Cape Conran and on to Omeo

Eden to Omeo

After leaving Eden we headed south west into Victoria and stopped overnight in Cape Conran National Park on the East Gippsland Coast.  While the weather looked bleak, it was actually quite warm and humid and in the afternoon we went for a 5 or 6 km walk around the cape headland.    There was an amazing boat ramp on the western side of the cape made on a little natural inlet.   I went for a snorkel there as the park map showed it as a good snorkeling spot.  I saw a couple of port jackson sharks and large rays, but the water was certainly a lot colder than 150km around the coast in Eden so I did not stay in for long.

We spent the night in a the National Park Campsite – the most expensive night on the trip so far – $39.10 and it did not even have hot showers!    It did however have flushing toilets and a nice big saltwater “swimming pool”.

Cape Conran view East
The view East from Cape Conran Boardwalk
Maddy with the banksias
Cape Conran had some prolific Banksia trees

old man banksia

Cape Conran boat ramp
A nice low key boat ramp into the Bass Strait at Cape Conran

From Cape Conran, we stopped briefly at Marlo to get a photo of the mouth of the Snowy River, then headed inland on the Great Alpine Road towards out next stop-over – Omeo

Snowy River Mouth
The Snowy River Mouth at Marlo
bark hut Orbost
The Bark Hut, in Orbost – now a visitor centre.
roadside art Mr Smokey 1930 Great alpine rd
Mr Stringy (or Mr Smokey) – a folk art installation on the Great Alpine Road to Omeo that regularly gets repainted to a new character.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Stringy
Little Raven
No blog post would be complete without a bird.   This is a Little Raven spotted a few km south of Omeo

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