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Towong: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Corryong Op Shop


The Corryong Op Shop is a fully stocked, air conditioned second-hand retail shop situated in the heart of the main street of Corryong.

The Shop provides an extensive range of second-hand goods including mens, ladies and children's clothing from vintage to modern day, footwear, jewellery, books, DVDs and videos. Collectable china and crockery, tins, pottery, dolls and spoons are often featured as well as snow gear, swimwear, camping and sporting equipment.

In need of extra linen then a visit to the Corryong Op Shop will ensure you leave supplied with what you require. Children are extensively catered for with toys, dress-up specials, board games and puzzles.

Come in and place your bid on the mystery auction item which is a special feature of this fantastic store.

The Corryong Op Shop has something for everyone.




15 Hanson Street
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.1K from Towong

Khancoban Pondage


Khancoban Pondage is a three kilometre long lake that forms part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme and around its foreshores lays the town of Khancoban, a town built specifically to house the workers of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, which commenced in 1949. Unlike the higher altitude lakes and impoundments of the Scheme, Khancoban, at only 298 metres altitude, is more dairy country than high country. However, with the awesome backdrop of Australia's highest snow covered mountains, the scenery is stunningly beautiful. In Spring and Autumn, with wildflowers and falling leaves of all colours, it is a photographers paradise!

The lake is accessible to all forms of fishing and boats are well catered for with an easy access cemented boat ramp.




Khancoban
Khancoban, NSW, 2642

Located 10.2K from Towong

A Little Thyme


Located on the main stree in the stunning little town of Corryong in north-east Victoria, A Little Thyme A Little Thyme has a large range of giftwares and homewares on offer. It is the only shop of this type in the area and is a customer friendly area with lots of space to browse and shop in comfort.

A Little Thyme have a great range of stock with something for all the family including designer toys for the children, handmade leather shoes for toddlers, probiotic cleaners , cushions, throws, towels, kitchenware, gorgeous scarves and jewellery and a large range of ornaments and vases.




38 Hansen Street
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.3K from Towong

Man From Snowy River Museum Corryong


The Man From Snowy River Museum is a volunteer run community museum located in the beautiful Upper Murray region of North East Victoria.

The extensive collection includes a number of nationally significant and locally significant items.

Highlights include the Jim Simpson POW knitted rug, a comprehensive collection of early skiing memorabilia and Jack Riley mementos and stories.




103 Hanson St
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.7K from Towong

Towong: Events

Upper Murray Challenge


The Upper Murray Challenge has been postponed for 2015. The event will be held in October 2016. Keep checking the website for details.

The Upper Murray Challenge is a one day, multi sport event that is nestled in the foothills of Mount Kosicuszko and traverses through the beautiful towns of the Upper Murray region.

Section one is the Snowy Mountains Climbing School Ride. This section incorporates a 38 kilometres mountain bike ride travelling through hilly forest trails, along four wheel drive tracks and open paddocks in and around the township of Khancoban.

Section two is the Meek Kayaks Paddle. An 11 kilometre paddle down the quick-flowing Swampy Plains River to meet the Murray River. This section incorporate tricky, fast-flowing water and at times, high standing waves.

Section three is the Run. Competitors follow a gently undulating trail for seven kilometres, before hitting a steep climb and gaining 500 metres to the Summit of Mount Elliot. From here, runners follow the four wheel drive track before descending into Thougla Valley before finishing off in Corryong.

There are some exciting prizes on offer for those who participate with presentations to be held at 6.00pm.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct


39 Hanson Street
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.3K from Towong

Corryong Historic Machinery Club Rally


Come along to the ninth annual Corryong Historic Machinery Club Rally. Held at the Corryong Recreation Reserve, head along to view continual working displays, a tractor pull, vintage and classic tractors, cars, trucks and motorcycles, stationary engines, farming and household memorabilia, tools and craft stalls amongst a range of other historic machinery displays.

Discuss the workings behind a range of vintage engines with other like minded enthusiasts.

Scenic helicopter rides available throughout the day.

Exhibitor displays are free. Please contact the club to reserve a space.




Event Dates
2016
      1st Sep


Jardine Street
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.8K from Towong

Corryong Campdraft


The annual Corryong Campdraft is being at the Corryong Recreation Reserve.

With the event incorporating the Brian Scammell Memorial Encouragement draft, Maiden Draft, Ladies Draft, Open Draft for both Novice and Opens, Mick Wheeler Memorial Novice Draft, Col Sheather Memorial Junior Draft, Chum Wheeler Memorial Juvenile Draft and the Smoky Dawson Open Draft, there are plenty of events for all to enjoy.

The Corryong Campdraft is affiliated with the Southern Campdraft Association and is run under the SCA rules.

60 per cent payment on events. $10 cattle levy included in each entry fee.

Camping is available in the Recreation Reserve over the weekend. Office and bar open at 3:30pm on Friday with meals available from 7:00pm. Gold coin donation appreciated for meals.

A kiosk and bar will be open all weekend.


Event Dates
2016
      4th Nov
      5th Nov
      6th Nov


Jardine Street
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.8K from Towong

The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival


The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong, Victoria in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.

It is a unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, artists and lovers of the Australian High Country and pioneering spirit. Held every April, the Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture and in particular the imagery created by AB Banjo Paterson's and Australia's most famous poem "The Man from Snowy River".

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and a beer, to enjoy traditional bush tucker and, of course, kick up their heels.

The Festival offers contestant and visitor alike a unique opportunity to be part of the celebration of traditional Australian Bush skills that remain an essential part of Australia's heritage.

The Man from Snowy River Challenge, Art and Photography Exhibition, Bush Poetry and Music The Re Enactment of Banjo's famous poem, Aussie Bush Idol and Ute Muster have grown to be events listed on calendars all over Australia.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Mar
      31st Mar
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr


2 Strzelecki Way
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 11.0K from Towong

Towong: Travel Tips

Corryong Visitor Information Centre


Corryong Visitor Information Centre provides exceptional insights into the region so you can experience all that the Upper Murray and Australia's iconic Man from Snowy River legend has to offer.

The legend of Jack Riley, renowned as the authentic Man from Snowy River who inspired Banjo Paterson with his tales of chasing wild Brumbies in the mountains behind Corryong, is closely woven into Corryong's history. This is iconic Australia, this is the home of the legend and the spirit of Jack Riley lives on today in the Upper Murray. Come and be part of the legend.

The Upper Murray region is also home to some of Australia's most pristine natural environment located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and at the headwaters of the mighty Murray River.

It provides easy access to nearby Kosciuszko National Park and Victoria's Alpine National Park. Of significance is Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park which is home to the largest monolith in the southern hemisphere and features some amazing and unique flora.

With arguably one of the best climates in Victoria, the region has a pristine environment for visitors to explore and reconnect with nature. Fresh rivers and streams run crystal clear and the mountain air is invigorating.

Take the time to explore Australia's High Country heart by touring the Snowy Valleys Way to Corryong. A natural alternative to travelling the Hume Highway, the Snowy Valleys Way links Wangaratta to Corryong (via Beechworth) and onwards to Gundagai (via Tumbarumba) in New South Wales. You will not be disappointed.

Discover unique histories, quaint country pubs, a diversity of nature based activities; open gardens, festivals and events, boating, golfing, fishing, four-wheel driving, bushwalking, Arts and crafts, flora and fauna and much more.





50 Hanson Street
Corryong, VIC, 3707

Located 10.3K from Towong

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