Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island

​Well. It’s been a while and I still haven’t managed to write any more… This travelling life is tough ;). There are very few days where you just do nothing (we’ve done one so far, about a week ago. It was definitely needed!). So I’ve decided to be more efficient and start writing up stuff when we’re on the bus – we’ve been on a few 14 to 16 hour bus journeys already, but since we go overnight I usually sleep… No more! 🙂
So I’ll start where I left off.

 

Lots of people (and the interwebs) recommended that we do a Great Ocean Road tour while we’re in Melbourne, so we signed up for a day trip on New Year’s Eve. We went all the way to the Twelve Apostles (rock formations in the sea) and then made our way back. The landscape was stunning – very glad we went when we had the chance! Picture upload is really slow but here’s a link to Google Photos if anyone wants to see more!

https://goo.gl/photos/LhuVLoxRMq3ZeCpG6

 


Two days later we went on another tour to Phillip Island to watch the penguin parade – around 9pm each night, groups of little penguins make their way across the beach to their sleeping places in the dunes. Loads of people watch it every night (they’ve built two ranks of seats and you can even get VIP tickets for those with the best view!).

On the way to the penguins we stopped at a sanctuary to see koalas, kanguroos, wallabies, wombats, Tasmanian devils… Again, loads of pictures but slow to upload. See photo dump here 🙂

https://goo.gl/photos/2yeKRtyb1waryPiLA
We also saw another amazing migration of animals a few days later, from the roof terrace of one of Oscar’s friends: thousands of big bats flying from their sleeping park to the Botanical  Garden for dinner.
And in case you haven’t fallen asleep yet (looking at other people’s holiday snaps does that to me sometimes), here are the Melbourne photos: https://goo.gl/photos/qiNcr3F9Qw2ChjWD7

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