Tallangatta

Weir wall, Lake Hume, Tourism Victoria

Population 955

When the old town of Tallangatta was going to be submerged in 1956 after the level of the Hume Weir was raised, the residents simply moved the entire township 8 kilometres west. Tallangatta now has an attractive lakeside location and sits directly north of Victoria's beautiful alpine region.

Visitor Information

50 Hanson St, Corryong; (02) 6076 2277

www.pureuppermurrayvalleys.com

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Albury

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  • Wodonga

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  • Yackandandah

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In Town

The Hub: local art and craft, and Lord's Hut, the only remaining slab hut in the district; Towong St.

Nearby

Lake Hume Tallangatta is on the shores of this enormous and attractive lake, formed when the then largest weir in the Southern Hemisphere was constructed. It is now a picturesque spot for swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing and fishing. The foreshore reserves are perfect for barbecues.

Eskdale: craft shops, and trout fishing in the Mitta Mitta River; 33 km S.

Lake Dartmouth: great for trout fishing and boating; hosts the Dartmouth Cup Fishing Competition over the June long weekend. Also here is The Witches Garden featuring unique medicinal plants; 58 km SE.

Mitta Mitta: remnants of a large open-cut goldmine. Also a gallery, Butcher's Hook Antiques and Bharatralia Jungle Camp. Hosts the Mitta Muster on Sun on the long weekend in Mar; 60 km S.

Australian Alps Walking Track: passes over Mt Wills; 108 km S via Mitta Mitta.

Scenic drives: to Cravensville, to Mitta Mitta along Omeo Hwy and to Tawonga and Mount Beauty.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Hume 21 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


Lower Mitta Mitta 27 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


Kiewa River 39 km

High Country waterways are popular with fly-fishers looking for gin-clear water with good numbers of trout. In this regard, the Kiewa River near Mount Beauty rates as one of the State’s best waters, although it... 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


Nariel Creek 60 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


Eco-friendly activities around town

Burrowa–Pine Mountain National Park 50 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


Kayaking around Bright 60 km

The operator 5 Star Adventure Tours offers a huge range of eco-accredited tours and activities in the High Country, particularly targeting those who like a few little luxuries on the way. One of the most popular trips is... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Bridge Road Brewers 47 km

Ben Kraus originally trained as a winemaker but his head was turned in the direction of craft brewing during a stint working in Western Australia’s Margaret River region. The cluster of microbreweries in this... Find out more


Bright Brewery 60 km

The original Bright Brewery shut down in 1916 and this modern incarnation was started by a quartet of ‘ale changers’ – couples David and Julie Cocks, and Scott Brandon and Fiona Reddaway – some 90... Find out more


Campsites around town

Cottontree camping area 17 km

This lovely camping area is west of the town of Granya, down Webbs La. Take the short walk from here to the seasonal Granya Falls, which passes by a Scout hut built in the 1930s. A tad more challenging is the 6 km... Find out more


Koetong Creek camping area 28 km

This campground is near its namesake creek – from the Murray Valley Hwy, head north on Firebrace Track, continue along Mt Lawson Rd, then turn west on Koetong Creek Track. Back near the highway is a historic... Find out more


Stanley Forest camping areas 36 km

Numerous camping areas have been cleared alongside Yackandandah Creek – access is off Yack Gate Rd and Number One Rd. Make sure your chosen campsite is at least 20 m away from the creek or any other watercourse.... Find out more


Kurrajongs camping area 37 km

The Kurrajongs is located up near Lake Hume at the peaceful northern edge of the park, and is accessed via Murray River Rd. Hikers will love the 7 km Flaggy Creek Gorge Walking Track that traverses this area. It first... Find out more


Samuel Bollard camping area (walk-in camping) 38 km

Samuel Bollard was one of Hovell’s servants. This is a walk-in only campsite on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. Set amid eucalypts, it is 12 km south-east of Woomargama and 28 km west of Tin Mines campsite.... Find out more


Burrowye Reserve camping area 40 km

The Burrowye Reserve is adjacent to the densely treed Mt Lawson State Park – the summit of the mountain at the centre of the park provides fantastic views of the surrounding region. Burrowye is about 24 km west of... Find out more


Richardsons Bend camping area 44 km

Take Kings Rd off the Old Barnawartha Rd to reach Richardsons Bend, which lies a few kilometres north-west of Barnawartha North. Note: like many of the tracks leading to sites beside the Murray River, this route is... Find out more


Snowy Creek camping area 45 km

If you’re wandering down the Omeo Hwy, consider detouring onto Holloways Log Rd, 12 km south of Mitta Mitta, and stopping for the night at the Snowy Creek camping area. Cool yourself in a mountain stream or go... Find out more


Tin Mines camping area 48 km

This is a campsite on the Hume and Hovell Walking Track about 40 km west of Jingellic and 28 km east of Tin Mines camping area. It has 4WD, dry-weather access only via Tin Mines Rd from Tunnel Rd. If there’s water... Find out more


Doolans Bend camping area 50 km

Doolans Bend is one of many twists and turns in the Murray River to the immediate north-west of Barnawartha North. Fishing, canoeing and swimming tend to make up the daily agenda here, with long breaks between activities... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Lake Hume Tourist Park 18 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


Albury Central Tourist Park 28 km

This centrally located park is about 2 km from the city centre in a quiet, off-highway location. It has good facilities including a tennis court. This is a basic park, but a good base for exploring the greater Albury... Find out more


Albury Citygate Holiday Park 28 km

Easily accessible from the Hume Highway and located on the northern fringe of greater Albury, this is an ideal park for an overnight stop or longer. Pets allowed in own caravan or motorhome.... Find out more


Big4 Borderland Holiday Park 31 km

The park is on the western edge of town in a quiet off-highway location. It has good facilities and is our choice of parks in the town area.... Find out more


Holbrook Motor Village 55 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


Colac Colac Caravan Park 59 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


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Arthur’s Cottage, Cudgewa 53 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


The Odd Frog, Bright 61 km

This place comprises five funky new luxury studios on a 4-hectare Land for Wildlife property. The studios have been architecturally designed to have minimal impact on the environment, with thought even given to their... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Mullengandra rest area 36 km

40km NE of Albury (L)

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


Woomargama Rest Area 43 km

Middle of town

Small area adjacent to the highway. Good facilities.


Chiltern rest area 48 km

29km SW of Wodonga (L)

Secluded among the trees just off the freeway. For southbound only.


Ironbark rest area 49 km

38km NE of Wangaratta (L)

Just off the freeway under shady trees. For northbound only.


Browns Plains rest area 52 km

18km E of Rutherglen (L) or 26km W of Wodonga (R)

Just off the highway among some large trees.


Eurobin rest area 55 km

17km SE of Myrtleford (L) or 15km NW of Bright (R)

Just off the highway at the old railway station site.


Myrtleford park area 56 km

At Myrtleford

Adjacent to the highway. On the west side of town.


Howlong rest area 56 km

T/O 16km E of Rutherglen (L) or 28km W of Wodonga (R)

Overlooking a river 7km north of the highway on the road to Howlong.


Burgoigee Creek rest area 59 km

29km SE of Wangaratta (L) or 17km NW of Myrtleford (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.


What's on around town

Farm and Water Festival: Apr.

Fifties Festival: Oct.

Garage Sale Festival: Oct.

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