Clack Clack to Corryong walk

Colac Colac Caravan Park, Murray Valley Hwy., Colac Colac 3707

Clack Clack to Corryong walk

Colac Colac Caravan Park, Murray Valley Hwy., Colac Colac 3707

Staff Pick
4 h
13.89 km
Intermediate

This return walk parallels the Murray Valley Hwy along the valley floor between Colac Colac and Corryong. The sealed foot path makes for easy walking into town in between the surrounding mountains.

Clack Clack to Corryong walk

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Summary

This return walk parallels the Murray Valley Hwy along the valley floor between Colac Colac and Corryong. The sealed foot path makes for easy walking into town in between the surrounding mountains.

Description

As the Victorian gateway to the Upper Murray and Kosciusko National Park, Corryong and Towong Shire are the perfect traveller's base for either adventure or peaceful respite. This walk into town and back follows a smooth, dedicated bitumen pathway that threads its way through the Corryong valley to and from town. The mountainous landscape provides an imposing backdrop.

Fondly known as "Clack Clack", the mapped start point is at Colac Colac, a locality 7km south west of Corryong along the Murray Valley Hwy. It is home to the pretty Colac Colac Caravan Park situated on a pebble bedded Nariel Creek. Alternatively, you can begin your return walk in Corryong.

The vistas are pastoral consisting of idyllic rural scenery and then onto the rocky and forested mountain slopes. Corryong itself presents as an attractive Austrailan regional centre with a verandah fronted central business district.

This is a home of Australian folklore. Here AB Banjo Paterson's legendary "The Man from Snowy River" has come to rest. The museum named for the celebrated poem of the same name is a must see. Elyne Mitchell's acclaimed "Silver Brumby" series also originated here to bring unforgettable pleasure to generations of young readers.

The walk offers sheltered seating and some informative signage en route. Whichever end of the walk you choose to begin, food and drink can be purchased in town or at the caravan park. The Corryong Visitor Information Centre has public toilets, drinking water and a playground in the park behind it. The helpful staff can provide literature and advice about other activities in the region.

This is quite a long walk. Be mindful of the weather conditions, dress accordingly, carry food, water, be SunSmart.

Cyclists may share this pathway.

Dogs should remain on a leash.

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Points of Interest

1. Start at Colac Colac Caravan Park

The pathway begins at the caravan park on pretty Nariel Creek. It is the main feature of the Colac Colac locality.

2. Colac Colac State School No. 2962

Opened in 1889 with 20 students, the school was closed in 1950. The location is marked by a plaque in a small woodland.

3. Mountain views

The walk is surrounded on all sides by forested mountains. In winter the snow caps add to the spectacle.

4. Small waterways

Often alive with the sounds of croaking frogs, there are various small woodlands and waterway crossings along the walk.

5. Birdlife

By the water, in the trees and the skies above, bird observations are a feature of the walk.

6. Revegetation

To minimise exposure to the elements revegetation programs are establishing shelter belts along the pathway.

7. Picnic shelters

There are a number off sheltered rest stops with tables and bench seating en route.

8. Approach to Corryong

The way ahead is always clear. You cannot get lost on this walk.

9. The Man from Snowy River

You cannot miss the iconic presence off "The Man" when in Corryong.

10. Entering town

The sealed path gives way to nature strips along the highway into town. If you are a keen periurban observer there is plenty to see.

11. All Saints Anglican Church

Set in a broad garden of trees and shrubs, this church is a handsome example of its type. It includes a fine stained glass window.

12. The Man from Snowy River Museum

The Museum is a must see for all visitors to the region. Entirely volunteer run, the collection includes mementoes and stories associated with Jack Riley as well as many local historic artefacts.

13. Period housing

Amongst an interesting and eclectic housing stock discover fine examples of period housing from the past.

14. Hanson Street

Hanson Street is the main street in Corryong. It is the place to go for visitor information (No. 47) and all supplies and services expected of a regional centre.

15. Public amenities

Behind the Visitor Information Centre is a parkland offering drinking water, a picnic shelter with BBQs, a playground and toilets.


Features

Playground Playground
Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Historical interest Historical interest
Art and culture Art and culture
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden