Flying Boat Lake Boga Day Trip

8th August 2021.
Flying Boat Museum
Flying Boat Museum

Flying Boat Museum

lake boga
lake boga

Torrumbury Weir
Torrumbury Weir

Flying Boat Museum
Flying Boat Museum

Flying Boat Museum

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Per Person: $85.00

DESCRIPTION

We start our day with a run up to Kerang where you will have a break to stretch your legs and have morning tea in Atkinson Park.

Then on to Lake Boga to the Flying Boat Museum travel back in time to the second world war and learn about these majestic aeroplanes.  

The aircraft on display is a Catalina PBY5. It depicts the type and size of aircraft that were used as patrol bombers during World War II and was built in the USA by the Consolidated Aircraft Company. It was originally a Netherlands aircraft that was adopted by the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 and given the registered number A24–30. After the war it was sold to Kingsford Smith Airlines, who used for spare parts. The body was sent to Lake Boga for scrap, but it was purchased by a local farmer and taken to Nyah. The farmer used some parts but left the rest lying under a tree for forty years. His family donated it to the Lake Boga Lions Club who has painstakingly assembled and semi-restored it to something of its former glory.

Next a drive to Cohuna for a pub lunch and a wonder around the park on the river front.

Our last stop of the day is Torrumbarry Weir the is on the Murray River and serves as a lock and irrigation storage for farmers, it also supplies the water for the Kerang Lakes system.

Here you can walk out on to the weir and view the fish ladder and the water being released through the gates. The original trestle weir parts can be seen from standing on the weir wall, these were made in 1923 were replaced after flood damage in 1993.  The information centre next to the weir has a great display that tells the story of the weir and district.

HIGHLIGHTS

Flying Boat Museum, Torrumbarry Weir 

INCLUSIONS

Morning tea, Pub lunch