THERE is nothing in the colony of its sort to rival the rugged scenery of the North Gippsland mountains (Victoria), over which it is necessary to travel in order to reach Omeo and the Glen Wills goldfields. In fine weather the trip is very enjoyable, for the coaches on this line are splendidly horsed, and the whole of the arrangements for the comfort of the traveller are complete. From Bairnsdale to Omeo means a coach journey of 82 miles, and to Glen Wills a further distance of 28 miles. The coach leaves the Bairnsdale railway station on the arrival of the afternoon train from Melbourne, and the first stage of the journey is commenced.
– Weekly Times (Melbourne), Saturday November 20 1897
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