The history of
the Snowy River is rich and varied. Paddle
steamers and ketches carried local produce from
Orbost to Melbourne.
came and went but Orbost remains on the banks of
the river adjacent to some of the richest
alluvial soils in the world.
surrounding forest and farmland have provided
employment for generations.
Rare flora and
fauna can be found in the nearby National and
Coastal Parks and surrounding forests. Some of
the more commonly sighted animals include
lyrebirds, eastern water dragons, goannas and