Corryong & surrounds
The far reaches of North East Victoria are fondly connected with two famous Australians, the Mighty Murray River and the Man from Snowy River. The Upper Murray and surrounds offer breathtaking settings in which to get back to nature and reconnect with friends and family, whether simply switching off from technology or getting adventurous in the outdoors. Not just a place of inspiring scenery, this is a land of adventure, engaging characters and charming villages. Accommodation ranges from the spectacularly located Upper Murray Resort, through to family-friendly caravan parks, offering access to pristine rivers, lakes, deep valleys and forested areas to explore. Angling, cycling, 4WD experiences and bushwalking are popular activities.
Corryong’s The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year, offering an authentic taste of the area’s rich heritage. The Upper Murray is blessed with natural beauty, pioneering history and the authentic charm of high country Australia. Its villages, characters and lifestyle are the essence of the rugged Australia depicted in Banjo Patterson’s poem of 1890. For those interested in history, the Man from Snowy River Museum in Corryong features Riley’s Village, showcasing early buildings and trades, as well as a professionally curated museum with interpretation and friendly volunteers who can share a range of local stories. You can visit the final resting place of Jack Riley, the Man from Snowy River, at the local Corryong cemetery.
Traditionally known as a fishing and camping paradise the Upper Murray has some of Victoria’s best trout spots, including the pristine waters of the Mitta Mitta River, the Kiewa River and Lake Dartmouth and to the east, the famous Nariel Creek at Corryong, the Swampy River and the excellent Khancoban Pondage.
Take a challenging 4WD adventure through remote Alpine landscapes, taking in Snow Gum woodlands, tranquil riverside campsites and panoramic mountain views. The effort is rewarded with ’Man from Snowy River' landscapes, clear stream fishing, and true high country camping.
Highlights include big views, imposing forests, historical cattlemen huts and beautiful mountain streams offering a chance to catch a wily brown trout for dinner. The Corryong Visitor Information Centre has 4WD maps of the area so stop in and plan your next off-road adventure.