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Zion NP – Short hikes along the north-south scenic drive

We arrived around 10am at the South gate of the Zion NP and drove all the way along the scenic drive to the beginning of the the Riverside Walk. The plan was to get a first impression of the park and then to stop at the small side tracks on the the drive back. The drive was surprisingly short and took about 20 minutes. The Riverside Walk itself is a very easy and short path along the river up to the Narrows, in which you have to wade a bit to get to the part where it is just a

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Great Ocean Road – Western part

Coming from Childers Cove, we joined the Great Ocean Road east towards Peterborough and Port Campbell. There are several viewpoints with short hikes just off the road. The coastline features steep cliffs and there are quite a few Apostles scattered along the shore. Here is the view of the Bay of Islands. Between Peterborough and Port Campbell is the turnoff towards the Grotto, a small inlet that ends just beyond an natural rock arch. Past the main view point lies the Loch Ard Gorge, where the waves are calmed by the long gorge and eventually hit a sheltered sand beach.

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