One on one with local
Create your own scarf with Margaret Wilmot
Margaret is a Corowa fibre artist who has been exploring the possibilities of wool combined with other fibres for over thirty years.
She graduated with a Diploma of Education majoring in Sculpture and Jewellery but on moving to Corowa discovered the joys of working with wool.
She completed a Certificate of Weaving and a Certificate of Textile Colour and Design. Margaret is a member of Victorian Feltmakers Inc and continues studying with international and Australian masters of textiles.
Felting has been one of her techniques for many years, but as it was considered by many to be hard and heavy she has experimented with new ideas and discovered the softness and lightness of cobweb, gossamer and nuno felting.
Working with Merino wool, silk, flax, mohair, cashmere and alpaca fibre combined with fabrics of silk, wool, viscose and metallic thread, she has created unique and individual shawls, wraps, coats, jackets and scarves that are warm, strong and very light to wear.
Her creations are worn in Australia, UK, US, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland and South Africa.
In 2008, Margaret was one of the founding members of Gallery 294, Corowa Arts Co-operative, a gallery that continues to showcase and sell the high quality arts and craft created by regional artists. She regularly conducts felting and dyeing workshops at the Gallery, regional TAFE colleges and continuing education venues.
Create your own scarf with Margaret
Duration : 2.5 hours
Cost : $95 per person
Wine Tour with Alan Pyne
Alan Pyne has been working in the Australian wine industry since the early 70's in various cellar doors, the licensed trade, conducting winery tours, training courses and wine masterclasses and is an expert on all things Rutherglen. He has also travelled extensively throughout Australia and Europe, looking at grape varieties and wine making techniques, seeing how they compare to our local production here at Rutherglen and is perfectly placed and qualified to impart those viticulture and viniculture gems of information and inside knowledge on to you.
The winery tour experience package includes:
A 4 hour guided tour to three to four local wineries
Our classic 1989 SLC Mercedes for up to four people
Cost : $500 per group ( maximum 4 guests)
Paddle with Tim Roadley
Tim Roadley is local paddler, instructor and coach that has been paddling on the Murray River and other local waterways for over 10 years. After moving to the area 13 years ago Tim fell in love with the river and paddling and has been instrumental in encourage other people of all ages also enjoy the unique experiences of paddling the Murray.
Tim is the coach and instructor of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Amateur Canoe Club and has been involved in setting up several events and paddling tours in the area. After competing in the Tocumwal Challenge in 2009 Tim Roadley had the idea of holding a multi-sport event on Lake Mulwala and the Murray River that involved four sports, swimming, running, cycling and paddling which has led to the Murray Quad that is held every November. Tim has partner with River Tribe Adventures to set up the Murray River arm of their tour business that offers one on one paddling experience on the Murray River and lakes in the area.
Murray River Region
The Mighty Murray River is located three hours from Melbourne, four hours from Canberra and six and a half hours from Sydney.
The Murray River is often described as an “inland aquatic paradise” and is a haven for water sports such as water skiing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing.
The Moira region (Corowa to Barmah) of the Murray River is affectionately known as the Sun Country because it is blessed with copious amounts of sunshine all year round. The river is also dotted with beautiful sandy beaches and towering red gums, making it the perfect location for a family getaway or that romantic getaway.
Pelican Island Sunset Tour – Kyyffins Reserve Lake Mulwala
Discover the secret breeding grounds of these magnificent birds and view the spectacular sunset over lake Mulwala
Murray River kayak tour – Corowa Rowing Club
Soak up the calming river atmosphere as you paddle pass the river gums and enjoy all that the Murray offers.
Winery and Wildlife paddle – Lake Moodemere
A true adventure that involves paddling on an open lake through stumps and trees on a small creek to finally enjoy a well-deserved wine at the historical Pfeiffer Wines.
Millinery On The Murray
Have you ever marvelled at the hats that grace the enclosures of Flemington, Randwick and Royal Ascot? Well, your next visit to Corowa can see you creating your own masterpiece for the Melbourne Cup or your next formal event. Together with Corowa’s “Mistress of Millinery”, the amazingly talented Dyonne Rhodes from Miss Madeleine Boutique you can, in just 4 hours learn the traditional millinery techniques of how to block and trim a hat using the material “sinamay”. You have the option to embellish your creation further by purchasing more exotic trims, but either way you will come away with your own unique creation. $395.00 per person Includes tea and coffee plus a deli platter lunch and 375ml bottle of wine. Bookings essential a minimum of 2 weeks in advance and are subject to Dyonne's availability