Murray Arts Cultural Trail

Meander along the Murray River and delve into the rich landscape of beautifully preserved heritage and vibrant arts communities.

The trail crisscrosses over the inspiring backdrop of the fabulous Southern Riverina NSW and North East Victoria region.

Begin your journey in Savernake where a 1912, fully-functional Woolshed and Shearers’ Quarters includes an 1886 Homestead with 20 rooms of fascinating displays.

Then onto Corowa, the birthplace of Australian Federation. The incredible story of the nation’s unification is told at the Corowa Federation Museum. After this you’ll want to whet your palette with beautiful organic chocolates at the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory. 

Then head south, cross the Victorian border into the Indigo Shire, and explore the Chiltern Athenaeum, Yeddonba Aboriginal Art Site, Beechworth Historic & Cultural Precinct,Yackandandah Museum then head north towards Albury visiting Arts Space Wodonga, Army Museum Bandiana, and the Bonegilla Migrant Experience.

Albury is rich in cultural heritage and visual arts. Though Albury Art Gallery is closed for rennovations until 2015 there is the must see, award- winning LibraryMuseum and its permanent exhibition ‘Crossing Place’ which brings Albury’s history to life.

Explore Albury’s heritage trails to gain a unique understanding of Albury. Start with the 130 year old Albury Botanic Gardens, head north along the Wagirra trail to explore Wonga Wetlands and the Murray River and visit Hovell Tree Park, which commemorates explorers Hume and Hovell, with the tree where their initials were engraved in 1824.

From Albury head north into the Greater Hume Shire, the Jindera Pioneer Museum and circle up and east to the Station Master’s Residence. This Faithfully restored Station House was the residence of 17 station masters from 1883
and is a tangible reminder of the great railway expansion of Australia.

Highlights north and east of Albury is Jindera Pioneer Museum and the Holbrook Maritime Museum. Discover how HMAS Otway came to be located in Holbrook and view an amazing 3D hologram, submarine memorabilia, authentic escape suits, a torpedo and genuine Jolly Roger flag.

Then its back into Victoria and Towong Shire. The journey ends at The Man from Snowy River Museum. Experience the legend of Jack Riley, the real man who inspired Banjo Paterson’s famous poem. This epic tale is celebrated every year in Corryong at the Man from Snowy River Festival.

The total journey is over 500km and with the wealth of experiences should be broken up over potentially 3-4 days.

To see the complete Murray Arts Cultural Trail visit www.murrayarts.org.au

For accommodation and restaurants in the area go to Visit NSW

 


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