Echuca And The Murray River Valley

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Planet View: S36°07.121’ E144°44.406’
Street View: S36°07.121’ E144°44.406’

The Detmold family home in EchucaNew South Wales and VictoriaSam helping with the yard work at the Detmold house in EchucaWe made a bit of a side trip to visit Trudy Detmold in her home town of Echuca (S36°07.121’ E144°44.406’), where the Murray and Campaspe Rivers meet in northern central Victoria.  Paddle steamers used to travel from the Murray River’s mouth in South Australia over 1000 kilometers all the way to Echuca to transport grain and wool before the railways ruled transportation across country Australia.  We spent a couple of days enjoying Trudy’s fantastic hospitality, also exploring Echuca’s historic centre and taking a run through some of the surrounding bushland.

After a couple of days in Echuca we headed On our walk to Granya FallsLocal wildlife at Geehi Flatsback east toward the Snowy Mountains, aiming to meet up with Will and Abi in Thredbo for a weekend of hiking around Mount Kosciuszko.  On the way we made a stop in Rutherglen to dine at another bakery claiming to be Australia’s best: Parker Pies definitely has a pretty firm claim for the title in our book, the selection was absolutely mind-boggling.  From crocodile and crab, through lamb with mint and rosemary to chicken with bacon and tomato, the Parker Pies were absolutely fantastic and definitely worth sampling if ever in the area.  From Rutherglen we restocked in Albury just over the New South Wales border before crossing Lake Hume and heading to Granya State Park for the night.  On our way up to Thredbo we spent a while at Geehi Flats on the western side of Kosciuszko National Park, where I managed to land a Rainbow Trout from the crystal clear waters of the Swampy Plains River.  Geehi Flats was a beautiful spot, secluded campsites lining the banks of the Swampy Plains River, somewhere we would have definitely spent the night if we weren’t making a beeline to meet Abi and Will on the other side of the Great Dividing Range later that day…

The old post office in Echuca's town centreOne of the many pubs lining Echuca's streetsAn old paddle steamer on the Murray River in Echuca Historic EchucaHistoric EchucaThe Detmold family home in Echuca The Detmold family home in EchucaSam helping with the yard work at the Detmold house in EchucaRutherglen RutherglenParker Pies: one of the best bakeries in AustraliaCrossing Lake Hume east of Albury Camping at Granya State ParkCamping at Granya State ParkCamping at Granya State ParkHydroelectricity in the Snowy Mountains View of the mountains looking up toward Mount Kosciuszko View of the mountains looking up toward Mount KosciuszkoCrossing the Swampy Plains River at Geehi FlatsFishermen in Swampy Plains River at Geehi FlatsLocal wildlife at Geehi Flats

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2 Responses to “Echuca And The Murray River Valley”

  1. JEZZY says:

    Sam on the lawnmower is a classic!! my favorite- Jackie!!! see you soon AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  2. Javi says:

    Did you guys trade your rig for the riding lawnmower? It probably gets better gas milage!!

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