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By George, I think we've got it! It's the  "COVID-19 No Plan" plan!! With things being so unpredictable this year (and with no end in sight to the unpredictability), we've come up with a 'plan' for the coming 2020/21 touring season... We are only scheduling 3 tours for the season.…
Janine Becker
August 12, 2020
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A window of opportunity!

In early 2020, the stars aligned to give us a small window of opportunity in which to run our week long Snowy Mountains Adventure in conjunction with Liam and Alison of Connect Coaches in Gosford. And what a week it was….   Days 1 and 2 Liam and Alison drove…
Janine Becker
April 13, 2020
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Australia’s second favourite eucalypt

Eucalyptus Pauciflora, or the iconic Australian Snowgum, was voted second favourite eucalypt of Australia in 2014 in a Twitter poll #FavEuc that included Chief Justices and Prime Ministers! After this summer’s devastating fires, I wanted to know more about how my first favourite eucalypt will be affected by our continuing…
Janine Becker
February 18, 2020
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The ‘Phoenix’ of Sawyers Hill

The Sawyers Hill Rest House near Kiandra in Kosciuszko National Park, has a long history of being destroyed and rebuilt, as well as some other interesting misadventures… It was originally built between 1910 and 1915 as a shelter for coach travellers who used the old Kiandra road. It was strategically…
Janine Becker
January 23, 2020
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The Snowies are open!

The Snowy Mountains are as gorgeous as ever, and ready for visitors! Yes, the fires have affected parts of the Snowy Mountains and Snowy Valleys regions, but Jindabyne and surrounds are open for business! The roads are open and there are lots of quality accommodation providers such the Jindy Inn…
Janine Becker
January 18, 2020
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Our beautiful national park

At 690,000 hectares, Kosciuszko National Park is the state’s largest and attracts over 3 million visitors each year. It stretches 150km from the Victorian border in the south, to west of the ACT’s Namadji National Park. It is named after Mt Kosciuszko which is Australia’s highest mountain at 2228m. It…
Janine Becker
January 13, 2020
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Old ‘Kuma’ on the ‘Maneroo’

Cooma (‘Kuma’), established in 1849, derives its name from the Aboriginal word coombah, variously meaning “lake,” “sandbank,” “one,” or “big swamp.” The town grew during the nearby Kiandra gold rush in 1860 and was proclaimed a municipality in 1879. In 1981 it became part of Cooma-Monaro Shire. The local Ngarigo…
Janine Becker
January 12, 2020
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The town that nearly was…

Did you know that the tiny Snowy Mountains town of Dalgety, near Jindabyne, was named in 1904 as the site of the nation's future capital? Many other country towns in New South Wales were considered on the basis of location, water supply, fuel, climate, topography e.t.c. I have also read…
Janine Becker
October 10, 2019
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The Southern Cloud

On 21 March 1931, the Southern Cloud aircraft took off from Sydney’s Mascot Airport bound for Melbourne. The plane, with its eight souls on board, did not arrive at its destination. Its disappearance was Australia’s first commercial airline disaster and remained a mystery for 27 years. The plane was one…
Janine Becker
July 1, 2019
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Canberra then and now

When Australia became a federation in 1901, there became a need to establish a national capital. Both Sydney and Melbourne would have liked the honour, but in 1908, the site where Canberra now stands was chosen (despite Dalgety being a strong contester!). The traditional owners of the land on which…
Janine Becker
March 18, 2019