A very Happy New Year to all my readers. I am back after being on road for 8 days. It has been one of the most exciting trips I have ever been to. My husband and I have been planning on this trip since October, so as soon as the holidays began, we hopped into our car and off we went, covering over 2500 kms. The Australian geography is unbelievably beautiful. Winding roads, snaking coastlines, meadows over hills, forests meeting the sea, beautiful animals and birds ... the journey was absolutely refreshing.
Our itinerary : Sydney-> Batemans Bay -> Lakes Entrance-> Melbourne -> 12 Apostles -> Canberra
For the next few weeks I would be writing on each place I visited, but for now, here's a short description of places we stopped by
Day 1: We had photo sessions on Sea Cliff Bridge, Stanwell Park as well, grabbed a bite at Kiama, walked along Wollongong Harbour, stunning view from Mt Pleasant. By the time we reached Ulladulla, we were stuck in blinding rain. But the skies cleared a little as we neared Batemans Bay.
We stayed at Batemans Bay for two nights.
Day 2: River cruise on River Clyde which continued till 2:30 pm. After that we went for a walk along river Clyde and visited beaches in Batehaven
Day 3: Went to Birdland Animal Park and then started towards Lakes Entrance. On the way we stopped by Mogo Village and Narooma
It was about 7:30 pm when we reached Lakes Entrance
Day 4: Went for a run along Lakes Entrance path and spent the morning relaxing, enjoying the view. We started for Melbourne at 11 am. Stopped by Sunday Market in a town called Paynesville.
Spent 2 nights in Melbourne
Day 5: Walked around Melbourne city, markets, Shopping center and had some fun time with friends living there.
Day 6: Started for 12 Apostles quite late as we wanted to watch the sunset as well. We stopped by Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay. Reached 12 Apostles at 7 pm but stayed till sunset. We had booked a hotel in Colac, which was about an hour away.
Day 7: Visited Lake Colac and started for Canberra. The sunset at Canberra was even more mesmerizing. We stayed late to watch the new year fireworks.
Day 8: Visited Parliament House and Dinosaur museum before started back to Sydney.