Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Barmah Lake 4 – 5 Dec 2005

Camping amongst the largest selection of river red gums left in the world at Barmah Wetlands Reserve. Half the park is flooded, as the government has let out an extra 200 gigalitres of water, to duplicate the natural flooding. Bush-camped next to the river, staying well clear of the enormous river red gums. Got out the rowboat and paddled up the lake along the Murray River. There was very strong current which made it very hard to row upstream, but very easy to come back. We saw many birds along the river and nearby creeks. Borrowed an outboard motor for the boat from a fellow camper to try it out – it sure made getting around a lot easier! This was a delightful spot and a real contrast to the river downstream.


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