The last few days (24 – 26 November) we discovered more of the landscape and National Parks around Melbourne. Our first stop was Phillip Island, where we went to a small farm and did a Koala walk. In the evening, we arrived at the hostel in Foster, a small town near Wilsons Prom.
On Friday, we drove to the Wilsons Promontory National Park. We hiked the Mt Oberon Walk, went to Squeaky Beach and did the Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk. On top of Mt Oberon the view was amazing, but very windy and cold. Squeaky Beach has pretty soft and white sand. And the Lilly Pilly Gully Walk was most of the time through a forest and especially the 600 m circuit in the rainforest was nice.
List of the walks (According to Jenny’s mobile phone, we walked 17.5 km this day):
- Mt Oberon Walk
- Squeaky Beach
- Lilly Pilly Gully Nature Walk & Lilly Pilly Circuit
On Saturday, we went to Mornington Peninsula – without any plans yet. Therefore, we stopped at a cafe in Flinders to have a coffe and something to eat. One of us asked the waiter for things to do at Mornington Peninsula. After having a delicious lunch, we then went to the Flinders Pier. Walking along the pier and watching some fishermen was very nice. We then stopped at some beautiful beaches along our coastal way to Cape Schank. We then did a walk starting at Cape Schank. This hike ended at Bushrangers Bay, which was a pretty beach for having a rest after the walk. We walked the same way back during the last sunshine hour. The Cape Schank Lighthouse was our last spot and actually we wanted to be there at sunset. However, as can be seen on the picture, dark clouds were coming so we immediately went back to the car and drove back to Melbourne.
This was my last trip with my friends from University/Melbourne. Thank you all for making this 4 months so great! Also a special thanks to Don & Ursula for welcoming Tim and me and caring about us the first weeks in Melbourne! I will miss you all and hope we can see us soon. At the moment, Tim and me are waitung at the airport for our flight to Sydney. Bye for now and I hope I will find a Wifi spot to write about Sydney soon.