Travelling Victoria
Vol: 182 february 2015

Thanks once again for opening this newsletter, and your continued support is greatly appreciated.  We trust all your Christmas and New Years celebrations were peaceful and relaxing with your family and friends.  Certainly a great time of the year.  We have been quite busy with canoeing on the Goulburn River which is ideal at the moment, at summer level, with heaps of water and forest birds, especially along the lower sections (near Yambuna).  The Wedge Tailed eagles are seen on a daily basis circling above the trees on the lookout for their next meal.  The safaris in the Wyuna/Yambuna region are a must do activity in Northern Victoria, we can even throw in a tent and you can camp out for the night.  There are no power boats or other craft on the Lower Goulburn, only canoes and a few people fishing in their boats.  So if you looking to get away from all the hassles of city life for a day or two, then consider contacting us at River Country Adventours.

The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Helen Corboy from Preston.  The Wimmera River flows proudly through Horsham.  The Wimmera is one river we haven’t had the canoes on as yet, but perhaps one day we will get over there and have some more fun.  There will be another chance to win the $200.00 gift voucher later in this bulletin.

Flight to Eyre.

Our first flight tour to witness Lake Eyre in flood was in 1997 and we have been to the huge lake 99-times.  As you are probably aware due to recent unprecedented rain in Central Australia Lake Eyre is now slowly filling.  It is too hot to fly up there for a look at the moment, but if the monsoonal rains fall across Northern Australia over the next couple of months then there is a fair chance Lake Eyre will be well worth a visit when it cools down a bit.  We are gathering prices for flights and accommodation now and shortly we will be in a position to quote for the 2 and 3 day flights from Shepparton to Birdsville and Lake Eyre.  If this appeals to you, then please let us know and we can keep you informed of proposed dates, itineraries and alike.  As our next tour will be the 100th, we expect to receive plenty of inquiry before we advertise. 

Come Canoeing in Cohuna.

We now have canoes for hire and safaris on the serene waters of the Gunbower Creek and other waterways around the beautiful township of Cohuna.  This is being run by Tanya Black and details can be found by going to the following site-  We wish Tanya and her crew all the success they deserve with visitors and locals alike.  This is a very safe place to canoe and get away from it all with heaps of good accommodation in the region.  So next time you are anywhere near Cohuna, have a go at canoeing you will be glad you did.  The hourly rate is only $35.00 and safaris are available.  Phone Tanya on 0428 487 823 for bookings and more information.


Here is your chance to enter the competition and win the $200.00 gift voucher from River Country Adventours.  All correct entries will be acknowledged and placed in an old hat for the draw sometime next month.  Good luck, you have to enter to have any chance of winning.

Which highway is Cohuna situated on?

Paddle & Wine Safari.

This popular 2-day safari from Seymour to Tahbilk Winery at Nagambie has been extended to 3-days.  The three day paddle begins at Trawool Bridge 10-km from Seymour towards Yea on the Goulburn Valley Highway.  We get you car/s from the start to the winery where it is safely parked awaiting your arrival three days later.  This tour is an extension of the safari that begins in Seymour, which is still available if you only want one night camping out in the bush.  For more information and pricing please contact Rob at River Country Adventours on phone 0428 585 227. 

Our Products.

  • Canoes on the Goulburn, Edward and at Cohuna as well as many sections of the Mighty Murray.  Camping and extended safaris available on most sections.
  • Winey tours for groups large and small.  We guarantee that we get you home safely after a terrific day out.
  • Historical coach tours, we specialise in the Great Gold Rush 1851-1870, and these tours delve into the plights of the million or so desperate miners who came from all corners of the world to seek their fortune in Victoria.
  • Flight Tours to places like Lake Eyre, the Flinders Ranges, Ceduna to see all the whales at the Head of Bight and much more.
  • Canoe and kayak sales.  We can offer you a good deal on new canoes and kayaks and from time to time we have good used boats for sale.
  • Reliable and friendly tour operators River Country Adventours have been servicing the tourism industry for over 20-years.