With Melbourne’s winter dragging on, I was reminiscing about the warmer weather and the places we visited. I realised that I hadn’t gotten around to adding the photos from our day trip down to Wye River! Wye River is a 2 hour drive from Melbourne, located just past Lorne and you get to drive the Great Ocean Road to get there!
Hubby’s family used to frequently visit this area and enjoyed camping alongside the river. The day that we visited was one of those killer 40 degree days, where everybody was trying to escape the heat. With that in mind, Jack only had a very quick play on the playground, that sits alongside the Wye General Store, at the base of the entrance to the Big4 Wye River Holiday Park. We enjoyed lunch at the Wye Beach Hotel, before getting changed and heading across the road to the beach to cool down.
- Nautical themed playground
- with boats
- floating buoys
- lookout tower
- timber climbing apparatus
- 2 slides
- balance step log walk
- spinning pole
The jumping pillow that is pictured is part of the Big4.
Jack liked wandering along the rocky shoreline that leads up to and through the Big4 holiday park. He also liked the quick play that we gave him on the playground, but I didn’t want him in the sun for too long, and some of the equipment was hot to touch.
After attempting to cross the main road to get to the beach, we realised on the way back, that it was easier to walk underneath the bridge, and along the cool, shallow water than try to cross over the main thoroughfare of the Great Ocean Rd. I’d love to head back there this summer and introduce camping to Jack!