Travelling Victoria
Vol: 190 november 2015

Another busy month has flown by as we move closer to Christmas.  Great time of the year, a good chance to catch up with family and friends and reflect on the year gone and dream of all the good things to come.  Christmas in Australia is something special; it is usually hot and dry, with the farmers busy with the harvest, and tour operators looking after people on holidays.  2015 has been a good year for River Country Adventours, we conducted our 100th flight tour to Birdsville and Lake Eyre, since 1997 in March.  Even though the huge lake was almost dry, it was still a most memorial trip. Lake Eyre when dry is a spectacular view from the air.  As far as you can see in every direction it is white, which of course is salt.    Later in the year (September) we had our 20th flight tour to Ceduna and onto the whales at the Head of Bight.  We are now planning further flights to the Flinders Rangers and many other places of interest around this incredible place we call home.  Also in September we had the largest winery tour ever with 127- people on three coaches on a most remarkable day.  The local wineries did very well.
The lucky winner from last month’s competition is Colin David from Newtown.  Colin knew that the Barwon River flows proudly through Winchelsea and then flows on through Geelong and into the sea at Barwon Heads.  There will be another competition in this bulletin and your chance to win the $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping adventure on the beautiful Lower Goulburn River (near Echuca).

The Goulburn River.

The Goulburn River is the longest river in Victoria covering 654 km most of which can be explored by canoe or kayak.  The Murray River actually flows in New South Wales and South Australia and is the nation’s longest river at 2508 km.  Just for your information Cooper Creek which we visit on our flight tours to Birdsville and Lake Eyre is 1113 km in length, starting in Queensland and finishing at Lake Eyre in South Australia.  Being a dry continent, Australia has beautiful rivers and the Goulburn is one the most beautiful rivers in Australia, with many forest and water birds to be spotted.  The best way to see all this wonder is by canoe or bush walking.  The river is clean and healthy and also supports an abundance of native fish and platypuses.  So don’t put it off any longer, give us a call and book in for your adventure of a life time on the Goulburn River in Northern Victoria.

Product of the Month.

The very popular Bridge to Bridge 2-day canoeing/camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn River at Wyuna (near Echuca).  This product includes camping in the National Park, on your own safely.  The first day we drive you upstream to Mc Coys Bridge and you slowly paddle back to the camp.  Your car/s are safely parked here so if you need more supplies you can drive to nearby Kyabram or Echuca to get fixed up.  After a great night under the stars you paddle off once again downstream to Yambuna Bridge where we load the canoes and drive you back through the bush to your camp, where you can stay an extra night or pack up and head for home.  Plenty of birdlife on the river including wedge tail eagles, egrets and plenty of ducks.  Platypuses have been been increasing in numbers over the years and there is a fair chance you will spot one of these shy animals as you cruise along.  For a special end of year deal contact us at River Country Adventours phone 0428 585 227  or email


Now here is your chance to win the $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing/camping adventure on the Lower Goulburn.  Just correctly answer the question, and if you are lucky your entry will be drawn from the hat around Christmas time.  Have a crack, you never know your luck may change.
Q. What is the longest river in Victoria?

Join the Club.

We are giving you the opportunity of becoming a valued member of the River Country Adventours Club.  The annual subscription is only $10.00 and you will receive 10% discount on all our canoeing activities, winery tours as well as apparel (RCA Caps and Stubby holders etc.).  We had this going years ago and let it slip, but we want you to become a member and reap the many benefits of being part of a well run decent tourism entity.  For more information simply contact us via email