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Margaret River

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  • Day348

    Winetour durch Margaret River

    October 4 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    ▪️Unser Morgen startete sehr verregnet, haben schnell das Auto umgeräumt und sind zur Chocolate Factory frühstücken gefahren
    ▪️In der Providore Winerie konnten wir unter anderem leckeren Chocoladen Likör verkosten
    ▪️Anschließend haben wir in der Dairy Company Käse genascht mit lecker Zwiebel Marmelade - Camembert Käse schmeckt mir mittlerweile echt gut :)
    ▪️In der "Vasse Felix Winerie" war es am schönsten - sehr gemütlich, rustikal, industriell eingerichtet mit Couch und Kamin :)
    ▪️Haben die Wein Karte rauf und runter kostenlos verkosten können, während es draußen wie aus Eimern gegossen hat
    ▪️Zum Abschluß verkosteten wir 5 Biersorten und 3 Liköre in "The Grove Distillery" für 25 AU$ - Chai Likör mit Dry Ginger Ale beste :P
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  • Day257

    Erneut auf Jobsuche

    May 23 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nachdem wir uns in Albany noch ein wenig umgesehen haben (Middleton Beach, Boardwalk, Hafen, Cosy Corner) und versucht haben dort einen Job zu bekommen, entschieden wir uns gestern die Reise Richtung Westen fortzusetzten.
    Auf dem Weg Richtung Margaret River schauten wir uns die Elephant Rocks und Greens Pool im Williams Bay National Park und campten dann gestern Abend bei Sid's Gampground. Ziemlich cool dort, denn Sid hat einfach Alles (Küche, Toilette, Dusche etc.) aus alten Sachen selber gebaut. Die Dusche war zum Beispiel aus einem Dach von einem Pickup gebaut und aus einer alten Badewanne hat er eine Bank gemacht. 😊

    Heute morgen machten wir dann einen kurzen Abstecher nach Windy Habour und dem Point d'Entrecasteraux. Dort bestaunten wir The Window, wo man wie der Name schon sagt wie durch ein Fenster auf den Ozean schauen kann. Ziemlich cool und auch sonst war die Rundumsicht nicht schlecht. ☺️
    Der zweite Stop am heutigen Tag war der Beedelup Fall, den man von einer langen schmalen Hängebrücke gut sehen konnte.

    Gegen Nachmittag kamen wir dann hier in Margaret River an und haben uns am Visitorcenter wieder mit Infos über Sehenswürdigkeiten eingedeckt. Da steht morgen auf jeden Fall einiges an. 💪
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  • Day24

    Lake Cave - Augusta - Hamelin Bay

    January 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Nachdem es hier in der Umgebung auf einer Länge von über 100 km zahlreiche unterirdische Höhlen gibt, hab ich mich heute morgen aufgemacht um mir die Lake Cave anzusehen. Von oben war nur ein riesiges Loch mitten im Wald zu erkennen. Von dort ging es über zahlreiche Stufen 65 m unter die Erde 🧐 Unten angekommen waren tausende Stalaktiten und ein unterirdischer See zu bestaunen! Sehr beeindruckend, vor allem wenn man bedenkt, dass es mehr als 60 Jahre dauert damit ein Stalaktit 2,5 cm wächst. Highlight ist der „suspanded table“ eine Formation die fast in der Höhle schwebt.
    Nächster Stopp war das kleine Örtchen Augusta und der Cape Leeuwin Leuchtturm. Hier treffen zwei Ozeane aufeinander daher ist es seeeehr windig 💨 Es gab außerdem eine kleine Audiotour, sodass man viel über die Geschichte und den Ort erfahren hat.
    Anschließend hab ich mich auf zur Hamelin Bay gemacht um noch ein bisschen am Strand zu relaxen.
    Zum Abschluss des Tages gibts noch Wein aus der Margaret River Region.
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  • Day54

    Greens Pool - Cape Leeuwin / 400 km

    May 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Left Denmark early in the morning direction Margeret River. Another long drive first through beautiful forests with tall and thick trees along the street.

    First stop at a beach called Greens pool. Some of the pictures explain where the name comes from. Beautiful small sandy beach behind some massiv wave breaking rocks. Right next to Greens pool are the Elephant rocks which really look like three Elephants standing side by side in the water of the South Ocean.

    Next stop at the so called „Tree top walk“. A 600m long foot bridge which guides up to 40m above ground through the giant trees.

    Before driving into Margaret River I made a small detour to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in the very south west of Western Australia.

