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Resting Frogmouth in Lamington
By Micha | 06 Dec 2017

After several days at the sea, we went back to the woods. First destination is the Lamington National Park the Binna Burra section in Queensland. The park is also well-known for the northernmost located Antarctic beeches around 800 meters above sea level.

Shortly before we arrived at the campground I asked Markus for a quick stop for taking a pic. Just the yellow sign with a koala on it, because we didn’t spot any yet. We were spoilt with koalas along the Great Ocean Road in 2015. …

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Yuraygir – Angouri Walk to Shelley Caves
By Micha | 03 Dec 2017

After several days in the rainforest, we needed to warm up in the sun. Yuraygir National Park was the perfect location for it. The Angourie walk in the north of the park is 10 km long and leads along the sea. The views were amazing, and our target was being in time at low tide at Shelley caves. The last part to the caves is not marked. It’s a steep descent to a secluded beach. After the beach, we walked above an exposed rock shelf to get to the caves. It only works at low tide with hardly…

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New England - Gondwana Rainforest and Antarctic Beeches
By Micha | 30 Nov 2017

We felt fantastic here and enjoyed the brilliant rainforest of New England. As soon as we arrived, we pitched our tent. The fee is 12 AUD for two, and there are 10 campsites only. While we prepared our lunch, it starts to pour again. After coffee, we decided to take our raincapes like yesterday.

We started at Point Lookout combined different trails to hike in a loop to the Eagles Nest, Weeping Rock, and the Antarctic Beech Forest. The trail is heavily steep and slippery due to the…

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Dorrigo – Where there is rainforest there is rain
By Micha | 29 Nov 2017

What an incredibly beautiful old Gondwana rainforest despite the heavy rain or due to. The Interpretive and Information Center of Dorrigo is very interesting and exciting. They also offer fancy presents and Christmas is coming soon. Markus always remembered me that we have limited space and weight, hahaha! Actually, we wanted to hike to different waterfalls starting at the Never Never picnic area. When we arrived at 750 meters elevation, I had a look at a hiking board. Suddenly I heard a…

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Ku-ring-gai Chase full of Aboriginal Culture
By Micha | 23 Nov 2017

Around Sydney are so many awesome National Parks. This time we went to Ku-ring-gai Chase which is rich in aboriginal culture more than we expected. We were impressed by the many sites you can hike to. The rock art of the Guringai people is a couple of thousand years old.

This park also offers many hiking trails with different length some to hidden beaches like West Head Beach. It’s a must see if you are in the area of Sydney. Don’t visit the park in a rush just for the West Head…

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Our third attempt for Figure 8 Pools
By Micha | 21 Nov 2017

What a brilliant day. We could make it to the Figure Eight Pools in Royal National Park today. We had planned this several times, and today the conditions were perfect. Good weather, the sea not too rough, low tide not too late in the day. At the information center, a large sign stated: "no access to figure eight pools today". I could not believe that. Will we miss it again? Was all the planning senseless? We took a chance and ignored the message because we extensively researched all…

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Elephant Trunk - Goodbye Taiwan
By Micha | 17 Nov 2017

Our last day on this unforgettable island. We know we come back soon. There is so much more to discover. What could we do today? First, we had several hours drive to get direction Taipei. We could either hike to the Teapot Mountain or perhaps I check the sea conditions and I could snorkeling again. Elephant Trunk should be an excellent destination for a short hike and a snorkel trip. It was hot today already 30 degrees in the morning, and the sky was perfectly blue. We made a quick stop at…

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A full day of hiking in the famous Taroko Gorge
By Micha | 16 Nov 2017

Check out complete Taiwan Guide from 2019 - More details of Taroko Gorge, hikes, camping, B&B

We thought traveling through Taroko National Park would be the highlight of our trip, the reason that everything was planned around for the right weather conditions. To be honest, the park is very popular and overrun. The narrow gorge and roads cannot handle this amount of buses and cars. Busses and vans block most of the parking areas from midday onwards. On the other hand, roads are…

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Sunrise above the Clouds
By Micha | 15 Nov 2017

The weather in the mountains improved after several days of rain. Finally, we could try to travel to Hehuanshan mountain for a spectacular sunrise. However, it is a long drive on an almost 80 km winding, sometimes one-lane road through the Taroko National Park, and we still didn’t have any reservation. Therefore, we made a stop at the East Rift Valley Visitor Information Center. The two young employees were very helpful and made a reservation for us. When they finished, we even got a printed…

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Paradise for Green Sea Turtles
By Micha | 10 Nov 2017

Today we experienced one of our most impressive days in our life. We took the ferry to Liuqiu Island and rented a scooter for 300 TWD. It was mentioned in our travel guide that you may spot green sea turtles. At the first spot, we saw one turtle but overall not spectacular. I asked two local snorklers where we can find the best spot for green turtles. Amazingly they offered us to show the exact place. We followed them with our scooter, and they explained the currents and where to get in and…

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