This holiday we went to a camping place there was almost nothing except a toilet and undrinkable water so we had to bring drinking water by ourselves. Now what happened to me… Continue reading “My food got stolen by a kookaburra (bird)”
We are on the Great Ocean Road and we are currently surrounded by koala’s! After over six months in Australia it has finally happened. Another one off our bucket list, two actually, as we did not eat one, nor do we intend to.
Staying at Bimbi park, a camp site in the middle of the Otway National Park, has given us close encounters with ‘active’ koala’s. It is great to be able to observe these cute, fluffy and very cuddly looking creatures. They are very curious and very willing to pose for the camera. Even though they do little more than eating leaves, scratching themselves, staring at us and an occasional jump to another branch. Continue reading “Koala encounter”
The following post is written by our 7-year old daughter, who only started speaking English when we moved here six months ago. Can you hear the proud dad talking? 😉
With Christmas over…
Well, OK, technically in Australia it’s still Christmas. You see, Boxing Day fell on a Saturday this year, and since we can’t just lose a public holiday, it gets moved to Monday. Which is today.
Well, with Christmas almost over, it was time to do something else than sit at home, eat good food and play all the new games we got this year. It was time to go for a hike. Continue reading “Out and about”
This long weekend we finally got the chance to be a tourist at home ground. We packed all our stuff and drove three hours to get to the Grampians to go camping and hiking. Continue reading “Hiking in the Grampians”
After having lived in the middle of Melbourne for almost three months now and only hiked in the beautiful, but not remote at all Dandenong Mountains, we were very impressed with the nothingness that we saw on the way to the You Yangs. There was so much space already, so close to the city still. I just can not wait to cross off one of our 38 things to do in Australia-list to experience the outback. Continue reading “Hiking the You Yangs”
As of today our favourite area in the Dandenong Mountains is the area around the Olinda Falls. Hiking the famous 1000 steps was beautiful, but a very crowded route, the hike from the Grants pick-nick ground is nice, but a bit tame. The area around Olinda Falls feels more remote and authentic, which is something that we all prefer. There were hardly any people and the tracks are narrow and adventurous. Continue reading “Hiking Olinda Falls – Dandenong Mountains”
Coming from the Netherlands, where a bike is an integral part of everyday life and where there are more bikes then residents, it is about time that we continue that lifestyle here in Australia. Step one is taken, we bought bicycles. Today we started exploring. Melbourne is a very bicycle friendly city, there are many bike paths, but there are definitely more challenges here…. Continue reading “Cycling the Dutch way in Melbourne”
After a week of all work and no play, combined with all rain and no sun (well, almost), it was time to get out a bit and breathe some fresh air. And since the Dandenong Ranges are so close, we decided to go there again, this time aiming to complete the 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. Continue reading “1000 steps”