In late February 2015 my adventure will start in Australia instead of New Zealand.
My husband and I plan to drive our 4WD and caravan loaded with two single kayaks and our tandem cycle to Victoria.
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
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/
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
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