Corryong, Vic, locals are calling on RVers to spend some time in their town following the devastating bushfires.
How lives weren’t lost there is a miracle, but they’re already busy rebuilding, so if you’re able to visit and leave a few dollars behind, they’d love to have you. Amazingly, grass is already growing back after the rain, and the local caravan parks are open for business.
The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, April 2-5, has loads of activities throughout the town, and plenty of camping and accommodation options. Now in its 25th year, the proceeds will all go to bushfire recovery: www.bushfestival.com.au
Even sooner is the Towong Cup on March 7 (Victorian Labour Day weekend). Soak up the atmosphere of country racing, with Victoria’s oldest free-standing grandstand and sweeping views of the Snowy Mountains: country.racing.com/towong
Get to Corryong via the recently launched cross-border Great River Road, a touring route between Bellbridge and Khancoban along the Murray River. It features local fauna in five public artworks, and its many wayside stops offer picturesque views of the Murray River, Upper Murray valley and Snowy Mountains.
Whenever you can get there, you’ll find plenty to do at Corryong: www.murrayriver.com.au/corryong