Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road

November 9, 2012 § 5 Comments

Things to do in Melbourne, Australia

If you’re in Melbourne, you should not miss the Great Ocean Road!

Before flying to Australia last September, I’ve already decided to do the Great Ocean Road tour in Melbourne, despite having to endure a long drive (read: pain in the a**), but it’s all worth it – A MUST SEE/DO in Victoria!

Melbourne Tourist Nature Attractions

We were picked up in our CBD hotel in Melbourne at 8am and started the journey along the Great Ocean Road right away!

Australian Beaches and waves

Our first stop was Bell’s Beach where, even on a chilly day, surfers hang around to catch some waves!

beach in melbourne, victoria, australia

I was in awe for a few minutes when I realized that we’ve only just begun.

We drove for another hour or so and arrived at the Memorial Arch.

Landmarks in Melbourne, Australia

The arch was built in memory of the 3,000 survivors of World War 1 who returned and helped in building the Great Ocean Road.

Australian History Memorial Arch

Had a quick stop at Cape Paton for a quick stretch, overlooking a beautiful view of the ocean.

The Great Ocean Road Tour in Melbourne

We also visited Kennett River where we tried to spot some birds…

Great Ocean Road in Melbourne Victoria

and Koalas! Unfortunately, all of them were cozy up on trees. 😦

Animals and Wildlife in Australia

I’ll definitely visit Australia again, soon, and will make sure to cuddle some cute koalas!

Nature trips in Melbourne Australia

Had a brief stop at Otway’s Rainforest or Mait’s Rest and felt like a dwarf while walking below some of the world’s TALLEST trees! whew!

Melbourne Tourist Attractions, Visit Melbourne

And finally, reached the Twelve Apostles lookout. From entrance, it takes about 7 minutes walk to the viewing platform.

Amazing Views in Melbourne Australia

The view was just AMAZING! It’s such a wonder how these limestone stacks were made.

Driving further, we reached Loch Ard Gorge where we were able to view The Archway…

Things to do in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

…and The Wreck.

Australia Visitor Places

Ending our Great Ocean Road tour, we went to the London Bridge (not this London Bridge) where a section of land in the middle collapsed some years back, hence the name.

Tourist Activities in Melbourne, Australia

We arrived at the hotel around 9pm, it was a long day but its truly an experience one should not miss when in Melbourne!

The folks at Wildlife Tours give a a good deal on their Great Ocean Road Tour, contact them!


Wildlife Tours Australia


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