Travelling Victoria
Vol: 172 april 2014

Thanks once again for opening this newsletter, and we do appreciate the wonderful feedback we receive each month from you.  The weather has returned to normal patterns and people are looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors; great place Australia.  This newsletter is in it’s 15th year in this format, and a few years before that it was in hard copy which was available at Travel Agencies and other tourism outlets around the place.  The first email version of “Travelling Victoria” was sent to 56 people on June 17, 2000, today this is being sent to almost 4,000.  Our first words were as follows-

Tourism Update

This is the first of a regular notice River Country Adventours will provide for you, your family and friends.  We are fully accredited regionally based tour operators.  We want to let you know about special tours, items of interest and river and camping conditions as well as keeping you up to date with the latest in tourism.  (TV Vol. one).
Nothing much has changed in all this time and we still try hard to adhere to all of the above.  If you think you were one of the 56 please let me know, we will make you an honorary member and thank you most profusely for your loyalty and continued support.
The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Geraldine Bagwell from Highton, Geraldine knew that Lake Eyre was situated in South Australia on the western side of the Flinders Ranges. There will be another chance for you to win the $200.00 ‘gift voucher 'for any canoeing and camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn River.

Lake Eyre Update.

The big lake in South Australia has some water in it and with all the monsoonal rain and storms that have brought heavy rain to the Northern Territory and Queensland it is expected that some of this water will make it’s way down to Lake Eyre.  Our first trip flying from Shepparton to Birdsville and Lake Eyre is scheduled for April 15-16.  This flight tour will fly low over Mungo, a spectacular sight from above with the white Walls of China extending over 50-km.  Other highlights of the trip include Broken Hill, Innamincka and the famous Dig Tree, Birdsville, Big Red, many deserts, Lake Eyre and the Flinders Ranges on the way home.  For more information and bookings contact Rob at River Country Adventours by email or phone 0428 585 227 anytime.

Canoes on the Goulburn.

Plenty of water in the river and ideal for camping and canoeing for most of the year.  Currently, we have vacancies for this coming long weekend and Easter which is April 18-21.  This is a great time to be in the bush, the flies have gone, and we can have friendly campfires at night; it probably does not get much better than this.  Fishing is good and we have all the gear and are agents for Victorian and NSW fishing licenses.  So if you are looking for a good break from the city, give us a call, and book in for a great time on the river.  Kids under 12 are 1/2 price with their parents.  After so many cancellations over the extremely hot summer, we are open and looking for business, so please consider.  Phone Rob 0428 585 227.


Here is your chance to win a canoeing and camping trip on the Lower Goulburn by answering the question correctly.  All correct entries we receive will be acknowledged and your name goes into the hat for the draw sometime around Easter.  Have a go today you may get lucky.

Q. Which bird is not Australian.
Magpie, Galah, Skylark, Emu, Crimson Rosella, Common Koel or the Kingfisher?


Rail Trail Bike Tours.

Mark Spencer runs these well organized Trail Bike Tours.  Mark is situated near Mansfield and has extensive knowledge of the region and can be contacted on 0417 594 998.  We are pleased to advise that Mark can arrange canoeing during the rides and on Lake Eildon at anytime.  We are proud to have this association with Mark and Jo and wish them all the best with their venture into the tourism market.  Check out the web


Thought for the Day.

People who listen in.........rarely hear well of themselves............Anon.