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The total land area of Tasmania is 68 300 square kilometres, less than 1 per cent of the total landmass of Australia. The State is compact and rela tively short distances separate population centres. The roads are in good condition and the scenery varied. Its diversity ranges from long white beaches, sand dunes, coastal heaths and dense rainforest, to rugged mountains and alpine moors covered in
 snow during the winter months. The State has many lakes, lush green pastures, orchards, convict ruins and fine examples of colonial freestone architecture.

Surrounding the State's capital city are four distinct districts — the Derwent Valley, the Huon Valley, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the Tasman Peninsula. Each district provides delightful scenery and attractions of historic interest and rural beauty. Of special interest are the ruins of the infamous penal settlement at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. There are also many well-preserved historic towns to the north of Hobart, including Richmond, New Norfolk and Ross.

The central region of Tasmania is the high country, its terrain consisting of rugged mountains and deep lakes renowned for their trout. A plateau rises from around 305 metres above sea level in the Clyde Valley to o\er 1000 metres above sea level at Great l_ake The countryside in this area is ideal for bushwaiking, photography and nature excursions. The major lakes in the central region include Great lake. lake St Clair, Lake Echo. Lake Sorell and Arthurs Lake. The highlight of this region is the Cradle Mountain—Lake St Clair National Park, which attracts bushwalkers from around the world.

The south-western region of Tats-mania is largely unexplored wilderness. Its major features are Lake Ped der and lake Gordon, both of them fed by the Gordon River which flow's into the Southern Ocean.

The east coast of Tasmania offers many spectacular scenic attractions. Its mild climate, surfing beaches and excellent fishing areas make the region an ideal holiday location. Although the towns are somewhat small, they offer many places of historical interest as well as all the comforts and facilities of larger centres The highlight of the east coast is St Helens, the principal resort area in the region, which offers good swimming 2nd surfing conditions along Binaloog Bay Scamander is also a popular attraction renowned for its fine fishing while Btcheno an old whaling township, offers fahwig and diving trips Other am actions in the region include the clean white beaches of Coles Bay; Freycinet National Park, w hich offers swimming, camping and bushwaiking; and boat trips from Triabunna to historic Maria Island.

The sparsely populated wild western coast of Tasmania is the most fascinating area in the State, its untamed mountains, dense forests, deep lakes and echoing valleys offering magnificent beauty. The main regional township is Queenstown, whose photographic museum records the remarkable pioneering and mining history of the land. Other attractions include the township of Strahan, the wilderness of the Gordon and Franklin Risers, and the scenic beauty of South-West National Park.

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Sydney’s range of available day tours out and about is almost unrivalled for the variety of scenic and

recreational attractions on offer. In the frantic rush to get out of the city, however, it is easy to overlook two of Sydney’s greatest assets: Royal National Park, little more than an hour’s drive south from the GPO, and Ku-ring- gai Chase National Park, 40 km north; both offer good bushwalking.

Harbour Cruises An ideal way to view Sydney and its harbour is by boat. Sydney ferries criss-cross the harbour as a means of public transport; as well, several cruises are available. State Transit run three cruises; all depart from Wharf 4 at Circular Quay: a one-hour Morning Harbour Cruise (departs 10 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. daily)

through the main reach of the har¬bour then west along the Parramatta River; a two-and- a-half hour

Afternoon Harbour Cruise (departs 1 p.m. week¬days and 1.30 p.m. weekends) down the main harbour and Middle Harbour, and an Evening Harbour Lights Cruise (departs 8 p.m. Mon.—Sat.), a one-and- a-half hour cruise of the main harbour at night offering splendid views of the city’s lights. Bookings are not

necessary.

