Great Ocean Road - Koala Hunting Day 2February 25, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C
Today the sun shines, but we will not be returning to the coast house so need to make sure the house is clean and pack Bertha.
Cape Otway is surrounded by the Otway National Park and the park is a forest of eucalyptus. We were assured that we would see Koalas. Seeing them would not be sufficient as we’d seen them yesterday, we needed to see one that wasn’t 100m in the air and only showing its bum.
As we turned off the GOR onto the road leading to the Cape Otway and the lighthouse, we remembered how the people we’d seen driving through the forest yesterday, probably hadn’t seen any koalas, would we be able to find somewhere to stop to get out and have a look around?
We needn’t have worried as we came across several vehicles on the side of the road and people pointing cameras almost horizontally into the trees. We pulled over, walked back to find a koala on a branch about 10m into the forest and maybe 5m off the ground. What’s more, it was awake and moving!
We stayed and took loads of photos and just watched it change its position and scratch itself.
When we drove back along the road nearly 4 hours later, she was still on the same branch.
Having found our ideal photo op’ it was sad to come across a dead koala on the side of the road as we drove out of the forest.😞Read more