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RON AND VIV MOON’S LAT­EST NEWS AND INFO FROM AUS­TRALIA’S TREKS AND TRACKS

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MIL­LION DOL­LAR FISH (NT)

Reckon you’re a de­cent bar­ra­mundi fish­er­man? Then try your skill by reg­is­ter­ing for sea­son two of the Mil­lion Dol­lar Fish com­pe­ti­tion. It runs from Oc­to­ber un­til Fe­bru­ary 28, 2017. Last year, 10 fish were caught and $100,000 was handed out in prize money. For more in­for­ma­tion and how to en­ter, check out: www. mil­lion­dol­larfish.com.au

CAMERON COR­NER NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY (QLD)

Cameron Cor­ner is where the states of Queens­land, New South Wales and South Aus­tralia meet. The Cameron Cor­ner Store pro­vides li­censed ac­com­mo­da­tion, meals, tele­phone ser­vices, fuel, punc­ture re­pairs, mi­nor me­chan­i­cal re­pairs and camp­ing. If you’re brave enough to tackle the heat, the folks at Cameron Cor­ner of­fer warm hos­pi­tal­ity (and cold beer) for their New Year’s Eve party. Where else can you cel­e­brate New Year’s Eve in three time zones with­out mov­ing? For more de­tails, con­tact Fenn and Ch­eryl on (08) 8091 3872.

GREAT 4WD TRACKS (TAS)

Tas­ma­nia has a wide range of at­trac­tions, from spec­tac­u­lar and ad­ven­tur­ous four­wheel driv­ing on the west coast to the scenic beauty and leisurely beach­side ac­tiv­i­ties on the east coast. With its rugged moun­tains, alpine gar­dens, tem­per­ate rain­forests and unique wildlife, Tas­ma­nia has plenty to of­fer. Check out these fea­tured 4WD tracks: Brushy La­goon, Bor­radaile Plains, South­port La­goon, and Bal­four-sandy Cape. Plenty more tracks at: www.4wd­tas­ma­nia.com

STURT NA­TIONAL PARK FIRE BANS (NSW)

Col­lect­ing tim­ber and start­ing wood fires is banned in the Sturt Na­tional Park un­til at least De­cem­ber 31, 2018. A park-wide fire ban also ap­plies from Oc­to­ber 1 to March 31 an­nu­ally and re­mains in ef­fect un­less oth­er­wise ex­tended or re­moved. Dur­ing fire-ban pe­ri­ods all camp­fire and solid fuel (heat beads, char­coal and bri­quettes) bar­be­cues and stoves are pro­hib­ited. Gas and elec­tric bar­be­cues and cook­ers are per­mit­ted with re­stric­tions. Penal­ties ap­ply for non-com­pli­ance. Find out more at: www.na­tion­al­parks. nsw.gov.au

MOUN­TAIN CATTLEMEN’S GET TO­GETHER (VIC)

The 2017 Get To­gether will be held on pri­vate land on the Buchan River in eastern Vic­to­ria from Jan­uary 13-15. Three days of great en­ter­tain­ment will cel­e­brate the very best cattlemen cul­ture and her­itage. Try or watch the hay stack­ing, dog high-jump, tug of war, the po­etry com­pe­ti­tion or whip-crack­ing. Watch the fa­mous Cattlemen’s Cup, the Buck Out and the Her­itage Pa­rade, and be en­ter­tained by great bands. Camp­ing and hot show­ers will be in­cluded in your ticket price. There will be a bar and many food out­lets to sat­isfy any taste. Those un­der 17 years of age get in free. For more de­tails, visit: www.mcav.com.au

GET HIGH IN THE FOR­EST (WA)

The Val­ley of the Gi­ants Tree­top Walk pro­vides a bird’s eye view of some of the tallest tim­ber gi­ants on Earth: WA’S ma­jes­tic tin­gle trees. Climb­ing 40 me­tres into the for­est canopy and me­an­der­ing through the tree­tops for 600 me­tres, the walk­ing trail of­fers spec­tac­u­lar views over the sur­round­ing densely forested hills. The Tree Top Walk sits within the Walpole-nor­nalup Na­tional Park and Walpole Wilder­ness Area, and can be ac­cessed via the Val­ley of the Gi­ants Road, Den­mark. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to: www. dpaw.wa.gov.au

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