    Margeret river is well known for its Wineries. Unfortunately I still had to drive and skipped wine tasting.

    Now staying in town before heading back to Perth tomorrow.
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  • Day23

    Walpole to Margaret River

    January 22, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute ging’s weiter zurück in Richtung Westküste.
    Am Vormittag war ich erst noch in der Bay unterwegs bevor ich zum Circular Pool in der Nähe von Walpole aufgebrochen bin. Da ist mein kleines Auto 🚗 fast an seine Grenzen gestoßen. Plötzlich war die befestigte Straße zu Ende und es ging nur noch auf einer Schotterpiste weiter, die vermutlich nur für Allrad Fahrzeuge ist. Daher musste ich aufpassen um auf der Straße zu bleiben, aber da kein umkehren möglich war bin ich ganz vorsichtig weiter.
    Anschließend bin ich über Pamperton nach Margaret River. Die Strecke kam mir vor als wenn ich 3 Stunden durch einen endlosen Wald mit riesigen Bäumen fahre 😁. Die nach den letzten Wochen ungewohnt grüne Landschaft war sehr schön anzusehen.
    In Margaret River angekommen hab ich noch etwas die Stadt zu Fuß erkundet vor ich mich Abends mit einem Israeli getroffen hab, den ich vor 3 Jahren auf meiner Tour durch die Fijis kennen gelernt hab.
    Er wohnt mittlerweile hier und hat mir Surfers Point gezeigt bevor's zum Abschluss noch in eine tolle Bar in der Stadt ging! Schon krass wie klein die Welt ist 😁
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  • Day112

    Margaret River (sightseeing and food!)

    October 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    The "Cape to Cape" (Naturaliste in the north to Leeuwin in the south) is an amazing region! We only had 3 nights in the Margaret River region and it provided just a small sample of the attractions on offer - stunning beaches and surf breaks, biking and walking trails, beautiful Karri forests, jaw-dropping underground caves and, of course, the amazing food and beverages the district is famous for.
    We stayed at Wharncliffe Mill, a great campsite tucked into the National Park directly behind Margaret River. It had easy access to bike and walking trails (including some serious mountain biking trails we were nowhere near game to consider!), gorgeous forest and was only a short 900m walk through bushland to town. It was slightly overrun by kids but we're assuming that's a school holiday thing!
    We attempted to fit in a broad selection of what was on offer in between some pretty impressive rain showers! On Friday we visited nearby Prevelly and Gnarabup which are the beaches that the "locals" surf at...under cloudy skies they didn't seem very inviting but it was easy to see that the clear water and bombie would be pretty amazing on a good weather day. We headed around to Surfer's Point and watched a small whale frolicking and tail slapping about 500m offshore before checking out where the Margaret River actually meets the sea. From here we headed north and pulled in to Rustico at Hay Shed Hill winery which was highly recommended by the staff at Wharncliffe for its food - it certainly did look appetising...but not particularly suited to those dressed in camping attire (or with children). Despite the head waitress being very accommodating and finding us a table, we decided this one might be in the "next time" list and moved on! Better suited to us was the Margaret River Chocolate Company, just up the road. We walked in to the enormous building and discovered chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! The retail store offers free tastings of their pastilles (small button chocolates) so the (sometimes disgraceful!) school holiday festivities were in full flight. Luckily the cafe offered some "real" food so we convinced the kids to have lunch before buying some souvenir chocolate and getting out of there!
    We stopped briefly at the Margaret River Dairy Company for some delicious cheeses and yoghurt and then drove south to visit Cowaramup - a small town on the main highway whose historical links with the dairy industry compelled some locals to make the most of its name (which actually means place of the Cowara (purple-crowned lorikeet) in Aboriginal) and install life-size fibreglass cows around the town. The kids enjoyed their "rides" on the placid beasts and then were on the hunt to find the calf painted on each of the adult sized bovines. Every cow had to be inspected!
    On the way back to Margaret River we stopped off at the Millers ice cream factory on their farm and had an ice-cream in some weather that did NOT make us think of eating ice cream! Although the kids did declare that "any weather was ice cream weather", they had to admit the drizzle that quickly turned to rain on our way back to camp was not exactly what we'd ordered! Luckily for us, Ivan the wood-fired pizza guy was in residence with his food truck back at the campsite and while we had to miss out on a fire of our own, we happily enjoyed a yummy dinner cooked in his!
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  • Day50

