Great Ocean Road – Australia

The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 kilometres stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world’s largest war memorial. (Retreived from wikipedia.org)

Our first stop was to have breakfast in Torquay RACV Resort, we had a very nice banquet! and the view was perfectly green and blue, this was a really good starting point to our Great Ocean road trip.

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We head south west to our next stop Apollo Bay, small and beautiful bay, the beach was very quiet and the sea was bright blue. We walk along the beach till the pier, where we saw a stingray swimming near the border.

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After our relaxing time on the beach we head straight to 12 Apostols, the most iconic place in the Great Ocean Road, and of course the most touristic and crowded as well.

The day was windy and sunny, perfect to take a nice photo. To be honest I really thought that will be 12 stones, but there is a few less than that, as the erosion and weather are very strong. The place is beautiful and very blue, and the rocks make a very nice contrast in front of the sea.

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After some touristic attractions, we head to Warrnambool to stay the night.

The next morning we continue our trip to Port Fairy, small and cozy town, we visit the main street market, and trying to found our way we bought some coffee and vegetables.

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The next place that we stop in Port Fairy was the lighthouse, after a few kilometers walking we found it in the middle of nowhere!

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The next stop in the Great Ocean Road trip was Tower Hill Reserve, which was in the middle of the Tower Hill Lake, the area was a wetland full of wildlife and greens.

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In our way back to Warrnambool we cross Logan´s Beach to chill a bit before the end of the day.

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After our quick stop on the beach, as it was very windy and a bit cold to be summer, we went to Lake Pertobe Park where we had some tea among wildlife again, birds, ducks and swans where all around running and resting with their calves.

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The next day was all about coming back home, but we still stop in a few places, the first place in our way was The Grotto, very intriguing place, hidden down the hill, it is basically a hole. But still very turistic!

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Continuing the trip we stop in London Bridge, another very touristic and iconic place, the actual bridge was broken! as you can see in the photograph, it should continue from the left rock to the sea rock.

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And here is how it was before: (Retrived from www.bonzle.com)

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To finish our Great Ocean Road trip we went to Colac to have lunch in a bbq place, turns out was a little bit raining so we eat quickly and then we visit Colac Botanic Gardens.

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