Travelling Victoria
Vol: 170 january 2014

Thank you for opening this, our first newsletter for 2014, we trust all your Christmas celebrations were memorable and that the year brings more happiness and joy of being an Australian in this lucky country. For all those who solemnly made new year resolutions we hope they can be maintained.
In 2008, old Jack’s resolution was to say yes to everything offered, he died on the 4th of April of that year.

The Goulburn River is ideal for canoeing and camping at the moment, it is clean and inviting and we are open for business and look forward to your inquiries. We have safaris along many sections of the river as well as camping and extended canoeing safaris over days. For more information check out the canoeing section of our website-

The lucky winner from last month’s competition is Carmel Sheen from Hampton, Carmel knew that the Goulburn is the Longest river in Victoria. The Murray River is in fact in New South Wales with the border at the high water mark on the Victorian side. There will be a further chance to enter the very popular competition later in the newsletter.

Winery Tours.

River Country Adventours are always available to conduct well organised fun and friendly winery tours. We can pick up in Melbourne and visit at least 4-leading country Victorian vineyards. Lunch can be arranged and even a spot of canoeing (providing it is done early in the day). We guarantee a good day out and get you home safely. For more information, please contact us or refer to the website go to the tours section.

Flight Tours.

These special flight tours to the Outback Regions of Australia are available over the cooler months. The flight tours can begin in either Echuca or Shepparton and can be either 2-3 days in duration or even longer if required. Areas visited include Broken Hill, Mungo, the Flinders Ranges, Birdsville, Simpson Desert, Lake Eyre, the Dig Tree at Innamincka and much much more. The Flight tour to Ceduna in South Australia to see all the whales at the Head of Bight is also worth consideration. Last year over 150 Southern Right Whales were sighted at the world class viewing platform at the Head of Bight. For more information and expressions of interest please contact us at River Country Adventours phone 0428 585 227.


Here is you chance to win the $200.00 ‘gift voucher 'for any canoeing adventure on the beautiful Lower Goulburn River. Just answer the question correctly, all correct entries will be acknowledged and then your name will be placed in the draw which will take place sometime next month. Have a go, you never know this could be your lucky day.

Q. Which is further north, Wangaratta or Kyabram?

The Edward River.

This river is one of the only few rivers in Australia that flows from a major river (the Murray) and finally makes its way back into the Murray many kilometres downstream. The Edward flows from Picnic Point down to Deniliquin and further on. The river has always been good water for fishing and like the Goulburn is ideal for canoeing. Over the past few months in particular we have been approached by the Deniliquin Council to consider expanding our canoeing business into New South Wales. We are going to give this a go, and looking ahead if the safaris and hire is as good as we think it will be, we will be in a position to employ someone to manage this part of the business. We certainly need all the support we can get, and if you are anyway in the Riverina region, think River Country Adventours and canoeing and good fun.