Captain Cook Cruises offer a wide variety of cruises (which depart from Wharf 6 at Circular Quay)

including the Sydney Harbour Explorer which stops at six hWbourside attractions enabling pas-sengers to disembark, explore then catch the next Explorer; coffee cruises, which run twice daily through Main and Middle harbours; luncheon cruises travel to Cockatoo Island; and the John Cadman makes a dinner cruise nightly. Captain Cook Cruises also conduct tours daily’ to Fort Denison. Built on an island in the middle of the harbour during the Crimean War to discourage invasion, the fort is now a fascinating museum man-aged by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Matilda Cruises offer a range of harbour discovery* cruises of one-and- a-half or two-hour duration,

departing from the Aquarium Wharf at Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. As well they offer cruises aboard the Sotcay Lass, a restored sailing- ship. Another Tall Ship, the Bounty departs from Campbells Cove at The Rocks for lunch and dinner cruises. Sail Venture Cruises use large sailing catama¬rans for their sightseeing, lunch, cocktail or dinner cruises. Departure is from the Aquarium Wharf at Darling

Harbour or the East Pontoon at Circular Quay.

Taronga Zoo Taronga is set a 30 ha of harbourside bushland giving it a magnificent and imiqre unique setting; the views back to the city are splendid- Of particular interest are the displays of Australian native animals

and the nocturnal house. Children will enjoy meeting the tame animals at the Friendship Farm.
Manly Manly ferry or JetCat from Circular Quay Manly on the north side of the harbour has traditionally been a popular day trip for both locals and visitors. The historic Manly Wharf and modem Harbourside Centre offer specialty shops, restaurants, a ferris wheel and a merry-go- round. For a first-hand look at the ocean’s creatures, take a short walk from

Manly Wharf along West Esplanade to Oceanworld. The Corso, a pedestrian walkway, links the harbour side of Manly to the famous ocean beach with its Norfolk Pines.

Palm Beach 48 km from Sydney via Pittwater Road This beautiful beach in bush surround¬ings offers swimming and boating facilities, and a choice of ocean or Pittwater beaches. The drive from Sydney reveals many7 of Sy dney ’s lovely northern beaches and it is tempting to stop at every one. The Mona Vale Road provides a shorter route if you are based in the northern suburbs; allow time to visit Waratah Park, a fauna reserve at Namba Rd, Duffy Forest.

Captain Cook’s Landing Place, Kurnell 35 km from Sydney via Princes Highway and Captain Cook Bridge The site of the first recorded landing by Europeans on the east coast of Australia in 1770 is set aside as an historic site on a pleasant reserv e. The Discovery Centre displays items related to Captain James Cook’s life and discoveries. A short historical walk takes visitors past several points of interest. There are picnic/ barbecue facilities in the grounds.

Parramatta

22 km from Sydney via Great Western Highway

Tours from Sydney 43 Although it is now a city within Sydney, Parramatta retains its individuality and has some interesting buildings. Pick up a Historic Houses self-guide leaflet from Tourist information, cnr Church and Market

sts; (02) 9630 3703. Elizabeth Farm (1793), at 70 Alice St, contains part of the oldest surviving European building in Australia and, as the home of Elizabeth and John Macarthur, was for the first 40 years of the colony the social, political and agricultural centre — do not miss the audiovisual presentation and the period gardens (1830s). Hambledon Cottage (1824) in Hassail St was part of the origi¬nal Elizabeth Farm property". Experiment Farm Cottage in Ruse St w as the site of James Ruse’s ‘experiment to support him¬self from the land in the early years of the colony. Closer to the centre of the city are two historic

sites: Old Government House and St John’s Cathedral. Old Government House in attractive Parramatta Park, has been beautifully restored from its 1799 beginnings (enlarged 1815) and is maintained by the National Trust A guided tour is available Tiies.-Sun. St John’s Cathedral (1855), in the heart of the shopping district, is open Thurs. and Fri.; guides are on duty Fri. St John’s cemetery is a block aw ay from the church itself and contains the oldest headstone in the colony, dated January 1791. A short trip north along Pennant Hills Rd leads to the Koala Park Sanctuarv (Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills) where koalas are on show all day.

