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Driving: North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina
Robert Blackburn
Last update: Saturday, March 25, 2023

WITH so much to see and do, it is no surprise North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina region of New South Wales is one of Australia's ultimate road trip destinations, where you will experience uncrowded touring roads, fine wine and food trails, and majestic scenery in a region steeped in history. So, what are you waiting for? Fill your tank/charge your battery, and start exploring

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Landies to the fore at Cooma


Drives | Fun | Features

WHETHER it be a 1/2 day, one day, two day, or fun day drive, from the mountains to the Murray to the Murrumbidgee, we've got it covered

Our favourite one day and 'Sunday afternoon' drives in the region

OVER the past 55 years thecountrydriver has ticked off just about every A, B and C highway and secondary road in North-East Victoria and the Southern Riverina, plus goodness knows how many other tourist routes, minor roads, and bush tracks throughout the region. Check them out below - Darryl and Julie Starr


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Local motoring history e-books + recommended reads

'The Thomson Diary', by E.L. Holmes, and 'A spirit of progress - 110 years of motoring in Albury-Wodonga', and 'Are we there yet, Mr Holmes?', by Darryl Starr, are popular local motoring history e-books that are free to read online. Click on a book cover and wait a few moments for the book to load. 'Car Wars Down Under' by Murray Hubbard is the story of Australia's first land speed record. The 240-page book is available from leading book stores for $30. The Best of Drives 1 and 2 by Barry Green puts the reader behind the wheel of an eclectic mix of performance and classic cars on some of the world’s greatest roads and racing circuits. $55 each includes Aust. postage. Contact

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