The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog






















We awoke to the sounds of the surfing competition down on the beach - the boys and Dad went down to watch a couple of the heats. There were plenty of surfers and the waves were generally cooperating. A drive down to Margaret River to the Eagle Heritage Centre which is a wildlife centre for raptors/birds of prey. Along the way we had to slow down as a mountain bike competition was travelling across the road to get to the hills on the other side. When we arrived at the centre, we watched a very spectacular display of Kites and had the chance to have one sit on our hand. Their ability to find food and catch food while in full flight was amazing. After the display we walked around the centre which is housed in about 29 acres of bush to look at the large aviaries containing wedge tailed eagles, kits, owls etc. The centre looks after injured and sick birds and also has conservation programs as well. We then drove the short distance to Amazn Maze which is set amongst some beautiful gardens and picnic areas. The giant hedge maze had one entry in to the centre hut and a separate exit. It took us over 30 minutes to find the entry in (by accident nearly) and was just as difficult to find the exit. We also completed some of the smaller puzzles and mazes as well before having some hot chips in the picnic area. We then decided to drive back through Margaret River to Cowaramup (10kms down the road) to have a look around. There are fibreglass cows all around the town. It has a lovely park and we walked to the Candy Cow lolly/fudge shop to purchase some goodies. Yum. We then drove back to Margaret River ( a buzzing tourist town even in the afternoon) to find the caravan park and do some washing. The boys found some other children to play with while the park filled up with plenty of people who are here for the big fun/serious run tomorrow morning. The park is in a beautiful location in the centre of town and given the relatively warm weather today, a pleasing respite under the large trees.

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