31/05/14 - Benalla, Victoria

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July 2nd 2014
Published: July 4th 2014
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We got a flight all the way down from Cairns to Melbourne and went to a small place called Benalla in order to view a Toyota Coaster Bus that we were interested in buying, sounds a bit mad flying all that way just to view a bus but we had seen it a month before we even flew to Australia and noticed that it was still available and upon calling the guy who had it, it turned out that he was an Aussie resident, not a backpacker and that he was also a mechanic.

He had bough her in order to go fishing and to tow boats but his wife wanted something bigger, being a woman she got her way and he bought something bigger and so had no need to keep the bus, but was in no rush to sell it either due to him not being a backpacker. It all felt that it was meant to be and so we flew down. Turned out she was just what we was after but had to stay in Benalla as the bus had to go through the roadworthy etc!

There were not any backpacker hostels in Benalla and Motels started at $90 each a night so I signed up on couchsurfing and found a lady called Wendy who allowed us to stay with her for a couple of nights, we went to visit her Mum and went for a drive upto dams and to Marysville where they had a huge fire 5 years ago and you could still see the devastation that was caused by this. We also walked up and saw a big waterfall 😊

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