Victoria Melbourne Aquarium Botanical Gardens Puffing Billy Phillip Island Great Ocean Walk Day 1 - Koala day Day 2 - shoreline sights Day 3 - up and down Day 4 - to the Apostels Day 5 - finishing up Wilsons Prom Short walk Daywalk Overnight hike The burned gum trees Tree fern jungle Sealers cove over the ridge at the camp ground Tasmania
General Marsupials Birds More animals Trees
A plan for something bigger: From Telegraph saddle my guide Lou and I would go through a burned-down area of gum trees into the tree fern jungle to Sealers cove. There, we should have a rest and go on to Refuge cove to stay there for the night. We would then go on southwards to a lighthouse and back via Telegraph track. Only the two of us.
In fact, where ever I went in Australia nobody needs a guide only to prevent getting lost - one cannot. At least not where I've been. But coming from the different corner of the planet, it's much more rewarding to get explanations for the things you see. And - at least for such long walks - it's good not to need to carry all your stuff. Tour providers have their tricks to make the thing really convenient...
I liked the idea to do so and the sites we've seen were great. So in the evening when sitting in the tent I felt seeing these places again next day from a different side and with different sun direction was much more tempting than doing telegraph track again. So I asked Lou for her opinion, if there was any problem simply to go back to where we came from. There wasn't and so I haven't seen the lighthouse, but really enjoyed the walk at full length.