Upper Murray Farran's Lookout

Upper Murray in Motion

For explorers who find true contentment beyond what four-walls can offer...

From a secret garden to summiting a monolith even larger than Uluru, the mighty Murray River to a tiny pub nearly 150 years old - this five-day journey has it all.

Following the picturesque Great River Road, you'll set up camp at the serene Colac Colac Caravan Park (on Nariel Creek), later moving along to the Great River Road half-way-point to Walwa Riverside Caravan Park (on the Mighty Murray). Rest assured, you'll miss nothing.

Remember: "Roads were made for journeys, not destinations" - embrace every sight, sound, sip and snack.

Happy travels!

Day 1 - Stay

Check in to the luscious "Clack Clack" (as the locals call it) Caravan Park and nab one of the many shady creekside spots.

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Day 1 - Do

Specialising in local, regional and Australian produce, Jack's Store has all you need for for a delicious charcuterie platter. Pick up provisions for tomorrow night.

 

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Day 1 - Eat

Pick up a hearty pub meal at the Koetong Pub and pull up a pew at your next stop...

 

Day 1 - Do

Eat dinner, take in the breathtaking 360 degree views and size up the mountain you'll be climbing tomorrow at Lawrence Lookout.

 

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Day 2 - Eat

Fuel up for your big hike and pick up some lunch/ snacks to go at this local favourite - Black Sheep.

 

Pine Mountain upper murray

Day 2 - Do

Hike the gigantic rock monolith, Pine Mountain, reputedly one and a half times as large as Uluru.

 

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Pine Mountain upper murray

Day 2 - Eat

After working up a hefty appetite, replenish at the "Top Pub" for a choice of traditional pub or Indian cuisine.

 

Day 2 - Eat

Relax back at camp (Colac Colac) with the evening portion of your Jack's Store bounty and watch the creek go by.

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Day 3 - Do

The early bird catches the worm! If you're a fly-fisher, you're in luck - at Nariel Creek you can catch anything from a trout to a Southern pygmy perch!

 

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Day 3 - Eat

A coffee and tasty breakfast is in order - enjoy the diverse, ever-changing menu at Cafe Corryong Brew.

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Walwa Riverside Caravan Park

Day 3 - Stay

Time to head up the Great River Road to check into one of the best camp spots on the Mighty Murray - the Walwa Riverside Caravan Park.

 

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Walwa Riverside Caravan Park

Day 3 - Eat

Enjoy a classic counter meal at the Walwa Hotel - just 2 minutes drive (or 14 minutes walk) down the road from camp.

 

Day 4 - Do

For those avid fishermen - whack a worm on the hook and look out for both brown and rainbow trout at Burrowye Creek.

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Day 4 - Do

100% Australian, hand dyed wool and fibre products - Koetong Wool and Fibre Company is a must for those with a passion for knitting and crochet.

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Day 4 - Eat

Pick up another hearty pub meal at the Koetong Pub or take your own picnic to the perfect spot (your next stop!)

Day 4 - Do

Lunch at the ''Secret Gardens'' at the old Avondale homestead site - magnificent 76-year-old gardens containing exotic trees, shrubs and rock walls.

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Day 4 - Do

Mount Lawson Summit Loop Nature Trail - a short 1 km/ 25 min walk meandering over and around interesting rocky outcrops on the summit of Mount Lawson.

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Walwa Riverside Caravan Park

Day 4 - Stay

Take it easy, enjoy a meal back at camp and watch the Murray go by...

 

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Walwa Riverside Caravan Park

Day 5 - Do

Drop a line in the Mighty Murray at camp and hope for a meaty cod!

Day 5 - Do

Pull off to the side of the road to see the epic wedge-tailed eagle sculpture - Australia's largest raptor that can soar up to 2,000m high!

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Day 5 - Do

Stop in at the newly renovated Hotel Granya and enjoy their riverside views and grassy beer garden.

Bethanga Hotel

Day 5 - Eat

Pop in to the classic country pub, Bethanga Hotel, for lunch and visit their friendly menagerie of farm animals.

