Travelling Victoria
Vol: 157 january 2013

Welcome to this special newsletter, and we trust you enjoyed the Christmas- New Year period with your families and friends. We were very busy with canoeing on the Goulburn River especially at Nagambie where Caroline has been doing an excellent job looking after the many visitors to the region.

The Lower Goulburn in the Wyuna-Yambuna region has had a couple of environmental flows which has cleaned the river up and brought many fish to the bite. Fishing is part of our adventures on the river and we are also agents for Victorian and NSW licences.

The winner of the competition in the last newsletter is Christie Betts. Christie knew that the Goulburn River flows into the Mighty Murray just upstream from Echuca at a place called Kanyapella. There will another chance for you to enter the competition later in the newsletter.


Burke & Wills Tour.

The 2 or 3-day flight tours from Shepparton or Echuca to Innamincka to follow in the final foot steps of the early explorers “Burke & Wills”will be a feature of our flight tours this year. We intend to have a vehicle in Innamincka to follow the Cooper Creek to the many places of interest in the ill-fated expedition which left Melbourne in 1861. Tours will be available when the weather cools down a bit from April. For more information on these flight tours please or phone Rob on 03. 5852 2736.

Lake Eyre.

The huge lake situated in the northern section of the South Australian arid deserts has finally gone dry. Some water may get to it following the wet season in Northern Australia, however we would still love to take people to see the world’s largest salt pan. When you are above a dry Lake Eyre in an aircraft all you can see to the horizons in all directions is pure white from the millions of tonnes of salt down there. So the “Flight to Eyre”is still available with all the other attractions and features that makes this great tour so very special. More information contact us at and you can also visit our website and in the ‘Flight Tour 'section there is more information and some amazing photos taken on the trips.


We still have vacancies for camping and safaris over all the forthcoming major breaks, such as Australia Day, Labour Day W/E and Easter. Book in early to avoid missing out as these times are usually heavily booked . The rivers are flowing well after the floods of last year and the Goulburn is ideal for canoeing and kayaking due to the fact there are no speed boats or alike in the Lower Section from Murchison to the Murray. This includes Shepparton, Wyuna and Yambuna. We have good safe camp sites along many sections of the ancient river.


Here is your chance to win a $200.00 ‘gift voucher' simply by correctly answering the question. All correct entries will be acknowledged and placed in an old hat for the official draw sometime next month. So have a go your luck may have improved since last year. Good luck!

Q. What is a group of Walruses called?



How do you go with making New Year Resolutions? How long do they last? And another thing, why can’t people be as friendly all the year round as they are at Christmas and New Year?