Tallangatta & surrounds
The calm waters of Lake Hume offers an abundance of water fun from fishing, boating, jet-skiing and swimming to keep you cool and the High Country Rail Trail following the shoreline for our cycling enthusiasts on two-wheels what better place to get back to nature. With unique 50’s architecture and interesting gift shops and cafes the main street of Tallangatta is a great place to pick up a snack for the bike basket, boat esky or picnic at “The Triangles”; a lush green park with shady trees and playground for the kids.
The High Country Trail Trail hugs the shoreline of Lake Hume and stretches from Wodonga to Old Tallangatta. The easy, scenic ride from Huon to Old Tallangatta takes riders over the spectacular Sandy Creek Bridge and on to Tallangatta, a trip back in time to a town relocated in the 1950’s when Lake Hume was flooded. There are wonderful mountain views, historical sites and the cool waters of Lake Hume to enjoy on the 35 km trail.
Lake Hume is hard to miss, being about six times bigger than Sydney Harbour. It holds big numbers of that culinary favourite of rural Australia, the redfin, as well as good populations of yellowbelly, Murray cod and trout. Lake Hume provides a perfect spot for a variety of water sports including sailing, jet and waterskiing, windsurfing, and fishing. Its sandy beaches are popular with swimmers and sunbathers, and reserves with barbecue and picnic facilities line its foreshore.
Annually on the last weekend of october the township of Tallangatta is Australia's home of Rock'n'Roll. Significantly relocated in the mid-50s when Lake Hume was flooded Tallangatta celebrates this milestone each year with 50’s fun at the Tallangatta 50’s Festival. In a time when Elvis ruled the airwaves and beehives with bobby socks were all the rage join thousands of Rock'n'Roll enthusiasts from all over the country for a non-stop Rock'n'Roll weekend. There are classic cars, motorcycles, non-stop Rock'n'Roll dancing, world class entertainment, busking, art show and so much more!
For further information contact the Corryong Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6076 2277 or just load up the caravan, hop in the car and see for yourself this beautiful place where the waterways meet the mountains.