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Top 10 Things to do in Corryong and Surrounds

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Published November 4th 2021
A great place to hang out
High up in the far north-eastern corner of Victoria lies the small and enchanting town of Corryong. This is a truly gorgeous part of the state, steeped in bush tradition and surrounded by spectacular mountains, rivers and national parks. There's overwhelming natural beauty here in spite the ravages of the 2019 bushfires.

Breathtaking views from a series of lookouts

When it comes to things to do and places to explore, the Corryong Visitor Information Centre in the main street is a good place to start. At the side of the building is a statue of The Man from Snowy River (a local stockman, Jack Riley, was reputed to be the inspiration for Banjo Paterson's famous The Man from Snowy River poem). Inside the centre you can find information on what's happening in the town and the area, places to visit, stay and eat, maps and helpful advice on anything you might like to know.

Poetry in Motion

There's heaps to see and do:

1. Events

The Man from Snowy River Festival is a true blue bush celebration with music, markets, whipcracking, a re-enactment of the Man from Snowy River ride, multiple other horse events, dog events, ute muster, poetry, buskers, historic machinery and more. The festival is usually held in April each year.

For a day at the races in a scenic country setting the Towong Cup is a must. The cup is usually held on the Victorian Labour Day weekend.

2. History

Just up the street from the Visitor Information Centre is the Man from Snowy River Museum showcasing local history including a collection of buildings from the past.

Take in some history at the Museum

3. Bushwalking

Long and short walks all offer beautiful scenery and clean mountain air. As some of the parks have been fire-affected check online or with the Visitor Information Centre for up to date information.

4. Camping

You're on the upper reaches of the Murray and it's a beautiful place to be. Along with caravan parks, there are a multitude of idyllic spots to camp scattered along the banks of the rivers and creeks and in the surrounding mountains and forests.

5. Fishing

The fishing is good and there are certainly plenty of places to go.

Down by the riverside

6. Cycling

From the rail trail to mountain biking there's a range of options.

7. 4WD

The Corryong Visitor Information Centre has 4WD maps of the area to help you plan off-road adventures in the area.

8. Paragliding and Hang Gliding

The surrounding mountains are perfect for high-soaring sports. The Corryong Paragliding Open is usually held in February and Corryong also hosts the Corryong Cup Hang Gliding Competition.

Soaring above the earth

9. Towns and Lookouts

Take a day trip from Corryong for unending beautiful mountain scenery, lookouts with stories of the people and fauna of the area and the odd piece of art. There's an abundance of little towns to visit and either stop for lunch at a cafe or pub or bring your own picnic.

Bogong Moth at Jim Newman's Lookout

10. Snowy River Scheme

This is one of Australia's most iconic pieces of infrastructure. Find out more about its history and the sites you can visit here.

Outflows from the Khancoban dam

This area really is special and surprisingly varied in attractions. It's totally worth putting on your to-do list.

Go visit! You'll be welcome.

Note that Corryong is located close to the VIC/NSW border. At the time of writing the situation with Coronavirus has resulted in border restrictions and closures at times. Therefore visits to attractions that involve crossing the border may not always be practical. Check with the Dept of Health for up to date travel information.
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Your Comment
It's a great town. Been there a couple of times but never ventured much past the town. A return visit is in order.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4038) 192 days ago
I've not been there but clearly it needs to be on my bucket list if for nothing else than its natural beauty.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 182 days ago
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