Things to do
Corryong VIC, Australia
Man From Snowy River Festival
Man From Snowy River Festival -
Phone Robyn at The Upper Murray Cottages on 02 60371226 for Accommodation Specials for the festival
ph 02 60761992 for tickets for the festival
2- 5 April 2020 and more festival information
Book your accommodation at the Upper Murray Cottages to be your base for you to enjoy The Man From Snowy River Festival with your family and Friends. it is all happening in Corryong from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 April 2020 for the best bush hospitality that the Snowy Mountains can offer. There is no better time to visit The Upper Murray than during the annual Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, when the Upper Murray comes alive with the history of its unique bush traditions.
Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, The Upper Murray Cottages at Walwa and only a stunning 30 min. drive too Corryong. This beautiful region is the undiscovered treasure of the Snowy's with a Festival that has something for everyone. The festival showcases the lifestyle that country folk take for granted. From the many amazing bush poets, artists and photographers to the dust busting action from the fantastic horsemen and women, the festival attracts thousands of outback and city wanderers from all walks of life. The event recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and enjoy traditional bush tucker and kick up their heels.
The Man from Snowy River Challenge, art and photography exhibition, bush poetry and music, re-enactment of Banjo's famous poem, Aussie Bush Idol and Ute Muster have grown to be events listed on calendars all over Australia.
Content and photos: THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER BUSH FESTIVAL INC
Pine Mountain Monolith. 1.5 times bigger than Uluru
The base of Pine Mountain is located 10 km southeast of the small town of Walwa, Victoria which is a 440 km drive northeast of Melbourne or 115 km east of Albury-Wodonga. The mountain is part of the Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park which offers a large number of 4wd and walking tracks, waterfalls, picnic and camping areas and numerous lookouts. The park's remote and rugged character is a major attraction for visits and also contains Mount Burowa which is (1300m).
Geology, flora and fauna
Pine Mountain is argued to be the largest monolith in Australia at 1.5 times bigger than Uluru. The gigantic red granite monolith was uplifted to its present height of 1062 m more than 2 million years ago. Since then erosion has highlighted the steep eastern side, established several creeks, and in the upper area, created small rock pools which contain shrimp and tadpoles despite annual drying, and large granite marbles 2-3.5 m in diameter.
The Mountain offers a diverse range of vegetation types. It is of great botanical significance due to its number of rare and threatened plant species. Over 200 native plants have been identified on the mountain, 19 of which are rare or local to the area. Rare plant species include Pine Mountain Grevillea (Grevillea jephcottii), Fan Grevillea (Grevillea ramosissima), Broad-leafed Hopbush (Dodonaea rhombifoli) and Phantom Wattle(Acacia phasmoides). Other vegetation includes Black Cypress-pines and Kurrajongs which fringe the steep granite outcrops.
walwa / jingellic
Enjoy our beautiful stretch of the Murray River. Whether it is for fishing, Kayaking, swimming or picnicking along the river, there are many beautiful locations for you to enjoy whilst staying at The Upper Murray Cottages.
NSW fishing Licences available from Both General Stores
Murray Cod Fishing season December 1st to September 30th
385 Bluff Falls Rd. Gudgewa. Victoria 3705
Cudgewa Bluff Falls are located 18kilometres from both Cudgewa and Tintaldra, in the Burrowa Pine Mountain National Park. This spectacular set of waterfalls provides visitors with an opportunity to see water cascade off the park plateau, over the Cudgewa Bluff and into a tranquil grotto below. You can reach the Cudgewa Bluff falls via the Buff Falls road, off the Cudgewa North Valley road which links Walwa and the Cudgewa Valley to the National Park. Please note that the last approximately 21kilometres of the road leading to the falls is unsealed. The area offers two camping areas that offer picnic facilities, as well as toilets. To check if the falls are flowing, visit the Corryong Visitor Information Centre (link please)
There is a picnic area which is located at the start of the Bluff Creek Nature trail and from here it is a 45minute walk through serene bushland to reach the base of the falls. The walk does have information boards along the way and there are some steeper sections as you approach the falls, so care needs to be taken. If you would prefer not to walk so far, there is the option of driving to the upper car park area of the falls which is 2.5km past the Bluff Creek area, past the Blue Gums camping area and you will cross a creek before reaching the small car park, located approximately 200metres from the falls. Please note that this area is not suitable for caravans or large motorhomes.
Nursery Lane. Walwa
Walwa / Jingellic Golf Club
Walwa Golf Club
The Walwa Golf Club located opposite the Upper Murray Cottages is an extremely picturesque course set on the banks of the Murray River in the Upper Murray. The course consists of 9 irrigated fairways with 18 distinct tees and sand scrapes. It is considered one of the premier 9 hole sand scrape courses in Victoria. The course is well maintained by a band of loyal volunteers and is open 12 months of the year with very good couch fairways that are dormant in winter and look a picture during the growing season.
Whilst the course is not long, it has a very challenging layout being bounded by the Great River Road on one side and the mighty Murray River on the other. You can stand on the tee watching and listening to the Murray River flow by while looking across to the Bridge Hotel Jingellic on the NSW side. If you are staying at the Upper Murray Cottages then you are most welcome to come and play a round or two at our hidden gem. Green fees payable at the course.
The course is open to visitors who are most welcome at all times except Tournament days.
Competitions are held at 10am Thursdays and 11am Sundays. In the summer months the Sunday comp reverts to a 9 hole comp at 9am. Visitors are still most welcome on these days.
The clubhouse is generally only open when competitions are being held but the course itself is always open.
The course is maintained by a loyal band of volunteers and relies on the honesty of green fee paying visitors. Green fees are $15 per day for adults and $5 for children.
Green fees are to be placed on the Honesty Box which is situated on the wall of Clubhouse at the Eastern end of the building.
Complimentary basic golf clubs to borrow are available To Upper Murray Cottage Guests at reception.
New members are most welcome at the club and the memberships are very affordable. Even though the club is located on the Victorian side of the border, we are affiliated with Golf NSW as our local zone (the Hills Zone) is part of the Murray District Golf Association in NSW. All members who intend playing golf must be affiliated with Golf NSW and so the membership costs include this affiliation fee.