MAPS & DISTANCES
BORDER QUARANTINE ISSUES
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES & RAINFALL
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Destination: From Nelson
Casterton (via Dartmoor)
Casterton (via Mount Gambier)
Melbourne (via Princes Hwy)
Melbourne(via Great Ocean Road)
|Time to travel (Approx)
2 hr 10 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
5 hr 30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
5 hr 20 mins
7 hr 20
Mobile reception: Telstra operates a tower and most phones can find reception in Nelson although this may vary due to presence of river banks etc.
TV reception is variable but we access local Victorian and SA stations such as WIN TV, ABC, Prime and SBS.
ATM: Available at the Nelson Hotel
Supplies: The Kiosk has a small Mini Market section for basic cooking requirements and provides takeaway foods.
Fuel/gas is available from the Service Station
Public BBQs are available near the bridge and foreshore areas
Info Centre provides a range of information on the Nelson and surrounding areas as well as bookings for park campers.
Dining out: Excellent meals are available at both the Nelson Hotel and the Service Station (which also caters for takeaway foods).
Mail - can be posted and collected from the Nelson Post Office at the Kiosk
Internet access/email: Public access is available at the Information Center for a small fee.
Bait: Fresh bait is available at Nelson Boat and Canoe Hire while both this business and the Kiosk and Service station stock arrange of frozen bait.
Fishing licenses are available at the Service Station
Church: The Presbyterian Church holds services twice monthly
The nearest Hospital and Emergency Department is the Mount Gambier Hospital (30 minutes). Portland Hospital is 55 minutes in the oposite direction (East).
Police from Dartmoor attend Nelson and there is a local manned service over Christmas and Easter holidays.
Time: Eastern Standard Time; if traveling to or from South Australia you will need to adjust your watches by 30 minutes.
Border Quarantines issue
Please remember when approaching from Victoria into South Australia that you are not able to bring most fruits and vegetables over the border. If unsure consult the information at the board and disposal bin just west of the border. Some fresh supplies are available at the Kiosk.
Weather - average temperatures & rainfall
Weather conditions are variable as the weather is moderated by proximity to the coast line. This may also mean times of high winds. Summer ranges from mild to very hot so cool clothes are advised with longed sleeved tops for warmth in the mild evenings and also to help ward off the mosquitoes. Winter can be very cold and wet so wet weather clothes and footwear will be required.
Average Winter Temperature 13.7 – 14 degrees celsuis
Average Summer Temperature 21.4- 24.3 degrees celsuis
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