Week 7: Tour De Oz (Lucky Bay - Heaven on Earth)

Heaven on Earth

There is a heaven on earth, and Le Grand National Park is its name.

For the first time during the second part of Tour de Oz, I stopped for two nights somewhere … and I didn’t want to leave! And even though the Lucky Bay camping ground was pretty crowded I didn’t mind one bit because I met some fantastic people.

Why is Lucky Bay so popular? Simple. It’s a magnificent beach with clear turquoise water, white sands, and every day you can meet kangaroos down by the water!

One unforgettable experience was hanging out with rescued kangaroos – and that included hugs, kisses and even putting my hand in a roo’s pouch! All under supervision, of course: thank you Dave the Ranger!

Another equally unforgettable experience was riding on the beach (and the most perfect beach you can imagine too) … during sunset! It was a truly epic moment for me, and this time thank you to Chris the Ranger who went all photographer and took some amazing pictures for me!

On the way out I swung by the Stonehenge, as you do. Well, a full size replica of the real thing anyway. I took a few pics while I was at it, and then went off towards hundreds of k’s of straight road …


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Hi Kinga from Wa. I've been over the top of Oz on my GS ADV 1200 Perth to Cooktown and while riding towards Kakadu NT stopped to check the pouch of a recently killed Kangarro as I often do and saved the Joey which survived in his mum's pouch. The wildlife in Australia is awesome. I once decided to sleep on a slab of rock rather than set up the tent and next morning a had massive Python cuddled up next to me. They are harmless :) I always carry a fleesey pillowcase to put any wildlife in that's orphaned after a vehicle strike and there's usually a wildlife carer in the next town to drop them off too. Love your trip blog your a natural! Iron Side Up..

James, you're the wildlife rescue superhero! Good on you :) And you really know how to rough it - that's experience with the snake had to be unreal. I'm too scared of them so I stick to the picnic tables - for some reason I've got this theory in mine mind that they won't be able to get me, hahaha ;)

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