Echoes of Gold

Call me biased, but I reckon this land down-under of ours makes for the best damn backyard in the world! Jamieson, or Jammo as it's affectionately known, just three hours out of Melbourne, is the kind of place that so compellingly reminds me of this.

Through hills and bushland, we drove to reach our stone cottage on the river bend. As we stepped out of the car, our workdays instantly faded from memory, we became aware of a sky full of stars above us and the sound of the river gently flowing beside the property; a recipe for instant calm in anyone's language!

Our weekend at the country-styled cottage amidst old gold mining land was made all the better by our fur-child being able to join us! The three of us whiled away the sunny days on the Goulburn River with the highlight being our tubing adventure on 'the Tunnel Bend Drift'! We jumped in the freshwater at the edge of the property, floated around the scenic river bend to be brought back to where we started!

And after an afternoon of kayaking, swimming and hiking we could think of few more delightful places to savour the evening than by the campfire, toasting marshmallows and counting shooting stars. To switch off from the outside world, get amongst the trees and be truly present with those you love. I really don't think there's anything better!

Things We Did

  • Swim
  • Caving
  • Food & Drink
  • Experience
  • Kayak
  • Mountain
  • Walk
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    It's not often you have your own private river to swim and enjoy. Grab a tube and complete the 'Tunnel Bend Drift' - just jump in the water by the cottage and ride the flow of the pristine Goulburn around the bend and back to where you started!...
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      Explore Kevington's Tunnel Bend Track just across the road from the property. The historic river diversion tunnel makes for an easy caving adventure nearby....
      With the property located right on the banks of the river, it's practically begging for you to throw out that picnic blanket and enjoy a feast of local produce....
      There is plenty of history around the local township. Discover a fascinating legacy from the 1850s gold rush with many historic buildings to explore....
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        A great restaurant overlooking the river and mountains. Grab a bite to eat from their delicious grill menu and be sure to take a tasting of the locally brewed beer. Beer meets Berries with their Classic raspberry Ale, brewed on site with a bucket load of berries from the farm up the road. Give it a try!...
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          Hire a kayak from the Jamieson caravan park and make your way down the river. You can stop off for lunch at the brewery or spend all arvo making your way down to Lake Eildon where you can be picked up by the friendly folk at the park....
          Make sure you sample some of the locally produced berries. Berry delicious!...
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            Explore the beautiful peaks of Buller in summer. Mountain views for days - and equally beautiful even without snow!...
            If you're after a delicious feed or a really good coffee be sure to check out this cute little cafe in town. Incredible local produce, home-made pies and crepes that give the French a run for their money!...
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              With historic stockman's huts, gold mines and mountain views all throughout the region there are a myriad of unique and truly Australian spots to explore....

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