Travel Oz is a brilliant TV show/documentary that screens on ViewLorium; this is a 10 part series starring Greg Grainger. We join him on his many travels around Australia – including along the Murray River.
This epic 2520km journey begins at the rivers source at Cowombat Flat to the sea – near Goolwa in South Australia. The Murray River divides the borders of New South Wales and Victoria. Just 40 kilometres from Mt Kosciusko – Australia’s highest peak the snow is falling as Greg discovers the headwaters of the Murray River, moving through *the Man from Snowy River* country to the upper Murray and Lake Hume. You’ll see Australia’s diverse *food bowl*, local communities, orchards, wineries, Murray Cod nurseries and much more.
In Echuca see the largest paddle steamer fleet and experience the peace and tranquillity of house boating on the Murray River. In Mildura you’ll meet legendary chef Stefano de Pieri and explore the Perry Sandhills with local Paakantji Aboriginal guide Graham Clarke from Harry Nanya, and kayak through the stunning biosphere near Renmark Paringa in South Australia.
As the Murray River heads south from the great nor’ west bend at Morgan, Greg shows you Lock No 1 with it unique fish ladder and in Big Bend, the stunning golden ancient limestone cliffs. Greg encounters some local seals as he completes his Murray River journey by paddling out to the Southern Ocean and Encounter Bay.
Why not take the time to join with Greg for this wonderful and uniquely Australian river experience along the Murray River.
Some of the highlights of just this one episode include
- A forest of dead red gums on the Hume Weir that is both beautiful and eerie
- A cattle roundup with a horse riding family in the Upper Murray
- Exploring the tunnels and watching the release of water at the Hume Weir
- Travelling on paddle steamers and seeing them being restored
- Kayaking the Biosphere near Renmark Paringa
- Seeing many of the amazing *Characters* Greg meets along the way
- Cooking with master chef Stefani de Pieri
- The farmers who raise everything from oranges and mandarins to sheep and Murray Cod
- The locks, the lock masters and the fish ladders
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