Photos of inland Victoria, Australia

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Inland Victoria

The Murray River, Australia’s longest permanently flowing river, rises in the mountains in the east of Victoria and flows to the northwest, forming much of the boundary between Victoria and New South Wales. There used to be paddle steamers on the river in the old days, brought back to life at the historic Pioneer Settlement in Swan Hill, Australia’s first open-air museum. Echuca is another port on the Murray River, also with a paddle steamer on display. There is now a dam on the Murray River near Talangatta, and the resulting Lake Hume drowned what is now called “Old Tallangatta”: the town moved eight kilometres west in 1956.

Horse and cart, Pioneer Settlement
Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill
Locomotive, Pioneer Settlement
Kerang Bowling Club.
Along the Murray River, near Echuca
View from Mount Terrick Terrick
Hume Dam to the Murray River
Murray River
View to Lake Hume
Old Tallangatta, Lake Hume
View, Murray Valley Highway
Shops in Corryong
Vintage Hall Cafe, Glenrowan
Glenrowan Hotel
Glenrowan Tourist Centre
Billy Tea Rooms, Glenrowan
Ned Kelly museum, Glenrowan
Big Ned Kelly statue
Nillahcootie Dam
Alexandra Railway Station
Lake Eildon
Stockyard Bay, Lake Eildon
Lake Eildon view
Embankment, Lake Eildon
Along Black Spur Drive
Maroondah Reseroir
Selover's Lookout
Between Lilydale and Healesville
Yarra Glen Grand Hotel
Yarra River, Warburton
Yarra River bridge
Mt Donna Buang
Rainforest Gallery walkway
Rainforest Gallery
Rainforest Yarra Ranges
William Ricketts sculpture
Aboriginal boy sculpture
Aboriginal sculpture
Atirantuka winged figure
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Girl at Aboriginal sculpture
Large pheasant statue, Gumbuya World
View near Thorpdale
Lyrebird Forest Walk
South Gippsland view
Tarra Falls
View from Yarram-Blackwarry Road

The town of Glenrowan, 90 kilometres southwest of Albury-Wodonga, is famed as the site of the final shootout in 1880 of Ned Kelly, the Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted murderer, with the police. One of the last bushrangers, he is known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout, and various statues of him are displayed in the town, which also has a museum dedicated to him. Heading south from there, near Alexandra with its historic railway station, is Lake Eildon, an artificial lake on the Goulburn River. Another such lake near Healesville is the Maroondah Reservoir, created by a dam across the Watts River. Healesville is the home of the Healesville Sanctuary, a zoo specialising in native Australian animals.

Further south is the Upper Yarra Valley with its centre of Warburton and the Yarra Ranges National Park, with its cool rain forests. The Dandenong Ranges, only 35 kilometres from Melbourne, offers walking tracks in the woods and the wonderful William Ricketts Sanctuary, a park filled with clay- and ceramic sculptures by William Ricketts (1898 - 1993) who often travelled to Central Australia during the fifties to live with tribal Aborigines: his statues, made for over fifty years, reflect his philosophy, connecting with Aboriginal spirituality. Heading west is the Gippsland region, with rolling hills, farmland and nature reserves, like the Lyrebird Forest Walk near Dundalk and Tarra-Bulga National Park, 23 kilometres northwest of Yarram.