Koala In The Grass

When I lived in Foster on the South Gippsland Highway, we had regular visits from koalas in the big gum tree right outside my bedroom window … especially during mating season.

They’re not normally very easy to spot when they sit so still and well camouflaged with the trunk of eucalypt trees, but when they start to make noises – they’re unmissable … lol

(To me, koalas sound like some sort of horrific squealing and snorting wild pig). ~ ER

Here is another photo of this lovely young koala sitting in the grass before he used his incredibly powerful claws, to climb the nearest tree. We found this one near Port Franklin.

To find the easiest places to see them in their natural surrounding, you can also go to https://southgippsland.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/seeing-koalas-in-the-bush/

cute Koala near port-franklin


Seeing Koalas In The Bush

One of the goals of our latest road trip through the small country towns in South Gippsland was for my daughter to see a koala in the wild.

We didn’t purposely search for one though, we knew that before long one would just appear as we drove along the road … and it did.

Where To Find Koalas Easily In South Gippsland

Just between Toora and Port Franklin and north east of Foster on the back road running parallel to the South Gippsland Highway is an old track near the cemetery called the “Kodak Koala Walk”. We didn’t even need to get out of the car as this young furry critter was attempting to walk across the fairly quiet road in front of us, to use his incredibly sharp claws to climb this eucalypt tree.

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The Bridge At Pearl Park

At the northern end of Main Street Foster is Pearl Park, which was featured in the ABC TV series Bed Of Roses, and as this picture shows with it’s interesting bridge, water lilies and gently running stream, it’s beautiful as well.

There’s a good selection of accommodation choices when visiting the area, with a local backpackers lodge, quality bed and breakfast retreats, beautiful honeymoon getaways, cheap pub rooms and farm stays.

Foster is a large town conveniently situated close to Wilsons Prom, Yanakie, Walkerville, Waratah Bay, Meeniyan, Port Franklin, Welshpool, Port Welshpool and Inverloch. Find out more on the South Gippsland Website.

Foster-pearl-park bridge

South Gippsland Website Design

Who Builds Websites In South Gippsland?

If you’re looking for someone to build you a website or update an existing one, and you live anywhere in South Gippsland including Foster, Fish Creek, Meeniyan, Koonwarra, Sandy Point, Yanakie, Leongatha, Korumburra, Mirboo North, Welshpool, Yarram, Port Albert, Hedley, Wonthaggi, Agnes, Inverloch, Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower, Port Welshpool and Port Franklin, then I might be able to assist you.

Zoom on over to http://south-gippsland.net and take a look at the quality of my work…and to get a better idea of what a stylish, modern and functional website will cost to construct, phone Elizabeth Richardson on 0459 675251 or use this contact form.

Port Franklin, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful and peaceful Port Franklin

There aren’t many places left on the east coast of Australia that have reasonable real estate prices like those at Port Franklin. This sleepy little fishing village is only minutes drive away from the major rural center of Foster in Victoria and the fishing industry here is active and flourishing.

To find out more, visit http://south-gippsland.com/portfranklin.htm and then tell me if you don’t think it’s one of the best kept secrets too!