Bethanga Hotel

Day 5 - Do

Look out over Lake Hume on your way back to the freeway - you can't miss the Kurrajong Gap Lookout.

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Oh, the places you'll go...

  Where toDistanceActivityHighlight
Day 1Colac Colac Caravan Park-StayCheck in to the luscious "Clack Clack" (as the locals call it) Caravan Park and nab one of the many shady creekside spots.
Jack's Store5 min/ 6.7 kmShopSpecialising in local, regional and Australian produce and products, Jack's Store has all you need for for a delicious charcuteries platter. Call in and pick up your provisions for tomorrow night.
Koetong Hotel33 min/ 48 kmDinnerPick up a hearty pub meal at Koetong Pub and pull up a pew at your next stop...
Lawrence Lookout, Shelley10 min/ 12 kmDoEat dinner, take in the breathtaking 360 degree views and size up the mountain you'll be climbing tomorrow!
Day 2Black Sheep5 min/ 7 kmBreakfastFuel up for your big hike and pick up some lunch/ snacks to go at this local favourite.
Pine Mountain Walking Track42 min/ 57 kmDoHike the gigantic rock monolith, Pine Mountain, reputedly one and a half times as large as Uluru.
Corryong Courthouse Hotel37 min/ 42 kmDinnerAfter working up a hefty appetite, replenish at the "Top Pub" for a choice of traditional pub or Indian cuisine.
Colac Colac Caravan Park6 min/ 6.9 kmRestRelax back at camp with the evening portion of your Jack's Store bounty and watch the creek go by.
Day 3Fishing at Nariel Creek3 min/ 3.8 kmDoThe early bird catches the worm! If you're a flyfisher, you're in luck - here you can catch anything from a trout to a Southern pygmy perch!
Cafe Corryong Brew10 min/ 11 kmBreakfastA coffee and tasty breakfast is in order - enjoy the diverse, ever-changing menu at Cafe Corryong Brew.
Walwa Riverside Caravan Park34 min/ 47 kmStayTime to head up the Great River Road to check into one of the best camp spots on the Mighty Murray.
Walwa Hotel54 min/ 55 kmDinnerEnjoy a classic counter meal at the Walwa Hotel just 2 minutes drive (or 14 minutes walk) down the road from camp.
Day 4Fishing at Burrowye Creek33 min/ 36 kmDoFor those avid fishermen - whack a worm on the hook and look out for both brown and rainbow trout.
Koetong Wool and Fibre Company23 min/ 18 kmDo100% Australian, hand dyed wool and fibre products - a must for those with a passion for knitting and crochet.
Koetong Hotel3 min/ 5 kmLunchPick up another hearty pub meal for lunch or take your own picnic to the perfect spot (your next stop!)
Avondale Gardens22 min/ 19 kmDoLunch at the 'Secret Gardens' at the old Avondale homestead site - magnificent 76-year-old gardens containing exotic trees, shrubs and rock walls.
Mount Lawson Summit Loop Nature Trail48 min/ 35 kmDoA short 1km/ 25min walk meandering over and around interesting rocky outcrops on the summit of Mount Lawson.
Walwa Riverside Caravan Park48 min/ 43 kmStayTake it easy, enjoy a meal back at camp and watch the Murray go by...
Day 5Catch a famous Murray Cod-DoDrop a line in the Mighty Murray at camp and hope for a meaty cod!
Mt Alfred Gap Lookout and Eagle Sculpture16 min/ 19 kmDoPull off to the side of the road to see the epic wedge-tailed eagle sculpture - Australia's largest raptor that can soar up to 2,000m high!
Hotel Granya30 min/ 43 kmEatStop in at the newly renovated Hotel Granya and enjoy their riverside views and grassy beer garden.
Bethanga Hotel24 min/ 28 kmEatPop in to this classic country pub for lunch and visit their friendly menagerie of farm animals.
Kurrajong Gap Lookout3 min/ 2 kmDoLook out over Lake Hume on your way back to the freeway - you can't miss it!

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