Travelling Victoria
Vol: 186 july 2015

Welcome once again to our newsletter, and we hope you enjoy the contents and perhaps gain some incentive for your next trip out into the Regional Areas of Victoria and beyond.  We certainly appreciate your continued support and comments on the newsletter and other matters.  The first “Travelling Victoria” went out to 56-people on June 17, 2000.  Today this is being sent to over 4000.  If you think you were one of the 56 first recipients, let us know there will be a prize for 15-years of loyal support. 
The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Roxanne Moroney from Vermont South.  Roxanne has won a $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn River for correctly knowing that it is the Southern Right Whale we go to see at the Head of Bight each winter.  There will be another chance to win later in this newsletter.

Lake Eyre.

Lake Eyre is now completely dry and is a spectacular sight seeing white salt as far as you see in every direction.  A vast expanse of nothing, you could be flying over another planet.  With local rainfall recently, across the desert regions has brought the wild flowers out in full bloom.  Some people say that Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia but when dry it is the biggest salt pan in the world.  We are seeking interest from people wanting to see the outback in all it’s stunning glory and an empty Lake Eyre.  Other highlights of the 2-day flight tour is Innamincka, Birdsville, Simpson Desert, William Creek, Flinders Ranges and all the wildflowers along the way.  For more information and bookings contact River Country Adventours   or phone 03. 5852 2736/ M 0428 585 227.

Whale Tours.

There are plenty of Southern Right whales in at the Head of Bight again this year.  These magnificent creatures can be observed from the world class viewing platforms that have been erected at the Head of Bight.  The 3-day flight tour from Shepparton/Echuca are now running on a regular basis.  Accommodation is at the Foreshore in Ceduna and this is the only tour in Australia that you see the Flinders Ranges on the way over and the rugged Grampians on the way home. The flight from Ceduna to Port Lincoln follows the pristine coastline which is similar to the Great Ocean Road without roads or civilisation. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking.   Other highlights is the birds eye view of Adelaide and the lush grazing lands of Western Victoria as well as the drive along the Nullarbor Plain from Ceduna to the whales.  This is truly a fantastic tour and we are looking for more enquiry and bookings.  Contact us at


Win a $200.00 voucher for any canoeing/camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn River simply by correctly answering the question.  All correct entries will be acknowledged then your name placed in the draw sometime next month. 
Q. Which is further north Newcastle or Ceduna?

Canoeing on the Goulburn.

The beautiful Goulburn River is ideal for canoeing and camping for most of the year.  We have a number of really good camping spots along the section of river from Wyuna to Kanyapella (near Echuca).  The birdlife is plentiful and the fishing quite good.  There are no power boats or those jet skis in the river, making it ideal for canoeing or kayaking.  We have been getting quite a few bookings during the spring and summer, so if you are thinking of one of these adventures please give us a call and book in.  We are always available for team building and getaways but we always need your bookings.  Phone Rob 0428 585 227.

***Special Offer***

We have a 2006 Nissan Navara 4 X 4 twin cab with fiberglass canopy for sale.  This vehicle has been regularly serviced and has clocked up only 172,000 km and the rego is until April next year.  The vehicle has been valued at $14,000.00 however we will sell it to one of our Travelling Victoria people for $12,000.00.  This is a great deal and for more information and photos please contact Rob on M. 0428 585 227.  This is the first time we have done this and I am looking forward to heaps of inquiries.