Travel Blogs from Echuca, Australia

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Echuca, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... fire to try to warn them off and they have caught many carps... which the fishing book says to kill because they are a pest in Australia. Tristan is still hoping for a cod, but, so far, to no avail. He talks to everyone about their ways of fishing and ...

Putting Things In Perspective, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Putting Things In Perspective

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... crying to me if you have nightmares. They're bloody massive, they look like they could be responsible for a small percentage of Australia's missing backpackers but sort of getting used to them now. Not that I could touch one but I can at least control my ...

The Stuff Of Nightmares, Echuca, Australia travel blog

The Stuff Of Nightmares

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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This horrifying beast was on one of the posts at the end of the vines at work and no, I didn't take these photos. I tried, I really did but I couldn't get close enough so the lads took them for me. For those of you who haven't run screaming from the ...

Echuca In

Echuca In "Stuff To Do" Shocker

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... eating competition with pies that could quite possibly have been made from one or more of the backpackers that went missing in regional Australia last year and there was a chance to meet a slightly mange ridden Peter Rabbit at the book shop. Three of us ...

Tomatoes, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Tomatoes

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... this morning I shot awake in a panic by satanically loud bangs on my room door. My initial thought was that Australia had broken out in civil war, and melitia were trying to ram down my door in order to kill the room's inhabitants. ...

A tribute to Paul Leggott, Echuca, Australia travel blog

A tribute to Paul Leggott

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... the shopping in...!?? The quote was that "It is believed to be the first time that an arrest has been made in Australia for public order offences due to playing music" Wonders never cease! DAY 40, 41...42...43....44: Constant, ...

The fruits of my labour, Echuca, Australia travel blog

The fruits of my labour

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... spider.  For those of you who are not aware, the redback spider is "considered one of the most dangerous spiders in Australia". Frankly, I have come to think that is an exaggeration, albeit a wise one, conceived to make us extra cautious. There is a ...

Spring has sprung..., Echuca, Australia travel blog

Spring has sprung...

A travel blog entry by brooksy85

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... and this weekend marked Hen Party numero deux for us (we're aiming to get four in before the big day). It's officially spring in Australia now and the weather is really picking up - and now that spring has sprung the Country Races are the places to be. So ...

Hard Yakka, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Hard Yakka

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... , us foreigners are still trying to work out why anyone would do this work by choice, not neccessity. Echuca is the Paddlesteamer capital of Australia which would be great if Paddlesteamers were more interesting, there's not much to do here but ...

Random Nuggets Of Information #1, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Random Nuggets Of Information #1

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... . Echuca Tourist Day Out: 13/08/06 Those of you that have been paying attention will remember that Echuca is the Paddlesteamer capital of Australia. *waits while everyone contains their excitement* A few of us took a ride on the PS Pevensey last ...

The boat race, Echuca, Australia travel blog

The boat race

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... all towns like to talk up their events, don't they? It's probably just the biggest water ski race in a place in the south of Australia beginning with the letter 'E' this month...in the world. I planned to go to the boat race, but didn't want to go ...

Hostel Politics, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Hostel Politics

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... piece of England! Good to see ya mate!! This man is more organised than the Royal London Orchestra - in his first week in Australia he had bought a house and a motorbike. The latter stood outside the hostel - a shining network of pipes dressing a gorgeous ...

Superiority Complex, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Superiority Complex

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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Considering that two weeks ago me and Abi (another British backpacker) weren't even allowed our own hammers the fact that they're now trusting me with this shiny green tractor on huge wheels is pretty impressive and as everyone knows, there's a direct ...

Echuca, land of a million paddle steamers!, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca, land of a million paddle steamers!

A travel blog entry by thommo-travels

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We found Echuca to be a really sweet town, full of history and as it was right on the edge of the Murray river, full of Paddle steamers! There were a few too many 'touristy' tourists there for my liking, and although the main street was really pretty ...

Pancakes and Fish, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Pancakes and Fish

A travel blog entry by jessen

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...  I wouldn't mind betting it's not too different to when my Mum roamed the streets in the 1930s. We settled into the Echuca caravan park, the kids dissapeared on their bikes and we got talking to the people camped beside us Jeremy and Kelly Gard from ...

Vineyard Fashion, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Vineyard Fashion

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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In order to work outdoors in the middle of winter you need certain things. Things like: Plaid Flanelette Shirt Sleeves must be rolled up to the elbows at every available opportunity. Unfortunately my forearms aren't yet substantial enough to fully do ...

