Outback Towns

Corryong

Get your whips cracking and head to the home of the Man from Snowy River!

About Corryong

Corryong – Man From Snowy River country

Corryong is famous as the final resting place of Jack Riley, considered by many to be the inspiration for the hero in A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson's poem The Man from Snowy River. The upper reaches of the Murray River remain almost the same as when Paterson visited in 1890 and was moved to immortalise it in his famous poem.

A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, Corryong is a popular destination for rock climbing, rafting and horse riding, and a breathtaking natural environment for bush walks, 4WD tours, cycling and fly fishing for wild rainbow and brown trout. In winter, the spectacular sight of snow-capped Mount Kosciuszko is a reminder that cross-country skiers can find snow within a half-hour drive.

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival

For some unforgettable high country action, visit Corryong in April when The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held. Watch a large field of riders perform incredible feats in the legendary The Man from Snowy River Challenge, wander through the open-air market, listen to storytellers, bands and folk singers and join the fun of a bush dance.

Corryong Activities and attractions

  • Jack Riley's grave at the Corryong Cemetery or learn more about the legend and the mountains at The Man from Snowy River Folk Museum
     
  • Cudgewa Bluff Falls, amid the massive granite outcrops of Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park
     
  • At the Towong Turf Club - the oldest racecourse grandstand in the state, as featured in the film Phar Lap,

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs