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Flinders Ranges | Melrose

The Flinders Ranges, which rise beyond the head of the Gulf of St Vincent and extend northward for over 480 km into dry saltbush steppes, are popular for winter motoring. This rugged mountain district provides scenic attractions and enjoys a pleasant winter climate. The Flinders Ranges differ materially from the Mount Lofty Ranges near Adelaide. Instead of rounded slopes and sparsely-timbered hil...

Franklin Square, Macquarle Street | Hobart

This reserve was laid out about 1860. At one time the grounds formed part of the gardens of the old Government House which stood near what is now the foot of Elizabeth Street. A tablet commemorating the erection of the old building in the year 1807 is at the entrance to the park, facing the General Post Office. In the square is a bronze statue of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer, who was Gov...

Glen Innes Town | Glen Innes

Glen Innes, with its picturesque lay-out and English trees, is one of the prettiest towns in the New England district. It is on the Northern Railway Line, 680 kms from Sydney and midway between Armidale and Tenterfield. The visitor may enjoy many sports including golf, bowls, tennis and trout fishing (in season). Hotel accommodation is escellent. The mining boom and introduction of the railway l...

Gordonvale Town | Gordonvale

Situated 26 kms from Cairns and is at the gateway to the Atherton Tablelands. The run to the Tablelands along the Gillies Highway is one of the most scenic in the State. The Highway has its starting points at this town. The surrounding district is engaged in sugar, maize and banana growing.

Government House, The Domain, Hobart | Hobart

Government House overlooks the Derwent River and adjoins the Botanical Gardens. The House was erected in 1858 during the period of exceptional prosperity which succeeded the discovery of gold in Victoria. The clock in the tower was the first public clock brought to Tasmania.

Great Lake | Miena

Great Lake is paradise for those with fishing and bushwalking interests, nestled in a delightful setting 990 metres above sea level on the Central Plateau. The traveler will find himself in the heart of an ideal place for a restful holiday. Camping grounds are available with every convenience. The Lake is dammed at its southern outflow for hydro-electricity production. It is Australia's second la...

Great Ocean Road Region | Warrnambool

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was constructed to provide work for returning soldiers and dedicated as a Memorial to those killed in the First World War. It is one of Australia's great scenic coastline drives. The Road traces the coastline through the Surf Coast and Shipw...

Hobart to Evandale, Perth, and Longford Trip | Hobart

Century-old buildings and picturesque rural scenery are the features of this trip. The journey traverses some of the earliest settled areas in the northern part of the island. From Launceston you follow the main Hobart Highway past the aerodrome at Western Junction to Evandale, a small township on the South Esk River. The tour proceeds through sheep-farming country to Perth and thence to Longford...

Hobart to Hastings Trip | Hobart

This is a visit to Southport Inlet beauty spots and Hastings Caves and hot springs. The route is along the famous Huon River. The return trip is about 205 km.

Hobart to Huon and Channel | Hobart

This round trip through the apple-growing districts south of Hobart and along the western shore of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel is particularly attractive in spring when the trees are in blossom. After leaving the city, the Huon Road winds its way around the foot-hills of Mount Wellington to Ferntree, after which the road is terraced around the mountain spurs to Huonville. The tour continues throu...

Hobart to New Norfolk Trip | Hobart

The New Norfolk trip is a visit to history and to the National Park beyond. South of the Park are the Junee Caves. Return distances are New Norfolk 42 km, National Park 94 km, Junee Caves 180 km.

Hobart to Port Arthur Trip | Hobart

This is a short run to Australia's earliest history through Dunalley and Eaglehawk Neck to view the tessellated pavement, Tasman's Arch and the Blow Hole. The return through journey Numbeenah is about 104 km.

Hobart to Russell Falls and lake Fenton Trip (160 km) | Hobart

This is a tour through the hop-gardens and fruit-growing districts in the Upper Derwent Valley. On the outward journey, the way lies along the southern bank of the Derwent River to New Norfolk. After crossing the river, the fruit-growing region of the Derwent Valley is traversed, and thence the journey is continued to National Park and Russell Falls, where lunch is taken. The homeward journey is t...

Hobart, Corra Lynn, and Power Station Trip | Hobart

This trip, which embraces all the main points of interest in and near the city, can be made either in the morning or afternoon. The outward journey is by Elphin Road, Hobler's Bridge, and past the little village of St Leonards to Corra Lynn Bridge. On the return journey, the route leads over the North Esk River and through the Punchbowl to the Lookout Tower, a vantage-point overlooking the city. A...

Kempsey Town | Kempsey

On the Macleay River, 503 kms from Sydney on the Pacific Highway. Kempsey is the most important town in the Macleay River District and the centre of a magnificent dairying and agricultural region. Within easy reach of the town by road are the summer camping resorts of South West Rocks (30 kms) and Crescent Head (16 kms) where fishing and surfing are the principal pastimes.

Lake St Clair | Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair was discovered by Surveyor George Frankland. The lake is 16 km and about 4 km at its widest point. Surrounded by forest clad mountains slopes, Lake St. Clair is one of the loveliest in the world. Mount Olympus is the dominant peak in the vicinity, reached from Derwent Bridge. Lake St Clair is the source of the Derwent River and the most beautiful of all the Tasmanian lakes. Lying ...

Lavender Farm Trip | Hobart

This trip is usually made during January, February, and March, when the lavender is in bloom. A stop of one hour is made whilst visitors are shown over the Farm. The homeward journey visits Lilydale Falls before returning to the city by Lalla orchards.

Mackay Town | Mackay

Principal attractions of the mackay region include three National Parks: Cape Hillsborough, Dipperu, and Eungella. To the north of Mackay, Cape Hillsborough National Park preserves rainforests, cave formations and striking rock outcrops. The main headland is dominated by a steep-walled rock mass rising almost 300 metres. Eungella National Park is arguably as the state’s most spectacular, extend...

Maria Island | Strahan

Maria Island is situated on the east coast and named by the explorer Tasman in the year 1642. It is a favourite place for tourists and has an interesting history. A former penal settlement, many of the ruins are still to be seen. Motor launches run from Triabunna to the Island. The scenery is excellent, especially around Mount Maria, 701 metres. Fishing is a feature.

Melbourne City | Melbourne

The history of the Melbourne is the history of Victoria, and is an outstanding monument to the enterprise of early Australian pioneers. The founding of Melbourne was influenced by favourable reports submitted to Sydney by Hume and Hovell who explored the Port Phillip district in 1825. Ten years later in May 1835, John Batman, acting as agent for a party of Tasmanian landowners, crossed from that ...