The Part Of Australia I Never Wanted To Visit, Echuca, Australia travel blog

The Part Of Australia I Never Wanted To Visit

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... stuff like wood chop demos and shotguns and your alcohol tolerance level will increase by approximately 64%. Apart from the grinding monotony, Echuca is a nice enough place. It's quiet but it has plenty of pubs and a nightclub (OPT) and there are ...

Echuca on the Murray, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca on the Murray

A travel blog entry by pauleddy

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Having reached Echuca mid afternoon we lazed around in the heat and enjoyed the pool at the campsite once the tent was erected (phew!) Walked alongside the Murray and into the town that evening. Next day we took our cruise on the Emmylou Paddle Steamer ...

Holding me nuts, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Holding me nuts

A travel blog entry by jamiemeasures

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... Sydney I had bought a game for the PSP (which I tried to send home, by the way, but you cannot send batteries out of Australia, so that made me decide to keep it...for now). This should help keep me occupied  over these next few quiet ...

ROAD CLOSED, Echuca, Australia travel blog

ROAD CLOSED

A travel blog entry by worldwidewidu

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... wurde uns auch nicht so viel Hoffnung gemacht ueberhabt aus Victoria rausfahren zu koennen. Wir landeten also sehr spaet abends in Echuca, gerade mal 215 km noerdlich von Melbourne, der Ort war auch halb ueberflutet, doch am Rand des Wassers fanden wir ...

Pissing On My Bonfire, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Pissing On My Bonfire

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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Today was exactly halfway through my Three Months Of Hell and we were going to celebrate with cheap wine and BBC comedy but I woke up this morning to find that some kids had gone Norman Bates on my car tyres with a dart. They'd climbed over the wall ...

Job Satisfaction, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Job Satisfaction

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

Pruning vines isn't the most enjoyable job in the world so I've been trying to think of ways to make it more bearable and I have decided that if I knew exactly what I was pruning I would find my job more fulfilling and meaningful. The vinyard I work for ...

Echuca, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca

A travel blog entry by jojohn

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... the dreaded work began. Echuca is situated on the Murrey river in Victoria and is home to the largest collection of paddlesteamers in Australia. The port is made from Timber and is now used just for tourists. The YHA was perfect. It was a little ...

Twelve Months Of Perpetual Winter, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Twelve Months Of Perpetual Winter

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

... , munching our cereal and watching the news, the bottom right hand corner of the screen flashing up the regional temperatures for Victoria. Echuca would be 14 degrees today, it informed us. "Double figures in the middle of winter," I said, "Can't fault ...

Stayed in a teepee but the camera broke!, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Stayed in a teepee but the camera broke!

A travel blog entry by the_uytmans

... being the whole on the roof where the poles met where wee birds cam in in the morning and left lovely presents on our sleeping bags! Echuca is an old Port on the Murray River (which is muddy and brown all the time) at one point it was so busy that they ...

Echuca, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca

A travel blog entry by trenfield5

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... since 6:50. By this time the boys were starving so we ordered quickly. David and Cathy are planning to do some travelling around Australia in the near future so were very interested in what we had done. The boys were getting more restless so we gave them ...

Echuca, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca

A travel blog entry by cathy.rob.hyde

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... boats and all things old. We did the dinner cruise on PS Emmylou that evening which was great. We then packed up and spent a night on the river edge 20km west of Echuca. There we just relaxed, listened to the birds and paddled the kayak. Very ...

Echuca, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca

A travel blog entry by trenfield5

... Echuca and by all accounts it was a fairly ordinary trip along the Murray Valley Highway. There are so many choices of caravan parks in Echuca but we chose the Top Tourist Echuca Caravan Park at the end of town. Fraser of course wanted to go for a swim in ...

Bendigo & Echuca, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Bendigo & Echuca

A travel blog entry by jeffandkaren

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...    We stay in Bendigo for three nights, then we head to a free camping site past Elmore, between Bendigo and Echuca. This is a beautiful spot along side the Campaspe River.  Lots of friendly people here. After a relaxing few days we drive ...

Echuca and the Murray River, Echuca, Australia travel blog

Echuca and the Murray River

A travel blog entry by queandsue

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... fire in the back yard early one afternoon.  Que was on the guitar of course!  We were all having fun though. Echuca is really a town with two sides.  There is the normal country town side where life goes on as normal for the ...

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