Travelling Victoria
Vol: 198 august edition 2016


Spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to get out into the bush and see the wildflowers and birds nesting.  The rivers have had a good flush with all the winter rain, and they are now receeding, and it will not be long before the canoes and kayaks go back into the streams.  We are also just back from our twelth flight to Birdsville and Lake Eyre this year.  The lake is now quickly going dry again and most of the pelicans have flown off somewhere else (probably along the Cooper) to nest and breed.  The big rivers up north still have plenty of water coming down, but as it gets warmer from now on evaporation and seepage takes it’s toll.  If you are keen to see the outback on one of our flight tours, please let us know as I am sure a further trip can be arranged. 
The lucky winner from last month’s competition is Rosemary Adcock.  Rosemary knew (like everyone else) that the Lone Ranger’s horses name was silver.  There will be another chance to win the $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping on the Lower Goulburn River later in this newsletter.
 
 

Whale Watching Tours.

This year at the Head of Bight there are currently around 170 Southern Right whales to be seen.  All the females will be giving birth in the still waters near the world class viewing platform at the Bight.  The 3-day tours fly from Shepparton to Ceduna and  we spend the good part of a day watching these gentle mammals.  The calves cannot dive until they are much older, so the mother remains on top of the water feeding and tending the young whales.  We have been conducting these tours to Ceduna since 2000 and never before has there been so many whales to be seen.  Our first trip is scheduled for September 12-14.  For more information and bookings contact Rob at River Country Adventours, phone 0428 585 227 or email.
 

Canoes on the Goulburn.

With good weather just around the corner, and with spring in the air, now is the time to plan your canoeing and camping adventure.  One the best regions for canoeing in Victoria is the beautiful Goulburn River.  It has a bit of everything for everybody.  From the faster water in the Upper reaches to the tranquil and peaceful flow of the Lower Goulburn up near Wyuna.  But don’t forget the middle section from Trawool through to Nagambie.  We have self-guided canoeing safaris along most sections of the Goulburn and Murray Rivers with camping available for groups large and small along the Lower Goulburn.  So all you have to do is give us a call and book in your next adventure in the bush.  You will be glad you did.
 

Competition.

This is your chance to win a $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing and camping getaway on the Lower Goulburn.  Just correctly answer the question, and wait for the draw sometime next month.  Have a go, your luck could change.
Q.  What was the name of the Phantom’s horse?
 

Calling all Schools.

We have a good range of canoes and kayaks which are always available for canoeing on many sections of the rivers.  We have guides who can teach the school children the pleasure of canoeing.  Nagambie is a great place to learn to canoe, gentle water and good facilities from the Leisure Park.  For longer extended adventures with camps out in the Australian bush we recommend the Lower Goulburn or Murray Rivers.  Anyway, we are looking for more school business and welcome your call and inquiry at any time.  Phone Rob M 0428 585 227.
 

Milestone coming up.

We have been conducting canoeing since 1996 and sometime in the next couple of months we will have the pleasure of having our 30,000 th paddler on the Lower Goulburn (Yambuna Bridge).  So book in and the lucky person will have the adventure absolutely free of charge.   Get on to it and book in now, rob@adventours.com.au
 
 
 
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