Coastal Victoria AUST

The Victorian coast is the kind of place best experience in winter, when the winds are blustery, the sea rough, and the skies all shades of grey.

Looking across flowering coastal vegetation to Cape Schanck and the lighthouse beneath an exceptionally grey and stormy sky, Gunnamatta, Victoria

Looking across flowering coastal vegetation at Gunnamatta, to Cape Schanck and the lighthouse beneath an exceptionally grey and stormy sky.

A couple stroll down the pier past the small boats while someone fishes, a storm looming over Phillip Island and the Nobbies, Flinders, VictoriaDeep footprints in the wet sand at the beach, Gunnamatta, Victoria

A couple stroll down the Flinders pier past the small boats while someone fishes, a storm looming over Phillip Island and the Nobbies; Deep footprints in the wet sand at Gunnamatta beach.

The sandy steps down to the beach, dotted with beach fisherman beneath a very grey stormy sky, Gunnamatta, Victoria

The sandy steps down to Gunnamatta beach, dotted with beach fisherman beneath a very grey stormy sky.

Footprints make a path through the sand on a stormy winter afternoon, Gunnamatta, VictoriaA dog waits out the front of the sleepy General Store, the only shop in town, Somers, Victoria

Footprints make a path through the sand on a stormy winter afternoon at Gunnamatta; A dog waits out the front of the sleepy General Store at Somers, the only shop in town.

Four alert kangaroos amongst the bracken at a coastal national park, Mornington Peninsula National Park, VictoriaA storm looms over Westernport Bay and Phillip Island, as a flock of seagulls enjoy swooping in the wind by the cliffs, Flinders, Victoria

Four alert kangaroos amongst the bracken at the coastal Mornington Peninsula National Park; A storm looms over Westernport Bay and Phillip Island, as a flock of seagulls enjoy swooping in the wind by the cliffs at Flinders.

A lone kangaroo eats grass by the coast, with the rolling green hills of farmland behind, Mornington Peninsula National Park, VictoriaA very sky and curious young kangaroo stand in the bracken with an old male, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Victoria

A lone kangaroo eats grass in the Mornington Peninsula National Park by the coast, with the rolling green hills of farmland behind; A very sky and curious young kangaroo stand in the bracken with an old male in the Mornington Peninsula National Park.

A seagull soars over the pier and a couple of fishermen on a calm and early morning, Sorrento, Victoria

A seagull soars over the Sorrento pier and a couple of fishermen on a calm and early morning.

A grand old mansion overlooking Port Phillip Bay and an empty pier early in the morning, Sorrento, VictoriaSmall boats float on the calm bay at the start of the day, although storm clouds loom above, Sorrento, Victoria

A grand old Sorrento mansion overlooking Port Phillip Bay and an empty pier early in the morning; Small boats float on the calm bay in Sorrento at the start of the day, although storm clouds loom above.

An ancient hollow tree covered in ferns and snake-like roots in the rainforest just off the the Great Ocean Road, Otway Ranges, Victoria

An ancient hollow tree covered in ferns and snake-like roots in the rainforest of the Otways Ranges, just off the the Great Ocean Road.

A wooden boardwalk winds through the dark ferny rainforest, just minutes from the ocean and the Great Ocean Road, Otway Ranges, Victoria

A wooden boardwalk winds through the dark ferny rainforest in the Otway Ranges, just minutes from the ocean and the Great Ocean Road.

The Twelve Apostles in misty late afternoon light, Great Ocean Road, VictoriaOne of the Twelves Apostles out in the ocean beneath stormy skies, with the distinctive high limestone cliffs behind, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The pride of the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles in misty late afternoon light; One of the Twelves Apostles out in the ocean beneath stormy skies, with the distinctive high limestone cliffs behind.

The colourful limestone cliffs of Loch Ard Gorge, the delicate grasses reaching down to the sand, Port Campbell, Victoria

The colourful limestone cliffs of Loch Ard Gorge near Port Campbell, the delicate grasses reaching down to the sand.

A bench seat amongst the rocks and marrum grass at the peaceful and empty Peasoup Beach at sunset, Port Fairy, VictoriaMarrum grass in the sand dunes at beneath a pink sunset, Port Fairy, Victoria

A bench seat amongst the rocks and marrum grass at Port Fairy’s peaceful and empty Peasoup Beach at sunset; Marrum grass in the sand dunes at Port Fairy beneath a pink sunset.

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