Victoria in a Caravan

Bronwyn in Valley kayak, Batemans Bay.

Bronwyn in Valley kayak, Batemans Bay.

In late February 2015 my adventure will start in Australia instead of New Zealand.

Landcruiser 200, New Age Big Red caravan, Tiderace Xcite-s kayak, Valley Gemini ST kayak, Cannondale road tandem bicycle.

Landcruiser 200, New Age Big Red caravan, Tiderace Xcite-s kayak, Valley Gemini ST kayak, Cannondale road tandem bicycle.

My husband and I plan to drive our 4WD and caravan loaded with two single kayaks and our tandem cycle to Victoria.

Bronwyn, Roy and tandem bike on bridge beside Murray Valley Highway near Old Tallangatta.

Bronwyn, Roy and tandem bike on bridge beside Murray Valley Highway near Old Tallangatta.

Riding the Rail trails

Victoria has over 800 km of rail trails.  These  use to be either tram lines or railway lines. The old rails lines have been dismantled and prepared for cycling, horse riding or walking. These trails can be cycled without seeing a motorised vehicle. http://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-descriptions/victoria/northern-Victoria

Bronwyn about to leap off a cliff into the chill waters of the Murray.

Bronwyn about to leap off a cliff into the chill waters of the Murray.

The Wow Factor

On 28 February we will be holding tight. It’s going to be a full-day of  adrenalin pumping, white water rafting adventure. This trip is on the lower Mitta Mitta River. From January to April an enormous amount of water is released from the Dartmouth Dam into the Mitta Mitta River creating big waves which are equal to any of New Zealand’s white water. http://raftingaustralia.com/mitta-mitta-river/lower-mitta-river-1-day-trip/

Davidson Park boat ramp. Bull shark caught at Clontarf where we regularly kayak.

Davidson Park boat ramp. Bull shark caught at Clontarf where we regularly kayak.

Wild Life

When we see water the kayaks come off the roof and we’ll paddle Victoria’s pristine rivers and lakes. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to test our skills on the bouncy ocean and see some marine life but not sharks. http://www.visitvictoria.com/Regions/High-Country/Things-to-do/Outdoor-activities/Water-sports

Reversing our caravan sharply out of overnight camp, Termeil State Forest.

Reversing our caravan sharply out of overnight camp, Termeil State Forest.

Rough and Ready

Victoria has some of the best 4WD tracks which will have us holding to our seats. I believe some of them are very steep and rugged. We may even trip over an elusive nugget. http://blog.mud-maps.com/blog/2012/category/ultimate-4wd-destination-victorian-high-country  

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