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Great Sights - Great Ocean Road Explorer
The Great Ocean Road with its magnificent surf beaches, rainforest and rolling farmland is a favourite holiday destination for Melburnians. This tour travels through central Melbourne over the Westgate Bridge and through Victoria's second-largest city, Geelong, before entering the famous coast Road. It twists and turns its way past landmark towns such as Bells Beach (home of the surf championships), Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay. The highlight of the trip for many is the sight of the famous Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park. Wind and waves lashing the sandstone cliffs have created these and other rock formations all along this coast, which has also seen several shipwrecks. For reservations and information, call toll free at +1300 85 0850.
If you are after simply spectaular scenary or wanting to go bushwalking or try organic foods, this area has it all.
The drive is unrivaled in Australia for spectacular scenary and whether you go in summer or winter, take a jacket because the winds blow from Antarctica.
But when you start exploring off the Great Ocean Road itself, there are some stunning places. Great bushwalks in the Otways and lovely beaches that just go on and on, with fantastic surf from Torquay down.
Lovely camping spots and good 4 star accommodation too means you can do this to suit your budget, or mix it up. Do go into the hinterlands where there are lush farmlands and dairies. I love the Timboon cheesery too.
This is my favourite Aussie holiday and I have been several times and plannignt o go some more. Always lots to do and see, friendly people, great scenary and wild weather off the sea.
I felt in contact with nature! I just didn't want 2 leave!! the only bad thing is that during the summer 2 many flies all over ur face, lol.
Great Ocean Road is a wonderful, the experience of making a stop along the road 2 see a new atraction is just the best!
Second time being there with my wife & 2 couples from Singapore. Took the helicopter flights twice and it's views are awesome. A bit of caution to people suffering of motion sickness, please refrain from flying the copters, you'll definitely vomit, which I did. As for the journey by coach or car from Geelong to the Twelve Apostles (TA), beware of the winding road, you'll feel nausea. Motorists, drive with caution and speed not when it's winding. Have a break at Apollo & enjoy stretching & the seafood restaurants there, lining the road. Run freely at the beach & snap some beautiful photos. When reaching the TA, plan to stay overnight in one of te loveliest motels. You can spend 2 hours strolling up & down te many steps along the TA, snapping numerous pictures at different angles and positions. Never stay inside the vehicle, you must get out and breath in and smell the fresh air. It's really an awesome experience whether you're young, old or in-between. You may fly the chopper but be prepared, it's not cheap. It'll cost you arms and legs. Don't forget to view the lovely colorful plants in the surroundings, some look like huge brocollis.
Savour & enjoy the seafood in any of the restaurants there, yummilicious. Very romantic place and great for the family too.
Die die must visit as the apostles are leaving Victoria very quickly especially with the increased rate of erosion. Don't procrastinate anymore cause by the time you decide to go, the apostles would have disappeared. Perhaps, you have to ferry over to Tasmania looking for them.
I read somewhere that the Great Ocean Journey was in the TOP 10 trips you should take your kids to before they grow up. We took our 5 year old daughter and have to admit, this was a vacation we'll never forget! Perfect for all ages, and absolutely gorgeous!
Plan your time accordingly. This is NOT a one day trip, there is just too much to see and the traffic can be a little congested. Finally, a word of caution...the flies at the Twelve Apostles were out in full force. Even fly spray didn't keep them away, as beautiful as it was, it would have been nice if there weren't so many flies.
Bring lots of film!!!
Plan the trip appropriately. We were not sure how much time to allot for the ride --- it takes much longer to drive then you would expect just looking at the length. Scenary is fantastic (both ocean and inland) -- the inland is so green it looks like Ireland. The 12 Apostles are just one of the landmarks along the road. This drive was the highlight of our trip to Melbourne. There is a little town shortly past the 12 Apostles site that you can stay for the night in a true hotel/motel. We did not know that upfront and ended up staying at a local's cabin setup near the Talk of the Town center. Bring along alot of film or memory cards -- the picture opportunities are plenty. You will not be disappointed.
The Twelve Apostles were great! I cant believe there's only one comment on this. The Twelve Apostles are very famous. There were only 8 left when i went.
If you're planning to go there, go sooner rather than later - you dunno when theyll all be gone
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