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The Great Ocean Road from Mebourne

05 December 2011


While travelling on my OE back in 2002 one of the highlights of my Australian trip was the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Adelaide. We decided to do an organized Tour which was more cost-efficient and less cumbersome. This also meant not having to drive and miss out sights along the way. Over the course of 3 days we made our way along one of the most scenic coasts.

We passed Geelong and checked out the surfing town of Torquay and world famous Bells Beach, which was where the last scene of Point Break (the movie) was set. Our journey begins here as we wind our way along one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Australia. We spend time at the awesome Otway Fly (a 25 metre high elevated tree top walk) and explored Loch Ard Gorge before enjoying sunset at the Twelve Apostles.

The next morning, curving round the coast, into Apollo Bay you’ll see the craggy limestone towers of the Twelve Apostles rising out of the Southern Ocean. Take photos, after photos from the boardwalk. We walked down Gibson’s steps on to the beach for a different view of the Twelve Apostles. Photos, photos............

Continuing along the western end of the Great Ocean Road we visit London Bridge, Bay of Islands and Loch Ard Gorge. Beyond Apollo Bay, we continued along to Shipwreck Coast. Travelling on through country Victoria, we arrived at the Grampians National Park which we hiked to the Pinnacle. We finish the day with a walk to The Balconies and Reid's Lookout before arriving at our staying overnight in the Heart of Grampians at Halls Gap.

On the final day we travelled via Horsham into South Australia. We got to see the White Western Grey Kangaroos at Bordertown, then crossed over the Murray River before arriving into Adelaide.

The trip was absolutely amazing. Though it was the middle of winter and raining in Melbourne, over the last few days, we were blessed with the sun shining. The Tour gave us ample time to relax and enjoy all the sights along the way.

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