Hey look, Kangaroos hopping on the beach!! Now that’s a sight to behold, isn’t it? Except for squawking cockatoos, spiders, and occasional Kookaburra, living near Sydney city doesn’t give much opportunity to enjoy wildlife. It’s been over two years, but I didn’t get a chance to see Kangaroos in their natural habitat.
Last weekend, while looking for a new place to explore, my husband came across Pebbly Beach (NSW, Australia). It was when we entered the address in GPS, realization dawned that the beach was about 270km from our house. We looked at each other, contemplating what to do, and then decided – what the heck, let’s go. 🙂
The drive was beautiful.
Driving south is never boring, the scenery near Kiama, Gerrongong, and Gerroa is absolutely like a fairy tale, the 4 hours breezed by while I was still admiring the lush green hills.
As we took a turn into Murramang National Park, the tranquility of the forest embraced us. The path was narrower than the highway but well-maintained. Although the path towards Pebbly Beach is still a gravel road. Don’t forget to buy a ticket once you have parked.
We walked down and… there we met this beautiful family of Kangaroos, leisurely eating and soaking in the sun. I was so excited!! As a kid, I only thought of them as Boxing Kangaroos, as depicted in cartoons. I inched towards them, fearing if a punch would land on my face.
We stayed there for an hour, walked around the forest, photographing and watching other life forms.