Mount Gambier, Australia – Dec 2015


Mount Gambier was a nice change of view for our journey.  We visited a few caves and sinkholes in the area.

The beautiful Umpherston sinkhole.

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Engelbrecht Cave

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Tantanoola Caves – the formations inside the caves are simply spectacular.

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And of course we tried the famous “blue drink”. IMG_1173

Last but not least the breathe taking Blue Lake by day and night.

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We had a good dinner at The Barn.  Reservation is recommended.

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And a good breakfast at Vanilla Bean Cafe.

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Warrnambool, Great Ocean Road, Australia – Dec 2015


We booked a 2-room apartment at Blue Whale Motor Inn & Apartments for our 1-night stay in Warrnambool.  It is just a few minutes drive away from the town centre.  The apartment was spacious and clean.

There are quite a lot of restaurants in town but a number of the popular ones were closed for the holidays.  We had a good meal at Piccolo Restaurant, one of the popular ones based on reviews online.

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Breakfast at a nearby cafe the next morning.

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Great Ocean Road, Australia – Dec 2015


After staying at Macka’s Farm for two nights, we began our scenic drive on Great Ocean Road.  We started from Port Campbell, then Peterborough, Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Portland, Cape Bridgewater. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG_1028

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Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road, Australia – Dec 2015


Port Campbell is a small town west of Twelve Apostles, we came here for our meals during our stay at Macka’s Farm.  There are a number of hostels and motels in the town, and a variety of restaurants.

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Macka’s Farm @ Great Ocean Road, Australia


Our 2-nights stay at Macka’s Farm remains to be my son’s most favourite part of our journey.

We took the in-land route from Melbourne and stopped over in Geelong for grocery to make our own breakfasts.  It was roughly a 3-hr drive.  For dinners, we went to Port Campbell which is just about 10-mins drive from the farm.

Macka’s Farm is a working dairy farm and they also keep a number of other animals in their barns.  There is animal feeding twice a day and in the evening you could also try to milk the cows.

We were lucky to be able to see and feed some baby and newborn animals.

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We stayed at lodge 2.

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Jack – a very friendly dog who always wants to play ball.IMG_0929 There are a few Alpacas in the farm and they have only recently bought the Alpaca baby.IMG_0979
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There were also new born buddies that were so tiny and small.

There must be at least 5 or 6 cats living in the farm, plus there were two litters of kittens when we were there.

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And of course we wouldn’t miss milking time.  It was much easier than I thought, probably because the cows have not been milked for the whole day and they were well fed.

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