Tag: platypus

Platypus scouting at Lake Elizabeth

The last stop on our road trip from the Grampians (Gariwerd) to the Great Ocean Road was a very special one. Since the failed platypus scouting in Gippsland, we still had some unfinished business and several travelers along the way told us, that the chances to spot a platypus (or two) would be at least realistic at Lake Elizabeth. The lake itself is fairly new – after heavy rain in 1952, a landslide blocked the East Barwon River and when the surprised folks living nearby went to discover why the water stopped flowing, they found a brand new lake. For

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Gippsland roadtrip: Tarra Bulga and Mt Baw Baw NP

Here is the first part of our spontaneous road trip through the Gippsland Hinterland — a story of greedy possums, failed platypus spotting, and ferns in abundance. After we shortened our overnight hike at Wilsons Promontory, we had a couple of spare days and decided to keep on driving inland to the heart of Gippsland. Our first stop was the Tarra Bulga NP, a rather small park that is known for its beautiful rainforest. There are several walks in the park leading to giant mountain ash trees, prehistoric myrtle beeches, and uncountable ferns everywhere. We camped right before the park at the

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