Monthly Archives: September 2015

Back to Genoa and heading home

Tuesday, 1st of Spring, we departed Metung and headed for Genoa via the scenic route following the Tambo River up to Bruthen then across to Nowa Nowa on the Bruthen-Buchan Rd.  Was much more scenic and quiet than the Hwy and this is a pic looking over the the Tambo River. Just stopped in the middle of the road, no traffic, took pic and on our way, couldn’t do that on the Hwy 😉 :

River

Tambo River on Tambo Upper Rd. between Swan Reach & Bruthen

Back on the Princes Hwy stopped for morning tea at a Rest Stop on Hospital Creek, Tostaree and found a section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail that goes from Bairnsdale to Orbost. Here are the pics:

If you do stop, or are travelling through Genoa, the Genoa Falls is about 6km south on Hwy and is well worth a visit. Is a tad hard to find and easier to use these GPS Co-ords  37°28’52.0″S    149°33’16.5″E   or this Google Map shows the route from the Genoa Wayside Rest Area to the falls.  And a pic of the Falls:

Genoa Falls

Genoa Falls

We stayed at the Genoa Wayside Rest Area for 2 nights and made our way to home at Tathra on Thursday 3rd Sept.
Here is a video of the Genoa Wayside Rest Area and for more info on Genoa click HERE.

The final morning was quite chilly, but warm in van due to the miracle of the Diesel Heater as is attested to in these pics:

And a closing pic from Genoa just up the road from the Rest Area:

Old farm house in Genoa - lots of character!

Old farm house in Genoa – lots of character!

Well that’s it for another Wallaby Wander.

Next trip is ……. who knows? tomorrow? next year?

Will let you know when we do 😉

Thanks for reading.
Gerri & Kym

 

 

 

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Metung via Bruthen

Sunday 30 August – got to a very nice little (emphasis on little) camp at Metung. As planned, we went via Bruthen to play tourists as per map below:

The visit to Bruthen was nice and if you go there you have to try the Cornish Pasties from the bakery. They were our lunch and probably rate as the best we have ever had – no pics, they went too fast 🙂 but here are some from our Bruthen visit:

Finally got to Metung RV Rest Stop here:

and of course the pics:

and then there was the video:

Metung used to have Hot Pools and they were closed in early 90’s due to EPA regulations.  The hot water resulted from bore water coming from a failed mine operation and a local who capitalised on the failure:

More Metung Info HERE.

Monday 31 August. last day of Winter ,,,,,, yaaaaa!
Gerri went for a walk into the Metung town centre a nice boardwalk most of the way and Kym went for his usual ride to uncover some hidden treasures:

Tomorrow, 1st of Spring, off to Genoa for our last few days.

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