Tuross Head

Tuross Head on the New South Wales south coast is set on a high ridge with stunning views over the lakes, river mouth and sand spit. On the cliff top I chat to a local man who tells me that sometimes emus can be seen on the sand spit. Now that would be a sight to see. Continue reading Tuross Head

Goulburn Weir

In the Spring it is a pleasant drive through golden canola fields from Nagambie, Vic to the Goulburn Weir. Australia’s Irrigation scheme was the brainchild of later to become Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. Built of large granite blocks the Goulburn Weir was opened in 1891 and was the first ‘diversion structure’ in the scheme. Water from the Goulburn River is diverted from here into the Stuart Murray Canal which flows north to Rushworth and the Waranga Basin. When the weir opened it housed one of the Southern hemisphere’s first hydro-electric schemes which attracted tourists to marvel at the ‘illumination’. A … Continue reading Goulburn Weir