I belong to a few photography groups and in recent times had seen photos of hay bale sculptures. They were all very neat but the castle was particularly impressive - so we set off to see it in real life!
The sculptures were competition entries. By the time we knew about it, voting had closed and first prize (worth $4,500) was won by the castle-builders. It seemed a well-deserved win!
The competition ran from December to mid-January, when voting started. Maps had been available to show the entry locations.
We were too late to get a map, so only found the castle and the Christmas teddy bears - but they were worth the drive!
On the way home, we called into Heathcote for a loo stop. We'd seen signage for the Pink Cliffs that morning, so detoured slightly to see them.
As we approached the reserve, there was a roo sitting on the road in the shade of a tree!
We saw two more roos as we walked from the car park to the cliffs - and more again when back at the car park for an afternoon tea picnic.
There was some interesting history at the Pink Cliffs site. We'll stay longer next time, for sure!