Murray River and Snowy Mountains view, Towong, Upper Murray

Showcasing 'The Man From Snowy River' Country

 

getting to  the upper murray


getting here by road

From the North


Drive or ride from Tumbarumba along the Tooma Road to the Upper Murray and be bedazzled by inspiring panoramic views of the Snowy Mountains and the Upper Murray valleys.

Great picnic spots along this route include the Southern Cloud Lookout and Paddy's River Falls.

From the North East

The Cabramurra Road between Cabramurra,Australia's highest town, and the Upper Murray is a popular route especially for motorcycle riders and other touring groups travelling to or from the NSW coast, Sydney and Canberra, via Cooma.


In every direction, there are fabulous views from the high altitude snow gum woodlands and grasslands to the wet and dry schlerophyll forests lower down the slopes.

Caution of the many road bends is advised and the speed limit is 80kmph. There are a number of rest areas along the way. From this road keen hikers have access to walking trails which venture past several former mountain cattlemen huts.

This route is closed during the winter. The best alternative route to the Upper Murray is via the Elliot Way which runs between Tooma and Kiandra. This road is open year round. Snow chains must be carried from mid June to early October.

From the East

The Alpine Way from Jindabyne, via Australia's premier alpine playground at Thredbo and the Kosciuszko National Park, provides spectacular scenery of the western face of the
Snowy Mountains.

Though snow chains are required to be carried in the winter months, this road is open all year round. Larger vehicles, like large trucks and caravans are not advised to travel on the Alpine Way between Tom Groggin and Thredbo.

From the South

Starting at Benambra, north of Omeo, the Corryong-Benambra Road provides travellers withsome of Victoria's best native forest and mountain scenery.

The road is unsealed for about 70 kilometres between Stacey's Bridge and Benambra but is usually in very good condition.

As it follows a route below the snow line, chains are generally not required in winter.

This is a popular way for many people from north of the divide to travel to and from Victoria's east coast beaches.

From the North West

Turn off the Hume Highway at Holbrook and take the Jingellic Road via Lankey's Creek to Jingellic. Beautiful pastoral scenery is the highlight.

From the West

From Albury-Wodonga there are two choices, so why not come one way and return the other.

The Murray River Road winds its way beside Lake Hume and then follows the Murray River upstream to Towong.

The Murray Valley Highway, via Tallangatta, winds its way past rich grazing land, pine plantations and many of the 35 timber
railway heritage bridges of the former Wodonga branch line to the Upper Murray.
The road officially ends at the state border at Bringenbrong at the junction of the Swampy Plains and Murray Rivers.

Car Rental

There are no car rental businesses based in the Upper Murray. Several car rental agencies operate
from major regional centres including Albury-Wodonga. Check the internet for options.

By Bus

Private passenger and freight bus services travel daily between the Upper Murray and Albury- Wodonga.

Corryong-based bus companies,
B&H Buses and Humphrey Tours are available for charter to groups and will work with you to create a suitable itinerary. Airport pickups for groups can be arranged. Minimum number requirements.

The Southern Cloud Lookout on the Tooma Road is a great place to see sweeping Upper Murray vies and to have a picnic or break.

Ogilvie's Creek, near Tooma Dam, is one of many small alpine streams which flow into the Tooma River, one of the Murray River's main upper tributaries.

Cabramurra Road is a popular touring route through the Snowy Mountains.

Magnificient Views of the western fall of the Snowy Mountains Main Range can be seen for most of the Alpine Way between Thredbo and Khancoban. One of the most spectacular views can be seen at Scammell's Spur Lookout.

The crystal clear Swampy Plains River at Geeh, only 30 km from Khancoban,i is a terrific spot to cool off in Summer.

Berringama farm land, with the Mt. Burrowa - Pine Mountain National Park in the background.

 getting here by air

Albury Regional Airport is the closest commercial airport to the Upper Murray. It has direct daily services to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Once in Albury, hire a car and you'll be on your way.

The Upper Murray has two airports, which cater for small aircraft. Permission to land can be organised by contacting the following numbers

Corryong Airport is located on the outskirts of the Corryong township.

Corryong Airport

T:
(02) 6071 5100

This airport is operated by the Towong Shire Council. No permission to land is
required but extra assistance is available.

Khancoban Airport

This airport is operated by Snowy Hydro Limited.

For permission,
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ontact
Doug Rendoth

T:
(02) 6452 2922
or by email:

The Wodonga to Cudgewa rail line operated between 1921 and 1976. Its last passenger service occurred during the Second World War in the 1940s. Boggy Creek Trestle Bridge, near Koetong was one of 35 bridges built in the 1910s as part of this line.

 getting here by rail

Countrylink (13 22 32) has two daily services between Sydney and Albury.

www.countrylink.info

Vline (13 61 96) has several daily services between Melbourne and Wodonga.

www.vline.com.au

Then hire a car or prearrange pick up with one of our bus lines and then head east to the Upper Murray.