Lower Goulburn National Park, 1st January 2014

Lower Goulburn National Park - Reedy Swamp

Lower Goulburn National Park – Reedy Swamp

To find an appropriate activation spot in the Park I relied upon the excellent Parks Victoria Visitor Guide for this park. We chose the southern end of the park right near Shepparton. We travelled Wanganui Road until we saw the park sign and then turned right along Reedy Swamp Road. This is the southern most end of the park which then follows the Goulburn River to where it joins the Murray. The Park is on both sides of the River. While the section I used is degraded, at least the land is reserved, protected and will be available for people into the future. This park makes it abundantly clear that the land belongs to the people of Victoria and the nation. My first contact at 23:13 was with VK1NAM/p, Andrew portable on SOTA summit VK1 AC 038; VK3YSP, Joe; VK3FOWL, Julie; VK3MRG/p, Marshall on SOTA summit VK3 VE 001; VK5LY, Larry; VK1MA, Matt; VK5EE, Tom; VK3MTB, Tim; VK5IS, Ian; VK3HRA/p, Allen, on SOTA summit VK3 VS 002; VK1RX/p, Al, on SOTA summit VK2 ST 034; VK3ARR/p, Andrew, on SOTA summit VK3 VC 030; VK3AFW, Ron, on SOTA summit VK3 VC 008; VK5KSW, Steve and VK5DJ, John. Fifteen contacts logged and then the band went quiet. It was time to find Heathcote-Graytown National Park.

Lower Goulburn National Park: near Shepparton

Lower Goulburn National Park: near Shepparton

Juvenile Whistling Kite and White Ibis JCD picture

Juvenile Whistling Kite and White Ibis JCD picture

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