22.01.2008 - 26.01.2008 19 °C
Our next stop is Goulburn which is approximately 150 kilometres South West of Sydney on the Hume Hwy, which is the major link between Sydney and Melbourne. We did not want to stop in Sydney on this trip so we bypassed by using the Motorways which skirt the outside of the city. We could not see any of the well known landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge or any of the city skyline due to the high walls surrounding the motorway which was a pity.
We finally arrived in Goulburn, found the caravan park and set up for the night. After a little bit of shopping we drove around town to find a public park with a BBQ on it, and finally found one. It was a lovely night as we encountered the first clear skies in over 2 months, and had a picnic as the sun set.
We have stopped at the twin border towns of Albury/Wodonga for 3 days as we have a breather and spend a bit of time before heading to Melbourne, and drive onto the ship to Tasmania. It’s amazing how big these towns are, and coming from Western Australia realise how much of WA’s population is concentrated in Perth. We spent time exploring both towns (as well as the odd bit of shopping). On another day went on a drive to visit as Strawberry Winery and bought a very yummy bottle of Strawberry Liqueur. After that, we drive onto Mt Beauty which is on the edge of the Victorian Alps. It was only 30 kilometres from the ski resort town of Falls Creek which (unfortunately) we did not go on to.
We are glad to be in drier areas now as there is no humidity with the warmth, which is a pleasant change for us all. No doubt as we move into cooler areas, we’ll miss the warmer weather (no pleasing some people eh?).