“Yeehaaa!” The busdriver Squatter wakens everybody up with his enthusiastic shout-out. It is 6.45 in the morning and we are still pretty tired. We are about to begin our 3 day journey to Sydney via Wilsons Prom, Mt Kosciuszko, Snowy River … Continue reading →
At 18th of January my alarm woke me up at 6.00 in the morning. It was time for my first real tour with Bunyip Tours! The trip is going to take me to Wilsons Prom, the most southern point of mainland Australia, which is a national park. The bus arrived on time and the group started talking right away. Our driver, Matthew, told us everything about the prom, like the bushfires that have to appear every now and then to make nature grow again. That explained why all the trees were black and burnt (see photo on Flickr). After one hour in the bus we arrived.
First thing I saw was the kangaroos relaxing in an open area. We sneaked up on them and started to make pictures. My first encounter with wild kangaroos and emu’s! We went hiking up to the highest point and I did it all on flipflops, because I didn’t know we had to bring decent shoes. But it’s a really easy track and I absolutely had no problems with it.
When we arrived at the viewpoint, the view was just amazing. White sand beaches and tuorquoise oceans popped up in front of us. We had our lunch at this area and all of us enjoyed the scenery. After lunch we had a little rainforest walk, which was also nice. When we made it down the mountain again, we enjoyed some quality time on Squeaky beach (when you walk on the sand with barefeet it squeaks!) and we could take a swim. I discovered the little balls made of sands by crabs, which gave the beach a special look.
The second beach we stayed at was even nicer than the first one. There were not many tourists and you could really have some time by yourself. The sun even showed herself on this beach so we all got a little tan!
At 17.00 it was time to get to Melbourne, I had a really good time at Wilsons Prom and met a lot of new people!