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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cooma April 6th 2015

Tuesday 31st March 2015 We left Sale at about 1000 very pleased with the caravan park fees only $17/night for both nights with a power cost of $4.75. This park is well worth stopping at if you are in the area. First stop was Bairnsdale, a couple of hours away, and after a walk down the typical country main street, we went to Maccas for lunch as we are getting rather addicted to their toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwiches! After this we stopped in at the Information Centre next door and a very helpful lady gave us some ideas of what to see and where to stay. After checking out the old church next door, the only thing worth seeing in the town in her opinion, we went to Cheap Auto Parts over the ... read more
The Stony Creek Trestle Bridge built in 1916
Lost on a bush track....
Early morning next to the Snowy River

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cooma January 13th 2015

Geo: -36.2403, 149.11Went to Mt Gladstone Lookout just above Cooma with commanding views of the Monaro out to the Snowy Mountains, cannot believe the beauty of the scenery here and we could see for miles, quiet amazing. On our way down the mountain we stopped at Heidi's Tea Rooms, very quaint and set in a really pretty spot. We had Earl Tea and home made apple strudel, Heidi who runs the business with her son said it was her Mother in Laws recipe from Austria. Wow it was nice and Mick thought it was worth the trouble he would have later on, being Fructose intolerant. We then visited the Snowy Hydro Centre, the scheme started in 1949 and the clever engineering and size of the project was mind boggling with 7 dams being used today, amazing ... read more
The view from Mt. Gladstone Lookout
The view from Heidi's Tea Rooms
Inside the Snowy Mountain Scheme building

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cooma January 12th 2015

Geo: -36.2501, 149.078Took the Monaro Highway and two half hours later arrived in Cooma, not a bad road and some beautiful scenery. Coming into Cooma we were struck by the beauty of the place sitting in a bowl surrounded by Mountains. After setting up we went for a drive and saw historical homes and churches, the homes were well preserved and had a lot of character. We have not had any TV, which has been good but got the better of us, so since our intenna has given up the ghost we bought another intenna and once again we found an op shop where Mick bought clothes and I found some knitting books. We then went to Billy Goat Lookout, which over looked Cooma and it was worth the look. Stayed at Snowy Mountains Tourist Park. ... read more
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Uniting Church
One of the homes

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cooma March 26th 2010

We left Tocomwal, heading north but the pull of the mountains made us do a U turn and, once back at Tocomwal, we turned to drive towards the mountains along the Murray River Highway. There were all types of orchards each side of the highway, we stopped and bought a box full of plums, peaches, nectarines, and apples. Pears and grapes are also grown there, it's a fertile valley. We had the night in a favourite little caravan park in Colac Colac (pronounced Clack Clack) where the grass is green, there's a little creek running through and it's quiet. There was a lot of burning off in the mountains which resulted in a fair bit of smoke as we climbed up but the air cleared the higher we got. Our poor little motor home was working ... read more
Climbing ...
At one of the pretty creeks
A pretty stream

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cooma January 4th 2010

Kopanje nam ni disalo, ceprav se je vreme izboljsalo. Popeljale smo se ob morju proti jugu: Moruya, Bodalla, Narooma do Tilbe-Tilbe, kjer smo si privoscile kosilo in si ogledale histori─Źno vas potisnjeno ob hrib, nekaj kilometrov v notranjosti. Sredi pasnikov in nizkega gricevja do vrha popasenega z redkim drevjem. Majhne lesene hise, pisano pobarvane, so posejane po travnikih, le center vasi je strnjen in tam so trgovine, pekarija, hotel z nekaj sobami in kavarnice. Kraj je tako ljubek, da naravnost privlaci turiste. Zavile smo ponovno k Oceanu v Wallaga Lake, kjer Ivan pogosto ribari. Cesto proti jezeru smo zgresile in se naenkrat znasle sredi Aboriginskega naselja. Takoj nam je bilo jasno, da smo nezazelene, zato smo na kroziscu obrnile in izginile. Videla sem enega od getov, ki so jih Avstralske oblasti naredile z te nesrecnike, nasilno ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cooma December 28th 2008

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