Upper Murray, Self Drive Touring

Discover the scenic roads and towns of the Upper Murray either by bicycle, motorbike or car.

Take in the breathtaking scenery, breathe in the fresh mountain air and watch the wildlife and farm animals as you explore the Upper Murray.


The Upper Murray is a perfect component of many scenic touring routes that connect picturesque northeast Victoria and southern NSW.  Be sure to allow plenty of time to discover the local roads, towns and beautiful aspects unique to this part of the world. You will be awed by the valley views and vistas that take in the upper Murray River and its catchment, the productive farmland, parks and the mountains of the Great Dividing Range.

Weaving over 300 km through vineyards and bushland, over vast rivers and through picturesque villages skip the highways and discover the Snowy Valleys Way. From Beechworth in Victoria’s High Country, meander eastward before heading north through the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains to Gundagai in NSW.

The Upper Murray greets you as you climb into the foothills of the High Country. Be prepared to be awed. The Murray Valley Highway has many points of interest including the High Country Rail Trail. Don’t want the road to end?

The Great River Road touring route extends 155km from Bellbridge to Khancoban, allowing you to access the upper reaches of Australia’s longest river – the Mighty Murray.

Upper Murray, Self Drive Touring


This touring route starts in Tallangatta, the town that moved in the 1950s. The well maintained Murray Valley Highway provides opportunities to stop and explore beautiful historic trestle bridges between Bullioh and Koetong. Koetong is home to the Koetong Hotel, one of the oldest in the area and frequented by beautiful native birds. The route leads to Corryong, home of the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival and the final resting place of Jack Riley, 'The Man From Snowy River'.


Upper Murray, Self Drive Touring

Locals consider the drive along the Murray River Road between Bellbridge and Corryong the inland equivalent of the Great Ocean Road, with majestic valley views of the Murray River around every bend. This touring route offers the opportunity for a loop from Albury-Wodonga, taking in historic and modern townships and providing opportunities to explore the valleys, lakes and vistas of the Towong Shire and the sweeping landscapes of the Upper Murray region.

Skip the highways and take the slow road to discover a captivating view around ever bend. Think big and discover the Snowy Valley Way at large.