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    • Day 34

      Abenteuer im Regenwald

      November 21, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      nach einer kurvenreichen Fahrt gelangten wir zum fantastischen Otway Regenwald, auch hier können Worte die Natur nicht beschreiben.
      Anschliessend wurden wir für den Zip-Kletterpark "angeschirrt" und wir glitten durch die Baumwipfel. Leider durften wir hier keine Utensilien, wie Handys mitnehmen.Read more

    • Day 13

      Triplet falls

      September 9, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Before we make our way to Melbourne, final destination of our road trip, we took a detour to see the beautiful triplet falls. It's a water fall in the center of a big tropical forest, with giant trees dating back hundreds of years ago.Read more

    • Day 1,403

      Triple Falls

      February 5, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      The next morning we went on another waterfall hike, this time to the beautiful Triple Falls. We followed the path through green rainforest and over slow flowing streams to the first lookout. This one was a little disappointing so we tried to get a better view by following some muddy path down to the riverbed. Not the best decision.
      The second look out made up for it though! Absolutely stunning!

      Am nächsten Morgen machten wir uns auf zu einem weiteren Wasserfall, den Triple Falls. Wieder ging es durch den grünen Regenwald und über kleine Bachläufe hin zum ersten Aussichtspunkt. Weil wir den Wasserfall von hier allerdings nicht richtig sehen konnten, beschlossen wir einen schlammigen Pfad hinunter zum Fluss zu folgen. Nicht die beste Entscheidung und mehr gesehen haben wir da unten auch nicht. Dafür war der zweite Aussichtspunkt umso besser. Wirklich schön!
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    • Day 1,403

      Otway Fly Zipline & Treetop Walk

      February 5, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Is there any better way to experience the rainforest than zipping through it? We don’t think so! That’s why we went on a Zipline tour with Otway Fly. It was a lot of fun and afterwards we also went on the Treetop Walk to have a closer look at these giant trees. A great way to spend a couple of hours in the Otway Nationalpark.

      Gibt es einen besseren Weg den Regenwald zu erleben als hoch oben durch ihn hindurch zu sausen? Wir denken wohl eher nicht! Deswegen haben wir eine Zipline Tour mit Otway Fly gebucht und in unserem Ticket war sogar noch der Treetop Walk inkludiert. Das hat uns die Gelegenheit gegeben uns diese riesigen Bäume noch mal in Ruhe aus der Nähe anzusehen.
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    • Day 22

      Triplet Falls

      March 19, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

      After the Zipline adventure I drove the 15 minutes to the carpark to the Triplet Falls.
      I had to walk down many stairs and was already not looking forward to walk them back again 🙄😅
      As I came to the first viewing platform a girl told me I should follow the little path beside the platform to get down to the river. Should be really beautiful.
      So I did that, but damn it wasn't easy. Super steep and barely anything to hold onto. Was wondering how I am supposed to get up here again.
      The river was really nice but I didn't stay here so long as I wanted someone to be around while I am climbing up, an there were two women that were just starting to climb up again after I came down.
      It was tuff to climb up, but easier then expected, because I could hold onto the roots and that made it much easier.
      But I was exhausted when I finally made up to the platform again.
      From here I went up to two more platforms. Really cool waterfall! I really like it. Luckily it's not a return track, so I could continue and I had the feeling it was not so many stairs up as I walked down in the beginning. Probably it's because it was some flat parts in-between and not just stairs.
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    • Day 10

      Otway Fly Treetop Adventure,

      September 29, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      The day before “the big final” of Australian Rules Football (this year between a Brisbane and a Melbourne team), is a public holiday. I’m not sure why it’s not on the day of the final, but they do things differently down under. Elizabeth wasn’t working today so we were all going on an adventure that Dale had planned out. It was a gloriously warm, sunny day. All 7 of us went in E&D’s Mazda 7 with Elizabeth driving us to our first stop - Otway Fly Treetop Adventure, approx 90 minutes away at Ferguson. The treetop walk is 600m in length and varies in height around 25-35m above ground, but still below the canopy of many of the trees. The native Australian Mountain Ash grows over 100m high. The walk has a steel mesh floor so that you can see through it. Partway around is a 47m high spiral tower that swayed gently. There was also a cantilever section that ran out about 30m to a viewing area. This was only supported by two cables back to a structural mast. I went down to the end with Charlotte who decided it made a great trampoline, bouncing up and down as she jumped. Fortunately, she stopped when I asked her to. As a child I wasn’t frightened of heights but, as I have grown older, I have found that I don’t like them. I have a nagging curiosity about what would happen if I jumped. I’m told that it’s not uncommon. I also have an imagination of all of the events that could lead to whatever I am on collapsing etc. Last time we were in Oz, I cut a walk in the Blue Mountains short, because the path was along a sheer drop of many hundred feet. Yes, there was a wire fence, but that was not sufficient for me. Since then I have endeavoured to overcome my fear “Fear is temporary, regret is permanent” and yes I do regret not continuing along that path in the Blue Mountains. I was proud of myself after completing the treetop walk, but I wonder how far I can push this new-found braveness.

