One of the things I was most looking forward to about traveling Australia was The Great Ocean Road.
The Great Ocean Road is such an iconic backpacker trip. Seeing the Twelve Apostles and other fascinating off shore rock formations, exploring beaches and waterfalls, spotting koalas up in the trees. This famous road trip provides a quintessential Aussie road trip experience that can be done over a weekend. Yet for some reason it took me a whole year to actually do it, despite living in Melbourne for the majority of my time in Australia.
When Chris and I found out we couldn’t stay in Australia any longer because of our visas, we knew we had to spend our last weekend on the Great Ocean Road. It was just before Christmas and we picked the perfect weekend to do it without realising. It was hot and sunny, yet being by the coast provided an escape from boiling Melbourne, where our friends were suffering in 42 degree heat.
Many people do the Great Ocean Road in just a day trip. I wouldn’t recommend this. There is so much to explore and driving to the main tourist attraction on the road, the Twelve Apostles, is quite a far drive. However, for us, two nights was the perfect amount of time. Any longer and I think I would have got quite restless..
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This is so interesting article, all information are well define and have worth to travel!
Our lovely part is Tree along side the road, it’s look like a Baobab tree, we have here at Tarangire National Park, the big part with home of different species especially Baobab trees, home of elephant, zebras, pumba, dikdik etc
Another part is ocean road, we have it here as well alike yours, best beach ever in the world! Seat and enjoy snorkeling, wale, and swimming at white sand of Zanzibar beach!!
The pic of the dirt track in South Australia has nothing to do with the Great Ocean Road.. The Great Ocean Road is entirely paved. It curves around the coastline for most of the way, with ocean views on one side and forest on the other, passing through a number of towns as well. Please get it right.
Hi Derek Parker,
Thanks for pointing out with your observation. Now we have updated our blog post with correct image related to the great ocean road in Australia.
Bald Hill Lookout, Stanwell Park is on the Pacific Ocean coast of New South Wales — nowhere near the Southern Ocean coast of Victoria. Probably 800 km from the Great Ocean Road.