Portarlington to Wodonga

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Baby Koala
After leaving the hospitality of our hosts we made our way toward our next stop-over, Albury Wodonga which are twin towns on either side of the Victoria (Wodonga) and New South Wales (Albury). The two towns are separated by the Murray River which forms part of the border between the two states. The first part of the drive took us from Geelong to Melbourne then around Melbourne and onto the northern highway. The trip wasn’t too exciting and we arrived in Wodonga just after midday.

The room in Wodonga was very large with a large veranda overlooking a playground and a BBQ area.

Goanna
After some shopping we relaxed for a while before having a BBQ for dinner. Reagan really enjoyed the playground so close, we just had a hard time getting her off it.

The next day we went in search of a wildlife park we had read about and Reagan really enjoyed it. They had all sorts of animals and we got to feed Kangaroos and watch the Koalas being fed. I had hoped when visiting this region to take a cruise on the Murray River on a paddle steamer and luckily for us due to recent rains the boat had started running again. The cruise was really nice and very relaxing. This river along as acting as a border between two states of Australia used to act as a shipping channel, but only when it was running, which sometimes was only 8 months of the year. The paddle steamer we travelled on was like the ones they used to use 150 years ago and only required 1 metre of water to travel, but this unforgiving river often had less water than that or was dry. These days a lot of it has been dammed and it is now used as a major source of water.

That was about it for our stay at Albury Wodonga, tomorrow we start our travels into New South Wales. I’ll try not to make too many jokes about them… but it’ll be hard.

Martin_Austria says:
Wodinga, my uncle started to live there when he move to Australia 50 years ago. Didn't had anything, no cars, no butcher, no electricity. He felt having arrived in the stoneage.
Posted on: Jun 22, 2008
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Baby Koala
Baby Koala
Goanna
Goanna
Jordan sitting and smiling
Jordan sitting and smiling
Koala and baby
Koala and baby
Merv cooking a BBQ
Merv cooking a BBQ
Mighty Murray River
Mighty Murray River
Cumberoona Paddle Steamer on the M…
Cumberoona Paddle Steamer on the …
Penguins
Penguins
Reagan & Kangaroos
Reagan & Kangaroos
Reagan and Kangaroo
Reagan and Kangaroo
Wodonga
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