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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’ We 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 […]

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Wines Of The King Valley and Rutherglen

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In-between attempting to escape the rain that had been plaguing us during our trip through the Victorian high country we spent some time exploring the wines of King Valley and gourmet food establishments dotted through the Milawa region.  In King Valley we stopped off at Wood Park Wines, Brown Brothers and Sam Miranda as well […]

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Back In The High Country

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We toyed with the idea of spending the night at Cape Conran Coastal Park but the clouds started to cover the blue sky and wind picked up so we headed inland toward Snowy River National Park.  The majority of Snowy River National Park is inaccessible but for a few 4WD tracks and a single dirt […]

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Lakes Entrance

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Planet View: S37°52.641’ E147°59.627’ Street View: S37°52.641’ E147°59.627’ From our spot on the side of the river at Toora we continued east, through more of South Gippsland’s extensive dairy country to the vacation hotspot of Lakes Entrance.  Lakes Entrance is a small tourist-centric town on the coast, set amongst a myriad of brackish lakes that […]

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South Gippsland And Wilsons Promontory

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Planet View: S39°01.778’ E146°19.037’ Street View: S39°01.778’ E146°19.037’ Just the two of us once again, when we were leaving Melbourne a couple of days ago we realized it’s been since the beginning of December since we haven’t had company on the road.  First we had Chris and Gina travel through southern South Australia, the Great […]

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Melbourne And The Mornington Peninsula

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Planet View: S37°54.534’ E144°59.236’ Street View: S37°54.534’ E144°59.236’ After a jam-packed few weeks with Gina and Chris we took a little time to lay low in Melbourne, joining Ben and Bronte in their new apartment on the beach at Brighton.  We also spent a night in Torquay with Ben, Bronte, Greg, Jarrod and Stacey at […]

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The Victorian High Country

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Planet View: S37°11.263’ E146°21.649’ Street View: S37°11.263’ E146°21.649’ We lost one of our troop to the call of civilization when we dropped off Gina at the Melbourne Airport, she needed to be back in Adelaide to start work for the coming wine vintage at Chapel Hill.  Chris and Bessie were yearning for more adventures though, […]

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The Great Ocean Road And Otway Ranges

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our week-or-so exploring the Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges!  From Grampians National Park we cut across some country back roads, through Dunkeld, and finally to Warrnambool to the beginning of Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road.  A quick stop at the Warrnambool information office for some maps […]

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The Grampians

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Planet View: S37°06.480’ E142°25.401’ Street View: S37°06.480’ E142°25.401’ On our way into the Grampians we stopped off for a night at the tiny country town of Harrow (S37°10.278’ E141°35.341’) in Victoria’s southwest.  Nestled alongside the Glenelg River, Harrow isn’t much more than a go-kart track, a pub and general store, the latter two both in […]

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