Great Roads and Koalas!
Trip Start Nov 28, 2011
154Trip End Apr 09, 2013
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We are on our way for our last part of our road trip to Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road. For many people the ultimate experience of the south coast of Australia. Well, it is absolutely scenic
Just before the road starts, we passed by the little towns of Portland, Port Fairy and Warrnambool. Just before Warrnambool we were looking for our lunch spot at Tower Hill and it was here that we spotted our first Koala’s!! We made a scenic tour in the nearby reserve where more Koala’s and Emus were spotted.
Then it was there just ahead of us: The Great Ocean Road. A romantic and scenic drive from Warrnambool to Geelong for about 243 kilometers.
Our first stop: Childers Cove. Where else could we start better then there. A beautiful and illegal camp spot just on top of the cliffs! Amazing sand and limestone rock formations glistering in the evening sun, WOW magic and misty – and we are the only ones! The next day further down the road. We are passing by amazing limestone rock formations, one more beautiful than the other but still breathtaking
The Great Ocean Road also ends, and it certainly honors its name. With some steep, dramatic falls deep into the ocean, great roads on the mountains shoulders, it is an absolute highlight in the Australian Experience.
We are about to enter Melbourne region, but just before we had to made some more stops. First stop was the Lorne lookout. Volunteers were just finishing their work up there – keeping the flora native – by having a lunch, as they invited us to have some magic boxes (anyone knows what they are?)
Apparently, our beach spot was at the same time the spot for some yoga exercises, as the next morning some ladies were wakening us by chatting out loudly! Ok, time to get up, today it is our last full day so on to our last stop, Bells Beach and the Surf Museum.
During the afternoon we arrived at the place of Katrin and Keke. Some recently found family members! After a warm welcoming, time to do some last unpacking before we brought back our Wicked van. Time for family.
An amazing journey came to an end and another is about to start!