Wilsons Promontory is casually known as ‘The Prom’ by locals. Situated on one of the most southern tips of Victoria, not too far from Melbourne. Mostly know for its walking tracks and stunning coastlines. I have to admit, after being in Tasmania for two months, you get spoilt its containment with everything being just a short drive away. You drive an hour and you are ‘somewhere’. I forgot about … Continue reading ‘The Prom’ Wilsons Prom!
Opting to stay at Nariel Creek Campground during the festival and some welcomed R&R was much needed as I had been travelling constantly for the past few months. There is something about nature that feeds your soul and replenishes your energy. This gorgeous campground is large and home of the Nariel Folk Music Festival. A small donation of $5 per night! Camping near the creek, listening to the waters bubble over … Continue reading Nariel Creek Campground – Victoria – Feeds the soul!
Taking the road less travelled through the mountains. An 80 odd kms of unsealed road to the small town of Omeo with the small surprises. A wombat who is usually nocturnal was walking along the road, a small group of cows and beautiful farmland. Arriving in Omeo with gorgeous weather, a beautiful sunset and a still waterhole giving mirror images of the sky above. Continue reading On the road to Omeo
Because of he time frame of The Man from Snowy River Festival, I missed a few things along the way. So backtracking down to the bottom end of Victoria. Stopping off at Stacey’s Bridge for the night, I built my first fire! Yep my first. Men had never allowed me to build one in the past, as ‘they can do it’! haha I’ve seen them built … Continue reading Quest for Fire!
After the re-enactment, head to Corryong town for the Street Parade! Then go see as many events as possible. Everyone favourites, the cattle dogs! One of the big events is the Rodeo! These young men are brave! One that I know of was only 14 years old! Cross country Aussie style irrelevant of age! They start them young with the Whip Cracking events! Another … Continue reading Action Packed Four Days in the ‘Snowy’!
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!