Category Archives: Mallacoota

Shipwreck Creek Rock Art

Recently I completed my annual pilgrimage to the wilderness areas around Mallacoota. It is a 6 hour drive east of Melbourne and close to the NSW border. Mallacoota is a small town surrounded by the Croagingolong National Park and Wilderness Areas. I visit for about a week and explore along the coast and nearby forests, looking for the locals birds and animals. One of my favourite bush walks is from Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek. On the beach at Shipwreck Creek I found an area of rock cairns where visitors have made their mark with local weather -worn rocks. Over the last few years I have found a few of these temporary expressions of rock art including the Great Ocean Road and in New Zealand.

Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota, 18 Dec 2016

Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota

Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota, 18 Dec 2016

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Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota, 18 Dec 2016

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Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota, 18 Dec 2016

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Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota, 18 Dec 2016

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Rock Art of Shipwreck Creek, Mallacoota, 18 Dec 2016

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Mallacoota Birding

Mallacoota is a great place for birders…maybe not so great for non-birding wives…there are many good places to explore and look for birds that are not very common in Victoria. The town is close to the NSW border and has a different climate to the rest of Victoria (warmer and more humid). It is a quiet town most of the year but becomes very crowded over the summer period due to being in the middle of a wilderness area and on the coast.

Southern Emu Wren along Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek trail

Southern Emu Wren along Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek trail  – 15 Dec, 2014

Silver Gull Bastian Pt Mallacoota Dec 2014

Silver Gull Bastian Pt Mallacoota –  13 Dec, 2014

Juvenile Easter Yellow Robin, Shady Gully Reserve, Mallacoota  - 14 Dec, 2014

Juvenile Eastern Yellow Robin, Shady Gully Reserve, Mallacoota – 14 Dec, 2014

Superb Fairy Wren, Gypsy Point, Victoria -  14 Dec, 2014

Superb Fairy Wren, Gypsy Point, Victoria – 14 Dec, 2014

Black Faced Monarch, Double Creek Nature Trail, Mallacoota, Victoria -  15 Dec, 2014

Black Faced Monarch, Double Creek Nature Trail, Mallacoota, Victoria – 15 Dec, 2014

White Headed Pigeon, Karbeethong, 16 Dec, 2014

White Headed Pigeon, Karbeethong, 16 Dec, 2014