After feeling all full and bloated with the pancake fiesta, we proceeded back on the road. I must say, we made a lot of changes on the trip and not entirely according to the itinerary that Farah has made earlier. Sometimes it may be because we were on the road too long and the journey took longer that expected, so there are a few places that we had to skip. Like the one where we stopped for a pancake cafe? That wasn't in the itinerary haha. But for me, its really not that of a big deal. Because of all the places we went, I had the time of life there. And what matters the most is the experience :-) So as mentioned in the previous post, our next destination is the Lake Jindabyne and Illawong Walk. Upon arriving at Jindabyne, we did not find the perfect spot for fishing. The fishing areas were all enclosed within a certain holiday camps and for sure we didnt register for any. So its just stopping by the road, and yes the lake was really beautiful.
And then, we stopped at Mt. Kociuszko National Park, for lunch and prayers. The best thing about this trip is that, the food we ate were all simple but alhamdulillah enough for energy refuelling. As yo can see below, jauh-jauh pun still boleh makan sambal goreng ikan bilis. We also ate basmathi rice (cooked earlier at the studio) with sardines. Simple but delishh! All thanks to Mun and Iman for being the bestest AJK Makanan evur!
After we settled that part, it seemed like the time wont permit us to go to Ilawong Walk, which is approximately near to the national park, or was it inside the national park. Can't really recall. Because it was also approaching to maghrib, we had to reach the Ngaringo campsite before its dark. Kalau tak susah ler pulak nak pacak khemah dalam gelap hehe.
I'm a big big fan of sunsets. In my phone, I'm always capturing the sunsets even when I'm driving. So when we approached the Snowy Mountains and saw this, did not hesitate to both shoot the pictures with my camera and my phone. Talk about being obsessed with nature! I felt like I was so lucky to see all this, I was feeling all warm and thankful to Allah SWT for letting me indulge in the precious moments. And then I thought, I wish my family was here with me.
And...we arrive at the Ngaringo Campsite!
Thankfully the tents Farah borrowed from her friends were still intact, except that the metal thingy and cover was nowhere to be found. So we had to put our bags just to make sure that it wont fly away haha.
What's for dinner? Tuna spaghetti!...and some Pods. Lol
How was the experience sleeping in an incomplete tent? Fantastic! Except that it was extremely cold with the wind constantly blowing in our tents. I was thankful that it didn't rain. Or else, we would have slept in the estima!!
The next morning, while everyone was busy dipping in the river at the back..and oh the toilets here have no water. I mean every toilets in Australia does not provide you a water hose. Some will still provide the sinks, while at this campsite, there was none. So water sources are only available from the river of course. Thank God we bought this massive mineral water bottle, that has its own tap. So we were always refilling our water bottles with that.
The bestest thing about Australia is the weather! So lovely and warm~
And that's our rental car. From a company named as Jucy. Its really striking kan?
Not sure what tree this is. It doesnt look like a Eucalyptus though.
I didnt take part in the mandi2, because I was too lazy to change to new sets of clothes. The current one I was wearing was comfy enough for the next destination, the most awaited..that is the Mt. Kosciuszko. Okay so this is my first time hiking up a mountain. Its always just the normal bukit at Malaysia like Broga and Tabur. So this is a totally new experience for me. And oh, did I mention that we will be camping overnight too? So my backpack was stuffed with a very puffy sleeping bag and some canned foods. We didnt bring any clothes and I only brought the cardigan with me. I didnt even buy any hiking equipments, even my shoes was only for the running ones. But we made it anyway :-)
Anndddd....we're ready to go!
The pass is used for the chairlift.
So to reach to the top, we have to use the chairlift, as the tracks below are usually for the mountain bikers. I think this is like a normal sport for them. And its summer too, so everyone was out and about doing outdoor activities as much as they can.
Stunning view mashaAllah. I really couldn't sit still. Not because of the heights (not easily frightened by heights pls aint me), but everywhere I turn 360, its always beautiful and amazing!!
Since its summer now, you can't really find snow. If its winter, this place is full of people doing all those snow activities.
This picture is my current iphone wallpaper. Everytime I look at it, I feel at peace...
I'll continue more on the Mt. Kosciuszko in part 5.