Over the past week we have been camping at Depot Beach in Murramarang National Park near Batemans Bay.
The forecast was for 7 days of heavy rain and thunderstorms! Luckily we had only 1 really rainy day. Our activities included bush walking, beach combing, looking for fossils, geology, gold panning, museums, golf, and swimming. We spotted plenty of wildlife including kangaroos, snakes, sea eagles, fish, crabs, octopus, and hundreds (and I do mean hundreds!) of disgusting leeches.
|WWII Lookout post|
We made a visit to Mogo Gold Rush Colony where we found out all about the gold rushes and how people lived and worked. We even panned for real gold.
We saw the rock crusher in operation.
|At the Inn - 5 people would share this sack bed|
Next up was Batemans Bay Old Courthouse Museum. The museum was pretty interesting. Each room had a different theme such as home, war, school, farming etc.
Later we took a rainforest walk and soon wished we hadn't as we became covered in hundreds of gross leeches!
At the botanic gardens the children chatted with the volunteers and examined objects on the nature table. We managed to spot no less than three red belly black snakes on our walk around the gardens.
|Octopus on Depot Beach|
|Blue Tongue Lizard|