Riding from Wodonga to Tallangatta just got more comfortable with a major upgrade to the High Country Rail Trail up to Huon Reserve, effectively removing the very rough sections of this part of the trail.
A perfect bike ride hugging Lake Hume with three reserves with toilets and BBQs , over the Sandy Creek bridge on to Tallangatta for a lunch break and a rest under the beautiful ‘triangles’ trees, have a swim in Lake Hume then if still feeling fit you can continue on to Old Tallangatta, finish the day with a relaxing night at the Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Motel or Caravan Park before your return trip next day.
I have had many guests that have either travelled by train or left their car in Wodonga and ridden out to Tallangatta
Wodonga to Old Tallangatta and as the bridges are restored on to Shelley- what a spectacular bike ride that will be when finished
Guests at the Tallangatta Redgum Bed and Breakfast Dr Bob and Annie Cvetkovic have shared some amazing photos taken around Lake Hume , my garden and the house and native flowers on their walk to Conic Rocks.
Hotels, the Motel and Bed and Breakfast accommodations are very busy at this time of the year.
Tallangatta is at its best in October – with the High Country Rail Trail “Tall Trestle Ride” this weekend- starting at Corryong and ending at Tallangatta. Morning and afternoon tea, lunch at the Koetong pub and a few bus rides to bridge the parts of the trail not yet open. It is a a very special ride taking in the iconic tall trestle bridges which are slowly being restored.
Then on with your dancing stilettos for the Fifty Festival in the last weekend of October. As well as a rock band /dance there are vintage cars and a market in the triangles.
Guests at the Bed and Breakfast often send me photos they have taken during their stay in Tallangatta and these three really capture the beauty of our home. The one below taken directly below the Bed and Breakfast. The first two looking down the lake towards Albury at sunset.
Photos emailed to me by Trevor Jenner- a guest with his wife at Redgum BnB early Oct 2015
You know spring is here when the bottle brushes are flowering and the Noisy Friar birds descend on the town. They never stop chattering to one another. As far as I can see one bottlebrush is exactly the same as the other so what is there to chatter about.
This is the most beautiful time in Tallangatta. There are people swimming and having picnics, you can feel summer coming. The Lake is looking beautiful though not full and fishermen are out in boats as well as fishing from the shore.
Our next big event is the fifty’s festival – 24th -26th October. Rock and Roll music, 50’s cars and the local shops dress up their windows with items from the era. I’m a product of the 60s and 70s long-hair, beads and Beatles, but my house was moved from Old Tallangatta and rebuilt with bedrooms added in the fifties so it’s great to relive that period of our towns history. In another part of Queen Elizabeth Drive, the other half of my house lives. It used to be a boarding house in the old town but got split into two houses in the move.
Follow the link below to find out about the weekend
From Tallangatta take the Murray Valley Hwy north until you reach the Trestle bridge/Mt Lawson sign. If you reach the Koetong pub you have gone too far.
The last time I visited this site I had two girls from China staying with me. They were English Literature students in Australia for a month during their uni vacation. They had three wishes -see a kangaroo, a koala and the stars.
As we walked to the trestle bridge the first of their wishes sat up and watched us for a few minutes before bounding away.
After the walk to the old trestle bridge its back to the car and head off into the bush on the Mt Lawson Road/Firebrace track, continue straight on until you come to a picnic table and parking area.
Conic rock formation. These rocks are reached by a walk up a medium steep climb of approximately 1/2 hour through the bush on a defined path. When you come to the first large rock formation you are not at the top so keep walking. The rocks are quite impressive with lots of overhangs. Explore around, climbing though and under these amazing rocks. You need to do a bit of bush bashing to get around them. When you reach them you are overlooking the Koetong Creek Valley. A creek well worth a visit. For the adventurous there are Aboriginal drawing further down into the valley – you will have to search as their is no path.