Corryong, Jean-Marc La Roque / Auscape International

Population 1229

Welcome to authentic 'Man from Snowy River' country. This district offers superb mountain scenery and excellent trout fishing in the Murray River and its tributaries, with the town being known as the home and final resting place of Jack Riley, the original 'Man from Snowy River'. A life-size statue depicting 'that terrible descent' made famous by Banjo Paterson's poem sits in the town. An annual festival honours Riley's memory with a feature event called the 'Challenge' to find his modern-day equivalent. Corryong is also the Victorian gateway to Kosciuszko National Park across the New South Wales border.

Visitor Information

50 Hanson St; (02) 6076 2277

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Khancoban

    Khancoban is a pretty town on the edge of the Snowy Mountains, just a few kilometres from the Victorian border. Perhaps best known for being...more

  • Tumbarumba

    This former goldmining town in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains remains seemingly untouched by the modern world with old-style charm and...more

  • Thredbo

    Thredbo, a mountain village in Kosciuszko National Park (see Adaminaby), is a unique year-round resort, with some of Australia's best skiing...more

In Town

The Man from Snowy River Folk Museum Banjo Paterson's poem evoked the lives of the High Country's settlers. This charming museum proudly does the same, with local exhibits, memorabilia and photos depicting the hardships of local life, as well as a unique collection of historic skis. Hanson St.

Jack Riley's grave: Corryong cemetery.

Man from Snowy River Statue: Hanson St.

Large wooden galleon: Murray Valley Hwy.

Playle's Hill Lookout: for a great view of the township; Donaldson St.


Burrowa–Pine Mt National Park Pine Mt is one of Australia's largest monoliths. Mt Burrowa is home to wet-forest plants and unique wildlife, including wombats and gliders. Both mountains provide excellent and diverse opportunities for bushwalkers, campers, climbers and birdwatchers. The Cudgewa Bluff Falls offer fabulous scenery and bushwalking. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963; main access is from the Cudgewa–Tintaldra Rd, which runs off Murray Valley Hwy; 27 km W.

Nariel: Nariel Creek is a good spot for trout fishing. The town hosts the Nariel Creek Folk Music Festival each Dec; 8 km SW.

Towong: historic Towong Racecourse is where scenes from Phar Lap were filmed. Gangster Squizzy Taylor also once stole the takings; 12 km E.

Lookouts: lookout with views over Kosciuszko National Park at Towong, 12 km NE; Embery's Lookout over Mt Mittamatite, 16 km N.

Walwa: hire canoes and mountain bikes from Upper Murray Holiday Resort and Winery; 47 km NW.

Touring routes: Murray River Rd, Lakeside Loop, Mitta Valley Loop; details from visitor centre.

Fishing spots near town

Khancoban 20 km

Many trout fishers, particularly those adept with the fly, regard Khancoban as home base for trout fishing. The biggest water in the area is Khancoban Pondage, fed by the Swampy Plain River and Khancoban Creek. The... Find out more

Nariel Creek 21 km

A favourite dry fly among fly-fishers casting to rising trout in the Snowy Mountains and north-east Victoria is the Geehi beetle. This marvellous pattern is named after a non- existent beetle. It’s a fly that trout... Find out more

Geehi 32 km

If you like the bush and clear mountain streams where you can fish for trout, then the Snowy Mountains offers excellent opportunities. Rivers up this way are part of our fishing folklore, particularly among fly-fishers.... Find out more

Indi River 45 km

Take the Alpine Way out of Khancoban and head about 50 km towards Thredbo, and you’ll come to Tom Groggin station. Locals say the river flowing alongside the station is the Indi River, but it’s marked on some... Find out more

Lake Dartmouth 52 km

Lake Dartmouth holds self-sustaining populations of both brown and rainbow trout. The lake was formed in 1979 when an embankment was built on the Mitta Mitta River. Trout and the threatened Macquarie perch thrived in the... Find out more

Lower Mitta Mitta 64 km

Wodonga-based fly-fishing guide Scott McPherson accompanied me on one trip on the lower Mitta Mitta. We were wading a stretch of river near Eskdale early in the morning. I recommend not only waders for this activity, but... Find out more

Lake Jindabyne 68 km

Lake Jindabyne sits on the eastern edge of Kosciuszko National Park and rates as one of southern Australia’s best trout waters. The lake is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, and Atlantic salmon. Some of the... Find out more

Lake Hume 76 km

Albury–Wodonga is ideal for anyone seeking a variety of freshwater fishing. The list of fish species on offer reads like a Who’s Who of southern Australian freshwater fish. It includes Murray cod,... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Burrowa–Pine Mountain National Park 20 km

Located near the New South Wales border, 430 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, and one of Victoria’s lesser-known national parks, this has some remarkable features. The granitic Pine Mountain is one of the... Find out more

Bushwalking in the Snowy Mountains 50 km

There is almost no end to the hiking that can be done in the Snowy Mountains. There are hundreds of kilometres of hiking tracks, and infinite ways to wander through the hills. The most popular walks are to the top of... Find out more

Cross-country skiing 51 km

A delightful winter pastime, cross-country skiing is a mix of walking, gliding and skiing, and the basics are much easier to pick up than those of downhill skiing or snowboarding. You can undertake the activity at... Find out more

Canoeing in the Snowys 68 km

It is certainly not the best spot in the country for canoeing and kayaking, but peaceful days can be had enjoying these activities on Lake Jindabyne, or more exciting adventures are possible on overnight excursions down... Find out more

