Drove out from Myrtleford in Happy Valley, Victoria to head for Kosciusko National Park taking in a few detours along the way. I am continually in awe at the absolute beauty and changing nature of the landscape with its running streams, lakes, dams, rolling hills, livestock, wineries and tunnels of trees. I just LOVE it!!! Stunning, beautiful country and man do I love travelling on these little backroads!!
Stopped in at Yackandandah, a well preserved historic town, to dawdle about and check out a hand dug gorge and gold mine. Spent a couple of hours drifting through haberdasheries, antique shops, bakeries and pubs on another ‘heat waved’ day in Victoria.
There Is something very peaceful about wandering around old historic towns. So many stories and hangovers from the mid 1800’s and of course theres always a link to good old Ned Kelly wherever you go….. laying claim to the famed outlaw!!
Went onto Colac Colac planning on a sleepover and realised I only had 30 odd kilometres to go and would be into Khancoban, the gateway to Kosciusko. Figured I could grab a hamburger, fuel up and camp. BUT there were no shops open, the park looked boring and the signage ‘Thredbo 82km’ lured me into the National Park. I pulled up at the first stunning viewpoint over Kosciusko, cracked a Furphy and quickly decided I had enough dry food and daylight to get a camp in the park and eat 2 minute noodles for dinner.
Excitement clawed at my entire being as I took the plunge and kept driving deep into the winding narrow entry into the mountains.
It was late avo…Daylight saving!! Plus I was completely stimulated since my mate Wendy was in Thredbo on a fam bam holiday… Lets go!!
Famous last words!
God it was the most jaw dropping beautiful drive, the whipbirds, the mountains, and the brief vistas; when I could take my eyes off the cliff hanging, winding roads that were literally single lane and carved into rock. Again, amazed by the extreme change of the landscape. So exciting, I was exhilarated maximus!!
After about an hour I realised I had only traversed about 25 kilometres and there was no way I was going to make Thredbo so just started praying for a random campsite…. Sooooooooon!!
and there she blows… Geehi Flats Campground! Gorgeous!! set up camp, boiled the water over the noodles and then some campers swung by for a chat and invited me to dinner… Hambugers!!! What luck!!
The Geehi River was not freezing cold and just so beautiful and clear and there was a plethora of wildlife. Lucked out bigtime. Took a long morning walk and came across an old Alpine hut. it’s an excellent camp spot and also the entry point to get further into the park via the Geehi River crossing. The whole drive in from Khancoban is the best. Totes recommend!!
Went onto to Thredbo and found Wendy Cam Fam and ended up staying in a lodge for the night. Wendy took me up the Kosciusko Express Chairlift so we could be on top of the world. It is just the most beautiful space. we spammed insta with selfies and came back down for a picnic on the Thredbo River with the family. what a cracker bunch, had a great time with them and it was just awesome catching up with some homies on the road!!
Headed out the next day to camp up river but half of Canberra were there with their bikes and fitwear and both Ngarigo and Thredbo Diggings were packed. School holidays!!!
Im going home nahhhhhhh
I would head to my birthplace Goulburn. XXX now that is exciting!!