Travelling Victoria
Vol: 168 december 2013

Thanks once again for your support in a difficult year for tourism it is good to know that you are there and thinking of the good times up on the river when you open this newsletter. It has been very dry and the Lower Goulburn is going to get an environmental flow next week which should stir up the fishing. We are still seeing platypuses in the river which is a terrific sight for the visitors to look out for. The best time to see these beautiful and shy aquatic animals is early in the mornings, they would be out getting food for their young. The platypus will lay 2-eggs in the special tunnels they have in the banks of the rivers and the little ones are very small when born and require constant attention. Mortality and foxes have decimated the platypus population over the years, so it is great to know that they are still about in part of the world.

The lucky winner of last month’s question is Brendan Nicholson from East Burwood. Our yacht Australia 11 won the prestigious America’s Cup in 1983. Who could forget that horrid coat Bob Hawke was seen in after the historic win. There will be another chance to win a $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing and camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn River later in this bulletin.

Black Caviar

The impressive statue of this famous horse and rider can be seen at Jacobson's Point in the heart of Nagambie. These days the Goulburn Valley Highway bi-passes the town, but you can always follow the signs into the township on the lake. It is well worth a look and a photo, in fact it is amazing. With the lake in the background it is quite imposing. Now when you get to the question you need know something about Black Caviar who was born on the Gilgai Stud just south of Nagambie. The horse was never beaten in 25 starts including a win in front of the Queen in sunny England..


Here is your chance to have a go at the $200.00 gift voucher you can win if you enter this competition. All you have to do is correctly answer the question and all correct entries get tossed into an old hat for the draw sometime later in December.

Q. Who was Black Caviar’s trainer?

A. a. Bart Cummings, b. Jeff Kennett, c. Peter Moody

Bridge to Bridge.

If you have all your own camping equipment and looking for a good couple of days away from it all, then the Bridge to Bridge 2-day canoeing safari is the go. We provide an industrial portable toilet, a good safe campsite on the Lower Goulburn River, water and fishing gear is available. The campsite is situated around about half way between Mc Coy’s and Yambuna Bridges. The first day we transport you upstream to Mc Coy’s and you paddle back to the camp. Your car is safely parked at the campsite so if you need more supplies you can drive into nearby Kyabram, Tongala or Echuca. The next day, you paddle off downstream to Yambuna Bridge, we will be there to pick you up and the canoes and drive you back to your campsite where you can stay another night if you like, or pack up and head for home. The cost is $185.00 per person with kids under 12 1/2 price. This is well organized and worthy of your consideration. We are open and looking for business up here in the bush.

A Blast from the Past.

The year is 1978, Hawthorn beat North Melbourne in the VFL grand final, Gough Whitlam resigns from parliament. Sir Robert Menzies died at the age of 83, Prince Charles attending his funeral in Melbourne. The racehorse Arwon won the Melbourne Cup and the great signer Johnny O’Keefe died.

Something very Special.

For those who are interested we have a beautiful short video on friendship. It is great and if you request it we will love to share it with you.