    A Snapshot of Margaret River

    December 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    Outside of Australia, I suspect that the Margaret River area is best known for its wines, although not very many find their way to our shores, which is a shame as they are of high quality. Today we chose to take a tour with a local guide, Hank Durlik and it proved to be a good decision. There is a lot to see in the area and being short of time, it was difficult to know what to prioritise. After an exchange of emails as to our interests, Hank worked that out for us and took us to see things we would never have found on our own. Scenically, it is a beautiful and possibly surprising landscape of great contrast. Agriculture is predominantly livestock, particularly dairy and the local cheeses are very fine. The resulting pasture parkland juxtaposed with the regimented rows of vines create pleasing vistas in all directions. The lifestyle here is laid back and all about the outdoors, especially the coast and it was here we headed to first thing. Hank told us that people rise early and go for a coffee and look at the surf and possibly riding a few waves, before starting their day. He said, if engaging a builder, ask first if he is a surfer and if the answer is yes, either find someone else or be prepared for a long wait. The surf will always come first! Unsurprisingly, Surfer's Point was our first point of call, a strip of coast at the small village of Prevelley. The waves today were not legendary, but there were groups of surfers out there awaiting their chance to ride a 'big one'. This section of beach is world famous and is one of the venues used for the World Surfing Championships in March. All along this coast are the most superb beaches, natural and unspoiled. The surf beaches are graded to allow youngsters to learn the sport and only the best and most experienced graduate to Surfers Point. Geographically, the whole of the Margaret River area is part of the Leeuwenhoek-Naturaliste National Park, and geologically it is limestone overlying granite, which makes for some interesting landforms. There are caves galore, including collapsed sinkholes, one large one called Lake Cave we went to look at. It was a classic example and even more exciting was the Willy Wagtail nest and the parents feeding their young just three feet from the board walk!
    Just south of Margaret River starts the wide band of Kauri forest that extends all the way down to Albany further south. We drove through the most majestic stands of these huge giants. It was like standing in natures cathedral. They are a gum and one of the hardest and third tallest trees in the world. Extensively logged in the 1800s, the trunks are long, straight and true and so much in demand for building then. The off cuts were cut into cobbles and sent to London as ballast in the trading sailing clippers to cobble London streets. Hank was in London in October and tried to find some in the streets with no luck, but did find some in the courtyard in Trinity College, Dublin. Coincidentally, he and his wife came to Norfolk, as his wife's parents hailed from Gorleston, as did Peter's mothers family. Yet another example of a small world! The beach at Gt Yarmouth came as something of a shock to him after Western Australia! We stopped for coffee at the Baronup Forest Cafe. Attached is a Gallery featuring locally made furniture and artifacts made from the Kauri. These pieces are unique and works of art and are shipped all over the world. The gallery is quite something to see.
    The limestone cliffs at Conto were fascinating also the views and the perfectly adapted flora clothing this exacting habitat. The whole area was wiped out by a wildfire 6 years ago and has regenerated in that time. Mother Nature is remarkable. Our final call of the morning was to another coastal venue called Hamlin Bay. This was the most beautiful sheltered limestone Bay. Families were about on the beach, although it was far from crowded. Guys we're bringing in their fishing catch and it was a sunny happy spot. We wandered down onto the beach and I had a paddle in the Indian Ocean. Black shapes appeared in the surf. They were sting or manta rays. I was amazed as these incredible creatures came right up to my feet and allowed me to tickle their back. It will be a memory never to be forgotten for me. We lingered for an hour as the rays came back time and time again.
    I could have stayed all day.

    The vine area is actually really small, 20 square miles if I remember correctly and there are 178 wineries crammed into that small space. As you can probably appreciate most of them are small boutique establishments, producing small amounts of quality wine, which is of course why most of the production stays within Australia. We had a very good lunch of local produce at Olio Bello, the largest olive grove and producer in Australia and tasted not only their vines, but also the olive oil. I resisted the temptation to bring some home, as the thought of a broken olive oil bottle in a suitcase was more than I could stand! We visited two excellent wineries to taste their wares; Cape Grace and Heydon Estate. The reds were of a really good standard and Cape Grace produce a really interesting white blend called SBS (Sauvignon Blanc Semillion). It is gaining ground here and was so interesting that there is a bottle sitting in the fridge now! At Heydon Estates the owner is a dentist, who has a vineyard on the side (as you do). He is a mad keen cricket fan, who names all his wines after cricket terms e.g. The Urn, The Sledge & WG Grace, to name but three! The wines are superb, although far from cheap. He will at the WACA on the 14th.
    We returned to Darby Park Residences in Margaret River town having felt we have had a fabulous snapshot of this marvellous part of Western Australia thanks to Hank, although we are far from done with it, as we move further up the coast tomorrow for a couple of nights. It has been a full and great day.
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  • Day103

