For explorers who find true contentment beyond what four-walls can offer...
From a secret garden to summiting a monolith even larger than Ularu, refreshing falls and limitless lookouts to a tiny pub nearly 150 years old - this five-day journey has it all.
Following the picturesque Great River Road, you'll set up camp at the serene Colac Colac Caravan Park (on Nariel Creek), later moving along to the Great River Road half-way-point to Walwa Riverside Caravan Park (on the Mighty Murray). Rest assured, you'll miss nothing.
Remember: "Roads were made for journeys, not destinations" - embrace every sight, sound, sip and snack.
Day 1 - Do
Specialising in local, regional and Australian produce, Jack's Store has all you need for for a delicious charcuteries platter. Pick up provisions for tomorrow night.
Day 1 - Eat
Pick up a hearty pub meal at the Koetong Pub and pull up a pew at your next stop...
Day 2 - Eat
Fuel up for your big hike and pick up some lunch/ snacks to go at this local favourite - Black Sheep.
Day 3 - Do
Sample some seriously good cool-climate wines and enjoy a platter the Tumbarumba Wines Escape. (First weekend of every month or by appointment).
Photo credit: Destination NSW
Day 3 - Do
This little Aussie battler, the Tooma Inn, has survived flood, drought and bushfires - the least you can do is pull in for a beer! Take the Welaregang Road - River Road back.
Day 3 - Eat
It has been a long day, so a classic counter meal at the Walwa Hotel - just 2 minutes drive (or 14 minutes walk) down the road from camp - is just the ticket.
Day 4 - Eat
Pick up another hearty pub meal at the Koetong Pub or take your own picnic to the perfect spot (your next stop!)
Day 5 - Do
Drop a line in the Mighty Murray at camp and hope for a meaty cod!
Day 5 - Do
Stop in at the newly renovated Hotel Granya and enjoy their riverside views and grassy beer garden.
Day 5 - Eat
Pop in to this classic country pub - the Bethanga Hotel - for lunch and visit their friendly menagerie of farm animals.
|Day 1||Colac Colac Caravan Park||-||Stay||Nab a shady creekside spot at Clack Clack (as the locals call it).|
|Jack's Store||5 min/ 6.7 km||Do||Specialising in local, regional and Australian produce and products, pick up your provisions for tomorrow night.|
|Koetong Hotel||33 min/ 48 km||Eat||Take away a hearty pub meal to your next spot.|
|Lawrence Lookout, Shelley||10 min/ 12 km||Do||Eat dinner and marvel at the mountain you're set to climb tomorrow.|
|Day 2||Black Sheep||5 min/ 7 km||Eat||Fuel up for your big hike and pick up some lunch/ snacks to go at this local favourite.|
|Pine Mountain Walking Track||42 min/ 57 km||Do||Hike the gigantic rock monolith, Pine Mountain.|
|Corryong Courthouse Hotel||37 min/ 42 km||Eat||You'll need a substantial meal after your big hike! Traditional pub or Indian cuisine on offer.|
|Colac Colac Caravan Park||6 min/ 6.9 km||Do||Relax back at camp with the evening portion of your Jack's Store bounty.|
|Day 3||Fishing at Nariel Creek||3 min/ 3.8 km||Do||Flyfishing at Nariel Creek.|
|Cafe Corryong Brew||10 min/ 11 km||Eat||Enjoy a tasty cafe breakfast at Cafe Corryong Brew.|
|Walwa Riverside Caravan Park||34 min/ 47 km||Stay||Check in to one of the best camp (and fishing) spots on the mighty Murray River.|
|Tumbarumba Wines Escape||30 min/ 40 km||Eat||Taste delicious cool-climate wines and enjoy a platter at the Tuscan-style cellar door.|
|Paddy's River Falls||23 min/ 27 km||Do||Cool off in stunning falls - don't forget your camera!|
|Tooma Inn||18 min/ 24 km||Do||Pop in for a coldie at Tooma Inn, then take Welaregang Road - River Road back to Walwa.|
|Walwa Hotel||54 min/ 55 km||Eat||Grab a counter meal just two minutes from camp.|
|Day 4||Fishing at Burrowye Creek||33 min/ 36 km||Do||Try your luck at trout fishing.|
|Koetong Wool and Fibre Company||23 min/ 18 km||Do||For those with a passion for knitting and crochet, you can't miss the Koetong Wool and Fibre Company.|
|Koetong Hotel||3 min/ 5 km||Eat||Pick up another hearty pub meal for lunch or take your own picnic to the perfect spot (your next stop!)|
|Avondale Gardens||22 min/ 19 km||Do||Lunch at the 'Secret Gardens' - magnificent 76-year-old gardens containing exotic trees, shrubs and rock walls.|
|Mount Lawson Summit Loop Nature Trail||48 min/ 35 km||Do||A short 1km/ 25min walk meandering over and around the summit of Mount Lawson.|
|Bridge Hotel||45 min/ 38 km||Eat||Follow the Great River Road and loop back towards camp, stopping at the famous Bridge Hotel for a dip and a classic Aussie pub dinner.|
|Day 5||Catch a famous Murray Cod||-||Do||Drop a line in the Mighty Murray at camp and hope for a meaty cod!|
|Mt Alfred Gap Lookout and Eagle Sculpture||16 min/ 19 km||Do||This carefully placed wedge-tailed-eagle sculpture is worth a look-see, set to a breathtaking backdrop.|
|Hotel Granya||30 min/ 43 km||Do||Stop in at the newly renovated Hotel Granya and enjoy their riverside views and grassy beer garden.|
|Bethanga Hotel||24 min/ 28 km||Eat||Meet the welcoming pub farm animals and grab a bite for lunch.|
|Kurrajong Gap Lookout||3 min/ 2 km||Do||Look out over Lake Hume on your way back to the freeway - you can't miss it!|