Cooryong – Jack Riley ‘The Man from Snowy River’ territory.

Driving out of the Snowy Region, you pass through Cooryong. This is the region where Banjo Patterson’s famous poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’ is written about. There are different versions who Banjo Patterson was writing about, yet Jack Riley is supposedly the most obvious person. The annual ‘The Man from Snowy River’ Bush Festival  is a big event beginning 31st March to 3rd April, 2016. … Continue reading Cooryong – Jack Riley ‘The Man from Snowy River’ territory.

Next stop – Kosciuszko National Park in Summer.

I’ve spent many years skiing at the various resorts in Kosciuszko National Park, yet had not seen it in the summer. I seized the opportunity. The park has many free camps (although you have to pay $17 a day to enter the park – unless you have a yearly pass).  Ok, it wasn’t sunshine, it rained on and off the days I was there.  However … Continue reading Next stop – Kosciuszko National Park in Summer.

Watego Beach, Australia – Majestic – Pristine – Pure Australia!

Australia has over 11,000 beaches and Watego Beach is one of those that takes your breath away.  Situated in the Byron Bay area near the Light House which beacons Australia’s most easterly point. Swim, surf, lay on the sand, explore the rocks, whatever you want to do – just enjoy its splendour. After wearing winter clothing for the past six months in Ireland’s summer, it was a blessing to soak … Continue reading Watego Beach, Australia – Majestic – Pristine – Pure Australia!