Granya - A gem along the Murray River Road
Granya is a small town located 40km east of Wodonga just off the Murray River Road. The Granya area has a small population of 91 people and the town was established in 1860 during the gold rush days.
Although the town is small, the area is extremely picturesque and has a great hotel which offers hearty country meals, drinks, accommodation and free camping. The Granya Hotel is very popular with cyclists and motorcylists who find it a convenient stop when travelling along the scenic Murray River Road.
The Granya Pioneer Museum is worth a visit and the collection on display includes up to 500 items.
Mount Granya State Park is just a short drive away and offers short walks and longer hikes. Be sure to take a look at the beautiful Granya Falls (seasonal).
If you have never been to Granya before, then make sure you take a day trip here soon.
The Great River Road
GRANYA AND SURROUNDS
From the 1860s, the Upper Murray was abuzz with excitement as tin, copper, silver, gold and other precious minerals were discovered in payable lodes along its waterways. Payable gold was found in the Cotton Tree Creek diggings and in 1882, the Granya Gold Mining Company became the first registered mining syndicate at Granya. With its new winding engine ‘The Hero’, the syndicate was better equipped to separate gold from quartz. Other syndicates soon followed.
Places of interest
Wymah Cable-Ferry – located 7km west of Granya, the ferry has provided regular passage across Lake Hume since 1934.
Granya Pioneer Museum – located in the former Granya State School (1880-1994), the Museum contains many historic photographs, land records, family histories, farming equipment, and mining tools. Open by appointment.
Mount Granya State Park – home to a wide range of native plant and animal life. The Mt. Granya Walking Track provides access from Cotton Tree Creek visitor area to the Granya Scout Hut, Granya Falls and eventually to the lookout on the summit.