Lorne Coachman Inn
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Breaking down somewhere on one of Australia's countlessly vast expanses of nothingness just sounds like a terrible idea. Backpacker murderers laying wait in the bush, a skulking gang of dingos rattling your cage with midnight howling or even boxing kangaroos? We on the other hand give "breakingdown" a swanky new image, that'll leave you salivating to find yourself and your ride in a ditch real soon. Just you wait and ...
... in Lorne, which was lucky because Apollo Bay was already sold out, this being chief holiday season.
Overall, this idea of driving the Great Ocean Road, reminded me a lot of driving the Road to Hana on Maui. Although I know my parents and sister are very well aware of what that entails, it involves a 46mile drive along lush Maui coastline to the tiny town of Hana. It is a major tourist attraction and there many waterfalls and other stops ...
Today we drove from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road. On the way we passed the famous "Twelve Apostles," a group of rock stacks. The road then headed inland into the Otway ranges and we saw lots of wild koalas up in the gum trees, they weren't shy at all!! The weather came out really hot and sunny today - lovely ...
... Highlight for me was the second day where we finally spotted wild koalas. We were even luckily enough to spot one out of her tree and on the floor walking to another. Such good timing as it's so rare for a koala to do this. It was probably one of the best things I've seen in Australia so ...
... we went. Well, it was a little disasterous!! The track turned out to be very very sandy in parts so within about half an hour I dropped my bike (with Mia and me on it but thankfully we were both perfectly fine), Jude's back tired got a major puncture and he was riding on the rim and then, as we were heading back to the ute to get the compressor to pump up Jude's tyre, Jared had a major stack! I didn't see him do it as I was behind Jude, I just rode over a hill to ...