Last week, we took our last longer (~2,000km) road trip as a family of four as we headed to Adelaide – the first time for all of us. I shall not bore people with too much text, but rather convey the trip in the form of some photos.
Our first stop was at Grampians National Park, another awesome national park. The scenery was breathtaking, even if it was a bit chilly the first day there.
The MacKenzie waterfall was one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen. Look at the people to the left of the waterfall on one of the photos to get an idea of its size. And having a kookaburra sitting on a branch next to the falls made the whole scenery just perfect.
Adelaide seemed like a very clean, convenient and nice city. We managed to cram in quite a few things – including Australia’s biggest train museum that our son was completely thrilled about but even the adults found surprisingly fascinating. Given it was a short visit, we didn’t get to see all the places we wanted to, so there are things left for next time as well.
The view of the edge of CBD from our hotel in the day and during the night. The Adelaide Hills on the background are one place that we have to explore much more when we come back.
Adelaide Central Market. Good place to pick up some fresh food. And coffee. And sweets.
Driving back, we took the coastal route through Great Ocean Road via Warrnambool where we stayed at a friends’ place. Some people say the drive is boring, but with most of the road from Adelaide to the coast looking like this, I cannot agree. It was a narrow country road, but also extremely beautiful and having very little traffic on it made it a pleasure to drive.
Along the Great Ocean Road, the Loch Ard Gorge is one of our favorite spots. It’s a wonderful little cove amidst the huge cliffs and really a place that looks like something straight out of a movie.