'High' way touring
Take the alpine route from the Murray all the way to our nation’s capital.
GETTING FROM the Victorian border to Canberra is really easy. Fuel up, thread your rig in between the lines of semi-trailers on the Hume Highway, and drive for 3½ hours. Done. But where’s the fun in that?! Why not take the kids through iconic Australian High Country where they can see firsthand the places that have helped shape the nation? Take the backroad from Albury along the Lake Hume foreshore to Jingellic, then to Corryong before picking up the Alpine Way through Kosciuszko National Park to Jindabyne. Cruise into Canberra along the Monaro Highway. Not one for winter – but it's great for the rest of the year.
Albury to Canberra, NSW Stopovers: Jingellic, Cooryong, Itinerary length: Five days Travel time: 7.5 hours (615km) 5 days On the road to Kosciuszko Canberra Albury Gooma Corryong Jindabyne • Floating around in the Upper Murray with a rubber dinghy • Angling for trout in the Murray • Riding along the sealed path from Colac Colac to Corryong • Dangling above the trees on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift or speeding 700m down a bobsled • Seeing how the old ‘Alpine Men’ used to live at Geehi Huts a line in a tributary Littlies can dangle near Jingellic of the Upper Murray