Historic Camden and Campbelltown

60 km from Sydney via Liverpool, on Hume Highway Liverpool, situated 32 km from Sydney and a major retail and commercial centre, has manv buildings of historic interest: St Luke’s Church (1818), designed by Francis Greenwav; Liverpool Hospital (1820s), now the Liverpool College of TAFE; and Glenfield Farm (1817). The ultra-modern Liverpool Regional Museum, built as a bicentennial project, fronts Collingw ood Cottage, built in 1810 for Ebor Bunker, a whaling captain. A good stopping-point is Chipping Norton Lakes, a reclaimed area with picnic and barbecue facilities, and walking tracks. Further down the highw ay, lovers of his-tory’ can enjoy a relaxed stroll around the streets of two early’ towns of New South Wales, Camden and Campbelltown. See also: Text entries for Camden and Campbelltown in A-Z listing.

Windsor and Richmond

60 km from Sydney via Great Western Highway and Windsor Road These two towns near the Hawkesbury River are reminders of the earliest days of setdement in New South Wales, and are a must for lovers of history and early architecture. Katoomba and the Blue Mountains via Penrith 104 km from Sydney m Western Motorway The Blue Mountains are a favourite destination for both tourists and Sydneysiders. They offer superb mountain. scenery, outdoor activities such as bushwalking. and a wide range of accommodation and restaurant.

The gateway to the Blue .Mountains is the historic town of Penrith, 57 km from Sydney. The town dates back to the open-ing of the Blue Mountains road in 1815, w hen a court house and a small gaol werebuilt there. Today it makes a pleasant stopover en route to the Blue Mountains. Penrith’s attractions include the Museum of Fire in Casdereagh Rd, paddle-boat cruises on the Nepean Belle through the Nepean Gorge, the Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery at Emu Plains, and Vicary’s Winery south of the town.

If time permits, it is worth diverting from the motorway before Penrith to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Kildare Rd, Doonside to see the extensive fauna col-lection and to visit their souvenir shop. Another diversion off the motorway (take the Wallgrove Rd exit) is the popular Australia’s Wonderland and

Wildlife Park at Eastern Creek. The Hunter Valley Vineyards 160 km from Sydney via Pacific Highway Although it is possible to do this trip in a day, this certainly would not do the area justice - and it is definitely not a good idea if you plan to do any wine-tasting! The best time to visit the Hunter Valley is at vintage time, when you can see the grapes being fermented in great open vats. Picking starts any time from the end of January, but this can vary considerably, and sometimes does not start until well into February. Tyrrell’s and Drayton’s wineries were established within a few years of each other in the 1850s. At Tyrrell’s you can still see the classic hand- presses which were used during vintage and fermentation. Most of the wineries are open daily and welcome visitors. Visits can he arranged with the wineries direct or at Wine Country Tourism, Turner Park, Aberdare Rd, Cessnock; (02) 4990 4477.

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Australia’s size and remoteness deter many people from explor¬ing it. However, properly set up and

equipped, and armed with common sense and a little background knowl-edge, every intending traveller

can explore the country's huge open spaces.

If you intend travelling in the out-back, planning ahead is vital, for it is possible to travel in some sections

of the Australian outback and not see another vehicle or person for several days. (The Canning Stock

Route is a good example.)

It is possible to travel in some areas of the outback in a 2 WD vehicle, but it is safer and much more

practical to do so in a 4WD vehicle suited to ott-road conditions. Remember that if you rent a vehicle,

there may be restrictions on insurance if you drive on unclassified roads; seek advice before you make

any plans.

Your vehicle should be fitted with air conditioning to counteract high inland daytime temperatures and

to allow you to drive with all the windows closed through dusty areas. You should be able to carry out

small running repairs and must carry an owner’s manual for the vehicle, tools and spare parts.

Driving Conditions

Outback driving conditions vary greatly. The deserts are usually dry; conditions change after rain. Many

parts of the tropics are accessible only in the ‘dry’ season, and even then there are streams to ford and

washawavs to contend with.

Pre-reading road conditions is vital. Recognising that a patch of different colour may represent a change

in surface is an example. Sand can give way to rock; ruck may lead to mud; hard surfaces become

bulldust with little warning.