    Goodbye Michaela & Western Australia

    October 26, 2018 in Australia

    Vanuit de stromatolites doorgereden naar Kalbarri NP. Hier een aantal hikes gemaakt. Super mooie omgeving, maar ook super warm. Dus uiteindelijk besloten de 6 km hike maar niet te doen en alleen wat korte te doen. Wat ook meetelde was 4 weken in Coral Bay wat 1 lange straat is van 500meter, dus we waren het ook niet echt gewend meer denk ik 😂
    Na Kalbarri NP doorgereden naar Jurien Bay. Op aanraden van vrienden in Coral Bay (en zij hebben echt met alles gezwommen) zouden we daar gaan zwemmen met sea lions. Dit was suoer leuk, ze spelen met je en komen echt naar je toe. Tot zo dichtbij at hun neus tegen mijn vril aanzat :-) vervolgens nog ergens anders gesnorkeld en een octopus gevonden, super cool! Op de weg terug stopte hij bij een buis, daar kruipen de octopussen schijnbaar in, en dat was waar. Dus een octopus vast kunnen houden, super coole beesten. Al met al een erg geslaagde trip :-)

    Vanuit Jurien Bay via de pink lakes, waren echt wel roze, maar dat kun je helaas niet op de foto zien, naar Fremantle gereden. Hier een avondje de kroeg in geweest met Michaela, James (vriend van Coral Bay), Nico (vriend van Michaela van thuis) & Marilyn (vriendin van Karijini). Leuke avond en leuk om iedereen weer even te zien en bij te kletsen.
    De dag erna naar Perth en hier ee avondje gedanst met James, Nico en Lisa ( Duitsr uit Coral Bay). Toen weer even genoeg geld uit gegeven en genoeg gegeten en gedronken dus vertrokken richting Margaret River (Margs). Onderweg gestopt in Dunsborough en Busselton. Beide leuke kleine stadjes, met redelijk centrum. In Margs konden we bij Michaela's au pair family verblijven, suoer relaxt. De eerste avond hadden ze ook voor ons gekookt en hebben we gezellig gedineerd samen. De volgende dag zijn we met Liza (Portugese uit Coral Bay) eerst naar Hamelin beach gereden. Hier zouden vaak hele grote stingrays zitten, vandaag helaas niet. Vervolgens zijn we naar een paar wineries geweest rondom Margs. Dit is een echt wijngedeelte en kun je ze dus ook allemaal gratis proberen :-) ook nog even langs de chocoladefabriek geweest en hier konden we nog meer proeven, chocolade, chocolade liquer en vele andere lekkere dingen. 's Avonds een "echte" date avond gehad, netjes gekleed naar de Italiaan. Zouden nog drankje doen met wat anderen, maar voor hun werd het te laat. Dus een gezellig avond bij de Italiaan gehad. De dag erna terug naar Perth, nog een goede dansavond gehad met z'n 2en en in Kingspark gelegen en toen moest er toch echt afscheid genomen worden. Al met al een top 3 maanden roadtrip zonder ruzies of discussies, terwijl je 24-7 op elkaars lip zit. Met deze reis krijg ik bijna hoop dat ik het vol kan houden in een relatie als ik maar de juiste persoon tref 😂😂😂
    Het afscheid nemen was dan ook erg lastig, maar misschien komt ze in Peru met mij reizen en anders kom ik haar wel weer ergens tegen in de wereld..

    3 maanden rondtrip heeft ons een leuk lijstje van favoriete zinnetjes gegeven:
    - I'm hungry
    - What are we gonna cook tonight?
    - I'm so full
    - Do you need something from the supermarket?
    - I need to pee
    - We are just going for one beer
    - Where is the car key?
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  • Day136

    Magical Mystery Tour Tag 9

    February 19, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Der vorletzte Tag unserer gemeinsamen Reise an der Südküste Australiens führte uns in eine Schokoladefabrik, zu einem Winzer, einer Käsemanufaktur, einer Brauerei und zu einer Kaffeeverkostung. Alle Dinge wofür die Region rund um den Margaret River in Australien bekannt ist. Annelies brachte uns ebenfalls noch zu einem ihrer Geheimtipps. Nämlich an einen kleinen Strand an welchem Rochen nur darauf warten von uns mit frischen Fischen gefüttert zu werden.Read more

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Margaret River, MQZ, Маргарет, 玛格丽特河

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