The Upper Murray has magical views
from many vantage points but
there are several dedicated scenic lookouts really worth pursuing and what's more
they are readily accessible, by vehicle or by
Amongst the most
popular include Farran's Scenic Lookout, Embery's Scenic Lookout, Scammell's Spur
Scenic Lookout, the Southern Cloud Memorial Scenic Lookout, Lawrence
Scenic Lookout near Shelley and the Ross and Pine Mountain
located on the Murray River Road, 15 kilometres from Corryong and just 4 km from
Towong, offers superior views of the Snowy Mountains, the Tooma and Corryong
Valleys and the Murray River.
Located above the junction of
River and the Corryong Creek, the lookout is
one of the most photographed views of
the Upper Murray. It has basic picnic
and barbeque facilities, but no toilet facilities.
Embery's Scenic Lookout is a hidden treasure of
the Upper Murray. Located near the summit of Mt. Mittamatite in the Mt. Mittamatite
Regional Park, this understated lookout possibly
BEST panoramic view of the
Overlooking the township of Corryong,
Embery's Lookout is accessed, via the Murray River Road, on Ranch Road. The
marked turnoff to the lookout is about halfway between Towong and
A 30 minute cruise along Ranch Road to the
lookout will also give visitors other magnificent scenic views of the Corryong,
Cudgewa and Murray Valleys.
Basic picnic and barbeque facilities are
provided but there are no toilet facilities.
The Mt. Mittamatite Floral Reserve
a kilometre or so past the Embery's Scenic Lookout turnoff, also offers
beautiful panoramic views of the Corryong Valley and the Nariel Valley. It is only
accessible by four wheel drive or on foot.
Spur Scenic Lookout
Scammell's Spur Lookout is located 20 km from Khancoban on the
Alpine Way. The lookout is well
signposted and its car parking area is 300 metres from the signpost turnoff. The
lookout is a very easy stroll from the car park.
An information board outlines the history of
the lookout, which was built in the 1960s.
Named after an Upper Murray pioneer family
who once ran cattle in the area, Scammell's Lookout has a large platform area with
a picture board which indicates the names and locations of the Snowy Mountain peaks
in view. The highest peak seen from this vantage point is Mt.
This western view of the Snowy Mountain
range is spectacular at any time of the year but it is especially stunning when the
mountain peaks are covered in snow.
As this lookout is located in
the Kosciuszko National Park, it is necessary to obtain a park pass from the
Kosciuszko National Park Visitor Centre in Khancoban.
Between Shelley and Berringama on the Murray Valley Highway, there
is a signpost marking the Lawrence Lookout turnoff. A 2km journey on an unsealed
road through pine plantations leads to the lookout. On a clear day,
360 degree views of this area of the Upper
Murray can be enjoyed.
The Southern Cloud Memorial
The Southern Cloud Memorial Scenic Lookout is several kilometres
north of Tooma on the Tooma Road to Tumbarumba. The lookout offers magnificent
views of the Maragle and Tooma Valleys as well as the Maragle State Forest and a
New South Wales Forestry Commission pine plantation.
Set in a landscaped area complete with an attractive covered
picnic facility, the lookout also has a series of interpretive story boards which
inform readers of the Upper Murray's connection to
Australia's first commercial plane
disaster in 1931 and the 27 year
old mystery of the fateful plane's final
fantastic display of Southern Cloud memorabilia and stories can be enjoyed in
the Tumbarumba Visitor Information
Centre, approximately 30 km north of
the lookout along Tooma Road.