Although we spent less then 24 hours in Wilsons Promontory, which did not really end the way we planned it, this place has captured our hearts. And we will return to this most Southern part of mainland Australia. Why? Continue reading “11 reasons to visit Wilsons Promontory”
Is this a good camping spot?
Arriving in the dark, late last night, it did look like a good spot. The Wilsons Promontory seemed like a great place to wake up in and celebrate my birthday. Continue reading “Is this a good camping spot?”
Bush camping, back to basics
Until now our camping adventurous in Australia have been on campsites with facilities. Time to roughen it up and get ready for the real stuff: bush camping! Continue reading “Bush camping, back to basics”
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”
What’s big, white and furry and found in outback Australia?
These questions are being fired at us from the back of the car. Kai is reading out loud from a book that we got at the library. We are all sitting in the car, as if we are ready to enjoy our summer vacation, but the car is not packed with our camping gear. Instead, we are on our way to Scienceworks for a day trip. Where I normally have no problem finding our next camping location, this time I am struggling a bit. Things are not the way we know them. Continue reading “What’s big, white and furry and found in outback Australia?”
Sydney… or London?
This past week my work has taken me to Sydney instead of Brisbane, for a change. As this was the first time I have been there longer than 8 hours (flying in and out the same day), I had a chance to look around a bit. Continue reading “Sydney… or London?”
Jucy Grande camper: our experience
Is renting a van and driving around Australia as idyllic as it sounds? We are normally hardcore tent people, that is the way we have seen a large part of Europe.
In Australia distances are slightly larger than in Europe (understatement….), so just driving somewhere with the tent in the trunk is all a bit more challenging, if you do not want to be on on the road three to five days in a row. So when we flew to Brisbane, we figured it would be a good opportunity to rent a camper to discover the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland. Continue reading “Jucy Grande camper: our experience”
Wildlife of the Sunshine Coast
We are living in and travelling through a country that has the most deathly animals: venomous snakes, spiders, crocodiles, sharks and jellyfish. How are we doing so far? Here is the result of a one week journey to the Sunshine coast.
Getting acclimatized in Brisbane
With just too much luggage I travelled a day with our kids by car, train, bus, airplane and train to finally arrive in Brisbane on time for dinner. After the coldest Melbourne winter, the temperatures here are very pleasant. We could still walk around in T-shirts, even after the sun went down. Continue reading “Getting acclimatized in Brisbane”
On the road again
As part of my job I am required to travel around quite a bit. The latest place I got to visit was Brisbane. Here are a few impressions. Continue reading “On the road again”