Murray Valley Highway

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Murray Valley Highway
New South WalesVictoria
Murray Valley Highway at Nathalia
General information
Type Highway
Length 663 km (412 mi)
Route number(s)
  • Nil
  • (Within New South Wales)
  • B400
  • (Within Victoria)
route number
  • National Route 16
    (1955–1998) (Vic.)
    (1955–2013) (NSW)
  • Entire route
Major junctions
NW end
for full list see major intersections
SE end
Major settlements Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Echuca, Yarrawonga, Wodonga, Tallangatta
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales
Highways in Victoria
The start of the Murray Valley Highway at Euston, New South Wales.
The end of the Murray Valley Highway at the Bringenbrong Bridge near Corryong.

The Murray Valley Highway[1][2] is a state highway that is located in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.


The Murray Valley Road was built in the late 1920s and early 1930s by the Country Roads Board of Victoria as part of a program of rural roads to facilitate development of the more remote parts of the state and provide connections between communities in addition to the roads and railways radiating out from Melbourne. It is one of a number of roads designated as a State Highway in 1933.[3] At that time, the highway ran from Corryong to the South Australian border. The western end of this route is now part of the Sturt Highway.

The popular tourist route follows the south side of the Murray River and effectively acts as the northern-most highway in Victoria. The western end of route B400 is the Murray River bridge at Robinvale, although the Murray Valley Highway crosses that bridge without the B400 designation (formerly as National Route 16[4]) to connect with the Sturt Highway 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) further north. Historically, the Murray Valley Highway continued west to connect with the Calder Highway at Hattah instead of crossing the river. The eastern end is in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range at Corryong. The alignment of the eastern end changed in the 1980s; whereby the highway used to go through Thologolong, Walwa and Towong (the current Murray River Road C546).[4]

The route also extends further east and crosses the border into New South Wales as the Alpine Way.

Most of the highway is fairly straight and flat, much of it through irrigated farmland. It becomes hillier and more winding east of Wodonga, with a moderately steep mountain pass near Koetong, between Tallangatta and Corryong.

The major towns along the route are Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Cohuna, Echuca, Nathalia, Strathmerton, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Rutherglen, Wodonga, Tallangatta and Corryong.

Major intersections and towns[edit]

State LGA Location km[5] mi Destinations Notes
New South Wales Balranald Shire Euston 0 0 Sturt Highway – west to Mildura, Renmark and Adelaide; east to Balranald, Hay and Sydney
River Murray 3 1.9 Robinvale Bridge
New South Wales – Victoria state border 4 2.5 New South Wales – Victoria state border starts here
Victoria Swan Hill Robinvale 6 3.7 Robinvale-Sea Lake Road – Manangatang, Sea Lake
Tol Tol 21 13 Hattah-Robinvale Road – Hattah
Piangil 94 58 Tooleybuc Road – Tooleybuc, Balranald, Sydney
96 60 Mallee HighwayOuyen, Adelaide
Nyah 111 69 Speewah Road – Koraleigh, New South Wales
Swan Hill 138 86 Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road – Town Centre, Sea Lake; Moulamein Road – Moulamein, Deniliquin
Castle Donnington 143 89 Donald-Swan Hill Road – Wycheproof, Donald
Gannawarra Kerang 195 121 Kerang-Quambatook Road – Quambatook / Boort
197 122 Kerang-Koondrook Road – Koondrook / Murrabit
200 120 Loddon Valley HighwayBendigo, Melbourne
Cohuna 227 141 Cohuna-Koondrook Road – Koondrook, Barham
229 142 Cohuna-Leitchville Road – Leitchville
Leitchville 244 152 Kerang-Leitchville Road – Leitchville, Pyramid Hill
Campaspe Echuca 290 180 Warren Street – Town Centre, Moama
292 181 Northern HighwayRochester, Bendigo, Melbourne
294 183 Northern HighwayTown Centre, Moama, Deniliquin
295 183 Echuca-Kyabram Road – Kyabram
Tongala 313 194 Kyabram-Tongala Road – Tongala, Kyabram
Wyuna 323 201 John Allen Road – Kyabram
325 202 Echuca-Mooroopna Road – Shepparton
Goulburn River 331 206
Moira Nathalia 352 219 Barmah-Shepparton Road – Shepparton, Barmah
355 221 Katamatite-Nathalia Road – Numurkah, Katamatite
Strathmerton 390 240 Goulburn Valley HighwayNumurkah, Shepparton, Melbourne
Yarroweyah 404 251 Goulburn Valley HighwayTocumwal, Brisbane
Cobram 404 251 Benalla-Tocumwal Road – Benalla
408 254 Cobram South Road – Katamatite, Benalla
409 254 Cobram-Koonoomoo Road – Cobram Town Centre, Koonoomoo, Tocumwal; Barooga
Yarrawonga 445 277 Benalla-Yarrawonga Road – Benalla
446 277 Belmore Street Yarrawonga Town Centre, Mulwala, Corowa
Esmond 465 289 Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road – Wangaratta
Indigo Rutherglen 487 303 Federation Way – Wangaratta, Corowa
491 305 Rutherglen-Wahgunyah Road – Wahgunyah, Corowa
492 306 Chiltern-Rutherglen Road – Springhurst, Chiltern
Browns Plains 506 314 Chiltern-Howlong Road – Chiltern, Howlong
Barnawartha 512 318 Barnawartha-Howlong Road – Howlong
Barnawartha North 518 322 Hume FreewayWangaratta, Melbourne grade separated
Wodonga Wodonga 532 331 Hume FreewaySydney grade separated
533 331 Albury, New South Wales
Bandiana 539 335 Kiewa Valley HighwayMount Beauty, Falls Creek
Bonegilla 546 339 Bonegilla Road – Hume Dam
Towong Huon 562 349 Kiewa East Road – Tangambalanga, Dartmouth, Omeo
Tallangatta 580 360 Omeo HighwayOmeo, Bairnsdale
Bullioh 590 370 Murray River Road – Granya
Shelley 617 383 Shelley-Jingellic Road – Walwa, Jingellic
Cudgewa 638 396 Cudgewa-Tintaldra Road – Cudgewa, Tintaldra
Colac Colac 648 403 Benambra-Corryong Road – Benambra, Omeo, Mount Hotham, Bairnsdale
Towong 662 411 Murray River Road – Towong, Tintaldra
New South Wales – Victoria state border 669 416 New South Wales – Victoria state border

See also[edit]