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  • Day13

    Trentham Falls und die Hippiestadt

    September 10, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Heute Morgen ging es los zu den Trantham Falls, das ist ein kleiner, aber wunderschöner Wasserfall. Auf dem Weg dorthin und noch kurz davor konnte ich es kaum glauben, dass dort ein Wasserfall sein soll, denn alles sah ganz anderst aus, wie man es erwartet. Nach einem kurzen Stopp ging es dann weiter nach Castlemain, die sogenannte Hippiestadt (was man auch echt gesehen hat). Dort leben total andere Menschen wie in Bendigo. Wir waren zum Lunch im Kaffeehaus, einem deutschen Restaurant, das echt super leckeren Kaffee macht. Gegessen habe ich Gulasch mit einem Semmelknödel und es war widererwarten echt super lecker. Zu dem Kaffeehaus gehört noch die eigene Rösterei und nebenan ist auch noch eine Brauerei.Read more

  • Day35

    Auf dem Landweg zurück nach Melbourne

    February 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Heute haben wir eine Wanderung in Halls Gap zum Mount Williams gemacht, die Aussicht war atemberaubend! Anschließend waren wir beim Mc Kenzie Fall (Wasserfall), das ist einer der bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten im Grampians NP.

    Zum Mittag essen gab es Wrap :)

    Nachmittags waren wir auf einem Berg unterwegs um eine Höhle zu finden (haben wir leider nicht gefunden) dieser Aufstieg war sehr anstrengend!

    Danach ging es für uns weiter mach Richtung Melbourne.
    Circa eine Stunde von Melbourne entfernt verbrachten wir unsere letzte Campingnacht in Australien.
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  • Day9

    Daylesford

    July 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    The morning started in Daylesford's local markets. We wandered around for an hour so and tasted the local food even purchasing some goat cheese and a piece of corned beef which is from a local cattle farm.

    We then drove into town to find a place for coffee. We selected a café called Himalayan Café because we thought it was odd, so we asked why and they explained it was because of the meridian for Daylesford south of the equator is the same as the Himalayas north of the equator. We checked and this is not correct. We did enjoy our coffee and cake though.
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    Melissa Wilson

    😂 I liked how you fact checked the cafe 😂

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  • Day9

    Hepburn Springs

    July 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We then drove to Hepburn Springs which is only a short drive from Daylesford. Both towns are from the gold rush times of 1860's. The mineral springs were formed about 5 million years ago by volcanic activity. In 1838 Captain John Hepburn was the first European to settle.

    Hepburn Springs is very pretty, lots of historic houses and some very modern houses. I guess they might be holiday houses for the people with money from Melbourne.

    We visited 2 springs but only one was working. We both had drink from the spring but it was not that special.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Maybe it takes some time for the magic water to work it’s wonders!

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  • Day9

    Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

    July 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Back in the car for another short drive, this time to visit a Lavendar Farm.

    The farm has the original farmhouse which was built in 1860 by a swiss man who came out to Australia for the gold rush. But the gold was almost gone in this region so he purchased 100 acres and built the farm as a dairy.

    In the late 1980's, Carol White and her family restored and re-imagined the old dairy farm and it has become one of Victoria's most important rural properties.

    We also had lunch a very nice pizza and lavender champagne cocktail.
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    Melissa Wilson

    The lavender doesn’t look very purple. Is it not flowering season?

    7/21/19Reply
    We are Living the Dream

    We visited at the wrong time of year

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  • Day9

    Trentham Falls

    July 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    We decided now was time to taste a few wines, so back in the car. First winery was closed. So off to the second, as we drove up you could tell it was a larger concern than the ones we had visited. It was quite a nice looking winery but the wine was dreadful so no purchases today.

    Now it is time to head home via Trentham Falls. The falls apparently are the longest single drop waterfall in victoria, plunging 32m over basalt columns. They were nice but not that impressive.

    When we pulled into our driving space we had 2 friends who were visiting.
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    Melissa Wilson

    You get spoilt when you visit some of the biggest and best waterfalls elsewhere in the world! I like your friends.

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  • Day563

    Creswick, Slaty Creek

    January 19, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Les environs de Ballarat sont magnifiques. Dans une belle forêt, on remonte le cours d'eau à sec pour trouver des trous d'eau pour chercher l'or. On est probablement pas les premiers. On rencontre 2 jeunes femmes qui nous expliquent que c'est leur hobby, elles y passent la plupart de leur week-end.Read more

  • Day7

    On our way to Kyneton

    July 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Our next stop is Kyneton which is about 83km from Ballarat.

    The drive was quite pretty and some of the little townships looked interesting so we will go back to a couple of them next week or so as we tour the area.Read more

    Melissa Wilson

    Looks like good Aussie countryside.

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  • Day1

    Downtown Daylesford

    February 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Fourth stop on a road trip around Victoria.

    We overnighted in Queanbeyan before meeting our friends the Claytons and driving down to Metung - a most picturesque little village on the Gippsland Lakes, via lunch in Mallacoota. Metung, surrounded on three sides by the Gippsland Lakes and with a great waterfront pub, was a perfect start to the trip.

    From Metung we explored the Lakes area, taking in the brewery at Bruthen and some scraggly koalas on Raymond Island.

    Then we left the coast and did the spectacular drive through Omeo up over the range through Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham and back down the roller coaster to Bright - leafy, pleasant and beautifully situated on the Ovens River.

    A single night in Bright and an easy day on the road finally brought us to Daylesford, where we have based ourselves for two days.

    We have explored the very pleasant township, positively flayed ourselves with bric a brac markets, taken in the gardens and the lake and had a great pizza for dinner with live piano music setting the atmosphere.

    Next stop will be Port Fairy, and some jazz.
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