Travelling Victoria
Vol: 166 october 2013

Thanks once again for your kind support and we hope you enjoy this newsletter. Thank goodness the weather is getting better for outdoor activities like canoeing, bushwalking and fishing. We can arrange all these outdoor activities in a friendly and well organised way, and after the winter we have had we are certainly open and looking for business.

The lucky winner from last month’s competition is Kerry Underwood from Malvern. Kerry knew that it was the Loddon River which is nearest to the township of Boort. Kerry has won a $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn. There will be a another chance to win later in this newsletter.

The famous early explorer Major T.L. Mitchell was the first European to see the Loddon River on his epic journey of discovery in 1836. He named the river “Yarrayne” but it was later changed to Loddon when the first settlers arrived in the 1840’s. The Loddon region is a fascinating place to visit, plenty of things to do and see for the whole family.

Whales at the Bight.

We are looking for the opportunity to fly from Shepparton to Ceduna for a 3-day tour to witness the Southern Right whales that are clearly visible from the world class viewing platform at the Head of Bight. With the calves now grown to about half the length of their mothers, this is a special tour. We need a minimum of 6-people. Accommodation is at the Foreshore Motel right in the heart of Ceduna and we have the use of a most comfortable vehicle to drive along the Eyre Highway to the massing whales. For more information and bookings contact River Country Adventours on 03. 5852 2736.


River Country Adventours are keen to attract interest in arranging flight tours to Mungo and arrange a tour of the ancient dunes. The ‘Walls of China” are 30-metres high and are slowly moving east. The whole region was once under water and several years ago aboriginal remains were discovered to be about 70,000-years old. The tours can be a day or extended which could also include a tour of nearby Broken Hill. For further information, costs and availability please contact Rob Asplin on M 04238 585 227 or simply reply to this email


Here is your chance to win that $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing adventure on the beautiful Lower Goulburn River. Just correctly answer the question below, all correct entries are acknowledged and then placed into an old hat for the official draw sometime in October. Have a go, today could be your lucky day
Q. In which year was Daylight Saving introduced into Victoria?

A. a. 1979 b. 1971 c. 1888.

The Kanyapella Safari.

The 3-day canoeing safari on the Lower Goulburn is one the best canoeing experiences in Victoria. During this adventure all you have to do is paddle from campsite to campsite. We go ahead each day and set up your tents, carry your food and refreshments and place a red marker to indicate your isolated spot for the night. At the finish we will get you back to your car and you can head for home. All you need to bring is your bedding (something to sleep on and under), food and refreshments and a good sense of adventure. Because you are not carrying luggage down the river kayaks can be used instead of canoes, but this is left up to you. More information can be found on our website

Did you know?

A giraffe can go without water longer than a camel?