After a week in Noosa, we flew to Melbourne, then drove along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay, or, in fact a few km before Apollo Bay. The house we rented was a few meters from the beach, and was the most amazing place I have ever been for wildlife. There was a dead tree in the garden which attracted a black-shouldered kite, flocks of Cockatoos, tree martins and starlings, the grassed parts of the garden attracted wrens, honeyeaters and various robins etc, and just by walking a few meters down to the beach there were plovers, herons, lapwings and others.
Here is a group of yellow-tailed cockatoos:
That is a black-shouldered Kite, here are two masked plovers:
Another day while we were there, we were honored to receive a visit from a Koala:
We also went on a trip to see Platypus, my sister and my son swear they saw a platypus, all I can say is that I saw some beautiful birds, including this Nankeen Night-heron.