Snow In Oz

What a treat we had this past weekend in Dinner Plain. Not only gorgeous mountains, sunshine and trail walking but also, snowfall. We’ve seen a dusting of snow twice since moving to Australia, once in the Snowy Mountains village of Thredbo and then once again in the Blue Mountains. Each time was exciting but what…

Razorback Walking Track

The Razorback trail runs between Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop and is 11km (one way) along the ridge line. It’s a very popular trail to hike while in Alpine National Park. Sadly, the weather was not on our side this morning as the sun disappeared right as we set out. In rolled the thick fog…

Dead Timber Hill Trail – Sunset Walk

A short and easy walk (4.5km return) out to an overlook with Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop views. We were told it was best to do at either sunset or sunrise and so we set out for a later afternoon family walk. Friends also visiting Dinner Plain from Melbourne this weekend, joined us today. Travel…

On The Road To Dinner Plain

We set out from Melbourne around lunchtime on our way to Dinner Plain which is located in Alpine National Park, a 4.5 hour drive. Dinner Plain is a small town established in 1986 that sits at 1570 meters above sea level. It has one ski run and a population of 80-100 people in summer. DP…

Galah

Probably my most favourite bird in Australia, the galah or rose breasted cockatoo, is so pretty. We found these two at the park recently. The screaming went on for a good 20 minutes and could be heard from afar. I’m not sure if it was out of anger or a mating call but after 20…

Punk Rock Pigeon

The crested pigeon is a native Australian bird that sports a mohawk. Not as full and lush or as over the top as the yellow crest of the cockatoo but still great nonetheless. Normally I wouldn’t have a second glance at a pigeon but these rockin’ winged critters are unique to Oz and are super…