We were in need of some inspiration to renew our energy - there is only so much cream wall you can look at! ( sorry, Pandacake.) We woke up early and took a drive into the mountains to these amazing gardens - 40ha of serenity! The drive itself is superb - you climb up a steep, winding road that meanders its way through ancient Eucalyptus Forests ( trees over 300ft tall - tallest flowering trees in the world - actually the Eucalyptus Regnans is the tallest tree in the world, with many accounts of trees over 400ft and some believed to be over 500ft!!)) and pristine Tree Fern gullies. The air is crisp and fresh, but still quite warm. Once we were in the gardens, we couldn't stop smiling - sensational! Its a 6 - 7km round walk and we did it twice! There are lots of secret areas to explore - here are just some of the pictures we took. In case you dont believe this is in fact Australia, we took a picture of a Kookaburra to prove it.