Travelling Victoria
Vol: 136 March 2011

Welcome to another newsletter and we hope you enjoy the contents and perhaps get motivated for that well overdue trip out into Country Victoria and beyond.  Northern Victoria has received over half it's annual rainfall already. This has seen all the rivers rise once again and the trees along the rivers are getting their best drink for years.  Barmah Forest is green like the middle of winter, and frogs have made a great comeback.  Now is a terrific time to see the Australian bush at it's best.  

The lucky winner of last month's competition for a $200.00 gift voucher from River Country Adventours for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn is Lorrel Coates from Bentleigh.  Lorrel knew it is the Goulburn River which proudly flows past Nagambie.  There will be another opportunity to win later in this newsletter.

Flight to Eyre

There is still vacancy on the first tour for 2011 from Echuca to Birdsville and Lake Eyre on April 10-11.  Lake Eyre will soon begin filling again following massive rainfall across most of Queensland and Northern Australia over recent months.  The wet season will ensure the huge lake will have a vast amount of water which will support a wide variety water birds.  The best way to see this unique phenomenon is by air, and River Country Adventours can arrange the trip of a life time.  This will be the third year in a row that Lake Eyre has filled, and this year could be the highest level recorded in memory.  The first time we saw water in Lake Eyre was in 1997, in those days we would drive a vehicle from William Creek through the desert to Lake Eyre.  It took all day.  Certainly the best way to appreciate the magnificence of this basin is from a plane.

For more information, itineraries and bookings contact River Country Adventours or your local travel agent.

Winery Tours

Available in the Nagambie wine growing region is our well organised winery tours.  Get the gang together and book in with River Country Adventours phone 5852 2736.  

We can arrange courtesy collection and visit at least 4-leading Central Victorian Vineyards, lunch is usually included and most importantly we will get you home safely at the end of the day.    We look forward to your bookings.

Competition

This is your chance to win a $200.00 'gift voucher' from River Country Adventours by correctly answer the question.  All correct entries will be acknowledged and then placed in an old hat for the draw sometime later in March.  Have a go, it may be your lucky day.
Q. What year was the Olympic Games held in Melbourne?
A. competition@adventours.com.au

The Green Grass

We have just completed a trip from Kyabram to Port Fairy and return. Everywhere we went it was green and lush following recent soaking rains across Victoria.  Even the bush at Barmah and the Lower Goulburn National Park has green grass waving in the breezes, more like the middle of winter.  The rivers are slowly receding and our camping areas will be open for the long weekend in March and from then on.  We have heaps of vacancies, and really need your support, so if you haven't planned anything for the pending holidays, give us a call.  You will be very well looked after.

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Thought for the day

A mate of mine recently brought a new pair of camouflaged pants for the upcoming duck season.  They must have a been a darn good pair because he can't find them now!

Kind regards

Rob & Joan Asplin