beginnings of the Royal Australian Air Force in the Australian Flying Corps.

The collection is especially rich in agricultural heritage, representing both wool and grain growing. It also highlights the commercial and social life in the district. There is a large and diverse array of agricultural machinery with historical photographs. These show the equipment in use, and samples of wheat and other grains grown in the district.

Where: 151 Melbourne St, Mulwala, NSW
Phone: (03) 5743 1091