We spent a couple of rainy days sightseeing in the state capital of Melbourne
Walking down by the Yarra River
Outside Flinders Street Station
The Royal Exhibition Building
“Cow up a Tree” sculpture near Docklands
Colourful street art at Hosier Lane
We paid a visit to Pin Oak court in the Melbourne suburb of Vermont South, excited to be seeing the set of Ramsay Street where Neighbours is filmed!
Arriving at Pin Oak Court, aka Ramsay Street!
Getting a picture outside ‘the Kennedy’s house’
We took a small detour on the way to Melbourne, and visited Phillip Island – just in time to watch the sun set on Flynn’s Beach.
Admiring the beautiful sunset
Strolling along the beach
We reached the south eastern coastline in April 2014, and passed Ninety Mile Beach, a stretch of golden sand that runs for over 150km. We couldn’t see a single other person for miles!
Spending the day at Ninety Mile Beach, one of the most remote beaches on the south east coast
Gazing out over the miles and miles of sand and sea
Near the start of April, we made our way towards South Coast NSW. From Wollongong we stopped in Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, Merimbula & Eden – before crossing the border into Victoria.
Passing through Wollongong
Hyams Beach at Jervis Bay – holds the Guinness World Record for whitest sand in the world!
Sitting on the world’s whitest sand
Sitting on the rocks at Huskisson
Having breakfast by the Clyde River in Batemans Bay
Surf Beach at Batemans Bay
Enjoying an afternoon at the amazing Bar Beach in Merimbula
Admiring the colourful rocks
Taking a selfie!
Resting on a tree branch, overlooking Bar Beach
Lindsey photographing a small shell
Fun at the rock pools in Eden, last stop before crossing the border!
We spent a day exploring the beautiful and scenic Blue Mountains National Park
Gazing out over the stunning mountains at Wentworth Falls lookout
View of the falls
Finding our way about the Leura Cascades walking trail
Stopping for a picture by the cascades
Capturing the beautiful scenery
The famous Three Sisters at Echo Point
Getting a closer look through the binoculars at Govett’s Leap
We headed south east towards our next destination, stopping at Boonah, Lake Moogerah and Warwick along the way.
Stopping in Boonha for the night
Can you spot the large bat colony in the trees?!
About to get on the road again
Quick stop off at Lake Moogerah for a swim
Waiting to meet a reporter in Warwick for another news article on our travels!
Warwick town centre
St Mary’s Church
We took the opportunity to visit Palm Beach, in the northern suburbs of Sydney – otherwise known as ‘Summer Bay’, used in the filming of popular Aussie soap opera, Home & Away
Taking pictures in front of the Summer Bay Surf Club!
The beach behind us is often used for filming
Admiring the view from Bilgola Beach lookout the following morning
By mid March 2014, we crossed the border back into New South Wales, after spending a few months in Queensland, and began to head back down the east coast again – ready for our next big road trip!