Snowy Mountains Touring Company 69 km

Based on an unusual concept, this company offers a personal tour guide who can accompany you, in your vehicle, explaining the history, heritage, flora and fauna of the area as you travel. Either you can drive, or they... Find out more

Campsites around town

Nariel Creek Recreation Reserve camping area 8 km

This is a large and lovely camping area on a bank of Nariel Creek. You’ll be doing well to get a campsite here between Christmas and 2 Jan, which is when the annual, long-running Nariel Creek Folk Festival fills... Find out more

Staceys Bridge camping area 9 km

The level ground at Staceys Bridge is good for pitching tents, and there’s plenty of shade for when the weather heats up. You may spot some wildlife around here, in particular the local kangaroos. Bring your own... Find out more

Indi Bridge Reserve camping area 13 km

The relaxed camping at Indi Bridge can be accessed via Upper Murray Rd, some 4 km south of Toowong Upper. If you have a hankering for a clear view of the neighbouring Kosciuszko Range, head up past Toowong and follow... Find out more

Towong Reserve camping area 14 km

Come and tickle the trout from this large, level, grassed area on the Murray River. It’s 2 km north-east of Towong village, which is in Victoria, near the bridge that crosses the Murray River. Bring your own... Find out more

Bluff Creek camping area 14 km

This camping area is on Bluff Falls Rd, close to the park entrance. There aren’t too many sites, so arrive early in peak holiday periods. From here, walk the 2 km trail through blue gum forest to Bluff Falls, which... Find out more

Blue Gum Camp camping area 15 km

Blue Gum Camp is off Bluff Falls Rd about 1 km past Bluff Creek. Walk westwards to Campbells or Ross lookout for great views out over the surrounding region. Alternatively, try driving up a fire trail towards the peak of... Find out more

Hinces Creek Camp camping area 17 km

To reach Hinces Creek, follow Cudgewa North Rd past the Bluff Creek turn-off and then veer onto Hinces Creek Track. Up at the northern end of the national park is the monolithic Pine Mountain and its wondrous botany,... Find out more

Clarke Lagoon Reserve camping area 19 km

This reserve is 6 km north of Tintaldra, off Murray River Rd. It’s a decent spot to pitch a tent and have a swim. If approaching the site from the west, keep a lookout for Pine Mountain, a tree-covered monolith... Find out more

Bunroy Junction camping area 22 km

This camping area is in the sleepy Biggara Valley, to the south of Indi Bridge Reserve and on the edge of NSW’s enormous Kosciuszko National Park. Bunroy Junction is popular with anglers, swimmers and canoeists, as... Find out more

Bradneys Gap camping area (northern section) 23 km

Bradneys Gap camping area is 10 km north-east of Khancoban via the Cabramurra–Khancoban Rd. Bring drinking water and firewood.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Colac Colac Caravan Park 6 km

We like this spacious park that is 7 km west of town, under large shady trees and alongside a popular trout stream. The budget-priced park in ‘Man from Snowy River’ territory has basic amenities and is ideal... Find out more

Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park 74 km

This is a popular holiday park where trout fishing, sailing and canoeing are all available. It is on the shores of Lake Eucumbene, about 7 km from the Snowy Mountains Highway. A minimum-length stay applies in all... Find out more

Holbrook Motor Village 75 km

In an ideal position, this comfortable tidy park caters for travellers on the Hume Highway. It is convenient for an overnight stop or a longer stay. Pets are allowed at the manager’s discretion.... Find out more

Lake Hume Tourist Park 79 km

On the shores of Lake Hume and 14 km from Albury, this park makes an ideal holiday base. It features a store, with a good takeaway-food selection. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Arthur’s Cottage, Cudgewa 12 km

This historic mudbrick, two-bedroom cottage was built around 1897, but now has solar-powered lights and a gas kitchen. It sits quietly on the Cudgewa Creek, with platypus drifting past. You will need to bring your own... Find out more

Alpine Habitats, near Jindabyne 62 km

Opened in 2007, these 18 cleverly designed two-bedroom buildings are linked underground by massive worm farms that digest all the compostable waste on the site. Set amid gnarled black sallees and other snow gums, the... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Kiandra park area 64 km

35km NW of Adaminaby (R) or 56km SE of Talbingo (L)

Adjacent to the highway.

The Rest House park area 66 km

28km W of Adaminaby (L) or 63km SE of Talbingo (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.

Woomargama Rest Area 72 km

Middle of town

Small area adjacent to the highway. Good facilities.

Holbrook park area 73 km

At Holbrook

Just off the highway near the information centre and submarine display.

Mullengandra rest area 74 km

40km NE of Albury (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Talbingo park area 77 km

At Talbingo

Well off the highway overlooking the lake.

Yarrangobilly Village camping area 79 km

65km NW of Adaminaby (L) or 26km SE of Talbingo (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Yarrangobilly River in Kosciuszko National Park.

Jounama Creek camping area 80 km

T/O opposite Talbingo turn-off

On the edge of a creek 300m (unsealed) east of the highway in Kosciuszko National Park.

Yolde camping area 81 km

7km NW of Talbingo (L) or 34km SE of Tumut (R)

Well off the highway surrounded by scrub in Kosciuszko National Park.

Adaminaby park area 82 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

What's on around town

Towong Cup: Sat long weekend in Mar.

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival: music, art and horsemanship challenges; Apr.

Upper Murray Challenge: 1st Sat in Oct.

Corryong Pro Rodeo: New Year's Eve.

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