Sun Smart Boys Going For A Walk

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When I traveled to Victoria a couple months back, I just had to include visiting Wilsons Promontory on my list.

I find the area incredibly captivating, so off for a few short walks I went. Lilly Pilly Gully and the Tidal Overlook track are two fairly easy walks that can be done in a few hours … with a stop at the shop for a pleasant afternoon tea to recharge.

I’m always impressed by the number of people who visit this National Park each year. The eco cabins are often booked out and the camping sites over the peak holiday times need to be booked well in advance. I’ve actually never stayed there … preferring to do day trips instead. I’ve walked every track except the one to the Light House. That’s one I’ll consider with experienced company in the near future.

The picture of these boys was snapped while they were completing their trek around Tidal River, you can see the Bridge in the background. I was impressed to see them well decked out for hiking, with sturdy shoes and sun hats. One had a mobile phone and the other was carrying a bottle of water too.

Such a terrific place to take the family.

Primary School Children

Many of the kids from our local primary and secondary schools walk or ride their bikes each day. These children from Foster Primary School were celebrating a special event called “walk to school day”.

Free bus services run in South Gippsland for families who live 5 kms or more away from their nearest public school … and we have always been incredibly appreciative of these great services made available through local bus lines and funded by the government.

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Storm On The Port Albert Walking Track

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The peaceful town of Port Albert has quite a nice range of enjoyable things to do throughout the year with fishing competitions, festivals and sailing boat trips.

The old port walking track takes in bushland as well as the beach as is just one of the healthy lifestyle activities that can keep the whole family occupied while you’re staying in one of the quiet coastal towns along Victorias shoreline.

Inverloch Jetty

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Inverloch – A truly delightful place to visit, have a bite to eat at one of the boutique-style cafes, (I really like the Tsunami Cafe for their gluten free menu), shop for antiques, home furnishings and clothing, take a drive to the Bunurong Coastal Park, stay at one of the luxury accommodation places or at the RACV Resort, or simply relax on the beach at Anderson Inlet.

Inverloch make a great 2 hour day trip from Melbourne and can be accessed from either the Bass Highway or from the South Gippsland Highway (turn right at Korumburra or Leongatha). Good family environment with a shell museum, boating facilities, excellent fishing spots, safe swimming and have fun exploring the many rock pools.

More Pictures Of Inverloch

Photos Of  Bunurong Coastal and Marine Park

Crimson Rosellas Hoping To Snatch A Tasty Morsel

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Wilsons Promontory National Park on the south-eastern tip of Australia, is a protected, unspoilt wilderness area where a diverse array of native flora and fauna can easily be seen from the many walking tracks, boardwalks, beaches, rivers and mountain tops.

These brightly coloured crimson rosellas sat on my daughters shoulder and even pinched some food from out of her hand while we were eating lunch.

The area is well signed, warning people not to feed the animals as it can cause dependency, illness and menacing behaviours. Parks Victoria (who maintain the national park) have done a terrific job to create an environment where the wildlife can be viewed and photographed, yet remain in their natural habitat.

To see more great photographs or find out more about the walking tracks at Wilsons Promontory National Park, go to http://south-gippsland.com/wilsonsprom-tracks.htm. You might be surprised with what you find!