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Dec 21, 2017 - In no hurry on the Murray

Very early start - feels like we didn't sleep last night. Headed south from Griffith after a short tour of the town. Through Darlington Point to Jerilderie where we stopped at got some morning tea at the bakery. Travelled then through Conargo to Deniliquin which is the Ute Capital of the world and quite a large town before reaching Echuca at around lunch time. Booked into the lovely caravan park right on the river and only 5 mins walk from the centre of the port area where we spent the rest of the afternoon having lunch, looking around the...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Yackandandah to Moama/Echuca

Sunday 1 October 2017 A cold night and morning in Yackandandah. Didn't rush our packing seeing we lost an hour during the night! Still on way just after 9am and heading further west along the Murray. Stayed on the back roads through Barnawartha, Middle Indigo and Howlong to Corowa where we had morning tea on the river bank in a nice park with some young rowers learning the skill. Lovely sitting In the sun, but the breeze very chilly. Continued along the river (where possible) through Mulwala to Tocumwal where we stopped for lunch, again in...

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Sep 26, 2015 - Echuca Victoria

Away from Forbes by 0730 as we had a 520km trip to Echuca, Victoria, ahead of us. Beautiful day for travelling, no wind, sun shining and a lovely drive - so much colour around, as the canola crops are in all stages of colour. On the way, I decided to message Helen to let her know we would be in Adelaide in a couple of weeks' time. How lucky were we - she was already on her way on a trip that would take her across our route, and she diverted to spend an afternoon, evening and then breakfast with us here in Echuca, before continuing on her...

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Aug 5, 2012 - The Great Aussie Beer Shed

The Great Aussie Beer Shed is situated just outside Echuca and has over 16,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world. There are also all sorts of brewery related items and other memorabilia including the Coolgardie Safe and farming equipment. Of course we had to have a beer there which was included in the entry price. We bought stubby coolers and I had a spin on the wheel and won a Bronco's cooler. We enjoyed our visit and Neil the owner, has a personality that matches his passion.

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Aug 4, 2012 - Emmylou Paddle Steamer

We chose to cruise down the Murray River in the paddle steamer Emmylou even though she is the newest in the fleet. She is driven by a completely restored 1906 steam engine and was built during 1980-82 in the style of the 19th century paddleboats. She is 30 metres long and 10 metres wide, steel hulled and timber decked. The Emmylou is fuelled by redgum logs and is named after US country and western singer Emmylou Harris. After running around taking millions of photos from every angle, I sat back and imagined it was back in the 1800s. The...

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Aug 2, 2012 - Echuca

Echuca/Moama - Another “twin towns” on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. This time though, the towns are directly on each side of the river and you can actually walk from one state to the other. We stayed at a caravan park in Moama (NSW) which is better priced for pensioners. Echuca (Victoria) is for tourists and priced accordingly. We visited the Star Hotel in Echuca and paid $5.30 each for 2 schooners of beer. They are usually around $4.20 each. We cruised up and down the Murray River on the paddle steamer Emmylou. The sound of...

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Jan 26, 2012 - Australia Day weekend at Echuca

Our First camping trip for 2012, technically it's not a New Years Resolution like last year but we decided we had so much fun with last years goal why change things? This year we're having a HUGE camping trip later in the year half way around Australia but in the meantime we'll do local trips, so here is the first for the year Echuca, about 2 hours 15 minutes drive from home, so a nice easy drive. Camping is always a struggle for us only driving a Volkswagen Jetta we lack space, but with the top box on "Jennifer Jetta" does well to fit two...

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Trip Journal

On the Road Again

Aug 29, 2011 - Echuca

Here we are in Hopwood’s Ferry aka Echuca, paddle steamer capital of the world (as we know it). Staying at Maidens Inn Van park in the dog section which is rather tired but none the less the best value place we have stayed at all the trip. It cost us $56 for 3 nights taking the 2 nights for the price of 3 option but because we had paid a deposit we had paid in full and for some reason we got a 5 cent credit, don’t ask me how, all to complex. Bit of a hike over the levee to the ablutions block but as we have our own ensuite not a big...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Echuca

Up and off this morning to hit the road to Echuca. I did not want to end our trip without a visit to the iconic Murray River which is why we had decided to head north out of Melbourne. The drive from Bendigo to Echuca is only around 100kms which meant we could drive there, set up and still have a good part of the day left to go exploring. We chose to stay in a park that was right in the heart of the town so that we would not have to unhitch the van. After setting up we headed off for a walk out the gates of the park and found ourselves...

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Jun 7, 2011 - Echuca

Hi, Yesterday we left Daylesford - woke up to rain, rain and more rain with snow on the way according to some locals. No fun packing up with everything wet and muddy and then trying to put caravan on to Pathfinder very trying. Had to reverse up a muddy bank - a challenge of my handbrake versus braking skills. Both very frustrated and a little bad tempered! Stopped at Bendigo Pottery where we forgot to take the umbrella so got wet again when the rain started! I do have a lovely jug to add to my collection though. Arrived in Echuca for a...

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Dec 15, 2009 - Day 147 – Echuca – A man and his beer cans

A couple of million cockatoos was this morning’s wake up call. It may in fact have been less actual birds but it sounded like at least that number. It sounded like a freight train approaching, slowly building to a deafening roar just as the sun came over the horizon. Somehow the boys slept through it but Al and I were not so fortunate. The local ducks also descended on us this morning. At one stage I counted two small boys, two slices of bread and 16 ducks under the awning. It looked like we had lost Aaron for a while there but thankfully...

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Dec 14, 2009 - Day 146 – Swan Hill to Echuca - Down the Murray

This morning was an uneventful drive through more Mallee scrub and eventually farm land on the way to Echuca. Actually being a border town it is correctly referred to as Echuca-Moama which to me sounds like an exotic disease you would pick up on a holiday in the south pacific. At least it is not a dose of Albury-Wodonga,,that hurts. As soon as we set up (and ate) we wandered up to the historic port district of Echuca and booked onto a paddle steamer trip on the river. Before it was time to board we could wander around the old wharf area and...

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