Fri. 29th Sept.
We left Port Augusta along the Stuart Highway to Port Germain where we saw the largest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and locals told how the scale of the region's drought is so huge, even with government help rural communities can't keep on the land.
Next we visit the wine making region of the Barossa Valey. At Tanunda which was an early German settlement, originally the village of Langmeil and established in 1843, we visit the Chateau Yaldara and are shown through the winery and travel on the Whispering Wall Dam just outside the quaint little town of Williamstown. At Springton we stop to see the hollow gum tree where a pioneer family lived for 5 years.
In the evening we join the "MV Expedition, for the start of a 2 night cruise up the Murray River.
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Day's Travel    

Ray's music choice - "Walzing Matilda"
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Index |
Flight to Perth | Day 1 at Perth | Day 2 at Perth | Day 3 to Margaret River| Day 4 to Albany |Day 5 at Albany | Day 6 to Esperance | Day 7 to Kalgoorlie | Day 8 to Madura | Day 9 to Ceduna | Day 9 to Ceduna | Day 10 to Port Augusta | Day 11 to Murray River | Day 12 - Murray River | Day 13 to Adelaide | Day 14 at Adelaide | Day 15 to Goolwa | Day 16 at Goolwa | Day 17 to Warrnambool | Day 18 to Melbourne | Day 19 at Melbourne | Flight to NZ |