Travelling Victoria
Vol: 173 may 2014

Thanks again for your support and kind words about our business, which is greatly appreciated. We haven’t done our best work yet, but we are working on it.  We have spent the last 20-years building up good respect in the tourism industry and now want to keep going for at least another 20.

The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Kean Wong from Coburg.  The answer was the skylark which was brought to Victoria from Scotland during the Great Gold Rush 1851-1870.  The miners missed the song birds and found our native birds so alien. The skylark is one introduced species that has caused no environmental damage, in fact they are just as happy singing their beautiful song over country Victoria as they are over the grassy fields of old Scotland.  There will be a further chance to win the $200.00 ‘gift voucher’ for any canoeing adventure later in this newsletter.

Easter Specials.

We still have vacancies for canoeing and camping on the Lower Goulburn over the Easter break.  Usually we are quite busy over Easter but for some reason we are not getting the bookings this year.  Therefore as a bit of incentive we can accommodate you and your group for the whole Easter period but only pay for 2-days.  This special deal applies to two products
  1. Bridge to Bridge.  Perfect if you have all your own camping gear.  Your camp is isolated and on your own.  Over Easter you can have the canoes and kayaks for the whole duration, and during this time we arrange for 2-day safaris.  Another good thing about this, is your vehicle/s are safely parked at the campsite in case you need more supplies from nearby Echuca or Kyabram. Cost $185.00 per person with children u/12 with parents at half price.
  2. Adventurous Getaway . Similar to above except we provide all the camping and cooking gear.    All you need to bring is your bedding, food and refreshments for the camp and a good sense of adventure.  Same deal kids half price, 2-safaris and you can stay for as long as you like.  Cost $245.00 per person.


All you need to do is answer the question correctly.  All correct entries will be acknowledged and the lucky winner will be drawn from the hat sometime in early May.  So have a go, your luck may change.
Q. Which is further EAST Mansfield or Benalla?

Lake Eyre Update.

We still have some vacancies on the first flight tour on April 15-16, 2014. There will be plenty to see with the flood waters coming down the rivers in Queensland and Northern Territory following the monsoon season.  We are hopeful that there will be some water in the basin by then, but if not there is still an amazing experience available once again.  These well organised flight tours begin in Shepparton and accommodation is in the modern facilities in Birdsville.  For more information and booking, contact River Country Adventours.

Thought for the Day.

The local Probus Club were on a bus tour in New Zealand going to visit some of the goat farms that produce cheese and other associated products and the young tour guide explained that when the goats get old they put them out to pasture.  She then asked “What do you do with old goats in Australia”?   It was old Sid who muttered from the back of the bus “They send us on bus tours!”