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Celebrity Tree Park

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  • Day52

    Kununurra

    August 7, 2017 in Australia

    Kununurra turned out to be a surprisingly picturesque spot, particularly seeing as we managed to secure a fabulous camp site right on Lily Creek Lagoon. We had a great patch of shady grass to sit and relax, watch the abundant bird life and check out the local freshwater crocodile who enjoyed sunning himself on the bank a few sites up from us each afternoon. Another amazing sunset (and moonrise) spot, we were fascinated by the flying foxes who flew out at dusk each evening in a long line - all 1.5million+ of them!
    The kids got a taste of "real outback" when they headed to the camp draft and checked out some impressive locals in action. They certainly stood out from the crowd in their crocs and sun hats!
    We were keen to show the kids some zebra rock (mined just out of Kununurra and only found in this one location) which, as its name suggests, is striped like a zebra but usually in brown hues. We headed a few kilometres out of town to the Zebra Rock Gallery, and hanks to a tip off from our neighbour, we packed a bread roll...
    The gallery displayed some beautiful finished pieces of sculpted rock and a video explaining the process from mine to finished piece. After checking out lovely things we couldn't afford, we headed outside to say hello to the talking cockatoos ("hello" was all we could get out of them!) and see the workshop. The workshop had lots of pieces of rock in an unfinished state so we bought a bag of mixed pieces to take home and the kids each chose a small cylindrical shaped piece - the lovely volunteer working on polishing a large piece of rock gave the whole lot to us for the bargain price of $30. We headed down to the lake and the fun really started - fish galore! The bread roll was quickly broken into 3 and the feeding frenzy began! Hundreds of catfish swirled around in the water chasing the bread as the kids threw it in, very entertaining for fish and humans alike! We spotted an enormous catfish we immediately labelled as the "grandpa", and then when the bread ran out other fish began to appear, including Archer fish who spat water at us! It was a pretty spot with a view of Kununurra's "Elephant Rock" in the afternoon sun and the kids would have happily stayed until dark - luckily it shut at 4pm so we could convince them we had to leave.
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  • Day61

    Kununurra (round 2!)

    August 16, 2017 in Australia

    A second visit to Kununurra meant we could revisit some favourite spots and cross off a few "next time" spots leftover from our first visit! We dropped the caravan off at Metaland first thing Wednesday and headed back to the Zebra Rock Gallery for some more fish feeding. The kids enjoyed another session with the huge catfish but there was no sign of the "grandpa" we'd seen last time. Owing to the morning sun, we could see the fish a lot better but it was also quite hot in the sun so we retreated to the shade of the frangipani trees where Roy and Finn enjoyed mango smoothies (including Meg and Marley's which they didn't finish). There was a unanimous vote to stop at the banana farm on our way back so we bought 2kg this time around!
    We got a call just after 11 to say the caravan was ready to pick up. We were quite pleasantly surprised to find we only needed the one bolt replaced and it was only $120! We headed back to the caravan park and set up again and discovered Rhonda & Geoff who we'd camped next to on our first visit were next to us again (only difference was they hadn't left in the time we'd been out and back - Rhonda was very taken with the Lagoon view). The kids were very pleased with this turn of events and promptly moved their chairs in next door! It's pretty easy to see why they'd stayed so long - the view across the Lagoon is pretty special any time of day, but particularly so every afternoon at sunset. We joined our neighbours for drinks on the grass and soaked up the scenery.
    We had to reevaluate our travel plans to ensure we would still be in Broome in time for our rendezvous with Grandma and Grandpa so unfortunately a second attempt at the Gibb just didn't seem wise. Instead we made the call to stay a couple of extra days and check out a few more of the local sights and the head down the highway later in the week. We rode our bikes up to the picnic spot at the Diversion Dam (and endured another hot-Meg-meltdown on the return trip....it was 36 degrees in the shade!), checked out Molly Springs (and had the swimming hole to ourselves!) and visited the amazing Kangaroo Haven....but that needs a whole footprint of its own!
    Roy and the kids enjoyed a 1 hour paddle on the Lagoon (even if it did require a pre and post swim to cope with the 35 degree temperatures!) and the kids enjoyed listening to local entertainer, Steve Case, for the second time around...Jen not quite as excited about listening to his repertoire again...lucky the view was great!
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  • Day193

    kununurra

    August 20, 2016 in Australia

    Mir hend widermal oisi Ässensvorrät chönne uffülle, und das mer die nid grad wider ufbruuched machemer zabig e Sunneuntergangs-barbecue-schiffsfahrt :)

    S Highlight vom Tag: mir hend chönne es Wallabie-babie (e chlini Känguruart) hebä und und es ganz chlises Rots Riesekänguru streichle :D

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    We filled up our food stock, and so we don't use Food, we booked a sunset barbecue boat cruise :)

    But the best Thing of the Day: We hold a baby wallabie and pet a baby red kangaroo :D
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  • Day30

    Arriving in Kunanurra

    July 7 in Australia

    We have just arrived in Kunanurra today. We have crossed the border again to get here. I am really looking forward to seeing my friends again, back in Perth. In Kunanurra hundreds and thousands of bats 🦇 fly over you, and are two crocs, one is named Scarface and the other is named Ruby or something.

  • Day22

    In Western Australia...

    September 19, 2016 in Australia

    ..., genauer gesagt in Kununurra:
    Nach vielen Kilometern, einer lebensmüden Kuh auf der Straße und der erfolgreichen Obst- und Gemüsekontrolle am Hygiene Checkpoint der Westaustralier (wir haben heute noch 4 Äpfel gegessen) sind wir am Lakeside Resort angekommen.

    Am Dienstag Morgen besuchten wir noch Kangaroo Haven. Wie der Name schon sagt: hier geht's den Beuteltieren gut. V.a. Jungtiere deren Mütter überfahren wurden werden hier hochgepeppelt.
    Das wollten wir auch versuchen und durften mithelfen.
    Es war einfach schön! Ein super (Geburtstags-) Erlebnis! Das bleibt im Gedächtnis...
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