For any traveler to Australia, one thing is for sure. You will marvel at all the bird life. From day one in Sydney when we encountered so many Ibis, to the Cockatoos and the laughing Kookaburras. There are so many different birds here, we gave up trying to identify them. Below are a few of the beauties we were able to photograph. Continue reading
Where the Great Ocean Walk ends, at the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road continues. The 12 Apostles (shown below) are a collection of limestone stacks formed by erosion from the extreme weather conditions of the southern ocean.
Caves are first formed, then arches, then the arch collapses, leaving a limestone stack. This place is in all the tourist literature and is one of the most visited spots in Australia. Continue reading
Between Melbourne and Adelaide the highway hugs the coast with some pretty spectacular scenery. It is called The Great Ocean Road. But, few people know that there is also a 100 km (60 mile) walk called appropriately, The Great Ocean Walk. It covers a lot of the coastal landscape that is hidden to those in cars on the road. Normally it is done with permits and overnight backpacking but we had a different plan. Continue reading
We saw a koala bear early on in our trip but, it was at a wildlife park. Whenever on a hike, we have always kept an eye out, especially when in a particular type of eucalyptus grove called the “manna gum”. So, yesterday, while driving on a side road off the Great Ocean Road, toward Cape Otway, Continue reading
Pics taken at a campground near Wombyan caves. Near dusk, about 25 kangaroos out munching grass, some no more than 20 ft from our camper.
Only one would eat from our hand.