Travelling Victoria
Vol: 165 september 2013

Thanks once again for your support and friendships, greatly appreciated. It has been a cold winter and with the present economic climate and an election looming our outback flight tours have declined dramatically this winter. So we await the pending spring and get our canoes out into the rivers and lakes and get busy again. We have canoeing available from Seymour, Nagambie, Shepparton, Wyuna and many places along the Murray. We can also arrange canoeing on the Loddon River and all it’s tributaries. So for a fabulous time in the bush on one of our famous safaris, give us a call and book in, you will be well looked after, and we need your business.

The lucky winner from last month’s competition is Louise Edwards from Upper Ferntree Gully. Louise knew that it was John Batman who remarked that Port Phillip region would make a good spot for a village. This was in 1835 and look what a village Melbourne turned into. Well done Louise, there will be a further opportunity to win a $200.00 gift voucher later in this newsletter.


This delightful township is situated on the Calder Highway between Bendigo and Charlton. In 1859 a good strike of gold was found which brought the rush. By late 1860 there was over 30,000 people trying to make a living on the gold fields. In 1862 a huge fire destroyed most of the buildings including 10-hotels which burnt to the ground in less than 30-minutes. Much to the displeasure of all the diggers no doubt. Inglewood is also the birth place of Sir Reginald Ansett and if you are any where near Inglewood, call in and have a look around.

Good times ahead.

Spring is almost here and the birds are busy nesting. The rivers are flowing clean and inviting for our canoeing adventures along many sections of the Goulburn River and other streams in Northern Victoria. A great way to see nature close and personal is from a canoe. The other day we spotted a couple of shy platypuses, this is a great bonus to see one of these beautiful aquatic creatures in the wild. We have had a lean winter with not too many flight tours so we we are ready for a another great canoeing and camping season. Many of you reading this will have experienced our services in the bush, and we hope you can make it again soon.....we need your support.


Here is your chance to win a $200.00 ‘gift voucher’ from River Country Adventours for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn River. Answer correctly the question, all correct answers will be acknowledged and placed in a hat for the draw later next month.
Q. Which is the closest river to the township of Boort?
A. The Yarra, b. The Murray or C. The Loddon.

Gift vouchers.

River Country Adventours always have gift vouchers for any amount and any duration. These can used for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions like Christmas etc. A gift voucher solves the problem of getting something for that hard to buy for person you love. Anyway, we look forward to hearing from you and the attractive RCA gift voucher will be forwarded onto you.

Winery Tours.

River Country Adventours have winery tours for small and large groups. We have a good understanding of the history and heritage of our wine regions and we can arrange courtesy pickup in Melbourne. A good thing about these tours is that they are very well organised, fun and friendly and we will get you all home safely. Usually, we can arrange lunch at one of the wineries or if you prefer we can arrange for a bush picnic or barbecue. Groups now can have a guided tour through some of the historic wine cellars, particularly the older wineries. For more information and bookings please contact River Country Adventours via email or phone Rob 0428 585 227.

Social Media.

River Country Adventours is on Face book and Twitter. Remember by becoming a ‘friend’ on Face Book you will get 10% discount on your next canoeing safari on the Lower Goulburn. All you need to do is go to our web site and then to the Face Book icon and become a friend.

Thought for the day.

I wonder who got the blame for that terrible fire in Inglewood in 1862 which burnt down all the pubs?