Soft saad. bulldust and mud. These are best negotiated at the highest reason¬able speed and in the

highest possible gear and in 4\VD. However, examine the road surface first. Never enter deep mud or

mud covered with water with¬out first establishing the depth of either or both.

Dips. Dips are common on outback roads and can break suspension compo¬nents if you enter too fast.

To cross a dip, brake on entry to drop the vehi¬cle’s nose, and hold the brake on until just before the

bottom of the depres¬sion. Then accelerate again to lift the nose and therefore the suspension, as you

exit. This will prevent the springs from bottoming out and will also give maximum clearance.

Cattle grids. Also a potential hazard, as they are often neglected, with broken approaches and exits. If a

grid appears to be in disrepair, stop and check first, before attempting to cross.

Road trains. These multi-trailered, long trucks are difficult and often dan¬gerous to overtake,

particularly on dusty roads. Wait for a chance to get the front of your vehicle out to a position where the

road-train driver can see you in the rear-view mirror, but even then do not try to overtake until the

driver has sig¬nalled acknowledgement that you are there. Sometimes it is prudent to stop and take a

break, rather than try to over-take a road train. If you meet an oncoming road train, pull over and stop

until it has passed.

Animals. There are vast areas of unfenced property in the outback where stock roam free. A bullock or a

large kangaroo can seriously damage your vehicle. Be especially wary around sun¬rise and sunset when

animals are more active. A bull-bar or roo-bar provides limited protection at low speeds only, especially

against larger animals. Drrw concentradon should be at as high a lev el as in city peak hours.

Keep it for an emergency. emergency supplies of dry biscuits and canned iooc

will keep hunger at bay, but boch- evap¬oration and thirst is the vital factor. Do not drink radiator

coolant. Often it is not water but a chemical compound, and even if it is water, usually it has been

treated with chemicals (see: How to Obtain Water).

Do not try to walk out of a remote area. You are going to survive only if you wait by the car. Before

entering a remote area, check with police or a local author¬ity. and tell them where and when you arc

soing, and when yon expect to arrive. When you reach your destination, tele¬phone and advise of your

arrival. This is important as failure to do so causes unneecessarv and expensive searches.

If stranded, set up some type of shel¬ter and, in the heat of the day, remain in its shade as motionless as

possible. Movement accelerates fluid loss

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    Campervan in Melbourne is best for budget traveler.

Some of Australia’s most beautiful and interesting tours start from Melbourne and include historic towns and stunning scenery. Many require an overnight stop to do them justice and in such cases booking ahead is strongly recommended.

Ballarat and Sovereign Hill
110 km from Melbourne via the Western Freeway
A must for the tourist if only to visit Sov¬ereign Hill, arguably the most authentic reconstruction of a nineteenth-century goldmining township in the world. See: Ballarat entry in A-Z listing; and the Golden Age.

Werribee Park
35 km from Melbourne via the Princes Highway
Just outside Werribee,
mansion of some sixty rooms, built in the 1870s for the Chirnside brothers, who had established a pastoral empire in the western district. Now owned by the Victorian Government, Werribee Park is open daily. There are extensive formal gardens, a restaurant and kiosk. Nearby are the Victorian State Rose Garden, an open range zoo, an equestrian centre, picnic and barbecue facilities and a golf course. Nearby Point Cook RAAF Museum (open Sun.—Fri.) has adjacent picnic and barbecue facilities; the new National Air and Space Museum is being constructed here. There is nude bathing nearby at Campbell’s Cove.

Geelong, Queensdiff and Point Lonsdale
107 km from Melbourne lie
Princes Highway and lettrae ttfiwa?
Allow two days for this none, time in Geelong, espeaafly amend the historic waterfront and at die National Wo.®l Xtwunm, pftnnnmnp m
Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Stay overnight at a classic nineteenth-century hotel; try the Vue Grand, Ozone or the Queenscliff, each located in Queenscliff. See: Individual town entries for Geelong and Queenscliff in A-Z listing.
The Great Ocean Road and the Otway Range
140 km from Melbourne along the south-west coast
See: The Great Ocean Road.

