Each year some of the best horsemen and women come from around the country to vie for the title “The Man from Snowy River”. This ‘Challenge’ is the showcase event of the festival. The Finalists left on the last day. Over three days, they compete with various events including the ‘Brumby Catch’ and on the last day the winner/s are named in the Rodeo Arena. #44 John … Continue reading The Man from Snowy River Winner 2016
After Tasmania, I was on a time schedule to get back to Corryong in time for ‘The Man from Snowy River Festival’. The festival and events is centred around Banjo ‘ poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’ supposedly about Jack Riley’s ride who was a local to Corryong. This is our roots, pure Australian! The festival starts with a re-enactment and narration of the poem at Towong. This is a … Continue reading “There was movement at the station……The Man from Snowy River Re-enactment!
What an amazing few months travelling around our island state of Tasmania. It is certainly Australia’s best kept secret! ‘Discover Tasmania’ is the slogan and that is what you will do – discover places you had not heard about. You will learn about our rich convict history, swim in beautiful azure blue waters at stunning beaches and glorious lakes. You will take some short and long walks through … Continue reading Farwell Tasmania – A State of Discovery!
You can’t always have sunny days and wet weather can produce some stunning scenery! The rain began to set in whilst driving around the bottom half of the island to Cape Bruny and the lighthouse. Driving through South Bruny National Park was slow going on the unsealed road as the rain became heavier and harder to see. This was a surprise! Nestled just off the road is … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 3 – Here comes the Rain!
The bottom half of Bruny Island is quite different and this where most of the tourists visit. And this is the reason why! FOOD!!! Oysters, Cheeses, Breads!!! The Oysters are farmed just across the road from the restaurant! Famous Bruny Island Cheese. I found it a little expensive, yet you have some interesting flavours to choose from. The bread is baked on the premises, good … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 2 The Food!!!
There is much to see and do on Tasmania’s Bruny Island! So I saved these posts for the last on my Tasmanian trip. A short 30 minute drive from Hobart to Kettering, take the 30 minute ferry and you are on Bruny Island! Driving north to Dennes Point you get to see some stunning rural scenery. The Island is kind of broken up in two parts with … Continue reading Saving Bruny Island to Last – Part 1 – Rural and Beaches!
Being on the road for so long you dream of a decent shower with good water pressure. Not just a wash or a quick cold shower, one that you can stand under, letting the HOT water flow over your body and through your hair. Dirty clothes begin to pile up and you are scavenging all nooks of your van to find something clean or relatively clean to wear. It’s time to stay … Continue reading Rocky Point Tavern, Fred and Betty Boop!