      The kids thought it was time for lunch, but Dale’s plan was a few km drive to Triplet Falls and a walk to see the waterfall.

      The 600-metre-long Otway Fly Tree Top walk is a cleverly designed series of lightweight steel trusses built on steel pylons.
      It is built to provide an elevated walk through the magnificent Myrtle Beech rainforest and Mountain Ash eucalyptus forest.
      Situated on 225 acres of what was previously used for logging and farming. The 47-metre high spiral tower is only half the height of the trees that originally grew here, As a viable alternative to tree harvesting it has paid for itself many times over, as well as providing a wonderful and educating nature experience for visitors from all over the world. Many times the timber value of these forests has already been generated while preserving nature in all its glory.
      The Fly opened in September of 2003. By January 2010 over two million "feet" will have walked over the Otway Fiy.
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    • Day 10

      Triplet Falls

      September 29, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      The kids thought it was time for lunch, but Dale’s plan was few km drive to Triplet Falls and a walk to see the waterfall. The kids were not impressed and even less so when we reached the car park and the sign said that the track would take more than an hour. We set off at a pace to get around as quickly as possible. There were three lookouts on the way. At the first the falls were hardly visible, and not much more was revealed at the second. At the third we could see the triple falls; not hugely spectacular but at least water was flowing. The march back up the hill, with Henry being carried a bit of the way, got us back with a round-trip time of under an hour.Read more

    • Day 60

      Otway Treetop Walk

      April 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

      Heute kamen wir wieder einmal etwas später aus dem 🚙. Die Kinder wollten nicht wie wir... Statt zu schlafen sind sie gestern Abend auf den Betten rumgehüpft. Diese zwei Stunden fehlten nun halt! 😑😴 Und dabei hatten wir abgemacht, dass sie am Morgen auf den Spielplatz dürfen, wenn sie gut ins Bett gehen. Wir sind konsequent! Das Theater könnt ihr euch vorstellen... 🙉

      Das Wetter war ideal für in den eh feuchten Regenwald: Es regnete! Nur schubweise, aber wenn dann so richtig heftig. Der Otway Treetop Walk stand bei uns auf dem Programm. Anscheinend ist das der weltweit höchste Weg durch die Baumkronen und Teil einer zirka einstündigen Wanderung durch den Regenwald.

      Zuerst mussten wir dorthin kommen... Vom Campingplatz in Apollo Bay hat man laut Homepage etwa eine Stunde. Wir folgten dem Navi und dem vom Touri-Büro markierten Weg auf der Karte, als wir am Turtons Track plötzlich vor einer Tafel standen, die uns mitteilte, dass die Strasse "Not suitable for Coaches and Caravans" ist. Umkehren? Nein! Anderer Weg? Die Alternative hätte nochmals eine Stunde gedauert... Wir entschieden uns für Augen zu und durch! 🤫Mit Herzklopfen und stets einem Auge für Stellen wo man wenden könnte fuhren wir weiter. Die Strasse führte durch dichten Regenwald. Wunderschön! 😍 Zum Glück passten wir (wenn auch knapp) unter allen Ästen durch. Nach etwa acht Kilometern warnte eine Tafel vor einbiegenden Lastwagen. Die Strasse wurde ab da breiter und wir konnten durchatmen! 😅

      Die Wanderung und der Treetop Walk waren super schön und definitiv nur für Schwindelfreie geeignet.

      Da es mittlerweile schon später war, als wir im Voraus annahmen, entschieden wir spontan nochmals den selben Campingplatz zu mieten wie am Vorabend - sehr zur Freude von Lian und Janis. Sie bekamen so nochmals eine Chance auf den coolsten Spielplatz ever zu gehen. Dieses Mal nutzten sie sie! 😉
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    • Day 732


      December 30, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Bereits gestern ging es nach dem planschen noch zu einer Wanderung an der Great Ocean Road. Ein sehr schöner Rundwanderweg der zu den Phantom Falls und den Henderson Falls geführt hat. Dazwischen lief man durch The Canyon. Ein sehr gewundener und enger Pfad. Nicht wirklich zum fotografieren geeignet aber dennoch sehr cool.

      Heute ging es dann nochmals zu ein paar Wasserfällen.

      Jeweils über mehr oder weniger kurze Wanderungen ging es zu den Beauchamp Falls, den Hopetoun Falls und den Triplet Falls. Alles drei ganz wundervolle, teils schon fast mystische Wasserfälle.
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    • Day 38

      Otway Fly Treetop Walk

      November 10, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

      Roadtrip von Melbourne nach Adelaide
      6) Otway Fly Treetop Walk

      Diser Walk hat uns leider ein wenig enttäuscht. Für den stolzen Preis von 25$ p.P ist es etwas zu teuer für das was man geboten bekommt.
      Es handelt sich um einen 1,5 KM walk zwischen den Bäumen. Die Baumkronen erreicht man wenn überhaupt nur bei einen Punkt.
      Dennoch haben wir schöne Fotos gemacht.
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