Yarra Valley wineries
40-60 km from Melbourne via the feftaroondah and Melba highways, or via Heidelberg, Greensborough and the Diamond Valley
Throughout the Yarra Valley, there are numerous vineyards and wineries, from Cottlesbridge in the north to War- burton in the south (centred on Coldstream/Yarra Glen), that produce

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RED CENTRE WAY
The Red Centre Way is a journey through red desert country navigating this area's most famous attractions. Travel west from Alice Springs along Namatjira Drive to absorb the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges and meet the Mereenie Loop Road at Glen Helen Gorge. From this resort outpost, the track snakes south to Watarrka National Park, and further to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Alternatively, travel west along Larapinta Drive to Hermannsburg, 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs, before joining the Meerenie Loop and continuing the Red Centre Way. Hermannsburg is the home of famous Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira and the historic Lutheran Mission where he learned to paint.

Parts of the Red Centre Way are for four-wheel drive vehicles only. Towing caravans and standard trailers is not advised on unsealed sections.
If travelling the Mereenie Loop Road section of the Red Centre Way it traverses Aboriginal land and requires a permit available from Tourism Central Australia, Glen Helen Resort, Hermannsburg Petrol Station and Kings Canyon Resort.

The Haasts Bluff Road, connecting Namatjira Drive and the Tanami Road, offers another alternative loop trip through Central Australia. No permit is required, but travellers cannot venture more than 50 metres from the roadside on some sections.

REDBANK GORGE TRACK
The turn-off to Redbank Gorge is 20 kilometres past Glen Helen Gorge and the car park a further five kilometres. It is then a 20-minute walk to the gorge. The turn-off is on a gravel section of Namatjira Drive and a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
The gorge is fantastic to swim or float through on an air-mattress. The water is deep and colddue to the rock walls towering above, so swimmers should use a flotation device and wear a wetsuit.

ROMA GORGE
Roma Gorge is accessed from the Namatjira Drive, west of Glen Helen, and is five kilometres past the Redbank Gorge turnoff. The road follows a sandy and stony river bed for about eight kilometres. A high clearance four-wheel-drive is required.
The Gorge itself has beautiful scenery and features ancient Aboriginal petroglyphs (rock engravings).

FINKE GEORGE 4WD TRACK
The Finke Gorge four-wheel drive track through Boggy Hole (this route is recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers only) is an alternative route between Finke Gorge National Park and Watarrka National Park From Larapinta Drive to Ernest Giles Road it is 120 kilometres long. The lllamurta Springs Conservation Reserve can beaccessed from the southern section of the track. Although this track appears to be a shortcut between the parks, the Mereenie Loop is the quicker route. The Finke Gorge four- wheel drive track is an eight- hour drive from Hermannsburg to Watarrka National Park, passing through the permanent waterhole at Boggy Hole. The drive amongst the River Red Gums is an excellent opportunity to observe wildlife, especially the waterbirds.
The track is mostly sandy, so ensure your hubs are locked in, the four-wheel drive is engaged and your tyres are deflated to 30psi (200kpa) to increase their surface area. Further deflation may be required in softer sections. Drive in the existing wheel ruts to avoid getting bogged or causing erosion. A side trip into lllamurta Springs Conservation Reserve is worthwhile as this reserve is one of the most peaceful and isolated. Its natural values are due to the impressive southern foothills of the James Range and the presence of a permanent natural spring. The reserve provides a moist habitat for several relict aquatic plant species, and also protects the ruins of the lllamurta Springs Police Camp that was in operation between 1893 and 1912.
Due to the remote nature of the Finke Gorge four-wheel drive track and infrequent traffic, there is a high risk of becoming stuck or suffering vehicle damage, making travelling with another vehicle essential. Road conditions are variable, subject to severe flooding and should always be checked prior to departure.
Call 1800 246199.

