Man the Great Ocean Road is photogenic, it’s also completely different to what I expected in every way. Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, every town along the road has this laid back, beach bum vibe and we felt at home straight away. I was expecting it to be all glitz and glamour for some reason but it has retained a great quality that I’m sure has been there forever.

A lovely Australian host had asked Paul to compare the Great Ocean Road with the Pacific Coast Highway in California and he was really struggling, probably because his time in Australia was 8 years ago and a distant memory. Now that I’ve seen both I can say that they are completely different but both great drives in their own right. The Great Ocean Road veers inland quite a lot which I didn’t expect whereas the Pacific Coast Highway is literally on the cliff edge along every winding, death defying turn and this is what makes it for me. However, the towns along the Great Ocean Road really appealed to me and the famous postcard views are outstanding, we stayed in Lorne for one night and it was absolutely wonderful with a beautiful beach and some fantastic places to eat.

 

Anyway enough of my wittering, the beauty of the Great Ocean Road speaks for itself through the photos I captured during our fantastic visit.

Bells Beach - the location for the final scene in Point Break

Bells Beach – the location for the final scene in Point Break

 

The 12 Apostles

The 12 Apostles

 

This little guy was such a poser - we must have seen 20-30 of his friends in one afternoon

This little guy was such a poser – we must have seen 20-30 of his friends in one afternoon

 

My favourite area on the Great Ocean Road - Loch Ard Gorge

My favourite area on the Great Ocean Road – Loch Ard Gorge

 

The enormous Thunder Cave

The enormous Thunder Cave

 

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6 Responses

    • Maddie

      I was fangirling so much when we visited Bells Beach – LOVE Point Break! Thanks for the compliment about the photos, I’m really trying to get better as the trip goes on. It seriously is the way, I’m always amazed by the places in the UK that visitors manage to find

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  1. Brian

    Beautiful pics!

    I know this is kinda pff topic, but for some reason I can’t image koalas actually existing. I mean, I know they are real, and they are in Australia, but for some reason I can’t imagine ever seeing one. I love that you have a picture of one to help ‘convince’ me they are real!
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    • Maddie

      This from the man who spends a fair amount of time searching for the elusive sasquatch 😉 Seriously though, I know exactly what you mean! They are almost like cartoon animals, I couldn’t believe I was seeing one for the first time. They are so hot due to something like 6 layers of fur that they rarely move which just adds to the disbelief!

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    • Maddie

      Thanks Helen 🙂 It was absolutely gorgeous, when you make it back to Oz you have to visit!

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