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.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mt Lawson NP (Koetong Creek) 14 November 2009

Saturday morning we headed north and after passing through rich agricultural land, we arrived at Tallangatta for lunch. Tallangatta is a small peaceful town, whose only claim to fame was that it was moved in the 1950’s, to make way for a water irrigation system. The locals were dead against moving, but the government wanted to ensure there was lots of room for the intended abundance of water. Ironically, Lake Hume is now mainly lush pastureland with the water receded to a fraction of its potential area. The new town has a distinct 1950’s look to the shops, with the houses being a mixture of old houses that were moved and new houses built in the 50’s. Having moved two houses ourselves, we know what a daunting task it is!
Continued east and had the unfortunately bright idea of camping in Mt Lawson NP. This entailed a 10km bone-shaking dirt road to find an extremely large tree blocking the road. After unhitching the 4WD, we detoured to a quiet campsite on the Koetong Creek. This one definitely fits into – “it seemed a good idea at the time”. However, the outcome was much better than it should have been.


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