Snowy River National Park
Address: Buchan Orbost Rd, Buchan, Victoria 3885
Freecall: 131 963
The Snowy River is renowned for canoeing and rafting, and the Snowy River National Park is ideal for those who appreciate magnificent forests, rugged gorges and wild landscapes.
McKillops Bridge is one of the few places with conventional vehicle access to the Snowy River. The Deddick River meets the Snowy just upstream of the bridge and wide sandy beaches with shallow rock pools between the rapids make this a great swimming spot.
Before you go
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Content: Parks Victoria
Snowy River National Park is in East Gippsland, 450 km east of Melbourne and 135 km north-east of Lakes Entrance (Melway ref: 529 E2). Proceed along Bonang road off Buchan-Jindabyne road or turn off Princes Highway at Nowa Nowa and continue via Buchan.
Southern sections: via Tulloch Ard Road.
Western and northern sections: via Bonang Gelantipy Road
Eastern sections: via Rising Sun Road, near Bonang
Moresford Track and Raymond Falls: via Yalmy Road
- Visitor Information Centre
- Off Road Driving
- Mountain Biking
- Fishing - Estuary
Additional business information
Aboriginal relics have been found at Jackson Crossing on the Snowy River and it is likely that people of the Kruatungulung group of the Kurnai Aborigines hunted in this area. In the 1840s cattlemen and miners came south from New South Wales seeking new pastures and new wealth. The higher land was little used except for some summer grazing. Silver was mined in the area now designated as the Silver Mine walking track downstream from Mackillops Bridge. Proposals as a park began in 1935 but it was not until 1979 that protection for the area came. Nearly half the natural flow of the Snowy River, which forms the backbone of this National Park, is diverted westward by the Snowy Mountains Electricity Scheme.
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