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Snowy River Country

Welcome to authentic 'Man from Snowy River' country. This district offers superb mountain scenery and excellent trout fishing in the Murray River and its tributaries, with the town being known as the home and final resting place of Jack Riley, the original 'Man from Snowy River'.

A life-size statue depicting 'that terrible descent' made famous by Banjo Paterson's poem sits in the town. An annual festival honours Riley's memory with a feature event called the 'Challenge' to find his modern-day equivalent.

Corryong is also the Victorian gateway to Kosciuszko National Park across the New South Wales border.

Visitor Information Centre
50 Hanson Street, Corryong. (02) 6076 2277
vic@towong.vic.gov.au


In Town

The Man from Snowy River Folk Museum

Banjo Paterson's poem evoked the lives of the High Country's settlers. This charming museum proudly does the same, with local exhibits, memorabilia and photos depicting the hardships of local life, as well as a unique collection of historic skis. Hanson St.


Jack Riley's Grave

Corryong cemetery.


Man from Snowy River Statue

Hanson St


Large Wooden Galleon

Murray Valley Hwy


Playle's Hill Lookout

For a great view of the township - Donaldson St.


Nearby

Burrowa–Pine Mountain National Park

Pine Mountain is one of Australia's largest monoliths. Mt Burrowa is home to wet-forest plants and unique wildlife, including wombats and gliders. Both mountains provide excellent and diverse opportunities for bushwalkers, campers, climbers and birdwatchers. The Cudgewa Bluff Falls offer fabulous scenery and bushwalking.

Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963
Main access is from the Cudgewa–Tintaldra Rd, which runs off Murray Valley Hwy.


Khancoban - 27 km W.

This NSW town was built by the Snowy Hydro for workers on the hydro-electric scheme. Its willow- and poplar-lined streets, historic rose garden and mountains give the town a European feel. Huge trout are caught in Khancoban Pondage. Nearby, Murray 1 Power Station Visitor Centre reveals the workings of this 10-turbine station. South, along Alpine Way through Kosciuszko National Park, is the spectacular Scammell's Spur Lookout and historic Geehi Hut.


Nariel - 32km E

Nariel Creek is a good spot for trout fishing. The town hosts the Nariel Creek Folk Music Festival each Dec.


Towong - 8km SW

Historic Towong Racecourse is where scenes from Phar Lap were filmed. Gangster Squizzy Taylor also once stole the takings.


Lookouts - 12km E

Lookouts: lookout with views over Kosciuszko National Park at Towong.


Embery's Lookout - 12km NE

Embery's Lookout over Mt Mittamatite.


Walwa -16 km N.

Hire canoes and mountain bikes from Upper Murray Holiday Resort and Winery.


Touring Routes - 47 km NW.

Murray River Rd, Lakeside Loop, Mitta Valley Loop - details from Visitor Information Centre.

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