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Nice room. Thanks for breakfast.
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... run of the place. Thursday 15 January Walks We undertook a walking tour of Sunbury, a town some 45 minutes by train north of Melbourne. Our walks took us through the town and country including a visit to the Goona Warra vineyard where we managed to purchase 3 bottles even though virtually all they produced was exported to China. We were also able to visit the site of the first cricket game between an England XI and Australia which resulted in the burning of the ...
... down a trail into the rainforest. It looked like something out of Jurassic Park with giant ferns growing everywhere. As we went Jamie talked about the historical geology of the area, and pointed out some of the unique trees and plants that only grow in that rainforest in Australia. There are species of plants that go back to the time before dinosaurs! We paused at a beautiful waterfall, and admired two black and white magpies watching us. Over the canopy of trees you ...
... in doubt she'd choose the hilliest path at every T junction!
Near to our cottage we ventured down to Euroka clearing one morning to see some wild kangaroos only meters away hopping back and forth - mother and child and tried fruitlessly to spot some koalas.
Food highlights: home cooked spaghetti bolognese, choc chip mint, honeycomb and rum & raisin ice-cream in Glenbrook, Bahn Mi in the local Vietnamese bakery
... do it again. Afterwards we left for the Blue Mountains. Many of the guidebooks suggested visiting Wentworth Falls and the Three Sisters, both located in and near Katoomba. The road to Katoomba was full of twist and turns, stopping through small to medium-sized cities. About 20 km outside of Katoomba were the Wentworth Falls. We decided to stop there first. Since we were at such high elevation, we were right in the clouds, and the park was a bit foggy, which ...
... and the countryside looked lush and green.
I stopped frequently as the total travelling time was around 6 hours, which meant I made it into Echuca at around 4.30.
I headed for the Caravan Park, along the edge of the river, ready to spend the last night in the swag.
I was however denied this as the tent sites were particularly boggy after good rain in the previous week. I wasn't too fussed though as they were placed in amongst permanent vans, and they seemed ...