Relaxing riverside pub stay

Among them, Yarrawonga stands out as a pleasant place to have a quiet, old-fashioned “do nothing much” holiday. About 90km west of busy Albury, it has the great advantage of facing the expanse of Lake Mulwala, a section of the river which was dammed in the 1930s to create a broad aquatic playground.

Back from the water in the centre of the Belmore Street shopping strip is the Terminus Hotel. It’s a typical example of 19th century pub architecture, with a spacious bar and dining room, and a broad verandah on the first floor for the use of guests. The accommodation is also on this level, comprising a number of rooms of varying sizes which can cater for couples or groups of three or four.

To be frank about the standard of accommodation, it’s neither modern nor fancy – double beds are covered with quilts of various colours and patterns, and rooms share bathrooms. However, everything is spotlessly clean and modern concessions such as