My Australian Journey #27: The Great Ocean Road

The beautiful Great Ocean Road. A must do when in Melbourne, this road trip will take at least a day or two out of your itinerary but a trip to Melbourne wouldn’t be complete without hitting the road and experiencing the worlds longest war memorial.

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Built between 1919-1932, the Great Ocean Road stretches 151 miles, and is a fairly short journey south west of Melbourne and onto the route. The blue skies are from my first visit here, a day trip that was a very long day indeed. If you are to do the trip, two days is sufficient to ensure it isn’t too rushed. The second time I did this was in a hired car instead of on a coach excursion, and staying in a motel overnight ensured we could spend a lot more time enjoying the ride between the stops.

Below, Teddy’s Lookout with the Great Ocean Road beneath it.

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And it is always wise to look beneath your feet in Australia…

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And despite that, take a moment to look up, too. Sometimes it is possible to see some much friendlier animals, such as the koala sleeping in the shots below. Koalas sleep a hell of a lot, so if you see one it is possible to get some great photo opportunities.

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And then, travel to the Twelve Apostles and look out towards the rock formations that have become a real tourist attraction. The dramatic landscape and crashing waves creates a stunning view from this height. Helicopter rides are possible here too, although I was more than happy to take in the views along with the hundreds of others that flocked to the view points along the coastline.

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They shouldn’t have been in this shot, there are warnings to stay within the fenced area but there’s always some that like to ignore the signs.

I guess if someone asked me what is a must do in Melbourne, it would be this. But only if you have at least a whole day or two to drive there. And hiring a car is so much more fun and relaxed than a coach trip, although I thoroughly enjoyed both drives.

I hope you liked the pictures, there are plenty more in the linked posts.

If you have been on this trip, let me know! And if you have been on a road trip elsewhere in the world that I should know about I would love to know about it.

See you all soon!

Great Ocean Road: Part One

Great Ocean Road: Part Two

 


 

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20 Comments

    • Haha, well funnily enough one of the koalas on the first trip needed the toilet… and dropped a load as we were walking underneath narrowly missing the guy in front! Was very funny and even he had to laugh.

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