Miners Cottage Riverdowns

Accommodation in Howqua, VIC
100% Recommended
3 people
Welcome to Riverdowns - 20 Acres with absolute river frontage on the iconic Howqua River. Stay in historic accommodation right on the banks of the Howqua River. Offering an authentic adventure in the Victorian High Country. We offer Fly Fishing lessons and tours.

The cottage is only metres away from the iconic Howqua River. Unique features with absolute luxury. It is small and intimate, perfect for the romantic adventure or a fishing weekend.
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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

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.


  • Base Price $220 / night
  • Weekend Price $250 / night
  • Extra People $40 (adult) and $40 (child) / night after 2 people


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Riverdowns is at the centre of one of Australia’s most famous freshwater fisheries. Fly Fishing instruction and guiding can be arranged for guests and visitors. Our guide, Andy Matenson, has over 20 years professional guiding experience. He guides in Victorias High Country, New England, New Zealand and the Snowy Mountains. He is an Internationally Certified Instructor and is an executive member of Australia’s Professional Instructors and Guides Association....


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 flowing river....


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Reviews (9)

100% Recommended


18 Mar 2019
We loved our stay at Riverdowns. We have already started planning our return trip. Cabin was amazing, beautifully built and furnished. All the little touches make it special. Highly recommend having a fly fishing lesson, so much fun. We were complete novices and had a ball....


27 Nov 2018
Such a great setup. Highly recommend this place. Thanks for having us Andy!...


29 Oct 2018
Our recent stay at the Miners Cottage was simply magical. My partner Chris and I loved our two night stay and wished we could have stayed longer. The Cottage was the perfect mix of rustic and luxurious, with everything you need including white fluffy robes, plenty of firewood and the Howqua River almost at your doorstep. Andy and Penny were lovely hosts and Chris loved his two hours fly-fishing with Andy guiding. The days included lots of river walks, fishing, reading and a drive into Jamieson for a cheeky beer at the brewery. As the light faded at night we spent time at the river with a glass of wine before cooking a BBQ and retreating inside to sit in front of the cosy fire. A perfect weekend spent at a very special part of the world. Thanks again Andy :) Jac & Chris...

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