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Apr 6, 2016 - Ararat to Avoca return

Wednesday April 6 Ararat and surrounds Rained steadily overnight and most of the morning, so decided to visit Avoca and the Pyrenees wine region. Travelled out through Elmfield and Amphitheatre – both of which were mostly deserted, and home via Beaufort, which was larger than expected, boasting traffic lights in the centre of town! Avoca was very disappointing – we were expecting a cute, arty village to compare with Rutherglen and the villages in the Barossa, but apart from the fabulous bakery everything was tired, bogan looking and mostly...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Nov 29, 2015 - Ballarat to Avoca

Overview Woke up 30mins late. Unbelievable! Hard to wake Gaylene too...our earplugs worked too well !! Mad panic to pack, eat breakfast deliver bags to transport truck and be on road by 6:15. We were 5 mins late and rode like mad to get to our respective marshalling positions. Averaged 30km per hour!! Freezing where I was standing. Could leave at 11:30am. All riders passed. Waited for Gaylene (at one position earlier than me) and we rode together to lunch spot. Another 25km away. We rode fast for fun and again averaged 30kph. Another guy...

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Nov 10, 2006 - Our second campervan & motorhome rally

Sylvia's Comments Having read our copy of The Wanderer (the magazine of the campervan club) we realised that the Nepean Nomads were holding a social event on 3-6 November at Lake Goldsmith, near Beaufort. As this was close by to where we were travelling we contacted the President, Fred Smith to ask if we could join them. We discovered him to be originally from England, having lived over here for approx 50 years or so. After a chat he said we would be more than welcome to join in the weekend with the group and gave us instructions as to how...

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Oct 30, 2006 - Beaufort

So the overriding rules were the same for this campervan as the last - start after dawn and finish before dusk - because that's when the roo's and emu's are resting. And there is one thing you do not want to do while driving - hit a roo. Not that they care about the roo - they are the only country to kill and sometimes eat their national emblem, but they are concerned about the damage to the vehicle. If you've ever had a run in with a deer while you were driving, you know who wins! Thus is was only 150 km before we pulled off into another...

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Sep 3, 2006 - Ballarat - Sovereign Hill

Happy Father's Day (Aussie style) to all you dads. We don't know when Mother's Day happens; Labour Day is in March, according to our travel guide, and doesn't seem to occur in all states We haven't seen any indication of a Thanksgiving. And Halloween hasn't really taken off either. We had some more breathtaking views along the Great Ocean Road, and then headed inland, about 100 km north, into Ballarat. It's time to talk politics just to give you a taste of Australian life. An amusing tidbit we've heard over the past few days on the radio...

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Nov 18, 2004 - Ballarat - Soverign Hill 1850's town

Ballarat. An 1850's replica Gold Mining Town. $29 each for day pass but well worth it. The place is run by a not-for-profit organisation - employing some staff but there are many volunteers, dressed in period costume and interacting with visitors. We visited each store and were impressed with the level of detail employed in both the outside and inside of the buildings. The bank, the Inns, the Dressmakers...all very interesting. We also enjoyed watching the Blacksmith melt $57,000 worth of gold into a gold bar...which he almost immediately...

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