Photos from my vacation in Victoria, Australia, 2014
We went to mainland Australia after four weeks on Tasmania. This time on our own before I headed back home and Maria went to an Aikido camp in Melbourne.
We had two different places in consideration before we choose where to go. Of course I wanted to go to the Great Barrier Reef along Australia’s Gold Coast, but as Maria was heading for Melbourne we choose to stay in Victoria. We opted for Lakes Entrance a small town along the south coast.
Lakes Entrance is a tourist town with a fishing port in Eastern Victoria. THerefore we needed to travel a couple of hours from the airport in Melbourne to get there. From Lakes Entrance we did a few day trips with the longest being to Croajingolong National Park. The other day trips where much closer to Lakes Entrance as we wanted to experience the area. You can’t really do that if you just sit in the car for hours.
It was a couple of interesting days that we had together. We had the pleasure to find the cuddly Koalas at Raymond Island. Our pace was slow and we didn´t force ourselves to do very much else than relax. I often did a little morning photography at the bird feeder where we stayed. It was lovely to see all the colorful birds in the morning. As well as having a chat with the owners that tipped us in particular about Raymond Island.
A short stay
Six days are of course a little short if you want to experience and explore mainland Australia. I would say that you probably need just a month to grasp the different parts of the state of Victoria. And, then you have to consider that Victoria is the smallest state on mainland Australia to get a feeling for how big Australia is. We only saw a small part of the coastal region of Victoria and if I had time I would love to spend much more time exploring other parts of Victoria like Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley, Murray River, the Victorian Alpine Region etc. I also felt that the climate was good for a Scandinavian like myself, but we just might have been fortunate to have 25 degrees for most of our stay.
Please enjoy the gallery from the six days in Victoria.
Lake Kerkini is a good place to learn to know the charismatic Dalmatian Pelican. This colorful bird in breeding plumage is why I chose to go back to the lake over and over. They are real characters and hopefully you might get the opportunity to get to know some of them really closely if you join me there next year.
Kafue National Park 2017
Kafue National Park is one of the biggest protected wildlife areas in Africa. It is a National Park with a great diversity and one I really liked. I would like to explore more of this huge park in the future.
Mana Pools National Park 2017
Mana Pools wildlife greeted us in September 2017. We had many memorable encounters with some of the iconic animals you find inside this lovely National Park in northern Zimbabwe.
The Zambezi River 2017
The Zambezi is one of the finest and least spoiled rivers in the world. The basin has some of Africa's finest national parks, and many valuable species, ecosystems and wilderness areas survive outside these parks as well.