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)[1]
Route number(s)
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[2]
Highway system

The Murray Valley Highway is a 663-kilometre (412 mi)[1] state highway located in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.[3][4] For the vast majority of the course of the highway's length, the route is designated as B400.


The western terminus of the Murray Valley Highway at Euston, New South Wales.
The eastern terminus of the Murray Valley Highway at the Bringenbrong Bridge near Corryong, Victoria.

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.[5] 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[6]) 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).[6]

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[1] mi Destinations Notes
New South Wales Balranald Euston 0 0.0 Sturt Highway (A20) [west]  – Mildura, Renmark and Adelaide;
Sturt Highway (A20) [east]  – Balranald, Hay and Sydney
T-intersection; western terminus; road continues southwest and northeast as the
River Murray 3 1.9 Robinvale Bridge
New South Wales – Victoria state border 4 2.5 New South Wales – Victoria state border western terminus
Victoria Swan Hill Robinvale 6 3.7 Robinvale-Sea Lake Road (C251) – Manangatang, Sea Lake
Tol Tol 25 16 Hattah-Robinvale Road (C252) – Hattah T-intersection
Piangil 93 58 Tooleybuc Road (B12) – Tooleybuc, Balranald, Sydney
95 59 Mallee Highway (B12) – Ouyen, Adelaide T-intersection
Nyah 110 68 Speewah Road – Koraleigh
Swan Hill 137 85 Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road (C246) – Swan Hill, Sea Lake;
Moulamein Road (C246) – Moulamein, Deniliquin
Castle Donnington 142 88 Donald-Swan Hill Road (C261) – Wycheproof, Donald
Gannawarra Kerang 194 121 Kerang-Quambatook Road (C262) – Quambatook /  – Boort
Loddon River 195 121 Patchell Bridge[7]
Gannawarra Kerang 196 122 Kerang-Koondrook Road (C264) – Koondrook /  – Murrabit
199 124 Loddon Valley Highway (B260) – Bendigo, Melbourne
Cohuna 227 141 Cohuna-Koondrook Road (C265) – Koondrook, Barham
228 142 Cohuna-Leitchville Road (C267) – Leitchville
Leitchville 243 151 Kerang-Leitchville Road (C257) – Leitchville, Pyramid Hill
Campaspe Echuca 289 180 Warren Street (C349) – Echuca, Moama
291 181 Northern Highway (B75) – Rochester, Bendigo, Melbourne Roundabout: western concurrency terminus with
Campaspe River 291.5 181.1 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Campaspe Echuca 292 181 Northern Highway (B75) – Echuca, Moama, Deniliquin Eastern concurrency terminus with
293 182 Echuca-Kyabram Road (C351) – Kyabram
Tongala 312 194 Kyabram-Tongala Road (C352) – Tongala, Kyabram
Wyuna 321 199 John Allen Road (C359) – Kyabram
325 202 Echuca-Mooroopna Road (C355) – Shepparton
Goulburn River 329 204 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Moira Nathalia 344 214 Barmah-Shepparton Road (C358) – Shepparton, Barmah
347 216 Katamatite-Nathalia Road (C361) – Numurkah, Katamatite
Broken Creek 349 217 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Moira Strathmerton 382 237 Goulburn Valley Highway (A39) – Numurkah, Shepparton, Melbourne Western concurrency terminus
Yarroweyah 396 246 Goulburn Valley Highway (A39) – Tocumwal, Brisbane Eastern concurrency terminus
Cobram Benalla-Tocumwal Road (C371) – Benalla
400 250 Cobram South Road (C368) – Katamatite, Benalla
409 254 Cobram-Koonoomoo Road (C367) – Cobram, Koonoomoo, Tocumwal;
 – Barooga
Yarrawonga Main Channel 437 272 Bridge over the channel (bridge name unknown)
Moira Yarrawonga 437 272 Benalla-Yarrawonga Road (C373) – Benalla
438 272 Belmore Street (C373) – Yarrawonga, Mulwala, Corowa Roundabout
Esmond 457 284 Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road (C374) – Wangaratta
Ovens River 459 285 Parolas Bridge
Indigo Rutherglen 480 300 Federation Way (C375) – Wangaratta, Corowa
484 301 Rutherglen-Wahgunyah Road (C376) – Wahgunyah, Corowa Western concurrency terminus
485 301 Chiltern-Rutherglen Road (C376) – Springhurst, Chiltern Roundabout; eastern concurrency terminus
Browns Plains 499 310 Chiltern-Howlong Road (C381) – Chiltern, Howlong
Barnawartha 505 314 Barnawartha-Howlong Road (C378) – Howlong
Barnawartha North 511 318 Hume Freeway (M31) – Wangaratta, Melbourne Trumpet interchange; grade separated; western concurrency terminus
Wodonga Wodonga 527 327 Hume Freeway (M31) – Sydney Diamond interchange; grade separated; eastern concurrency terminus
Lincoln Causeway – Albury
528 328 Beechworth Road (C315) – Beechworth, Wangaratta
531 330 Bandiana Link Road (C410) – Wodonga, Albury
Bandiana 533 331 Kiewa Valley Highway (C531) – Mount Beauty, Falls Creek
Kiewa River 536 333 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Wodonga Bonegilla 541 336 Bonegilla Road (C541) – Hume Dam
Towong Huon 556 345 Kiewa East Road (C533) – Tangambalanga, Dartmouth, Omeo
Tallangatta 574 357 Omeo Highway (C543) – Omeo, Bairnsdale
Mitta Mitta River 579 360 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Towong Bullio 584 363 Murray River Road (C546) – Granya
Shelley 611 380 Shelley-Jingellic Road (C547) – Walwa, Jingellic
Cudgewa 633 393 Cudgewa-Tintaldra Road (C548) – Cudgewa, Tintaldra
Colac Colac 643 400 Benambra-Corryong Road (C545) – Benambra, Omeo, Mount Hotham, Bairnsdale
Towong 656 408 Murray River Road (C546) – Towong, Tintaldra
New South Wales – Victoria state border 663 412 New South Wales – Victoria state border
New South Wales Murray River Bringenbrong Bridge
Snowy Valleys Tooma Alpine Way – Khancoban, Thredbo, Jindabyne Western terminus; road continues into New South Wales as the Alpine Way
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "29 Murray Valley Highway, Euston NSW 2737, Australia to Murray Valley Highway, Towong Upper VIC 3707, Australia". Google Maps. 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Map of Murray Valley Highway". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Australian Towns, Cities & Highways: Murray Valley Highway". Hotkey. Retrieved 11 May 2008. [self-published source]
  4. ^ "Murray Valley Highway". ExplorOz. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Twentieth Annual Report for year ended 30th June 1933 (PDF), Country Roads Board, p. 4 
  6. ^ a b National Route 16 – Murray Valley Highway, Ozroads. Retrieved on 22 September 2013.[self-published source]
  7. ^ O'Callaghan, Deborah (18 January 2011). "The Loddon River laps at Patchell Bridge, Kerang, in January 2011". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 17 November 2016.