PALM VALLEY TRACK
Palm Valley Track is located in Finke Gorge National Park, 133 kilometres west of AliceSprings. Access to Palm Valley is just beyond the Finke River causeway from Hermannsburg.
The road is gravel with sandy and rocky sections following the Finke riverbed, and may be impassable after rain. A high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle is required.
Palm Valley is home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area, including the Red Cabbage Palm.
In Palm Valley, the Arankaia Walk (two kilometres, one hour return) and the longer Mpulungkinya Walk (five kilometres, two hour return) meander among a lush oasis of slender palms and return to the car park.

OWEN SPRINGS TRACK
Owen Springs Reserve, south¬west of Alice Springs, can be accessed via two routes. It isa 40-minute drive to the entrance of each route; Larapinta Drive, 50 kilometres west of Alice Springs or the Stuart Highway, 66 kilometres south of Alice Springs.
The track covers 50 kilometres from the Larapinta Drive entrance to the Stuart Highway and takes about 1.5 hours. A four- wheel drive is essential. Some sections of the track follow the sandy bed of the river and can be impassable after rain.
Vehicles must keep to the main track, except to access camp sites.
Owen Springs Reserve was formerly a cattle station and the area is steeped in Territory history. It is possible to walk around the historic Old Owen Springs Homestead ruins.
The main access track through the reserve closely follows
explorer John McDouall Stuart's route through the MacDonnell Ranges.

ERNEST GILES ROAD
This track is an alternative route to Kings Canyon from Alice Springs and travels for 99 kilometres between the Stuart Highway and Luritja Road.
Along the way you can visit the Henbury Meteorite Craters that were formed when a meteor hit the Earth’s surface 4,700 years ago.
The reserve can be reached by conventional two-wheel drive, however care should be taken after heavy rains as gravel roads can become impassable. Four- wheel drive is recommended if planning to continue on the Ernest Giles Road to Watarrka National Park.

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Travel in and around the historic, cultural and natural sites of this gateway to the Top End. Visit nature parks and recreation areas to view waterfalls, spring-fed pools and some of the Territory’s premier bird-watching destinations. World War II buffs can explore a bounty of historic sites and museums in the area.

HOWARD SPRINGS NATURE PARK

Located 23 kilometres south of Darwin, Howard Springs Nature Park has walking trails through the

rainforest and lush park lands. The park offers shaded picnic areas and barbecue facilities and you can view the barramundi and turtles in the spring-fed pool.

LAKE BENNETT

Lake Bennett, situated 87 kilometres south of Darwin, is a man-made lake ideal for safe swimming, canoeing, bushwalking and bird watching. It also has a golf driving range, nine hole course and mini-golf.

MANTON DAM RECREATION AREA

Located 76 kilometres south of Darwin, Manton Dam is a popular recreation area, particularly for water skiing and power boating. Picnic and barbecue facilities are set among shady trees.

ADELAIDE RIVER

Adelaide River township was established in 1888 as a station on the North Australian Railway between Darwin and Pine Creek. It is located 114 kilometres south of Darwin along the Explorer's Way. During World War II, the town

was a hive of activity and the site of a major military hospital and supply depot. The site most visited in the town is the impeccably maintained war cemetery which marks the final resting place of 434

Australian, British and Canadian service men and women who lost their life in the Top End during World War II.

BERRY SPRINGS NATURE PARK

Berry Springs Nature Park has two large spring-fed pools and a small waterfall, fringed by pandanus and monsoon rainforest. It is an ideal spot for leisurely barbecues and swimming. Open May to November, it is a favourite relaxation spot for locals and visitors.

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Melbourne's city streets

From the traditional meeting place of Melburnians - “under the clocks" at Finders Street station - to grandiose Parliament House, this walk (about 2km) covers civic and commercial aspects of Melbourne.

The station steps open on to the bustle of the city centre. Across the road is the new Federation Square development, featuring the Ian Potter Centre (see page 100). then Swanson Street and the Gothic grandeur of St Paul’s Cathedral. Modern City Square marks the junction with Collins Street, dominated by the splendid Town Hall.

In Queen Street the elaborate Safe Deposit Building (No 90) is dwarfed by tune soaring AJNZ Tower. Trams and shoppers throng Bourke Street Mail. 'Off which runs the city’s oldest shopping gallery . Royal Arcade. Colourful archways signal the entry to Chinatown.

