Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
The middle of winter here in Victoria marks the arrival of Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and Orcas to our easterly coastlines, as they migrate up to Queensland's warmer waters in Australia. They even have their very own festival.
Even if you do not glimpse a whale, the Cape Woolamai walk itself is a pleasure to take, with amazing scenery and a challenging climb up the cliff face steps with lush green vegetation which was stunning on a warm winters day.
Called the Magic Lands, one a hazy day the walk up the cliff face was just that. The scenery was breathtaking as the mist gusted in and out over the majestic cliffs and when the sun hit the water it shimmered a silver colour.
The basalt rock formations called "The Pinnacles" is located at the end of the Cape, providing amazing coastal views across the island and waters.
The Cape Woolamai trail extends further southwards along the top of see coastal cliffs, then loops back, providing a walking trail that takes 4 hours to complete at a leisurely pace.
Facilities include excellent car parking, public toilets and the Cape Woolamai Surf Lifesaving Club
Even though no whales were sighted by our bunch, we did spot some brave evening surfers as we were leaving, even though it was a chilly 5 degrees in the evening.
We enjoyed the scenery immensely and look forward to our next adventure up the Magic Lands Cliffs.
First published 15th August 2017.