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thecountrydriver.com

Postal address:

6 Chapman Street, WODONGA 3690 Victoria

Australia

Phone: (02) 6056 9343

Mobile: 0417 207 996

Email: starrdarryl@bigpond.com

Copyright 2015 - 2020

         

thecountrydriver.com is an independent, rural-based automotive and tourism publishing business which specialises in a wide range of internet-based editorial services for motoring enthusiasts and for the tourist visiting our prime coverage area of North-East Victoria and the Southern Riverina area of New South Wales.

Based in the twin cities of Albury-Wodonga, which straddle the Murray River on the border of Victoria and New South Wales, thecountrydriver.com is put together by an independent, experienced and enthusiastic team which has been writing about all things motoring - internationally, nationally, and locally - and the best North-East Victoria and the Southern Riverina has to offer, for over 50 years.  

If you think there is something that we have overlooked or need to add to this web site - or that we have made an error - please contact us and we will rectify the situation.

Darryl Starr

... is a veteran of the newspaper industry, having worked for 51 years at The Border Mail in Albury-Wodonga.

His newspaper experience includes proof-reading and newspaper layout, he was the national advertising manager and also feature writer.

He was the newspaper's motoring editor for 48 years and for 15 years he also wrote for What's On and Domain, the paper's tourist and real estate supplements.

Darryl is also an author, having written 'A spirit of progress, 110 years of motoring in Albury-Wodonga'.

He also has organisational and promotion skills as well as web layout and design experience.

In 2019 he celebrates 52 years as a motoring writer.

Experienced motoring journalists Bill Buys and Ian Crawford are regular contributors.

DISTANCES KM | ALBURY-WODONGA TO:

Batlow                                                                              170

Beechworth                                                                       45

Benalla                                                                             118

Berrigan                                                                           144

Bright                                                                               102

Canberra                                                                          345

Chiltern                                                                              35

Corowa                                                                              52

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Corryong                                                                          121

Culcairn                                                                              53

Euroa                                                                                165

Finley                                                                                165

Griffith                                                                              265

Gundagai                                                                         180

Henty                                                                                  70

Holbrook                                                                            66

Howlong                                                                            29

Jerilderie                                                                          161

Lockhart                                                                           105

Mansfield                                                                         178

Melbourne                                                                       305

Myrtleford                                                                          72

Mt Beauty                                                                          85

Mt Hotham                                                                      160

Narrandera                                                                      170

Omeo                                                                               210

Rutherglen                                                                         44

Shepparton                                                                      180

Sydney                                                                             567

Tallangatta                                                                         45

The Rock                                                                            98

Tocumwal                                                                         140

Tumbarumba                                                                   136

Urana                                                                                110

Wagga Wagga                                                                130

Wangaratta                                                                        73

Wodonga                                                                             5

Yackandandah                                                                   36

Yarrawonga                                                                        98

 

Major highways and roads into and out of Albury-Wodonga are the Hume Highway/Hume Freeway, Olympic Highway, Kiewa Valley Highway, Murray Valley Highway, Riverina Highway and Urana Road

ALBURY-Wodonga, which is the hub of the region, is accessible by road, rail and air. Interstate rail services are provided by V/Line and NSW Trainlink, coach services by Greyhound and Firefly, and airlines flying into Albury Airport are Qantaslink, Regional Express (REX), and Virgin. City services include taxis, hire cars, and local bus operators.

Further information is available by contacting www.visitalburywodonga.com or any of the following regional visitor information centres -

Albury Visitor Information Centre

Cnr Young and Smollett Streets

Free call: 1300 252 879

www.visitalburywodonga.com

 

Alpine Visitor Information Centre

119 Gavan Street, Bright

Phone: 1800 111 885

 

Beechworth Visitor Information Centre

Shire Hall, Ford Street

Free call: 1300 366 321

 

Benalla Visitor Information Centre

14 Mair Street

Phone; (03) 5762 1749

 

Chiltern Information Centre

30 Main Street

Phone: (03) 5726 1611

 

Corowa Visitor Information Centre

100 Edward Street (Ball Park)

Toll free: 1800 814 054

 

Corryong Visitor Information Centre

50 Hansen Street

Phone: (02) 6076 2277

 

Falls Creek Visitor Information Centre

Bogong High Plains Road

Phone: (03) 5758 1202

Email: info@fallscreek.com.au

 

Gundagai Information and Travel Centre

249 Sheridan Street

Phone: (02) 6944 0250

Email: travel@gundagai.nsw.gov.au

 

Harrietville Visitor Information Centre

Great Alpine Road

Phone: (03) 5759 2553

 

Lockhart Visitor Information Centre

Greens Gunyah Museum

39 Urana Street

Phone: (02) 6920 5674

www.visitlockhartshire.com.au

 

Tallangatta Tourist Information

The Hub, Cottage Crafts

43 Towong Street

Phone: (02) 6071 2611

 

Howlong Community Resource Centre

59 Hawkins Street

Phone: (02) 6025 5055

 

Khancoban National Parks and Wildlife Service

Scott Street

Phone: (02) 6076 9373

 

Mansfield Visitor Information Centre

Maroondah Highway

Phone: 1800 039 049

Email: mansfield-mtbuller.com.au

 

Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre

31 Bogong High Plains Road

Phone: 1800 111 885

 

Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre

Post Office Complex

Great Alpine Road

Phone: (03) 5755 0514

Email: myrtlefordvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

 

Porepunkah Roadhouse

7 Nicholson Street

Phone: (03) 5756 2345

 

Rutherglen Wine Experience and Information Centre

57 Main Street

Toll free: 1800 622 871

Email: info@rutherglenvic.com

www.rutherglenvic.com

 

Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre

10 Bridge Street

Phone: (02) 6948 3333

Email: mail@tumbarumbashire.nsw.gov.au

 

Tumut Region Visitor Information Centre

5 Adelong Road

Phone: (02) 6947 7025

 

Greater Hume Shire Visitor Information Centre

Submarine Museum, Wallace Street

Phone: (02) 6036 2422

Email: tourism@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au

www.greaterhume.nsw.gov.au

 

Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre

100 Murphy Street

Toll free: 1800 801 065

Email: tourism@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

www.visitwangaratta.com.au

 

Wagga Visitor Information Centre

183 Tarcutta Street

Phone: 1300 100 122

www.visitwagga.com

 

Yackandandah Information Centre

27 High Street

Phone: (02) 6027 1988

 

Yarrawonga-Mulwala Visitor Information Centre

1 Irvine Parade, Yarrawonga

Toll free: 1800 062 260

www.yarrawongamulwala.com.au

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