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.
Day 1 - Eat
Pick up a hearty pub meal at the Koetong Pub and pull up a pew at your next stop...
Day 2 - Eat
Fuel up for your big hike and pick up some lunch/ snacks to go at this local favourite - Black Sheep.
Day 2 - Eat
After working up a hefty appetite, replenish at the "Top Pub" for a choice of traditional pub or Indian cuisine.
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 - Eat
Pick up another hearty pub meal at the Koetong Pub or take your own picnic to the perfect spot (your next stop!)
Day 5 - Do
Drop a line in the Mighty Murray at camp and hope for a meaty cod!
Day 5 - Do
Stop in at the newly renovated Hotel Granya and enjoy their riverside views and grassy beer garden.
Day 5 - Eat
Pop in to the classic country pub, Bethanga Hotel, for lunch and visit their friendly menagerie of farm animals.
Oh, the places you'll go...
|Day 1||Colac Colac Caravan Park||-||Stay||Check in to the luscious "Clack Clack" (as the locals call it) Caravan Park and nab one of the many shady creekside spots.|
|Jack's Store||5 min/ 6.7 km||Shop||Specialising 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 Hotel||33 min/ 48 km||Dinner||Pick up a hearty pub meal at Koetong Pub and pull up a pew at your next stop...|
|Lawrence Lookout, Shelley||10 min/ 12 km||Do||Eat dinner, take in the breathtaking 360 degree views and size up the mountain you'll be climbing tomorrow!|
|Day 2||Black Sheep||5 min/ 7 km||Breakfast||Fuel up for your big hike and pick up some lunch/ snacks to go at this local favourite.|
|Pine Mountain Walking Track||42 min/ 57 km||Do||Hike the gigantic rock monolith, Pine Mountain, reputedly one and a half times as large as Uluru.|
|Corryong Courthouse Hotel||37 min/ 42 km||Dinner||After working up a hefty appetite, replenish at the "Top Pub" for a choice of traditional pub or Indian cuisine.|
|Colac Colac Caravan Park||6 min/ 6.9 km||Rest||Relax back at camp with the evening portion of your Jack's Store bounty and watch the creek go by.|
|Day 3||Fishing at Nariel Creek||3 min/ 3.8 km||Do||The 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 Brew||10 min/ 11 km||Breakfast||A coffee and tasty breakfast is in order - enjoy the diverse, ever-changing menu at Cafe Corryong Brew.|
|Walwa Riverside Caravan Park||34 min/ 47 km||Stay||Time to head up the Great River Road to check into one of the best camp spots on the Mighty Murray.|
|Walwa Hotel||54 min/ 55 km||Dinner||Enjoy a classic counter meal at the Walwa Hotel just 2 minutes drive (or 14 minutes walk) down the road from camp.|
|Day 4||Fishing at Burrowye Creek||33 min/ 36 km||Do||For those avid fishermen - whack a worm on the hook and look out for both brown and rainbow trout.|
|Koetong Wool and Fibre Company||23 min/ 18 km||Do||100% Australian, hand dyed wool and fibre products - a must for those with a passion for knitting and crochet.|
|Koetong Hotel||3 min/ 5 km||Lunch||Pick up another hearty pub meal for lunch or take your own picnic to the perfect spot (your next stop!)|
|Avondale Gardens||22 min/ 19 km||Do||Lunch 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 Trail||48 min/ 35 km||Do||A short 1km/ 25min walk meandering over and around interesting rocky outcrops on the summit of Mount Lawson.|
|Walwa Riverside Caravan Park||48 min/ 43 km||Stay||Take it easy, enjoy a meal back at camp and watch the Murray go by...|
|Day 5||Catch a famous Murray Cod||-||Do||Drop a line in the Mighty Murray at camp and hope for a meaty cod!|
|Mt Alfred Gap Lookout and Eagle Sculpture||16 min/ 19 km||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!|
|Hotel Granya||30 min/ 43 km||Eat||Stop in at the newly renovated Hotel Granya and enjoy their riverside views and grassy beer garden.|
|Bethanga Hotel||24 min/ 28 km||Eat||Pop in to this classic country pub for lunch and visit their friendly menagerie of farm animals.|
|Kurrajong Gap Lookout||3 min/ 2 km||Do||Look out over Lake Hume on your way back to the freeway - you can't miss it!|
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