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Raymond Island

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  • Day56

    Paynesville

    March 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Paynesville is the step off point to Raymond Island. Parking is available not far from the ferry terminal. A short walk and you can board the ferry for a free ride over to the island. When returning after the Koala walk there is a very good fish and chip shop and then a nice coffee around the corner.Read more

  • Day2

    Today was a good day!

    April 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Hello! We had a relaxing morning then lunch at a boat club. So many boat clubs in Paynesville! Then we caught a ferry to Raymond Island. It is a 2 minute ferry ride but there is no bridge so you have to get the ferry. Imagine living on the island! It is an amazing natural place and there are lots of koalas even in people's yards. We rode in a 4 person surry bike to explore the island. Sam was the best pedaller with his strong legs! Ruby learned to steer..Read more

  • Day2

    Jetty, raft and lemonade

    April 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    This morning we discovered the jetty near our apartment. There are so many boats in the canal. It's a different kind of life here. Near our apartment there is also a cool old raft which looks like a broken down caravan you can ride on the water. We tried to imagine living on it. Then we had fancy lemonade drinks on our verandah. We also saw a jet plane (but we think a rocket) heading past the moonRead more

  • Day1

    Peaceful Paynesville.

    April 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    When mum said we were going to Paynesville we thought it was painsville which didn't sound too good for a holiday. There was a LOT of roadwork on the way. We stopped to look at interesting shops and galleries in Yarragon, having lunch at a bakery. Our apartment in Paynesville is so nice and modern and comfortable, right near the water. Everyone here has a boat or yacht. The playground is pretty good and at the waterfront we saw a swan making a nest, and a really cool public toilet! There are not many street lights so the sky is much darker than Melbourne. We had fun walking in our street in pitch dark!Read more

  • Day19

    Raymond island

    November 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Raymond Island – die schöne Welt der Koalas
    Natürlich stehen die Koalas auf der Liste der exotischen Tierwelt Australiens ganz weit oben! Nachdem wir bereits Wombats, Kängurus, Kleinschnabeligel, Kookaburras etc. in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung sehen durften, wollten wir auch unbedingt den Koala in seiner freien Wildbahn sichten. Auf Raymond Island wirst du garantiert fündig!
    Raymond Island befindet sich rund 200 km östlich von Melbourne. Man erreicht die kleine Insel über eine Fähre, die von Paynesville alle 20 Minuten abfährt und nur ein paar Minuten benötigt (die Insel ist nur ca. 200m vom Festland entfernt). Wir empfehlen, das Auto auf dem Festland zu lassen, da man den Trail fußläufig besser erkunden kann.
    Schnell erblickten wir auf der Insel auch schon die ersten Koalas und es wurden immer mehr und mehr! Es ist quasi unmöglich dort keine Koalas zu sehen. Und sie sind einfach nur zum KNUDDELN!
    Fact: Auf der Insel leben circa 500 Einheimische und genauso viele Kängurus und Echidnas, Vögel und Koalas. Die ersten 32 Koalas wurden 1953 auf der Insel freigelassen.
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