Shielded from the rough coastal climate by the mountains, Lake Tekapo enjoys what I call the loveliest weather in New Zealand. In fact, Lake Tekapo is among the six sunniest places in New Zealand, combine that with the mean annual wind speed of just 7km/h and you get that perfect weather formula.
Originally built as a temporary set for an Australian blockbuster movie “The Man from Snowy River” in 1981, Craig’s Hut is now a very popular tourist attraction. Located not far from the Mount Stirling summit, it perfectly complements astonishing views of Victorian Alps, creating even better landscapes.
Surrounded by the endless plains and fields, Grampians mountains range is one of the most popular tourist destinations in western Victoria that offers almost all possible outdoor activities in the same place: hiking and rock climbing, camping, exploring wilderness of mountain ranges and wetlands, swimming and canoeing, fishing or simply sightseeing.
The Pinnacles is one of the most prominent features of the Ben Boyd National Park on NSW South Coast. It is located in the northern part of the park and can be found by turning onto Haycock Road from Pacific Highway about 8 kilometres north of Eden.
Kolay Mirica Falls is one of the best places in the Gawler Ranges National Park where you can explore the organ pipes – unique volcanic rock formations.
Park is located in 40 kilometers north off Eyre Highway in South Australia, the road from Wudinna is the most convenient way to get there.
Due to the volcanic history of the Gawler Ranages some 1500 million years ago, the Gawler Ranges National Park exhibits one of the largest in the world exposures of the volcanic rhyolite also known as organic pipes.
Pildappa rock is a granite outcrop with the longest and highest rock wave formation in the Eyre Peninsula. This rock wave rivals a well known Wave Rock from the Western Australia.
Not far from Wudinna, a small town in the north-west of the Eyre Peninsula, above endless fields and farms, proudly rises a hill of international significance marked on the map as Ucontitchie Hill.
I’m sure that like many other ruins, this old farmhouse have it’s own special story to tell, but unfortunately I couldn’t find any information about this old farm. Read more…