The Great Ocean Road
Trip Start Mar 01, 2006
93Trip End Jul 09, 2006
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Saddened by this depressing news, we left Melbourne in a cloud of smoke, vowing never to go there again. Actually it wasn't that bad, but we left Melbourne in cloud, and we're not going back because other places call.
We traveled to Geelong on the motorway: 4 lanes just to ourselves - Thom felt like a player. After Geelong, the B100 starts, and Torquay is the next stop. And guess what, it's the surfing capital of Australia
After that the real Ocean Road began, and we twisted up and down mountains alongside the rugged coastline of Victoria. The car held out brilliantly, but we knew it would.
We got to a little village called Aires Inlet, where none other than the famous children's TV programme "Round The Twist"was filmed. Wow. It was such an honour to stand by the lighthouse where Bronson, Pete, the granny, the dad and the daughter, but we can't remember her name, lived
We eventually got to Apollo Bay, where we were staying for the night, after 6hours of driving. It was a really nice little coastal village, which was obviously really busy in the summer, but quieter in winter. We were booked into a YHA on Grape Boy 1 and 2's recommendation & they did not disappoint. One of the newest YHA's in Australia, and it was 'pimped to the Devo' as Thom put it. I don't know - all this new-fangled hip-hop-bee-bop-yo language. As you'll be able to tell from the pics, this place is pretty sweet. It felt like we were living in a celebrity's house - everything was decorated perfectly. The kitchens were really well equipped, which meant we could eat our 75p pasta meals in style!