Travelling Victoria
Vol: 131  September (spring edition)

A free monthly tourism newsletter for all our valued clients and friends from River Country Adventours. A leader in Adventure Tourism in the Victoria.

Thanks for the positive feedback regarding our newsletter over the past several months.  We enjoy putting it together as we try to keep all our valued clients and friends well informed on what is going on in Regional Victoria and beyond.  Thanks also for all your continued support.  We are still getting good rain across most of the State and all the rivers and creeks are now flowing well and the bush is about to burst into colour with the onset of another spring.  Birds busy nesting and fish breeding, it looks like another great year coming up.  

The lucky winner of last month's competition is Michelle White from Albury.   Michelle's correct entry was drawn from the hat, and of course Manangatang is slightly further north than Ouyen.  Michelle has won a $200.00 'gift voucher' for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn River National Park. Michelle also won this competition back in 2002 Vol: 28.  There will be a further chance for you to win this great prize from River Country Adventours later in this newsletter.

Walking along!

A couple of kids from Victoria are planning to walk 400-km from Drysdale to Tocumwal during the September School Holidays.  The two boys are Blaise White and Zac Dodds both aged 16 will march off from Drysdale on September 19 and stroll into Tocumwal 11-days later on September 29.  On the way the boys will pass through Lara, Bacchus Marsh, Macedon, Kyneton, Nagambie, Congupna and Katamatite.  The boys hope to raise $10.000.00 for the Australian Cancer Research and the Andrew Love Centre, which is the cancer ward at the Geelong Hospital.  Late in 2009 the boys grandfather sadly passed away with pancreatic cancer.  The walk is dedicated to him and everyone else who has to suffer with this debilitating illness.
If you get the chance to see the boys on their walk, please sponsor them or contact Blaise's mum Kerryn on 0407 743 376.

Lake Eyre Update

The wildflowers are in bloom across the deserts all the way to Lake Eyre.  The huge lake is still holding a massive amount of water and we have some places available for our special 2-day flight tours from Echuca to Birdsville and Lake Eyre.  We have rooms booked in Birdsville during September and October and if you need any more information on this once in a life time chance to see Lake Eyre in flood contact us-
info@adventours.com.au or phone 03. 5852 2736

STOP PRESS

Following widespread heavy rainfall across most of the basin recently, it is expected that Lake Eyre will continue to fill and perhaps become the biggest flood in recorded history.  We urge you to book early to see something quite spectacular.

Lower Goulburn minor flooding

It is terrific to be able to report that the Goulburn River is presently flowing at 7m at Mc Coys Bridge near Wyuna.  Nine is flood level which would have the river out of it's channel and within the inner levees.  The last time the river was at this level is over 10-years ago.  The old river gums are soaking up the water and our canoeing at Wyuna is on hold until the river returns to more normal conditions.  However, our canoeing is going strong at Nagambie and Seymour.  With this tremendous amount of water the nearby Wakiti Creek is flowing again.  We also have some canoes for hire at the Wakati Creek resort near Yambuna.  For all current information on canoeing along the Goulburn River please contact River Country Adventours.

Competition

Here is your chance to win a $200.00 'gift voucher' for any canoeing/kayaking adventure on the Lower Goulburn.  All you need to do is correctly answer the question and be lucky enough to be drawn from the hat later in September.  Have a go, your luck might change.
Q- Which is further south Geelong or Moe?
A- competition@adventours.com.au

Gift Vouchers

River Country Adventours have 'gift vouchers' for any amount.  These are a good present for that hard to buy for person that you love.  Food for thought for birthdays and Christmas.  This supports our tourism activities such as canoeing, camping, fishing, coach tours, apparel and flight tours to places like Lake Eyre and other places in the outback.

Used Racing Kayak TK1 for sale

If you thinking about having a crack at the Murray Marathon or just want a classy hand built kayak please get in touch with River Country Adventours. This TK1 is blue and has hardly had any use.  We arranged for it to be built for a client in Griffiths now he has asked us to sell it for him.  Inspection and further details can be arranged by River Country Adventours.

Future Development

The future of River Country Adventours is looking BRIGHT.  More details next newsletter.

Thought for the day

There is a lot of difference between hearing an insect in the bedroom at night or in the garden; and the tree of life has lots of branches but from here it looks completely rooted!  Old Jack Dec'd 2008.