Loch Mcness

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  • Day62

    Hyperaktive Koalas

    March 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Zum Glück beschlossen wir dem Yanchep NP nochmals einen Besuch abzustatten, denn diesmal erwischten wir die Koalas viel aktiver. Wahrscheinlich weil es viel kühler war als letztes Mal. Ein Koala kratzte sich sogar am flauschigen Bauch.Read more

  • Day244

    Kangaroos, kookaburras & koalas

    May 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We had a very enjoyable morning still in Yanchep National Park. We really loved it there - would highly recommend it if anyone is visiting Western Australia. We went for walks both before and after breakfast. The eucalyptus was even more fragrant in the still and quiet early morning and the light was lovely. We saw lots of kangaroos again and Solana took her "joey" (aka doll) out in her "pouch" too (see 2nd photo)! We also saw 2 kookaburras, more galahs and parrots, plus "bottlebrush" trees (it is easy to see why they're so-named - see 5th photo). Before we left, we went to see the koalas in the breeding programme again - including one very hungry one who was munching away on the eucalyptus leaves right in front of us. We left Yanchep late morning and drove South to Mandurah, back on the coast. This afternoon was less fun and a lot more expensive... My tooth broke at the weekend and I had to make an emergency dental appointment for today. I now have a temporary filling and our account is $280 lighter (and I will still need more work doing when we get home....). On the plus side, this makes Laura and I more or less even after her speeding fine!Read more

  • Day243

    Pinnacles & Yanchep National Parks

    May 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Before leaving Jurien Bay, Laura snorkelled on the snorkel trail there; the current was too strong for me so Solana and I made another shell picture on the beach instead. On our drive South we were passing the Pinnacles National Park, so we decided to pay a visit again to see it in the sunlight (it was almost sunset when we arrived on the way North) - it was great to see it in sunny splendour and to have time to walk around a bit more. We took the next section of the drive carefully as it was where we were done for speeding on the way up! We passed plenty of roadsigns for wildlife but we didn't see much (alive) along the roads today.

    We enjoyed Yanchep National Park so much on the way up that we decided to pay a visit again on the way back down; this time we are staying overnight in Yanchep Inn, inside the national park. We arrived in time for a picnic lunch, then we did some walking in the park to see what wildlife we could spot this time, including a wetlands walk around the lake called "Loch McNess"! The smell of the eucalyptus as we walked was lovely. We saw plenty of birdlife, including galahs, black cockatoos (see photo), colourful ring-necked parrots, ducks and spoonbills; we also saw a long-necked turtle swimming in the lake. From about 4pm, the kangaroos started to come out - by sunset there were dozens of them feeding on the grass in front of our hotel; we enjoyed watching them with a sundowner beer (Castlemaine XXXX, of course!). After treating ourselves to a meal in the hotel restaurant, we went for a walk in the dark and saw even more kangaroos feeding all around - we had to carefully weave our way through them to get past! It was amazing to see so many of them all in one place.... We leave Yanchep in the morning to continue our journey South. We have also arranged to meet up with our friends James and Lou again in a few days, so we are really looking forward to that.
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  • Day65

    Yanchep Nationalpark

    December 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Man glaubt es kaum, doch dieser Nationalpark war erst der zweite nach den Pinnacles, den wir besucht haben. Nicht sehr spektakulär, doch um den See, um welchen wir eine kleine "Wanderung" machten, war es sehr schön.
    In einem besonderen, abgezäunten Bereich des Nationalparks konnten wir außerdem ein paar Koalas ausfindig machen 🐨
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