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

MOLLY’S BASH ON AGAIN (NT)

Molly’s Bash is a major fundraiser for the Old Andado Homestead – 330km south-east of Alice Springs, on the edge of the Simpson Desert. All money raised goes to keeping the homestead and other buildings in good condition.

Due to run on May 7, there will be country entertainment, a roaring fire, bar facilities, good company and lots of dancing.

It’ll be a unique outback experience and it’s sure to be a good time for all. Check it out on Old Andado’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook. com/oldandado/

TRAILS APP (WA)

Whether you walk, ride, paddle or drive, you can find the trails you like across Western Australia with the new Trails WA mobile app. Each trail description is packed with information such as travel times, directions, when to go, facilities, road access and more. Download the new app from: https://itunes.

apple.com/au/app/trails-wa/ id1056427684?mt=8.

For more info go to: www. trailswa.com.au

COODLIE PARK CAMPING (SA)

This 1200ha rural property is situated on the coast between Mount Carmel Surf Beach and the spectacular Talia Caves, about 50km west of Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula. There’s a range of accommodation and bush camping available with access to a private beach, peaceful bush surroundings as well as plenty of Australian wildlife to observe. For more info visit: www.coodliepark. com.au

LATEST ON FISHING RULES (QLD)

Get instant access to Queensland’s fishing rules anytime, anywhere. The Qld Fishing app (available for Apple and Android devices) provides up-to-date information on recreational fishing rules and regulations in Queensland, regarding size and possession limits, closed seasons, closed water and stocked impoundment maps, angler diary, and access to tide and weather information. Google ‘Qld Fishing app’ to find the app for your device. mits, species identification, sed s,

TROUT IN WINTER? (TAS)

Most trout waters in Tassie are closed from the end of April to the start of August for the winter spawning run, but several good public and private waters with huge fish stocks are open all year. It snows at times, but this time of year normally has the most settled weather, with plenty of clear, calm days.

It’s time to put on the thermal clothing and neoprene waders to try your luck. Contact Fish Wild Tasmania at www. fishwildtasmania.com

THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER (VIC)

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, halfway Sydney. This year the four-day event runs from March 31 to April 3, and offers contestants and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the traditional Australian bush skills that remain an essential part of Australia’s heritage. There are the Man from Snowy River Challenge, art and photography exhibitions, bush poetry and music, the re-enactment of Banjo’s famous poem, and the Aussie Bush Idol and Ute Muster to enjoy. For more info: www.bushfestival.com.au between Melbourne and

BOGGABRI DROVERS’ CAMPFIRE (NSW)

The Boggabri Lions Club will host the Drovers’ Campfire Weekend at the Boggabri Showground from April 20 to April 25. Bring your caravan, motorhome, camper, 4x4, ute, tent or swag for a big weekend of music, camping and fun, or just sit around the campfire and enjoy the entertainment.

For more info: www.boggabri. com.au