On our way to the snow.....or what's left of it!
We travelled into Goulbourn and stayed at a great caravan park. I suppose because we don't spend much time in caravan parks we go berserk with the washing machines, the camp kitchen and the fabulous toilet facilities and this caravan park did not disappoint. After having a look at the town and the historical buildings we travelled onto Canberra and stay at EPIC showgrounds. We recommend this camping spot to anyone travelling into Canberra as it is close to all the special spots and the facilities are great. We went to the war memorial and Tony found one of his family members on the memorial wall who was killed during WW2. We were also able to get written information from the volunteers who man the computers and look up the details of anyone who served in the armed forces. They printed up the service record for my dad and also for another member of Tony's family. They have a fantastic light show depicting a bombing raid and you feel like you are part of it.
Our next stop was Cooma, the main staging town for the workers who worked on the Snowy Mountain Hydro system. We only passed through here on our way to Jindabyne where we booked into the Adventist Camping Park. We drove up to Charlottes Pass to see what snow was left on Mt Kosiosko. Jindabyne is a beautiful town especially when it is fine and warm which it was while we were there.
On leaving Jindabyne we drove up to Adaminiby which the old town site was flooded when they opened the Hydro Scheme.. The new 'town' has a lovely rest stop, a pub and a very big trout statue. Our camping spot that night and the next was at the Yarringabilly Village. There isn't a village here but there remains the post office beside a beautiful crystal mountain creek (see the photos). While we were here we drove up to Cabramarra, the highest town in Australia. This township developed from the Snowy Mountain Hydro Scheme for the workers and is still a going concern. We had a meal at the bistro. When we were here 10 years ago the area had been severely burned out from the Canberra fires and even now many of the trees are dead - a reminder of the devastation that was caused.