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Kennett River

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by Katie Alford (subscribe)
Allergy friendly food for the soul
Published August 16th 2012
Some of the most amazing experiences in life are free and Kennett River is definitely one of them.

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Kennett River or 'Kennett', as it is affectionately referred to as by locals, is located about halfway between Lorne and Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road in South West Victoria. It's a sleepy little place, with virtually no permanent residents, a bunch of "local" holiday house owners and a flock of very friendly, feathered friends.

Yes, that right - hundreds of native Australian birds descend of the town's Gray River Road to be fed by tourists every day. Just take a handful of bird seed or a few slices of bread and wait as the birds fly down and land on her arms, shoulders or even head to eat from your hands.

A family of wild ducks also get in on the action, waddling around your feet, picking up crumbs, as the birds scramble for the food.
Walk a little further up the Gray River road and you are almost guaranteed to see a koala, or 2, or 3! This little town is one of their favourite places to hang out.

These little guys love visitors!


Kennett' also boasts a beach, which is patrolled by surf lifesavers during the summer months and a lovely little cafe/ grocery store. There are plenty of holiday houses for hire, or a caravan park, which is less than 100m from the water.

A beautiful place to spend a weekend, or a week, with the family.
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