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The images and comments below were prepared with the tourist in mind and
for a different web site. However the History
group at the Benambra Neighbourhood House
are happy for it to be used here with the links
to their Historic Brochure at the end.

Benambra and Omeo Valley

Benambra is about 22kms north of
Omeo and on the edge of Lake Omeo which
 may not have a lot, or in fact any, water in it.
This is dependant on the season with drought
being fairly common. During the good times speedboat racing has been the norm!
Wet or dry  it is an important landmark.
This view is from Mt Sam (or Sam hill) near Omeo during a dry summer.

From Omeo, heading for Benambra, you
at first climb steeply, passing Mc Millans Lookout,
then beginning the descent onto the plains.
 You  pass through Hinnomunjie, once a
thriving settlement which still hosts Bush
Races during the Labour Day long weekend
each March.
From here its just a few minutes to Benambra.


Historic Benambra Hotel
 

From Benambra you can continue towards
Corryong (about 130km) or take the
Limestone Road toward McKillops Bridge
and the Snowy River National Park.  
Or for an interesting loop, slip over The Benambra Connection track to Mt Blowhard into Omeo Valley  and have a look at the historic Hinnomujie (Mitta actually)
Bridge on the Mitta Mitta River.







Omeo valley turnoff just north of Omeo





The Mt Blowhard Road crosses
from Benambra to Omeo valley.
 

A brochure was created in 2006 by Benambra Neighbourhood house History  Group which shows these routes and more of the rich heritage of Benambra.

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