The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A cool but reasonably clear day, we decided to visit the pelican feeding again before we left Kalbarri. We arrived at the pelican feeding station as did a bus of tourists and many other people and we waited, waited but no pelicans turned up today! We then headed out along the coast road to the coastal lookouts of Kalbarri National Park - Eagle Gorge, Natural Bridge and Island Rock. Spectacular views from well maintained roads/parking and track areas. We then drove past the pink lake - Lake Hutt. The algae in the high concentration salt ponds are responsible for the colour. Spectacular. A short drive then to the remains of the Convict Hire Station and Sanford Residence at Lynton Homestead. A significant amount of restoration work has happened on the 1853 built stone mansion. The views from the Residence looking out to the pink lake and the ocean were beautiful and no wonder Captain Sanford built a house on the hill. We then drove on through the farming area on rolling hills to Northampton. We had lunch here and were going to stay at the caravan park but it was full. We visited some of the magnificent stone buildings - old convent, catholic church, Anglican church and railway station. All over 150 years old. On the way out of town we stopped at Chiverton House which is a very comprehensive museum housing local artifacts and photographs and a yard full of restored farming equipment and vehicles. One of the better museums we have seen. It was a short drive into Geraldton where we pulled up in the late afternoon at the caravan park. The wind was blowing and it was cold.



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