The last few days have been quiet ones. A day or two to rest and recover from the tour. Today, we head out to have a look around Melbourne's tourist sites, and the only one we bothered to visit, came from down the road: Captain Cooks Cottage, originally from Great Ayton. I can't say it impressed me, but I did have to smile that another one of Australia's great tourist pulls came from some other country!
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We start the morning early, (Not as early as some, as we slept in) and head to Wilson's Promontory. Naturally, it starts raining as soon as we get there, but we power on regardless. On the way in we spot some kangaroos for a few happy snaps, and continue on to the the far southern corner, from where we get out and walk to mainland Australia's most southerly point. There isn't much to see, as it's cloudy and rainy, and still, we did it. Unfortunately, there ...
And today, we climb up the Austrlia's highest mountain. Mt Kosciuszko. As it's also a ski run, we get a chair lift most of the way to the top, before we start to hike. Unfortunately, the weather is pretty awful, so we only make it as far as the top lookout, before having to head back down again. We then begin moving south towards Victoria, but make a pit stop to snap some wild Koalas hanging around the trees. Lakes Entrance - not a lot. Nice beach called...
A crazy fun day. Due to the screw up by STA travel, we only have 24 hrs to travel the Great Ocean Road. I'm told it should take at least a couple of days to see everything. But hey-ho: let's go. We fly from Adelaide to Melbourne to pick up a car. Thankfully, Avis bumped the car hire us two categories, from a Noddy Car, to a nice 2l Lancer with cruise control. Necessary in a country where the police are stric, and the speed limits can be painfully ...