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Motorcycle Paradise

Australia's best motorcycle roads. Murray River Rd




Murray River Road, VIC.


Of the many great rides I enjoyed in Victoria on recent my moto-gp tour, this one certainly stood out.

I had faint memories of this road in my mind before riding it. I remember this road from when I was very young on holiday with my parents, caravan in tow. The water level is much lower than I recall and no doubt like alot of Australia's water ways is suffering from a lack of rain, however the road seems almost unchanged.



I rode it from the Hume weir near Albury over to Corryong. After crossing the Murray you will ride along the side of the Lake Hume and enjoy a well surveyed road with good surface that bends to and fro following the contours of the lake.



The road retains its old style roadside posts and has a real charm to it I cant exactly explain. I hardly saw a car the whole trip, and totally enjoyed that as I do on similar low traffic roads. After the lake ends you follow the river in a scenic valley before reaching Walwa and first fuel, however you can easy reach Corryong if you fuel back near the weir (fuel opposite military barracks). Walwa makes a nice stop anyway, friendly folk in the shop with reasonable coffee.



Continue along the river valley and indeed you are right beside the state border all the way formed by the Murray river here to Corryong which is a nice country town that is well serviced. The lookout above the town is not too bad and they have a brand new hot jet wash which may be tempting if you have been on the road for a few days and can't see your motorcycle for dead bugs.





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5 comments

  1. If doing this ride turn off and go thru the town of Granya and ride the Granya gap road. Great surface, beaut selection of corners. Turn around at the bridge at the other side and ride it back the other way then continue on to Walwa.

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  2. Hey thanks for the tip, I shall try that. Next tour I might focus on the areas from here to the Victorian high country.

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  3. I grew up in Vic in a region called the wimmera which in not far from the murry region and after living in Brisbane for 15 years now still think country Vic has the best scenic areas I have ever seen in Australia. Unlike most of Aust Vic is pretty much a green state all year round. I am not a motor bike rider but use to be right into cycling but gave it up when I moved to Qld has I found I didn’t enjoy the rides as much as I did in Vic.

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  4. I think that's true Gardau, despite the very dry conditions we had prior to my tour Victoria was noticeably greener. It is a very scenic state.

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  5. Hi guys..Is the road ur talking about the C546 from Bullioh to Corryong, Ta

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