Heritage towns, beautiful beaches, whales, lighthouses and wineries - not much to dislike about the coastal route between New South Wales and Victoria. We set out with just 3.5 days for the trip, first checking off the Kiama light house / blowhole, the cute town of Berry with lovely old storefronts, and Kangaroo Valley including Fitzroy Falls at sunset. The twisty roads in and around Kangaroo Valley made for amazing views.
Day two started off with a whale watching cruise around Jervis Bay - which has some of the whitest sand in the world. The whales pass through this stretch of coastline en route to Antarctica each year, and we were lucky enough to see meet many curious and playful humpback whales off of Beecroft Penninsula. Carrying on through national parks and cute heritage towns, we stopped at Pebbly Beach - known well for wild kangaroos. We didn't catch a look at them unfortunately, but the beautiful, tall trees and parrots in the area made the beach memorable. Merimbula was a quiet stop during off season, but we did find some kangaroos grazing around there.
With lots of driving to do on day 3, we just made quick stops at the Eden Killer Whale Museum, and a winery in Victoria. Victoria got very windy and we even had to clear a fallen tree on the path to the winery. We'd been the only visitors over a few days, so things are very quiet before summer I guess. We stayed the night in a great Air Bnb find in Gyppsland - a renovated trailer with BBQ and bonfire. Alpacas were in the field next to us, and the view over rolling hills was very nice. We really enjoyed other than a massive huntsman spider in the 'long drop'.
Now, off to Melbourne - we're missing the city life!