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Jan 4, 2018 - Winding roads to the high country

Early start today in sunshine as we headed down some backroads past Tallangatta and the large Hume Lake to Corryong (a town that featured on the ABC Back Roads show). Top little town with a community run bakery - terrific food. Had a look around before then heading over to Khancoban (not sure what to expect but it wasn't this - quite a modern small village). We then headed on the Goats Ridge road (more like a goat track), winding and twisting as we went ever higher and higher, past the Snowy Mountain dams and power stations. It was about 50...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Lakes Entrance to Cooma

Tuesday 26 September 2017 On the move again. Amazing how fast five nights can go. We have enjoyed our time at Lakes Entrance. We were expecting more families around during the holidays. Quite a few came in at the weekend, then left. Several more turned up yesterday. Maybe they have all headed to the ski fields. We were ready to leave at 8.30 am and had our first break at Cann River, about 130 kms up the road. Decided to top up with diesel, which was a bit of an issue, but were eventually on our way again, turning on to the Monaro Highway...

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Apr 25, 2014 - Cooma

Friday 25th April We got to Cooma and spoke to a lady at the Information Center, she gave us a bit of information and also advice of where we could stay. As we will be coming back through Cooma tomorrow, we did not spend a lot of time there, just headed back to our caravan as it is now 4.30pm and we have 130 kms to do. Got back to the van around 5.30pm.

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Oct 2, 2013 - Cooma

10/2/13, Wednesday On our drive to Cooma, we saw our first "mob" of kangaroos! (Yes, a group of them are called a mob.) Most were laying down. They blend in so well with the rocks in the area that we nearly missed them. We passed the turn off to Tuggeranong (had to put that one in; the names here are mostly Aboriginal). We saw hundreds of sheep, a very big business here. We were heading for the Snowy Mountains which actually had snow on them. The road was even closed across the mountain due to the snow. We drove into the town of Jindabyne...

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Mar 10, 2013 - Church at Cooma

We left the Tourist park and headed for the AOG in Cooma for 9.30 am. Everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed the service although completely different from the Baptist last week. The message this week was on "The comfortable cross" How do we see the cross? When Jesus said "Take up your cross and follow me" the early Christian or Jew saw it as a humiliating and painful death." 1 Corinthians 1:18- Foolishness For us it's menial. Something that "is our cross to bear" what does it mean to me? 1 Corinthians 22-23 To Jews - a stumbling...

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Mar 9, 2013 - The Cooma Show

We rode our bikes to the Cooma Show and parked them there. It was a very nice show, with various horse competitions; dressage, horse riding and show jumping. Wood chopping, dog trials, lots of side shows, BMX bike acrobats, Old cars and fire trucks and tractors. Photo, flower and produce competitions. Sheep, goats and chickens. You name it they had it. The clown show was funny although at some points he struggled to control precocious children. We enjoyed it anyway. I think the thing we enjoyed most was the dog trials.

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Mar 8, 2013 - On the move

The Lakes Entrance Riviera resort was not much for amenities but an excellent position to put the boat in from the beach. We'd definitely stay here again. We set off this morning for Cooma, New South Wales, via Cann River and Bombala. It was a bit of a long drive but it means we can have two or three days here before heading to Canberra on Monday. We saw a great plume of smoke west of Bombala. Appears they're burning off. We arrived at the Snowy Mountains Tourist park. We're on the smallest drive in site you've ever seen. There's not even...

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Aug 28, 2012 - Snowy mountains (Cooma) to Canberra

We head for the mountains on our way to Cooma. Joshie looks our the window for wild Brumbies, As we climb the temperature drops and the sides of the road slowly turn white. Joshie misses the sites and in no hurry to leave I jump out of the car to throw a snow ball or three at Marc. It's a special moment that Marc and I get to share together before heading for the rest house at Sawyers hill. We patiently wait for Joshie to wake up and he doesnt understand why we are so excited to get him out of the car. We build a little snow man and Joshie...

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Jul 7, 2011 - Schnee in Australien

Weiter geht es Richtung Cooma, eine Kleinstadt mitten im Nichts. Aber sehr nette Menschen und nah am Skigebiet sowie dem höchsten Berg in Australien Mt. Kosciuszko. Wir gönnten uns ein Motelzimmer, da es nachts -10 Grad wurden und wir nicht als Eiszapfen im Jucy übernachten wollten. Es war toll, es gab warme Duschen, einen Fernseher und Wasserkocher. Und so kam es das wir bei Tee und Tim Tams PS: Ich liebe dich im Fernsehen guckten.

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Jun 24, 2011 - Cooma June 22 - 25

Boy oh boy!! That was a drive-and-a-half, up through the Great Dividing Range and on to the treeless plains across the top. We pulled up at Piper's Lookout for a spectacular view over the valley and back to the sea near Tahra!! Driving a manual vehicle, you sure know you are "driving" when you cannot get the vehicle out of 2nd gear for km after km up the mountain!! We have had a very, very happy stay here in Cooma. Had a day up at Thredbo with a chair ride up to within a 6km hike of the summit of Mt Kosciuszko - going to do that in the...

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Trip Journal

Around Aus in 2011

Dec 25, 2010 - Bega/ Mystery Bay NSW

19th December. Today we are heading for Bega, once again the roads were winding and steep as we drove from one mountain to another, we visited the Bega Cheese Factory, but wasn’t that impressed, there weren’t any cheeses that can’t be bought in any supermarket, there is a gift shop, a bit of a museum and of course the shop selling the cheeses. To get to Bega we drove down Browns Mountain, ten klms of hairy scary road, but the scenery was breathtaking. We have decided to spend two nights at a camp site at Mystery Bay, it’s just an area on...

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Dec 25, 2010 - Cooma

18th December. Our next stop is Cooma, we travelled up some of the steepest mountain roads that we have been on so far, we reached 1490 mtrs above sea level and what goes up must come down, rather scary at times, as it was pouring with rain most of the way, then it was foggy and it was freezing cold, we stopped for morning tea at an old gold mining area, Kiandra it was 5c and a more desolate place would be hard to imagine, but by the time we got to Cooma it had warmed up a bit it reached 13c. At Cooma we booked in for the night at the Cooma...

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