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River Downs on Howqua

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

20 Acres with absolute river frontage on the iconic Howqua River. The property features park like gardens with magnificent trees, a river walk and a dam full of yabbies.

Enjoy the kangaroos, birds, deer, wombats and other animals that abound. Stroll by the river or simply relax by the water in the shade of the 100 year old oak tree and be mesmerized by the sound of the stream.


Fronting the Howqua River, the house has unparalleled river views and beautiful gardens.

The house has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 in luxury. There is one queen room and 2 singles in the second bedroom. There is a modern kitchen and Satellite TV. New furnishings throughout, guests will not be disappointed.


This Historic Miners cottage is unique. It features exposed beams and rustic timber walls. It is small and intimate, perfect for the romantic getaway or a fisherman's weekend. The cottage has been luxuriously reappointed. Old world style with modern day amenities, including a spa bath, dishwasher, flatscreen TV and barbeque.

The cottage sleeps 3. There is a king size bed which can be divided into two long singles and a further single bed is provided in the kitchen dining area.


Riverdowns offers fly fishing instruction on site with a full time professional fishing guide and on stream guiding for a half or full day by arrangement.


Wi Fi is available for a small extra charge at either the house or the cottage.


Skiing at Buller and Stirling snow fields, horse riding, bushwalking, river swimming, kayaking, mountain bike riding, four wheel driving and the lure of the historic high country of Victoria.

There are local wineries to visit and also the popular Mansfield zoo.

Fly fish with our guide on the Howqua, Delatite, Jamieson or Upper Goulburn Rivers.

Lake Eildon with all its attractions is only a few kilometers down the road, while Mansfield with its vibrant town centre and abundant coffee shops is only 20 minutes away. The historic village of Jamieson is also nearby, on the way to the quaint old pub at Kevington.

More Details

Andrew Matenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Howqua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 5 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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River Downs on Howqua
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Riverdowns for three nights and wished we could have stayed longer. We arrived late the first night and found the house all lit up and very welcoming. The next morning, we woke to the most spectacular view from the bedroom window. The pictures do not capture how beautiful the location is. The house is also really well renovated and has everything you could possibly need (not to mention the most comfortable bed in the history of holiday rentals!). The house is very private and we spent our days lazing under the trees reading. This is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax and unwind. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Howqua, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic Property!!

  • 5 of 5

This Property is well maintained, House was well equipped and comfortable.

I would highly recommend this property for a stay!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Location location!

  • 5 of 5

My second time at Riverdowns, this time staying in the lovely and very comfortable cottage. Gorgeous views of the Howqua river and an abundance of wildlife make for a memorable and relaxing weekend, a world away from city life. The cottage is beautifully appointed; quality bedding, towels and kitchenware and some lovely free range eggs to enjoy from the chooks.

We booked a fly fishing lesson with Andy and highly recommend to anyone wanting to try - we were complete novices and loved the experience. Thanks Andy, we will definately be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Howqua, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Mini break

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property you have Andy and Penny. Thank you so much for having us stay (and our pooch might we add- I hope she wasn't a bother). We really appreciate your flexibility so we could enjoy the amazing snow and have a relaxing place to come home to, cook a meal, drink wine and watch the wild. Despite the chill it was warm and cosy... we had a possum in the roof that thought so too, but that didn't bother us at all. All part of the nature surrounds :) Kangaroos, ducks, chickens and deer all locals too and nice the be amongst. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Werribee, Victoria, Australia

Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, ckickens and cows are awesome and the fishing is excellent. The only thing is that the back deck needs a lot of work.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Toora, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Miners Hut, fabulous. Beautiful rustic charm with the right touches of modern. Quality cutlery, glasses etc all help. Then there's the out side area, stunning location, well maintained, peaceful. Magic.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Albury, NSW
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Mt Buller
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

The Howqua River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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