The god of city streets ends where Little Bourke Street emerges into Spring Street, overlooked by the imposing colonnade of Victoria’s Parliament House, and the Windsor Hotel of 1883. Near by stands the Old Treasury Building, completed in 1862. which contains the Gold Treasury Museum, dealing with Melbourne's history, architecture and comtemporary life.

Return to Flinders Street station via the eastern end of Collins Street.
Along the Yarra
A 5km walk along Melbourne’s River Yarra into the green spaces of Kings Domain and the Botanic Gardens.

Downstream from Princes Bridge, the Yarra is crossed by a footbridge.
Avoiding the tempting riverside cafes of the Southgate Precinct, you are rewarded with a stunning view of the city skyline from Southbank Promen¬ade on the far side of Princes Bridge.
Negotiate the crossing of Alexandra Avenue with care and enjoy the calm of Kings Domain, with its various focal j points like the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden. The far bank of the lake in the Royal Botanic Gardens marks the outermost point of thewalk, excuse enough for a pause at the lakeside cafe.

Beyond the Herbarium and Visitor Centre is the Shrine of Remembrance. whose outside gallery gives a wonderful vista back towards the centre of Melbourne.
The return to Finders Street station can be made on foot or by tram along St Kilda Road.

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Located 45km north-east of Midland, the park features granite outcrops, forests and views over the Avon Valley and River. With over 90 bird species identified within the Park. it is a popular spot for bird watching From Midland proceed north-east towards Toodyay for 4Okm to the signposted Morangup Road, which leads 5.3km to the signposted Quarry Road and entrance station to the national park. To access the sectionof park on the northern side of Avon River, take Plunkett Road, which is accessed off Harper Road from Toodyay.

AVON VALLES NATIONAL PARK


Campsite on avon valley national park:

Homestead campsite
From park entrance station follow Quarry Road in north-westerly direction for 8,8km to Y-junction, At this junction keel left for 55Om to the next Y-junction At this junction keep left along Governors Drive and follow this for 1.5km to t"'e signposted access into the camping area Free form, shaded camping area bes de creek with 4 to 5 sites. Brinq drinking water and firewood
Cec Barrow Group Camping Area
Signposted access along Governors Drive 250m west of Homestead CS access track  Large area for groups, with hot water shower donkey. Bring firewood.
GPS S" ~31 ~36 564 t ` 116 14.639

Drummonds campsite
SignpostPd access along Governors Drive, 2.5km west of Homestead CS access track,  Then drive in 400m to the small camping area with limited camper trailer space. Suitable for camper Irdl|ers with 4WD tow vehicle due to steep access, Bring drinking water and firewood.
GPS S:31 36. 357 E :1 16 1,3 . 7 36

Bald Hill Campsite
Signposted access along Governors Drive, 2.5km west of  Homestead CS access track. Then drive in Zoom to the open camping area with  free form camping and some shade,  Some tank water. Bring firewood.
GPS S;3l 36.370 E;116 13.423

Sappers campsite
Located on file northern side of  Avon River,  From Toodyay follow the signposted Harper Road in a westerly direction as it becomes Julimar  Road. Follow this for a total of  25.2km to the signposted Plunkett Road. This unsealed road leads south for  5.7km to the signposted park boundary.  C continue for  3 . 2 k m to the signposted Sapper Road, which h leads In a easterly direction towards the river.  There is a track closure gate at 1,3km - this site is seasonally closed,  Steep access track. Bring own drinking water and firewood, Road closure gate
 GPS S:31 34.548 E:116  14.027

37 Mile Break campsite
Located on the northern side of Avon River. Follow directions as for Sappers Campsite. From Sappers Road continue in a south-westerly direc.tion for a further 5km to a track on the left. Take this track and follow it in a southerly direction for 2.5km to a track on left which then leads in sam to the bush camping area  Bring drinking water  and firewood,
GPS S 31  36 688 E 116 11 067


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PERTH CAMPSITE (AVON VALLLEY NATIONAL PARK)

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