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Historic Tintaldra boasts breathtaking views of the Murray
Visit historic Tintaldra
Tintaldra is 150 km east of Albury-Wodonga in Victoria, was first settled in 1837 as a cattle run. A river punt operated here until 1892 and it served as a customs collection point until 1901. The river provides excellent trout and Murray cod fishing. The tourist information centre is housed in an 1864 National Trust classified building which has been faithfully restored.
Within the one small community, you can enjoy the warmth of a true country pub, the history of the local store and convenient proximity to one of Australia’s best fishing rivers.
And when you fall in love with the town’s charm, friendly locals and gentle pace, you will be delighted to discover the variety of accommodation available, including a B&B, caravans, tents, units and hotel rooms.
A Leisurely Stroll
The Tintaldra Store Gardens provide a peaceful respite from the rigours of modern life. The gardens are located next to the Store in front of Bett's B&B. You can then stroll down the path under the shady native trees, past the hydrangeas and liliums, to the award winning Tintaldra Wetlands on the Murray River bank.
Wet the whistle
The Tintaldra Hotel, run by Maija and Alf Wilson, is a great spot to stop, have a cold beer, and drink in the vista of the Murray River valley.
A land of plenty
In 1837 a group of young aborigines brought Charles Huon de Kerilleau from Cooma to show him where there was “a land of plenty”. From this came the name “Tintaldra", aboriginal for a “young man by the water.”
At first Tintaldra was a grazing outpost for the Shelly family, but in 1854 Sydney Grandison Watson, one of the Upper Murray’s most colourful characters, began a more permanent settlement. Watson then owned Tintaldra Station, a magnificent property of more than 12,000 acres.
In 1864 he commissioned Edwin Jephcott to build a store. It was a masterpiece of primitive workmanship, built mainly from River Red Gum wood. With an eye to monopolising the town’s business, in 1870 Watson had a hotel built. Tintaldra was the hub of the Upper Murray with a ferry punt crossing, custom house, blacksmith, police sergeant, doctor and midwife.
The Tintaldra Store was built in 1864 to service the Upper Murray. It is now a tourist stopover, comprising a museum, photo display, wood fired bakery and farm implements display.
Today Tintaldra is a beautiful place to escape to... a leisurely visit, tranquil views. This part of the Upper Murray is ideal for fishing and canoeing, Centrally located, Tintaldra is 24km from Corryong, 24 km from Cudgewa, 40 km from Khancoban and 24 km from Walwa. Wherever you are staying in the Upper Murray, Tintaldra is close enough to travel to for a few hours and it’s so beautiful that you’ll want to stay for a few days.
With thanks to the Corryong Courier
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