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Great Ocean Walk Winter 2010

Winter this year has proven to be the wettest for over 10 years. We visited Rainbow Falls just after the rain to see it in all its glory. Rainbow Falls flow from a spring in the Cliff form a beautiful … Continue reading

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Platypus sightings Spring 2009

The Platypus have been quite active this Spring with sightings on all tours. The sightings can be difficult through October but this did not prove to be the case this year This time of year they are still active as … Continue reading

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Platypus Sightings Spring 2008

The Platypus are very active feeding until late winter, before breeding. 1 month after breeding the females lay up to 3 eggs in their nesting burrow and incubate them for up to 2 weeks. At this stage the sightings can … Continue reading

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Forrest mountain bike trails winter 09

The trails around Forrest have been in reasonably good condition. Recent rain has had its effect and the trails to the south of Forrest have become difficult to ride with the mud. Currently trails 3, 6 and 8 are closed. … Continue reading

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Platypus sightings Winter 2009

Winter has again proven to be a great time to see the Platypus. Dawn and dusk tours have been very successful with sometimes 3 or 4 Platypus feeding at the same time. It has been found that the Platypus can … Continue reading

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Platypus sightings May 09

The Platypus have been very busy feeding lately. They have been seen at all times of day and are very easy to see. We have had some close encounters at 5- 10 meters away. If we have been very quiet … Continue reading

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Wild weekend along the Great Ocean Walk

The weather in mid May is quite unpredictable and the weekend of 16, 17 May was wild. With unrelenting winds and a huge roaring ocean the walk was challenging but rewarding. It is fantastic to get these conditions as it … Continue reading

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Fantastic sights on the Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk is full of surprises. Around every corner lies treasure. We always see koalas around Parker River and Kangaroos at the Cape and often see Eagles, Echidnas and Snakes but this time it was far more amazing. … Continue reading

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Mountain bike trails

The Mountain bike trails are in great condition now we have had some rain. The cooler weather means you can ride longer and there are a few less snakes around. The trails have been designed by Glen Jacobs with the … Continue reading

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Apollo Bay Tours

Our Platypus Package from Apollo Bay is a 6-7hr guided tour to see Platypus in the wild. You are transported from your accommodation to Lake Elizabeth for our Platypus tour and then off to a local waterfall followed by breakfast. … Continue reading

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