Burrabogie Island

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  • Day18

    Raymond Island

    January 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Tag 18: Am Mittwoch Morgen fuhren wir von Melbourne direkt nach Raymond Island. Die kleine, verschlafene Insel konnte nur mit einer Fähre angefahren werden. Dort angekommen, haben wir uns zu Fuß auf die Suche nach Koalas begeben. Erfolgreich :-)
    Zum ersten Mal haben wir auch einen Ameisenigel von Nahem sichten können.
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  • Day4

    Paynesville and Metung

    September 27, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    We were planning to stay in the area for a few days, so we decided to do some exploring. First off we booked ourselves onto a two and a half hour cruise for Wednesday afternoon and then took off along the Princes Highway. We stopped briefly at the lookout above the township at Kalimna from which there were good views of the whole lake system, including the actual entrance. From there we made our way to Paynesville on the far side of Lake King, taking the turn off south at Bairnsdale.

    So many boats all over the place around this region, and quite an extensive manmade canal system as well with some magnificent homes and frontages. However we didn't see them until we were on the water the following day. We pulled up along the front at Paynesville and had a walk around, deciding on a pie and a coffee from the bakery. We walked a lkttle further around the point but it was really gusty and madeour way back to the carpretty quickly.

    Across from Paynesville is Raymond Island, accessible via a ferry which traverses the short distance constantly through the day. There are apparently a lot of koalas there, but as we had other things to see we didn't go across there.

    Next we made our way back around the Lake to the little village of Metung, another lovely spot on the lake, with seemingly lots of resort style accomodation - quite an up market area compared with Lakes Entrance. More isolated, but with a beautiful board walk to exercise on and a few shops, cafes and a pub in Metung to spend time at. Stopped in one of the cafes for a drink, but with only 2 staff, had to wait a while. There was plenty of interestin stuff to look at inside and I was watching a little robin red breast flying in and out of its nest. We went for a drive around the point and found an interesting story about the early steamships which used to bring passengers up from Melbourne.

    It was about this time that Rae found that his petrol gauge wasn't working, telling him he was short of petrol when he'd only just filled the tank. Not able to do anything about it we made our way back to Lakes Entrance to look for a garage that might have a mechanic to look at it. We thought we were on candid camera as each place we went to, sent us to another then another then another. Finally, someone in Bairnsdale said he could look at it and agreed to do it on Thursday. We could have done without the unexpected trip back there, but we didn't really want to do any long drives without a working petrol gauge.

    Satisfied with this solution, we went back to the front and decided to walk across the footbridge to the beach. It's really quite a shock when the whole of the township has this long, protected waterway, and when you go across to the other side you are on a huge ocean beach. Not many swimming though! Cool and windy.

    We went back for a bit of a rest and then decided on Pinnochios for dinner, full of paintings and dolls of pinnochio, a nice creamy garlic seafood pasta for me, and chicken stuffed with ham and cheese for Rae. All in all, another lovely day!
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  • Day56


    March 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Paynesville is the step off point to Raymond Island. Parking is available not far from the ferry terminal. A short walk and you can board the ferry for a free ride over to the island. When returning after the Koala walk there is a very good fish and chip shop and then a nice coffee around the corner.Read more

  • Day2

    Today was a good day!

    April 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Hello! We had a relaxing morning then lunch at a boat club. So many boat clubs in Paynesville! Then we caught a ferry to Raymond Island. It is a 2 minute ferry ride but there is no bridge so you have to get the ferry. Imagine living on the island! It is an amazing natural place and there are lots of koalas even in people's yards. We rode in a 4 person surry bike to explore the island. Sam was the best pedaller with his strong legs! Ruby learned to steer..Read more

  • Day2

    Jetty, raft and lemonade

    April 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    This morning we discovered the jetty near our apartment. There are so many boats in the canal. It's a different kind of life here. Near our apartment there is also a cool old raft which looks like a broken down caravan you can ride on the water. We tried to imagine living on it. Then we had fancy lemonade drinks on our verandah. We also saw a jet plane (but we think a rocket) heading past the moonRead more

  • Day1

    Peaceful Paynesville.

    April 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    When mum said we were going to Paynesville we thought it was painsville which didn't sound too good for a holiday. There was a LOT of roadwork on the way. We stopped to look at interesting shops and galleries in Yarragon, having lunch at a bakery. Our apartment in Paynesville is so nice and modern and comfortable, right near the water. Everyone here has a boat or yacht. The playground is pretty good and at the waterfront we saw a swan making a nest, and a really cool public toilet! There are not many street lights so the sky is much darker than Melbourne. We had fun walking in our street in pitch dark!Read more

  • Day19

    Raymond island

    November 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Raymond Island – die schöne Welt der Koalas
    Natürlich stehen die Koalas auf der Liste der exotischen Tierwelt Australiens ganz weit oben! Nachdem wir bereits Wombats, Kängurus, Kleinschnabeligel, Kookaburras etc. in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung sehen durften, wollten wir auch unbedingt den Koala in seiner freien Wildbahn sichten. Auf Raymond Island wirst du garantiert fündig!
    Raymond Island befindet sich rund 200 km östlich von Melbourne. Man erreicht die kleine Insel über eine Fähre, die von Paynesville alle 20 Minuten abfährt und nur ein paar Minuten benötigt (die Insel ist nur ca. 200m vom Festland entfernt). Wir empfehlen, das Auto auf dem Festland zu lassen, da man den Trail fußläufig besser erkunden kann.
    Schnell erblickten wir auf der Insel auch schon die ersten Koalas und es wurden immer mehr und mehr! Es ist quasi unmöglich dort keine Koalas zu sehen. Und sie sind einfach nur zum KNUDDELN!
    Fact: Auf der Insel leben circa 500 Einheimische und genauso viele Kängurus und Echidnas, Vögel und Koalas. Die ersten 32 Koalas wurden 1953 auf der Insel freigelassen.
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