Travelling Victoria
Vol: 155 october 2012


Thanks once again for your support and we hope you enjoy the contents of this newsletter, and perhaps gain some motivation for your next venture into the regional areas of Victoria and beyond. During the month we conducted our last “Flight to Eyre”and after 4-years the huge lake has finally gone dry. There is still some water in the Northern section and some in the southern end, which is the lowest point in Australia approx. 17-metres below sea-level. In fact when Lake is completely full the water level is at sea-level which confirms the fact that Lake Eyre was a massive inland sea with permanent water. When the water is gone, Lake Eyre is the largest salt pan in the world. It looks bigger with gleaming white as far as you can see in all directions. We will still have flight tours into this arid region next year and we will appreciate your expressions of interest.
  • The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Sandra Mac Lennon from Lara (near Geelong). Sandra knew that that a group of pelicans is a squadron, and we also accepted a brief, pod, pouch and scoop. There will be a further chance to win a $200.00 gift voucher for a canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn River,

Canoes on the Goulburn.

The banks are slowly drying out from the high water level over the winter months, and the trees and river await your bookings and adventures on the Lower Goulburn River National Park. A good option is the “Bridge to Bridge”. From one of the campsites in the Wyuna area we drive you upstream to Mc Coys Bridge and you paddle back to your camp. Your car is at the camp, if you require more supplies to keep you going as Kyabram and Echuca are quite handy. The next day after a a great night in the Australian bush, you paddle off downstream to Yambuna Bridge. We will be there to pick you up and drive you back to the campsite, where your can pack up and slowly head home or stay another night. The cost is $155.00 per person and we are open for business. For more information phone Rob on 0428 585 227 anytime.

Nagambie.

Only 90-minutes north from Melbourne this developing tourism town is a must see and do destination in Victoria. There was some concern about the pending bi-pass on the Goulburn Valley Highway, but most people now are looking forward to the bi-pass. There will be no more trucks rattling through town. The wide street could turn into a mall, safe for families with quality places to eat.
There are plenty of things to do and see around Nagambie including some of the finest wineries in the State, history and heritage with the nearby Whroo and Graytown goldfields. River Country Adventours have been conducting winery and historic tours in this fascinating region for nearly 20-years and will welcome your enquiries and bookings. Then there is plenty of excellent accommodation in Nagambie. The beautiful Goulburn River flows into the Goulburn Weir and is ideal for canoeing, boating, fishing and sightseeing all year round. So next time you are wondering what to do over a weekend consider visitation to Nagambie and the Shire of Strathbogie.

Competition.

Here is your opportunity to win a $200.00 gift voucher foe any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn River. All that is required is your correct answer to the question. All correct entries will be acknowledged and tossed into a hat for the official draw later in November. Have a go.
Q. Which Shire is Nagambie in?

Ned Kelly.

The bushranger Ned Kelly was hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol on November 11, 1880. It was reported that he went quietly to the gallows and died like a Kelly. A large crowd gathered outside in support of Kelly, some wept openly and a women led the crowd in prayers. The judge Sir Redmond Barry who clashed with Ned at the trial, died 12 days after the hanging. The spirit of Ned Kelly lives on in the hills and valleys in North East Victoria.

Thought for the Day.

The tree of life has many branches, but from where I am it looks completely rooted!..........Old Jack Deceased 2008.

 

 

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