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Day 29-31 To and over the Snowy Mountains

4th December Wednesday Todays heading is direction the Yarra Valley to the place Warburton. This is the overnight place, but I wanted to see some off the Yarra river and its environment. As seems the gods are not with us, the hole day was raining. And the clouds where low, so to see al lot, that wasn’t. The drive was over some places with nice names as; Leongatha, Koo Wee Rup and Pakenham. 5th December Thursday. Today was also starter with tinny rain [ ... ]

Day 27-28 Wilsons prom. NP.

Monday, 2sec December Todays heading is Wilsons Promontory NP. It is an Hugh park in the south east of Melbourne. You can reach over the Bads Highway till Inverloch then you have to go over smaller roads to the park. At least you have to drive over the c444 till the entrance of the park. You have now 25 km to drive to Tidal area, the is the only normal camping in the park. They have over 250 places where [ ... ]

Day 24-26 Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road. Friday, 29th November. The day start is early, we have to do the Great Ocean Road (GOR) This road is long from Torquay till Allansford (~235km) with a lot of curves. We did yesterday a small part from Allansford to Port Campbell. Today is first stop, Loch ard Gorge there are three lookout points to visits. And each has it own story whats happens in the past. The mean is the sea, rock, ships and people. People as they [ ... ]

Day 19-23 To Grampiens

Kangaroo Island to Meningie. Sunday, 24th November. After breakfast, we have to catch the ferry form 10:30 hour back to main land. We had to wait before we can drive the camper on the ferry, we where one of the last. At Cape Jervis we came a bit late on shore, an ruf sea. We drive along the coast in the direction of Adelaide. We like to stop for lunch and fuel at Mypohga. But the gasstation was closed, we get now a [ ... ]

Day15-18 Kangaroo Island

Day15; Camper + transfer to cape jervis. Wednesday 20 th November. At 09:00 hour we where pickup our claimed camper at Apollo. After the paperwork and the instructions how our camper works where you can find what and so on. The first stop is a “big” supermarket. We have to buy a lot of this for the first days and later on. That where 2 cars full of food and some non food items. We have a look ahead for at least [ ... ]

Day 8-13 Rock 2 Water Safari

Day 8 -13 Rock 2 Water Safari 13 th November till 18 th November (6 days, 5 nights). This day was also a early wake up, but not so as yesterday. We were picked-up at 06:30 hour in front off our hotel. It was a small bus for 21 passengers and a driver (tour-guide). As all passengers where picked up, we where get last shopping before we leave Alice Spring. The first part off the trip was the drive to Erldunda to make a turn [ ... ]

Day-7 Hot Air Ballooning and Alice Springs Atractions

Day-7 Hot Air Ballooning 12 th. November. An early stand-up today, we have got a balloon flight today. We will picked-up at 03:45 by the balloon guys. The have taken us to the airfield were they to a wind speed and direction test wit a small balloon with a red light in it. This is needed to find the right place place for the take off. We drive to the take off place, somewhere in the dessert, where the do a last [ ... ]

Day-6 To Allice-Springs.

Monday, 11th of November. Today a early wake up, we have to go the Melbourne airport for the flight to Alice Springs. It was getting up at 05:30 to get the shuttle transfer bus at 06:30. That one was a little late. But we when’t on time at the airport.   On the airport we can go directly to the baggage drop of point, there we printed our luggage tags and put them on the band. As we have our boarding pass yesterday [ ... ]

Day-5 Melbourne

Day-5 Melboure Sunday 10th of november. Our last day in Melbourne. Tomorrow early in the morning we going to Alice Spings. It’s a day to do all confirm our next topics for next day’s. This mean, Taxi to airport, printing boarding pas for flight to Alice spring, Taxi to hotel. The first calls do get wrong, number not in use. Luky for us we have Internet on Computer/Tablet. Single connection pass through my sons laptop (hotspot). Finding another telefoon number whats worked. For the trips on Theusday [ ... ]

Day-4 Melbourne

Day-4 Melbourne. Saturday 9th of November. This is our second day in Melbourne. After the breakfast we take the City Circle Train again to go to opposite place as we are now. We go to the Parliament Gardens and St. Paticks Cathedral. After visiting them we walk back to center of Melbourne trough China Town. They said in the city circle train that this is the largest communities outside china of Chinese people. From china town we walked to Bourke street. There are some ferry big [ ... ]