Settled in the 1870’s as a service town to land selectors and miners in the Thowgla goldfields, Corryong Victoria is the largest township within the Upper Murray, with a population of approx. 1,400 people.
Arriving in Corryong via the Western entrance with liquidambars lining the divided road which show tremendous variation of colour throughout the Autumn months, you will find many places of interest and a host of activities.
In the centre of town you will find our Visitor Information Centre where the volunteer staff are most obliging and keen to help you have a wonderful holiday. The centre has a vast array of brochures and maps for your particular interests, as well as locally produced produce and other interesting offerings.
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The township offers visitors an unexpected variety in shopping, accommodation, eateries, self drive tours and sporting facilities. Situated on the Murray Valley Highway, the setting is incredibly peaceful. There are many lookouts that view Corryong and its surrounding valleys that are well worth the drive.
Explore the Man From Snowy River Museum and see Jim Simpson’s famous rug, knitted when Jim was in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. The museum is touted as one of the top ten museums in Australia worthy of a visit. Or check out the Murray 1 Power Station and Information Centre – an insight to the workings of the vast Snowy Mountain Hydro Electric Scheme.
Visit the grave of “ The Man from Snowy River” – Jack Riley, and participate in an annual celebration of this Australian legend at the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival held in April every year bringing in excess of 10 000 visitors to town.
For the adventurous there are many spectacular 4wd destinations, and in spring the native wildflowers – especially orchids – are abundant. A must is to be photographed beside The Man From Snowy River bronze statue, created by well known sculptor Brett Garling, in the gardens beside the Information centre.
Bikers heading for the Phillip Island races and touring coach companies find the alternative route from the North preferable to the Hume Highway. The distant mountain ranges, lush river valleys and good road surfaces add to an enjoyable trip.
Sit and relax soaking up the atmosphere while you throw in a line for that elusive trout, or expend some of that energy trekking through the bush enjoying nature first hand.