KRMNPA weekend 2013

The 2013 KRMNPA weekend was held between Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November, 2013.  My wife Marija and I headed to Pinnaroo (near the Victorian border) for a 2 night stay and activated the Murray Sunset National Park on Saturday, and Wyperfeld National Park on Sunday.  I have added separate blogs for those activations.

I worked a total of 63 stations in both parks.  In Murray Sunset NP I had 26 QSO’s into VK1, VK2, VK3, & VK5, whilst in Wyperfeld NP I managed 37 QSO’s into VK2, VK3, & VK5.

I worked a total of 16 different Victorian National Parks, as follows…..

  1. Great Otway National Park
  2. Port Campbell National Park
  3. Terrick Terrick National Park
  4. Churchill National Park
  5. Hatte Kulkyne National Park
  6. Mount Eccles National Park
  7. Grampians National Park
  8. Organ Pipes National Park
  9. Mornington Peninsula National Park
  10. Kara Kara National Park
  11. Wyperfeld National Park
  12. Morwell National Park
  13. Lower Glenelg National Park
  14. Murray Sunset National Park
  15. Dandenong Ranges National Park
  16. Heathcote-Graytown National Park

And I added 4 x new parks to my KRMNPA list, bring me to a total of 33 Victorian Parks worked.  The new Parks worked were…..

  1. Hatte-Kulkyne National Park
  2. Morwell National Park
  3. Dandenong Ranges National Park
  4. Heathcote-Graytown National Park.

Our accommodation at the Pinnaroo cabins was excellent.  They were very friendly and although basic, the accommodation was very clean & tidy.  Recommended !

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It was great to catch up with Larry VK5LY and his wife Di, on the Saturday night.  We had a nice feed at the Golden Grain Hotel at Pinnaroo.

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We can also recommend the Cobb and Co Cafe at Murrayville.  After our activation at Wyperfeld NP, we stopped off there and had a coffee and some really delicious home made cake.

And Marija and I had an enjoyable trip back home to the Adelaide Hills, stopping off on the way back, and looking at a few of the sights on the Mallee Highway.  The Kow Plains homestead just outside of the little town of Cowangie, is well worth having a look at.  There are a number of restored buildings here that date back to the 1860’s.

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Thanks to Tony VK3VTH for co-ordinating a really enjoyable weekend, and everyone else involved in the organisation including Peter VK3ZPF.  Thanks to all the activators.  And thanks to everyone that called me during my 2 activations.  It was a lot of fun.