Thursday, 15 March 2012

Motorcycle Touring Day 8 Lakes Entrance to Noojee

We were aiming to reach the Great Ocean Road today. We thought it might be wise to book a night at one of the camping grounds along the Great Ocean Road, so I started calling. First placed was all booked out, second place was all booked. We were getting concerned as it was a Sunday night and were wondering why these places were fully booked on a night that everyone should be heading back to Melbourne. I called a camp ground run by Victoria Parks and they mentioned it was Labour Day long weekend which suddenly made sense as to why everything was booked. Researching the public holidays in other states was not something we thought to do.

The Camp ground at Noojee

We left Lakes Entrance about 11am and made it to Traralgon which is just past Sale by 1.30pm. We had lunch and took the scenic route up around Melbourne through a place called Tyers. The roads were very scenic, winding through tall forests with ferns below and open hilly grazing landscapes but progress was slow. We hadn’t travelled as far as we could have. It was now about 4.30 and we needed to start looking for a place to sleep for the night. We finally found a camp site nestled in a valley in amongst towering the Eucalypts 10kms outside a small town called Noojee at about 6pm. The camp site cost was free and busy with campers cutting wood, sitting around fires and shouting at rampent children. Total Kilometres travelled was about 300.

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