16 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD DRIVE IN AUSTRALIA
The Great Ocean Road…famous in Australia and around the world as one of the best road trips on the planet. We’ve seen so many photos of the Great Ocean Road trip over the years it almost feels like we’ve done it. But we found out nothing prepares you for the real thing.
Beginning one hour outside of Melbourne in Torquay, The Great Ocean Road stretches over 250 kilometres to Warrnambool, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.
Whilst the tour buses routinely drive this in one day, crazily, we had time on our side and took two weeks to appreciate the region for what it’s worth.
The Twelve Apostles
There are only eight of the twelve apostles remaining (the rest have fallen) and forming the backdrop are these magnificent cliffs up to 70 metres high.
Take time to watch the water crashing around the base of the limestone stacks to understand the true power of the ocean and how it’s constantly shaping our earth.
Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge is named after the ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island at the end of a three-month journey from England to Melbourne.
London Arch (London Bridge)
London Arch was formed by a gradual process of erosion, and originally was a complete double-span and was attached to the mainland.
Bay of Islands
Apollo Bay Eco Hostel
The hostel has a very homely vibe with great kitchen facilities, lounge rooms and a rooftop deck to enjoy a sunrise. This is not a party hostel, no YHA properties are, and we met a lot of nice families and solo travelers here. It’s a wonderful option for your Great Ocean Road accommodation.
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