Free camp after free camp, sculptures, pub trails and history… The Great River Road in the Upper Murray, crossing Victoria and New South Wales, is a must-do!
I first heard about “The Great River Road” as we picnicked at Khancoban, New South Wales and stopped at Corryong, Victoria, last month.
We saw the infant Murray River at Tom Groggin Campground in NSW’s Kosciuszko National Park. What a great decision it was to return home via the Murray, from Tallangatta through to Towong.
Here’s what you’ll see!
There were so many view points along this road – and so worthy of stopping! After meandering along Lake Hume, it then moves into the Murray…
Free and budget camps
I could have stopped for weeks to enjoy these riverside free camps. One after another along the Murray River Reserve, many allow pets! You’ll find quite a few free camps around Walwa. We lunched at beautiful Lighthouse Crossing Reserve.
Add to that list State Park camps at Cotton Tree Creek and The Kurrajongs. Tintaldra Caravan Park and Jingellic Showground are also close to the river, and pubs!
Awesome sculptures of local fauna
We saw them all! A rainbow trout swing at Khancoban…
To a Murray crayfish at Bringenbrong Bridge… (by the way DO NOT drive in here if you are towing! And it was definitely 4WD only at the picnic spot when we visited.
Mt Alfred Gap has the wedge tailed eagle and the Murray cod is at Tintaldra. They are all impressive – but my favourite was the beautiful bogong moth at Newman’s Lookout. It is made up of tiny metal moths!
A pub trail!
I’m coming back to do this! We stopped at Jingellic Pub, and camped in the reserve behind. We saw Tintaldra Hotel, dating back to 1870 and Walwa’s pub, under new management. I’ll be back for Cudgewa, Koetong and spend more time at Corryong’s fine establishments.
NOTE: There is also a lovely boutique to check out in Corryong (we won’t visit when it is shut on Tuesday), The Man From Snowy River Festival and Banjo Patterson’s grave.
Birthplace of the Murray Grey
It was poetic that near the Murray Grey tribute, the very same breed that originated here surrounded us on The Great River Road! Heatley had a beef cattle stud as a boy, so this was a must see for us!
The Great River Road actually extends west of Granya, where we joined it – to east of Albury, near Bellbridge. There is more history at every turn (we loved The Tintaldra Store), golf courses, a huge monolith, walking trails and fishing. Snowy Hydro, the Silver Brumby and just about the best turf club you’ll ever see!
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