Travelling Victoria
Vol: 154 september 2012


Thanks once again for opening our newsletter. The rivers are still quite full and just for the moment we are completing all our canoeing at Nagambie, which is not far from Melbourne. With camping we are using some good sites along the Broken Creek near Barmah in Northern Victoria. This is only a temporary measure until the environs return to more normal conditions. Anyway, we are open for business and looking forward to another terrific canoeing season.

The lucky winner of last month’s competition is Benny Small from Dunkeld. Ben has won a $200.00 Gift Voucher from River Country Adventours for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn River, the correct answer for a group of owls is Parliament. There is another chance to win later in this bulletin so have another go.

Lake Eyre update.

There is only one (1) scheduled tour left this year. It takes off from Shepparton next week on September 26-27, 2012. We have 2-seats available and if you can make this great opportunity please contact us soon. The huge lake is receding rather quickly now that the weather has warmed up. There is still some water remaining but we reckon the huge lake will dry up within the next 2-3 weeks. It is really quite amazing to see the lake almost empty, it actually looks bigger as the white salt can be seen in every direction to the horizon. You can actually see the curvature of the earth above Lake Eyre.

The deserts are most splendid now with varying colours of the wildflowers that somehow survive in this arid region. The Flinders Rangers are also a highlight as we pass slow and low over these ancient mountains, which are among the oldest in the world. For more information and booking for these couple of spots phone Rob or Joan on 03. 5852 2736 or mobile 0428 585 227 or respond to this email. It could be years before the basin holds water like this again.

Burke & Wills tour.

The Burke & Wills tour will be available from March/April next year. The 2-day flight tour will depart from Shepparton and fuel up in Broken Hill on the way to Innamincka where we have a cruise on the Cooper Creek. We will go to the historic spots where Burke & Wills died and where the aboriginals found King. Later in the day we fly to the Dig Tree, which must be the most famous tree in Australia. We return to Innamincka for overnight in the outback hotel. The next day after a hearty breakfast we fly over to Lake Frome and then follow the Flinders Rangers to Hawker for lunch and fuel. Then over the deserts again back to Mildura for afternoon tea before we return to Shepparton following the Mighty Murray all the way. For more information and expressions of interest will be welcomed. We think this will be a most popular tour, and we looking forward to hearing from you.

Competition.

Here is your chance to win a $200.00 gift voucher for any canoeing adventure on the Lower Goulburn National Park. All you need to is correctly answer the question by email, all correct answers will be acknowledged and placed in an old hat for the official draw later next month. So have a crack, today just might be your lucky day, someone has to win.

Q. What is a group of Pelicans called?

Facebook.

River Country Adventours is now on Facebook and it can easily be checked out by going to our website www.adventours.com.au and then click on the Facebook icon on the front page. We invite you to take a few moments and have a look, there are some spectacular photos of Lake Eyre in flood and the Whales at the Bight, plus heaps of other stuff. It would be great to have some feedback on this. Thanks.

Thought for the Day.

The man with no imagination has no wings......................Muhammad Ali

 

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