Timber Cutters Guided Tour

Timber Cutters Guided Tour

Photographic Tours Australia

Timber Cutter's Run is a unique touring route along ancient waterways and through ethereal forests. This driving route is a real hidden gem.

It reveals a story of an earthquake 60,000 years ago, the Cadell Fault, the Narrows (Barmah Choke), a 50 km sandridge, the redirection of the Murray River, and the creation of the Millawa-Barmah forests - the largest stand of River Red Gum in the world.

The Murray River between Barmah and Picnic Point (Mathoura), southern New South Wales, Australia

Welcome to the Timber Cutter's Runtm, a unique touring route along ancient waterways and through ethereal forests. This driving route is not just another tourism hidden gem, but the real deal. It reveals a story of an earthquake 60,000 years ago, the Cadell Fault, the Narrows (Barmah Choke), a 50 km sandridge, the redirection of the Murray River, and the creation of the Millawa-Barmah forests - the largest stand of River Red Gum in the world.

The Timber Cutters Runtm

Tour Introduction

Touring Map of the Timber Cutters Run along the Murray River, Gulpa Creek, and Edward River.

With more and more development along the Murray River, there are fewer and fewer places that remain relatively untouched, enabling visitors to experience real nature.

The Timber Cutters Run extends from Echuca/Moama past Barmah, Mathoura, Deniliquin, Moulameim and Kayalite, before heading north to Balranald.

Located within the Central Murray River Catchment, the Timber Cutters Run follows the Murray River, Gulpa Creek, Edward River, Wakool River, and the Niemur River.

We respectfully acknowledge that the Yorta Yorta, Perrepa Perrepa, and Wamba Wamba people are the traditional custodians of this area of the Central Murray and so pay our respect to their elders, past and present.

Tour Overview

  • Region:
    • Central Murray River 
  • Localities of Interest:
    • Echuca/Moama, Barmah, Mathoura, Deniliquin, Moulamein, Kyalite, Balranald
  • When:
    • On-demand.
  • Duration:
    • 5 days.
  • Tour Size: 
    • Two-Five Guests. (Solo travellers welcome - surcharge applies)
  • Fitness Level:
    • A reasonable level of fitness is required. Some hiking and uneven surfaces.
  • Best Season:
    • Early autumn through to late spring.
  • Airport Pickup:
    • Yes for MEL. (POA). Yes for MQL (Mildura) (POA
  • Airport Dropoff: 
    • Yes for ADL, MEL. (POA). Yes for MQL (Mildura) (FOC)
  • Custom Direction:
    • Please Contact me to Discuss.

Cost Per Person*

  • 2 Guests: $4,000 (each)
  • 3 Guests: $3,167 (each)
  • 4 Guests: $2,750 (each)
  • 5 Guests: $2,500 (each)

Prices are in AUD and include local (GST) taxes. Tours are designed for 16yo+ (Please contact me to discuss the inclusion of younger children).

More Information & Bookings

For more information or to book your adventure, please Contact me



By its very nature, photographic touring requires physical exertion when photographing and exploring locations like Mt Poole in the west. To make the most of what the tours offer, you should be physically fit, with some agility. A lot of the experience is walking/hiking and often on rocky/sandy/muddy/uneven surfaces. Also, temperatures can be, so your fitness will have a bearing on your enjoyment while on tour.

You must make sure that you meet the activity and fitness levels required for the trip you intend to book. Undertake adequate preparation and training, and check with your doctor to ensure that you are medically fit for your proposed activity.

For your peace of mind, please ensure you have appropriate travel insurance. You should check that your policy covers the types of activities you plan to undertake. Ensure that your policy also covers the terms of our cancellation policy (see below).

Our tour departure dates are flexible until booked. Our tours are primarily private, tailor-made for you and your partner, family or travelling group. Should you wish, you can allow other people to join your tour to help with the cost.

Our preferred contact method is by email or telephone.

Photouring tours are small, independent and personalised, and as such, we do not provide instant online bookings. Email or call is best as it is an excellent way to understand better what is needed and what questions you may have.

Payment

Payment is via Paypal, which provides the best peace of mind for you, or electronic bank transfer if you prefer.

  • A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • The final payment is due four weeks before departure.

Cancellations

By You

All cancellations will incur a fee of 10% of the total fare if made before four weeks of the scheduled departure.

  • Less than four weeks from departure day will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost.
  • Less than two weeks from departure day will incur a cancellation fee of 75% of the total cost.
  • Less than one week from departure day will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of the total cost.
BY Photouring

As the tour operator, we have the right to cancel or modify the tour if the trip is jeopardised, made difficult, or impaired due to a natural calamity, including pandemics or epidemics. Please ensure that your insurance covers cancellations due to natural disasters, pandemics or epidemics.

Wet weather or heat may warrant route changes due to road closure, localised flooding, health & safety, Etc.

If a destination venue is closed, we will modify the tour to incorporate an additional activity.

Photouring accepts no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss, damage, change of itinerary or inconvenience caused either directly or indirectly as a result of force majeure or other events which are outside of our control, including but not limited to: pandemics, epidemics, fires, floods, acts of nature, industrial action or commercial flight disruptions.

We are not liable for any loss, damage, omission or act of negligence or otherwise committed by third party operators or their assignees or agents. Please check with your travel insurance provider.

Due to limited vehicle space and the fact it is a photographic tour, please limit your luggage to:

  • One medium-sized suitcase weighing less than 20 kg
  • One day pack sized hand luggage. (max 5 kg)
  • Camera bag and tripod.

If you need to bring more, please email/call to discuss.

The best seasons to travel are spring, winter and autumn. Summer travel is dependant on where you want to go. Travelling through the northwest of NSW is best done out of summer as the region is generally too hot.

Wifi connection is available at most places we stay and centres we visit.

Telstra coverage is pretty good across the region, with Optus slightly less and not yet accessible in areas like Tibooburra, Wanaaring, and centres along with the Darling. Grab a Telstra SIM for use while on tour for the best access.

Credit cards and EFTPOS is widely accepted, but it is handy also to have some Aussie dollars. Most larger towns will have ATMs.

Generally, the outback area covered by our tours is characterised by hot to sweltering dry summers and mild winter days with cold nights.

The following summary is for a spread of towns and cities we commonly visit as part of our tours. There is little humidity in summer, making the temperatures more comfortable.

Photouring adventures are all-inclusive; we provide all meals and accommodation.

In addition to your clothes and personal toiletries, and personal medications, you will need:

  • Sun Protection (hat, sunscreen, moisturiser, etc)
  • Sun-smart clothing in summer and warm clothing in winter
  • Insect repellant (and a flynet headgear if necessary)
  • Swimming costume.
  • Sturdy walking shoes as well as sandals or thongs
  • Personal electronics and portable charging devices
  • Battery rechargers (cameras, etc)
  • A small torch and/or headlight.
  • A neck pillow if you like to use them while travelling.
  • Your enthusiasm, to enjoy, learn, share, laugh.

NOTE: * Please do not forget your travel insurance.

For your health and our health: No smoking in vehicles or accommodation.

Contact

Simon Bayliss

EMAIL

PHONE: 0466646323