Paul and Elizabeth's Adventures in Oz

Day 28, Monday, September 23, 2002—

We drove down to the Freycinet National Park this morning and took some bush walks on this wonderful peninsula. The first was a short, easy walk to visit the light house. The second walk was also a short, easy walk along the cliffs above a cove. The third walk was a very steep, very rocky one mile climb to the Wineglass Bay lookout. The views and the scenery along each walk was spectacular!

After lunch at the Freycinet Lodge, we drove a bit further south to the Freycinet Vineyard and sampled some of their wines. Then we made our way back north to Bicheno, where we joined a tour in the evening to see the Fairy Penguins coming ashore. We were able to see the little guys close up — what a treat!

Our hour drive in the dark back to Scamander was an adventure in wildlife avoidance — the 'roos & bandicoots seemed bound & determined to commit suicide on the road. Thankfully, we managed not to hit any!

On the edge...
Overlooking the bay below the lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Above the cove
Paul on the edge above the cove
This 'roo & her joey were hanging around in the car park below the Wineglass Lookout track.
Break time!
Wineglass Bay
View of Wineglass Bay from the lookout
Taking a break on the way to Wineglass Lookout
Fairy Penguins
A Fairy Penguin pair (fuzzy pic — couldn't use flash)