Griffiths Island Lighthouse, Port Fairy

Panorama of Griffiths Island Lighthouse at historic Port Fairy on the Moyne River in Victoria.

The lighthouse made of bluestone was built in 1859 at the mouth of Moyne River on the eastern tip of an island which was then known as Rabbit Island.

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View from Mount Rosea, Grampians NP

Panorama from Mount Rosea in the Grampians National Park.

Mount Rosea offers some of the most spectacular 360 degree views over the Mount Difficult Range, Lake Lonsdale, Wonderland Range, Lake Fyans, Lake Bellfield in the east, Serra Range in the south and Victoria Range in the west.

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Glider at Mount William, Victoria

Grampians panorama with a glider passing Mount William.

Strong westerly winds between May and October cause at times a phenomenon known in the glider community as Grampians Wave. The Grampians Wave can enable gliders to reach altitudes of over 8,500 metres.

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Under the old Gum Tree

panorama of gum tree

Panorama under the umbrella of wide branches of a large gum tree. Eucalypt trees, commonly known as gum tree play a dominant role in the Australian flora. The trees disperse fine drops of eucalypt oil into the atmosphere that not only causes a nice fragrance around gum trees but also increase the risk of fire to which these plants have adapted so well.

 

Limb hollows and broken branches provide nesting for cockatoos and parrots. River red gums grow along waterways and have heavy, hard, red coloured wood. While these trees are stunning in appearance they are known to drop large limbs without warning especially when under stress caused by high winds, extreme temperatures, drought, fire or flood.

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Reed Lookout, Grampians NP

Grampians panorama with a glider passing Mount William.

Panoramic views over Serra Range, Victoria Valley, Victoria Range, Lake Wartook and Mt Difficult Range from Reed Lookout.  Due to the outstanding views over most of the Grampians National Park this location has also a Fire Tower to spot fires in one of the world's most bushfire prone regions.

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