The Great Ocean Road is famous for many different things, such as koalas🐨!
We went on a koala bear sighting hunt. A guy at our campsite told us about a route that apparently has many koalas on it. We started at a cemetery. No koalas. Then we drove up to Timboon, a small village, and walked on a beautiful path lined with gum trees, the kind of trees koalas like to hang out in. Literally! Can you see a koala in this tree?
The next day, we decided to take the long way back toward Melbourne. We turned off near the Cape Otway lighthouse and almost immediately saw loads of tourists parked on the side of the road with their cameras. We hopped out of our car, too, and looked up. This is what we saw:
Unfortunately, koalas are losing their habitat due to dying gum trees. Here in Australia, we have learned a lot about the conservation of endangered species. I hope koalas will get the help they need. One thing is for sure, koalas are cute and cool.