Cann River is the last (or first) town encounted when traveling east to NSW. Cann River is a very small cross roads town that has many essential services. Cann River is also an ideal location for a refreshment break or coffee. There are a number of coffee shops. Cann River is also the start (or end) point of the Monaro hgy to Canberra.
The reason for the name Cann River remains a mystery.
Other features about Cann River are the town is located on the Cann River at the junction of the Princes Highway and Monaro Highway, in the Shire of East Gippsland. At the 2006 census, Cann River had a population of 223. The town is close to Lind National Park, Coopracambra National Park, and Croajingolong National Park, and is a popular stopping point for travellers between Melbourne and Sydney using the Princes Highway route.
The Post Office opened on 1 July 1890.
The traveller will not be able to miss Cann River, so stop to check out the church and War Memorial should also determine a coffee or refreshment will be in order.