Thursday, 31 October 2013

Alpine National Park

Today we began to climb upwards into the Snowy Mountains with a drive through Alpine National Park and onto Kosciuszko National Park. We had great views across the mountains and the Snowy River along the way.

We arrived at camp, got the camp-fire roaring and watched the kangaroos feeding beside us.


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Buchan Caves

We left Wilsons Promontory, passing wild emus on the way and headed to Buchan Caves Reserve. Here we took the 2 cave tours and camped for the night.

In the evening we took the Moon Cave walk around the reserve, looked into the Moon Cave and spotted lots of kangaroos grazing nearby.

The next day we took the Spring Creek Falls track to some waterfalls and mossy glades.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Walking The Prom

Today we took several walking trails around Wilsons Promontory. We walked about 13km in total. First up was the hike across the cliff tops from the camp site to Squeaky Beach, where the sand did in fact squeak! L enjoyed beach combing whilst R made the most of having the beach to himself for some quiet reflection.

We also took the tracks down to Picnic and Whiskey Bays.

In the afternoon we took the Lilly Pilly Gully nature walk to some temperate rainforest.

The kids are pretty worn out after their day hiking.

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Coast Road To Wilsons Promontory

Today we left Melbourne and took the coast road to Wilsons Promontory. We took the scenic route (well it would have been if it wasn't STILL raining!) through Bunurong Marine National Park. Not to be stopped by the weather we pulled on our waterproofs for some beach combing at the Dinosaur Dreaming site. We didn't find any fossils though.

We followed the road onto our 2nd camp site at Wilsons Promontory. We have only been here a few hours but we've already spotted echidnas, kangaroos, emus and wombats. A wombat is trying to get into our fridge as I type!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Shrine Of Remembrance

After our visit to the Botanic gardens we stopped at the nearby Shrine Of Remembrance. Here we saw how the shrine is lit up by a beam of light that falls through the ceiling on 11.11. The children picked some daises and placed them on one of the remembrance plaques. There was a great view across Melbourne from the top of the shrine.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Today we went to Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. The children had a lovely time and the sun was shining at last! Especially popular was the children's garden featuring lots of places to hide, explore and dig.