Travelling Victoria
Vol: 197 july edition 2016


Welcome to another edition of our popular newsletter which we hope you enjoy and perhaps remind you of the good times you had with our Company.  We have now completed 11-flight tours to Lake Eyre and it doesn’t get much better than this year.  Heaps of rain in the outback and good flows down the major rivers from Northern Australia have kept water in the huge lake longer than expected.  So the chance is still available to witness something absolutely spectacular, contact us today for more information on up-coming tours.  On a recent tour whilst on the cruise boat on the Cooper Creek at Innamincka, we saw a wild dingo come down to the water for a drink.  He didn’t seem to care that we all took photos as we glided past.  I think that was only the second dingo I have ever seen in the wild.

The lucky winner from last month’s competition is Karen Starkiss who has won a $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn.  Karen knew that the famous Dig & Burke Trees are in Queensland.  Both these trees are associated with the ill-fated Burke & Wills expedition in 1860-1.  There will be another competition later in this newsletter.
 

Lake Eyre Update.

River Country Adventours have been conducting the “Flight to Eyre” tours for 20-years and in that time we have never seen the deserts so green and lush.  There has been unprecedented rainfall across the arid interior of Australia and the huge lake is still holding a good lot of water.  The pelicans are still  there from the Goyder Lagoon to the northern sections of Lake Eyre.  Some are now on land which makes us think they are nesting.  There probably is not a better time to witness these spectacular sights and our next tour with vacancies at the moment is departing from Shepparton on August 16-17, 2016.
There is a great photo of Lake Eyre taken on July 14, 2016 on our web www.adventours.com.au  
Special deal for Travelling Victoria readers, so contact Rob today by email or phone M 0428 585 227.  You will be glad you did.
 

Canoes on the Goulburn.

Now is the right time to start planning your next trip out into the bush, and no better river to explore by foot or canoe is the Goulburn.  Three distinct regions from the fast water between Eildon and Seymour, the middle section from Seymour to Nagambie and the Lower Goulburn from Shepparton through to Kanyapella.  The best place for beginners is the Lower section, and in the Wyuna to Yambuna area we have plenty of canoeing options as well as camping.  There are platypuses in the river here and these beautiful creatures can be seen on a canoeing safari.  For more information and bookings contact River Country Adventours.
 

Competition.

Here is your chance to win that $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping getaway on the Lower Goulburn River.  Just correctly answer the question and the draw will happen sometime in August, so have  a go, your luck may be ready to improve.
Q. What was the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse?
 

International Tourism Market.

River Country Adventours have been serving the regional tourism industry since 1993 and are now ready to take the huge step into the growing international tourism market.  We have the product and the knowledge of the history and heritage of Victoria and beyond.  Thousands of Chinese came to the Victoria gold fields in the 1850/s looking for their fortunes.  Many of these spent time on the diggings around Ballart, Bendigo, Graytown and Beechworth.  All have left their mark in our history and culture.  When we get this side of our business up and running out of Melbourne we will be looking to hire motivated staff.  We are really looking forward to this new and exciting challenge and with Tourism Victoria on side, how can we fail.  This newsletter goes out to about 4000 people and I will welcome your feedback and comment on this new venture.
 
 
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