Having just ridden on my bike the entire length of the High Country Rail Trail from Shelley to Tallangatta (46 km except for that 1km at Boggy Creek Bridge where you need to ride on highway) -what a treat. Gates all the way and a slight detour to get across Dry Forest Creek. Some of the cutting were a bit wet but we rode on the top of them ….and then we got to Max’s seatWhat a gem. By taking the trail up the hill a bit the “boys’ have managed to cross the small creek with a metal platform bypassing an impossible expensive large trestle bridge/gully. Trickling water though mossy rocks and a seat to sit on while enjoying lunch a perfect place to take a break.The entire trail is not open yet but Dry Forest Creek trestle is the last bridge to be finished maybe 2018/19. Tallangatta Creek can now be bypassed via the road bridge. Shelley to Derbyshire wanders though the forest mostly down hill and in pretty good condition. From there its a rough unmade trail sharing with cows and horses but still fun to ride. The trail from Granya Road to Tallangatta is now mostly very easy to ride – bit rough in places until you get to Old Tallangatta.
Bed and Breakfast guests have taken advantage of the $50 fee to be dropped of at Shelley and that money has gone to adding improvements to the trail.
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