31.01.2018 – To Bombala – Home of the Platypus

Another early start to our day to try and reach Bombala before work arrived for me to do.  Such beautiful and interesting scenery – a pity to rush right through it – alternating between open farming country and forests or bush country.  In places tall trees lined the roads.  It didn’t seem very long at all after leaving Tostaree that we were in Snowy River Country.

We travelled the A1, Princes Highway, through Orbost on the Snowy River, viewing the old raised train track across the Snowy flood plains on our journey.  Shortly after Bellbird Creek, we stopped at McKenzie River Rainforest Walk.  So very glad we did.  The walk was about 1km, through the rainforest with information signs along the way, crossing the McKenzie River at two points via suspension bridges.  Amazing.

Next stop: Cann River.  Quaint looking town, great bakery!  Another place we have marked to come back to.  While there, we were passed by two new vehicles being tested before release for sale.  The cars had covers all over them to hide what they were and their features.  Mike thought it looked like it might be a new Subaru model.  But no time to waste – we were behind schedule.

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Arriving at Bombala, we were pleasantly surprised by the Council run caravan park where my office view was the most beautiful yet.  Our motorhome was parked under trees looking over the Bombala River.  The facilities there were very good, and $26 for the night.  Flying foxes were grouped high in nearby trees, the white cockies were numerous, and plenty of other wildlife around.  The River Walk was beautiful.  A lot of work has gone into its creation and Bombala must be very proud of it.  During our walk in the evening, it was very windy and we not lucky enough to view any of the platypus purportedly living within the River Walk.

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