Hopkins River, Warrnambool.

This is one of my favourite spots on the river for thinking, writing, or enjoying a cup of coffee before work.
I took these photos on a sunny morning in June.

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A good morning for reflection!
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The cutest little boat!
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Pelicans often enjoy the protection of this quiet stretch of the river.
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Prime Ministers Walk, Ballarat.

The Prime Ministers Walk features busts of all of Australia’s past Prime Ministers in a beautiful garden setting within Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens.

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In the interests of fairness, only one from each ‘side’ of politics is included here.

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Otway Fly

I love places that challenge the popular stereotypes that many people hold about Australia – the beach, the desert, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and Uluru.

Weeaproinah is one of the wettest places in the state of Victoria. Although it’s very close to the coast, this locality at the end of the Otway Ranges boasts magnificent mountain ash rainforest that contrasts lush green foliage with tall, straight tree trunks. Birds and wildlife abound.

The Otway Fly is a treetop walk and/or zipline adventure through the forest, taking advantage of different levels and heights, and allowing visitors to experience different aspects of the Australian bush.

 

 

Mt Elephant, Derinallum.

Mt Elephant rises from the virtually flat terrain near Derinallum in Victoria. Its name is derived from its resemblance to the profile of a resting elephant. It’s a familiar landmark to anyone driving through the countryside between Camperdown and Lismore in the Western District of Victoria.

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Mt Elephant as seen from the Camperdown-Lismore Road.
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A closer view, from the Camperdown-Derinallum Road.

Images of Australia by an Australian country chick. All photographs copyrighted by author of this blog.