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Getting to the Upper

Murray by road

From the North Leave the Hume Highway at Gundagai and drive south towards Tumbarumba. Travel through Tumbarumba and through to the Tooma Road, which will lead you to the Upper Murray. Be bedazzled by inspiring panoramic views of the Snowy Mountains and the Upper Murray valleys. Great picnic spots along this route include the Southern Cloud Memorial Lookout and Paddy's River Falls. From the North East The Swampy Plains Creek and Tooma Road between the Upper Murray and Cabramurra, Australia's highest town, is a popular route especially for motorcycle riders and other touring groups travelling to or from the NSW coast, Sydney and Canberra, via Cooma. In every direction, there are fabulous views from the high altitude snow gum woodlands and grasslands to the wet and dry schlerophyll forests lower down the slopes. Caution is advised due to many road bends and the speed limit is 80kmph. There are a number of rest areas along the way. From this road keen hikers have access to walking trails which venture past several former mountain cattlemen huts.
This route is closed during the winter. The best alternative route to the Upper Murray is via the Elliot Way which runs between Tooma and Kiandra. This road is open year round. Snow chains must be carried from mid June to early October. From the East The Alpine Way from Jindabyne, via Australia's premier alpine playground at Thredbo and the Kosciuszko National Park, provides spectacular scenery of the western face of the Snowy Mountains. Though snow chains are required to be carried in the winter months, this road is open all year round. Larger vehicles, like large trucks and caravans are not advised to travel on the Alpine Way between Tom Groggin and Thredbo. From the South Starting at Benambra, north of Omeo, the Corryong-Benambra Road provides travellers with some of Victoria's best native forest and mountain scenery. The road is unsealed for about 70 kilometres between Stacey's Bridge and Benambra but is usually in very good condition. As it follows a route below the snow line, chains are generally not required in winter. This is a popular way for many people from north of the divide to travel to and from Victoria's east coast beaches.
From the North West Turn off the Hume Highway at Holbrook and take the Jingellic Road via Lankey's Creek to Jingellic. Beautiful rolling pastoral scenery is the highlight. From the West From Albury-Wodonga there are two choices, so why not come one way and return the other. The Murray River Road winds its way beside Lake Hume and then follows the Murray River upstream to Towong. The Murray Valley Highway, via Tallangatta, winds its way past rich grazing land, pine plantations and many of the 35 timber railway heritage bridges of the former Wodonga branch line to the Upper Murray. The road officially ends at the state border at Bringenbrong at the junction of the Swampy Plains and Murray Rivers. Car  Rental There are no car rental businesses based in the Upper Murray. Several car rental agencies operate from major regional centres including Albury-Wodonga. Check the INTERNET for options. By Bus Private passenger and freight bus services travel daily (except Sundays) between the Upper Murray and Albury- Wodonga.
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