It was great to meet family, most of whom I had never met. We had a good time together.
|Great Aunt Janet|
|Beth & Kate|
Only a small part of the family but it was great to meet up. Next time we come to Australia we will organise things better and maybe have a proper family party/barbecue!
We stayed for a few days in Melbourne and did some sight-seeing around the city. The trams were great! Loved the Victorian shopping arcades which are very reminiscent of Bath.
|The automata playing on each hour|
|The Victorian arcade|
|Lovely historic tram - and the ride is free!|
Soon it was time to move on towards Sydney for a wedding. We left Melbourne and went up into the Dandenong Hills where the little Puffing Billy railway enchants visitors.
We stopped off at Phillip Island to see the little penguins come ashore, then down on to Wilson's Promontory and on to Bairnsdale where we learned that we should visit Raymond Island and see the Koalas.
|Koala in a tree|
At Eden we visited the Killer Whale museum and saw a number of pelicans in the harbour before heading northwards.
|Pelicans on the lampposts (don't walk underneath!)|
|Pam's Village Stores - Tilba-Tilba|
|Tilba Bakery - Tilba|
|Ray swimming in the harbour|
|Pelican waiting for scraps from the fish cleaning station|
Our next stop was Jervis Bay for some walking and beaches.
|The Pacific Ocean breaking into Jervis Bay between the headland and the island|
|Just miles of sand...|
|Kiama Blow Hole|
|The bridge over the Kangaroo River|
|Little lizard at Fitzroy Falls|
|The Fitzroy Falls|
|The blue of the eucalyptus tree vapour in the distance|
|Judy at the Fitzroy Falls|