Miners Cottage Riverdowns

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. Well equipped kitchen. Complimentary farm fresh eggs and fluffy robes.

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.
Please note Wi fi is charged at an additional $20.00 per night, and our data allowance is limited.


  • Base Price $230 / night
  • Weekend Price $250 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $40
  • Extra People $40 (adult) and $40 (child) / night after 2 people


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Fly fisherman and professional fly fishing guide and instructor. I came here from Jindabyne and now manage property on the Howqua River and Goughs Bay, Victoria.
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Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

Morning Coffee By The River

Discovered by Remy
We woke at sunrise to the garden glistening with frost, the river right at our doorstep. We made fresh coffee and took in the view from the bench that overlooks it all. We walked along the river edge and stumbled upon some chunky little wombats and colourful lorikeets who seemed to enjoy our snacks. Don't forget to say hi to Bobby. You will know when you see him ;)...

Outdoor Equipment Provided

Enjoy the outdoors with the following equipment included in your stay.

Fishing Rod (2)
You will need to bring your own hooks sinkers lures, fly fishing equipment can be hired....


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

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Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Howqua River

Discovered by Kirk
Whilst the sun was at it’s peak we swam in the river right behind the house....

Mt Buller

Discovered by Kirk
We hiked up Mt Buller summit which only takes around 20 minutes, it’s a little steep but an easy hike. Mt Stirling offers a hike to Craig's hut which is a 1hr 45min return....

Mt Buller Sunset

Discovered by Remy
To our surprise, we discovered Mt Buller was only 45 minutes away, yet felt like a completely different world. A ski resort hosting one of the most vibrant sunsets we have ever seen. Quick note: There is a steep little entry fee to access the resort, however, we felt it was well worth the view. Especially if you're a skier or snowboarder....


Discovered by Kirk
Later into the afternoon we headed to the Mt Buller summit carpark, grabbed a day tent and found a sweet spot on the ridge to watch the sun go down with the most magnificent pastel purples I have ever seen. Sunrise or sunset this spot is perfect for 360 degree views with the mountain to ourselves....

Fly Fishing

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....

On The Property

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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So I had never experienced the Victorian High Country over summer and always dreamed what the mountain layers would look like with no snow so thought it was time to get down there. Howqua is a perfect spot to start the adventure,...

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