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Back to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road

The next day we visited Rohan's sister in Warrnambool. Warrnambool is a lovely small town on the water. It is situated on the south-west coast of Victoria, near the western end of the Great Ocean Road. It is known for whale watching from June to September. Southern Right whales swim only a hundred meters from the beach. You can also see seals and dolphins. We went for a walk to see the beautiful coastline.

We drove through the Great Ocean Road quite quickly and didn't stop to see everything this time. The road was as winding as I remembered. The first stop was the Bay of Islands that really takes your breath away. Pictures don't really do justice, and that is why I have a video for you people (below)!

Loch Ard Gorge is my favourite place on the Great Ocean Road. It was named after one of the most infamous shipwrecks in the area. 52 people were killed and only two miraculously survived. Tom was washed into the Loch Ard Gorge and saved Eva, who couldn't swim. The story is tragic but really fascinating.

The 12 Apostles was as packed with tourists as usual. 

The Great Ocean Road is one of the things you shouldn't miss when you travel to Melbourne. But one or two days on the road is not enough. I've been there twice now but still there are places that I haven't seen and would like to go back to. Rainforests, beaches, holiday towns, wildlife, not to mention the stunning coastline. 

The same day we were back in Melbourne. After two months on the road it felt really strange to be home, although I did enjoy the relative warmth of my apartment. Melbourne was getting ready for winter and I had to start preparing for leaving Australia, my second home.

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Anonymous Dominique said...

Hi Anna,
Thank you so much for the great post "Back to Melbourne Via the Great Ocean Road" The Great Ocean Road is one of the things you shouldn't miss when anyone travel to Melbourne. I think he/she needs 4 days for enjoying everything at a glance!

March 28, 2011 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger Pingviinimatkalaiset said...

Tämä sopivasti vahvistaa sen minkä jo tiesinkin, eli Melbourneen on päästävä takaisin ja nimen omaan Great Ochean Road on yksi suurimmista syistä siihen. Haluan kokea kaikki ne pikku kylät ja nähdä nuo käsittömän upeat maisemat. ja kuten blogisamme kävikin jo varmaan ilmi, niin juuri Melbourne oli ehdottomasti suosikkini Aussilan kaupungeista :)

March 31, 2012 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Jep! Oon ajellut Great Ocean Roadin nyt kahdesti, mut mielellään lähtisin vielä kolmannenkin kerran! Ja oikein ajan kanssa, että voi pysähtyä tosiaan kaikissa niissä kylissä... Ja samalla suunnallahan on myös Grampians -vuoristo, minne haluan myös takasin vielä joskus!

April 8, 2012 at 6:03 AM  

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