Tumut Corryong

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 14:45
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Pat and I are heading off in our caravan on Saturday and intend tracking Gladstone, Orange, Tumut Corryong via Batlow. Question is the Tumbarumba Corryong track O.K. for a van?. Any advice appreciated.
Cheers, Nev.
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Reply By: Member - colin J (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 20:55

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 20:55
Hi Neville,
You will have no troubles taking a van along that road. Not particularly narrow or with any difficult climbs. Easy touring so relax and enjoy. Check out the Murray between Corryong and Walwa, some lovely spots to park the van for a few days.
Regards from Big Col
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 21:06

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 21:06
All sealed. A walk in the park.

The Tooma Valley is a beautiful place to be. The road from Tumbarumba to just past where the Elliott Way swings off to the east is thru the forest but nice country. Opens up for the run down the valley to Tooma (is the Pub open again???)

Over in Mexico, Tintaldra Pub is worth a visit, as is the bridge over the Murray at Towong, turn left where the road swings hard right. Nice spot for a cuppa (or a stop with a van...) Nice little van park at Colac Colac (near where the Omeo road joins from the South)
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Follow Up By: ERIC DRUMMOND - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 07:59

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 07:59
Pubs open. New publican nice guy to enjoy a beer with. Watch step into mens toilet if wearing thongs damage to toes can occur.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:39

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:39
Thanks Eric. Was closed last time I went through...
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Reply By: splits - Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 22:12

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 22:12

I lived at Tumba for a few years while with the Public Service in the early 1990s and drove over that road a couple of times. It is one of three main ones into Tumba and, as the others have said, is nce and easy.

The road from Tumba to Cabramurra then down to Khancoban and Corryong is probably more scenic but it is steep, narrow and winding. Get local advice at Tumba if you change your mind and consider going that way.

The trip up from Tumut is very nice but you won't see much of the high sections of the mountains until you get to Tumba. I think the fruit is on at Batlow at this time of the year and you will find millions of blackberries in the pine forrests.

I can't remember what you can see of Mt Kosciuszko from the Tumba/Corryong road. You are driving along the western side of the mountain range and are not far from it in a straight line. There are some excellent distant views from Tumba which are spactular when it is covered in snow. There could easily be traces of snow there now but you wont see it unless you are right up on it.

If you want to see the distant views then take the road to Wagga and not far from town while still in the built up area you should see a road sign saying Kosciuszko view.

An even better view can be seen 9 ks out of town in the Mannus valley. Stay on the road to Wagga and about three ks from town turn left to Jingellic. Go down through the pine forrests and over Mannus creek then up a long straight hill through open farmland to crossroads at the top of the hill. Turn left past the shearing shed and the old farm house about 500 metres up ahead and stop at the old historic cemetry on the small hill about 200 metres past the house. You can look down the whole valley from there and Mt. Koscuiszko is straight in front of you.

The old cemetry is for the original family that settled in the valley in the 1800s.

The whole area around you on both sides of the road and including the old house is prison property but where you are is a public road. The prison farm is directly down the hill in front of you. Dont worry about the bad guys, they are harmless.

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Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 07:09

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 07:09
What a great forum this is, thanks for the feedback, sounds like a very nice trip.
Cheers, Nev.
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