Jan 7, 2013

Tintaldra - indigenous for 'young man by the water'

Tintaldra was first settled in 1837 as a cattle run and is now just a beautiful place to escape to.

This part of the Upper Murray is ideal for fishing and canoeing as
the river provides excellent trout and Murray cod fishing.  Centrally located, Tintaldra is just 24km from Corryong or 150 klms east of Albury/Wodonga. 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 longer!

A hand-hauled punt was established across the river around 1864 by Christian Vogel from Tumbarumba. Vogel, a blacksmith, carpenter, and dentist, built a house for his family. Tintaldra experienced a boom period in its early days for a few simple reasons: the punt service was the only one on the Upper Murray and thus drew much traffic to the new town; it was on the main north-south route; being at the border it had a customs house to collect duties on interstate goods until 1901.  In 1892 a bridge replaced the punt service across the Murray.

Beside the bridge is a lovely picnic area, so grab a picnic, pick your spot and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The park has several story boards which tell more about the area's pioneer history and there is also a granite block with a plaque dedicated to Christy and Elizabeth Vogel, the early pioneers in the village.


Further blog posts will be uploaded over the next few days on our visit to NE Victoria.

Previous blog posts are:

drive from Ballan to Corryong 

our visit to the Colac Colac Caravan Park

our visit to Corryong

an early morning walk

a short drive to Khancoban

I appreciate the helpful advice that I have found to be available on the following websites:

Old Tallangatta

Colac Colac Caravan Park

Tallangatta (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Mitta Mitta River (DPI)

Lake Hume (Wikipedia)

Huon Reserve Rest Area (Caravan.com)

Explore Australia

Corryong (discover the Murray site)

Tintaldra (discover the Murray site)


Snowy Mountains - Khancoban

TyndallBoy Blog

Tintaldra (UpperMurray Business Directory)


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