The Great Ocean Road Highlights

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The first activity on our first day in Australia, we begin it with a bang! Roadtrip to Great Ocean Road. One of the most scenic coastal drives in Australia. We booked our tour guide en route to Great Ocean. And since there’s only 3 of us, we were grouped with other tourists as well.

We set off early morning from Melbourne at around 7 am. And we arrived at our first stop in Colac which is past 8 am. Where we grab our breakfast and coffee for 15 minutes. Heads up, this tour have a fixed time of stay because the goal was to be able to visit all the major tourist spots within Great Ocean road. So yes, first things first – coffee!

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And soon our itinerary has started. Great Ocean Road comprises of different spots to visit. It’s a bit windy during our time of visit in the month of May. So it’s advisable to wear windbreaker if needed. And as part of the tour, our tour guide would give us a story behind for each one. Which I’ll try to remember as I go on to this post haha.



Now let’s check out what we’ve visited so far. First is London Bridge. As what the name suggests, it does look like a bridge known as the Arch.

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my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

Next is the 12 apostles. What’s behind the name is much interesting. It doesn’t look any of man figure and it’s not even 12 rocks. They just name it as it is to get the attention of the tourists.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road



After roaming around the Twelve Apostles, we get to walk along Port Campbell National Park. Where I think I got lost along the way so I need to go back to the Visitor Center again. If you get to head a little further, you’ll discover the Mystical Bay of Islands and Martyrs.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

Too bad I don’t have any spare coins to get some souvenir coins in the center. Better bring some if you’re here!

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road



Next requires a lot of steps – Gibson steps. We need to walk down the stairs to reach the seaside which is refreshing.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

Next stop is Loch Ard Gorge. Very picturesque as a backdrop. Just looked at this couple enjoying and capturing the view.

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And a few reminders along the way for all tourists.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road



And to get near the seashore, you can go down the stairs to take a closer look. The stairs are really well maintained. Good job!

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

There’s also a cave by far that you can take a peek on.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

Next is the rest area which is Maits Rest Rainforest walk. We didn’t get to walk far as we only have 20mins of stay in the area. But I enjoyed watching various birds scattered around the area and first time to get to see a sleeping koala!



my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

And finally, we get to have our lunch. Approximate time of stay is 1 hour. Here, we get to choose where to eat. But then the time of stay is limited so we pray that we’ll get our order as soon as we can haha.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road



my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road
my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

Apparently, 12 rocks beach bar is the nearest restaurant in the parking area. Humongous servings that are good for 2-3 persons. We have to take the remaining food out ‘coz we’re running out of time too.

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my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road



Second to the last is we get to see the stretch road from Lorne to Apollo Bay. Very picturesque along the way. While Lorne beach is popular for surfers. Surfing in this cold weather, wow! Our tour guide even said that a shark has been spotted just a week ago!

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road

And before we head back to Melbourne, we get to stop by a sanctuary for wild kangaroos.

my HungryPress Australia Great Ocean Road



I’ve compiled some video shots we’ve got during our stay. Watch it here:

It’s a bit gloomy during that time since there’s a typhoon that past by just a week ago. Still, we enjoy the experience. Though the time limit per stop isn’t what I’ve expected tho, 20 minutes is the longest and just an hour for lunch. As a reference, we booked our tour with Hit the Road Tours for $89 each and Oliver is our assigned tour guide on that day.

It’s astonishing to see another great work of nature. And you should not miss the Great Ocean Road trip if you’re in Australia. Indeed it’s a wonderful site to see. Besides, it’s one for the books!


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