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Forest Grove

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  • Day113

    Margaret River (caves...and more food!)

    October 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Faced with more dismal weather on Saturday, we figured it was a great opportunity to check out some of the caves in the region. We headed to Lake Cave on telephone advice to "just rock up for a tour" to find that a group of 12 had just registered and beaten us to it (the pitfalls of school holiday travelling!) so we confirmed a later booking, bought our 3 cave pass and headed 10 minutes back up the road to Mammoth Cave. Mammoth Cave offered a self guided tour using headphones and an audio player which the kids really enjoyed. The tour takes anywhere between 30 min to 1 hour depending on how much time you spend at each "station" and whether you choose to listen to the additional audio content (a bit too academic for most kids, but definitely some interesting information).
    The cave itself was a good introduction for the kids - easily accessible walkways and stairs and well lit stations guided our way through the chambers. Confirmation that the kids had been listening was when they asked "where is the red shawl?" - this stunning formation is only viewed from the top most platform in the cave and because we'd had to weave in and out of other visitors the audio had ended before we arrived at the destination! We headed up the 160+ steps from the cave to the surface and crossed the main road (!!) to the walking tracks back to the car park. Owing to our booked tour at Lake Cave we opted for the shorter route back to the car park, however it would have been nice to do the slightly longer walk to see if we could spot some wildflowers in bloom amongst the giant Karri trees.
    Back at Lake Cave, we joined 30 other people (29 when someone suffering claustrophobia had to make a quick exit as we descended!) and entered the cave via a sunken entrance first discovered by a young girl on horseback in 1901 (it took 30 years to re-find the spot!). The cave itself was much smaller than Mammoth but it was very active (meaning water still dripping through....we later learned this is mostly accountable to human intervention - scientists concerned with dropping water levels in the cave have been harvesting rain water and carefully pumping it through the cave daily) and we saw the amazing "suspended table", held above the water below by some super strong columns!
    Full of awe and newly acquired cave-lingo we headed back to Margaret River and dropped the car at the campsite to make the short walk for a long, late lunch at the local Margaret River Brewery. Owned by 3 local families who had the vision for a spot the locals could walk to, we all enjoyed some (more!) fabulous food and Jen and Roy sampled some of the local beer and wine offerings while the kids wore themselves out on the grass and neighbouring playground.
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  • Day60

    Lake Cave

    November 22, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Heute früh gings erst einmal zur Lake Cave, die einzige Höhle in der Umgebung, die noch Wasser enthält💦 Im Wasser wird die komplette Höhle noch einmal gespiegelt, was ein wunderschöner Anblick ist☺️ Dann machten wir einen kurzen Abstecher nach Cowaramup🐮 Dieser Ort ist sehr bekannt für ihre vielen Kühe und auch in der Stadt selber stehen Plastikkühe herum - im Moment weihnachtlich gestaltet🎅🏼 Dann fuhren wir zu einem Insidertipp, einer kleinen Höhle, die sehr versteckt ist👀 Wir parkten am Straßenrand und mussten uns dann 100m durch Gestrüpp kämpfen bevor wir die Höhle fanden🌿🌵🌾🕸 Es gab dort sogar einen natürlichen Bienenstock!!🐝 Zuletzt sind wir dann zur Prevelly Beach gefahren um dort Essen zu machen und den Sonnenuntergang zu beobachten🌅Read more

  • Day182

    WA - Mammoth Cave

    January 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    In unsere zweite Höhle am heutigen Tag durften wir ohne Guide. Wie schon am Leeuwin Leuchtturm bekamen wir am Eingang ein Audiogerät mit Kopfhörern. So konnten wir auf eigene Faust durch diese riesige Höhle wandern und uns die Geschichte von der Entdeckung bis zur heutigen Zeit bequem auf deutsch anhören.

    Die Mammut Höhle ist leider nicht nach dem Tier benannt, hier wurden aber dennoch Fossilien und Knochen von Urzeittieren gefunden. Den Unterkiefer eines Tasmanischen Tigers könnten wir sogar noch bewundern, alle anderen Nachweise wurden in Museen und Institute gebracht.
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  • Day153

    Wald - Caves Road

    January 6 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Am Sonntag haben wir dann alles zusammen gepackt und sind los gefahren. Unseren ersten Stopp auf unserem Weg nach Walpole hatten wir in einem Wald an der Caves Road. Es war ein traumhaft schöner Wald. Wie in einem Märchenbuch.

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