When time allows we like to drag our two boys out to see bits of Victoria. Back in October we decided we would head down to Flinders and take a look at the Flinders Blowhole and Bushrangers Bay. The Blowhole, or at least the surrounding coastline, is pretty impressive and an easy, albeit steep, walk down from the car park.
Bushrangers Bay on the other hand is spectacular. The walk down is about 2.5km through bushland on a track only suitable for walking (i.e. no prams). The majority is pretty straight forward with a only a few hilly sections and there are no views of the destination until the latter section of the walk. It is however, worth the wait, the bay is a pretty incredible sight.
The last 200 metres or so of the path is about 50 metres (vertically), down a set of steps, bringing you out onto the edge of the beach beside Main Creek. The creek needs to be crossed to get to the rest of the beach. Because of the state of the sea, it wasn’t safe for the kids to go in, but they enjoyed playing in the shallow creek, despite its cold temperature.
Although we didn’t get there, there are some rock pools suitable for swimming at the south end of the beach.
After carrying our (at the time) 3 year old on my shoulders the full 2.5 kilometres down from the car to the beach, the walk back was inevitably going to be exactly the same. We left the beach sometime after 4pm and midway through the walk we noticed other walkers in front, stopped and looking out into the trees. This was followed by dozens of kangaroos hopping across the path only 5-10 metres in front of us. This happened on a couple of occasions on the way back to the car and nicely capped off our visit to Bushrangers.