The air was brisk but the sun was shining. What a great start to an enjoyable walk. Our group of 11 set off to Teddy’s Lookout from where we got a spectacular view over the coastline with the Great Ocean Road snaking between the coast and the hillsides.

Group at lookout

We then walked to St Georges River via one section of the Tramway circuit.

Group by river
Group by river

It was great to see Pink Heath, Victoria’s floral emblem, lighting up the landscape.

Pink Heath
Pink Heath

As we continued the track became quite muddy and slippery in some areas along the route creating a few challenges, but at least the bridge was not under water and we were able to safely cross the river.

River sign

Group crossing bridge
Group crossing bridge

A lone koala was spotted high up in a tree. This was a special sighting as it was a first for one of our group who had never seen a koala in the wild.

Koala

As we walked through the rainforest vegetation there was plenty of beauty to capture our attention including:-

Treeferns
Majestic treeferns

Fungi

Brilliant fungi & moss beds
Brilliant fungi & moss beds

Spectacular lichen covered logs
Spectacular lichen covered logs

After morning tea at the Allanvale camp ground, which was very quiet and peaceful, we headed up the road and made a further stop at Qdos – ahhhh coffee…….

Coffee time

before completing the circuit back to the lookout where we were greeted by a couple of very demanding Magpies wanting food. A couple of our group enjoyed a well-earned lunch, carefully observed by the magpies for any scraps whilst a few of us looked long and hard for whales from Teddys Lookout. Sadly, none were seen despite whales having been reported in the area earlier in the morning.

Report by Sue Guinness

Photography by Penne Kwait

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Freesia

Freesia

Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.

More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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