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Left Melbourne this morning headed out to Torquay the start of the
Great Ocean Road.
Coffee stop in Torquay, to take in the sea views, Point Addis with the most spectacular views, only bad thing were the annoying flys! Its off the beaten track so surprised to see lots of cars, not necessarily there for the views but the surf!
... on the way through town for another photo opportunity of the ocean beating down on the massive cliffs falling off into the sea. That turned out to be our last stop before reaching Apollo Bay where we will be staying tonight before continuing on to Port Campbell tomorrow. I was able to capture some videos while driving today by mounting the Go Pro on top of our car. There were more small trees between us and the ocean than I thought there would ...
We were out the door and on our way by 9:00 and got to the Great Ocean Road by mid day. The drive to the 'Twelve Apostles' Lookout took a lot longer than I had anticipated and the road was very slow going with a lot of switchbacks. The view was gorgeous and we made a few stops to enjoy the day. We had an outdoor lunch at Apollo Bay and we continued our drive to the lookout. There used to be twelve apostles or large rocks and now there's only seven but it was worth the drive to ...
... a couple of years ago leaving only eight. This was a travesty, we wanted our money back!
Seeing as entry was free, we decided to accept this rare example of Australian false advertising and soaked up the wonderful view of the Eight Apostles, with some stacks littered towards the north of us and a couple more towards the south.
A storm was brewing and we could sense that rain was imminent. This created ...
... and witnessing black wallabis hopping about the place, rocky coves, beaches and a lighthouse.
After this, we hit the road to make our way to the scenic GOR. On the way we stopped at Cheese World for some cheese tasting and, what was advertised by the locals as, the best milkshakes in the world....hmmmmm! The GOR certainly lived up to its expectations and it was beautiful to view the rock formations amongst white sandy beaches, cliffs and the ...