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