Travelling Victoria
Vol: 158 february 2013

Thanks for your continued support, and on July 2 this year River Country Adventours will have clocked up 20-years in operation. It just seems like the other day when we received our Certificate of Business Registration from the Corporate Affairs office in Melbourne. Tourism is now big business in Victoria with over 204,000 people either directly or indirectly employed in the sector. This represents around 70,000 tourism businesses in the State, and with the high Australian dollar there has been a reduction in the number of international visitors. We have noticed that Aussies are not going overseas as much, and now spending more time in their backyard, so to speak. Like all good businesses we have to stay ahead of the game and give all our clients the best possible time when they book in with us. We want to be the best tour operators in the State, and we are open for business and look forward to your booking for a canoeing adventure, coach tour or one of our special flight tours to the Outback.

The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Nigel Baker from Newtown (Geelong). Nigel has won a $200.00 gift voucher from River Country Adventours for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn. The correct answer was Pod or Herd for a group of Walruses', there will be another chance to win later in this bulletin.

Canoes & Kayaks for Sale

River Country Adventours have the following boats for sale-
  • S.H Dagger sit on kayak (single) with paddle $500.00
  • New Sunseeker Fibreglass with paddles $1,400.00
  • New Murray Fishing kayak (top quality) $1,190.00
  • New Safari Fishing kayak $899.00
  • New Safari Standard kayak $759.00
Please feel free to enquire into these Australian made quality crafts and make arrangements to inspect at our boat shed in Kyabram. Phone 0428 585 227 anytime

The Lower Goulburn.

Currently good flow all the way to Murray. Fishing has been good with a lot of Silver Perch being caught and released. In the Wyuna-Yambuna region four pairs of Wedge Tailed Eagles have brought into the world four little eagles. Our visitors have been entertained by these beautiful young birds being taught the art of flying above the forest. It is not uncommon to see up to eight eagles in a day out on the river. The platypuses are beginning to show themselves again. They seemed to go missing after last years flood, but now the river is ideal again, we are seeing more of them in the wild. This is a good time to book in for a safari or camp and try your luck with the fishing. Fishing is now a big part of our products, we are agents to sell licenses and have plenty of rods and bait nets for hire.

Dopey Footballers.

We read with interest the mess some players and clubs have gotten themselves into with this illegal performance enhancing goings on. Well back in 1964 this issue came up after a football match played in the Western District of Victoria between my old club the Mighty Willaura and our traditional rivals those bloody SMW Rovers. I have an amusing short story about the match and all the implications and if you would like to have a bit of a laugh please email me me for a copy of “Pass the Pill” and I’ll send it to you.


Here is your chance to win that $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping/fishing experience on the Lower Goulburn River. All you have to do is correctly answer the poser and all correct entries will be acknowledged and placed in an old hat for the draw later next month. So have a crack, you never know your lucky day may be here.
Q. If it is 12.00 noon in Sydney, what time is it in Broken Hill?

Outback Flight Tours.

We expect to have these tours up and running by the end of April and in the next week or so we will have completed all the itinerates and dates for the various flights from Northern Victoria to the many places of interest in our great fair land. Unless Lake Eyre fills again following all that rain in Queensland we will be concentrating on the Burke & Wills 2 and 3-day flight tours this year. We will also be running the popular flights over to Ceduna to witness the annual massing of whales at the Head of Bight. For more info just let us know