We flew into to Melbourne, drove to Torquay and started exploring this Great Ocean Road. This post is just the first day. We left Melbourne around 10:30 and pulled into Port Campbell around 7:00/ For those who have explored Hwy 1. in USA, it reminded us a lot of that adventure. Every little town had an amazing new sight, and every time you walked up to a new beach, we would think, "Oh! This is the best." So buckle up and join us on this adventure.
Bells Beach the beach where the Rip Curl Pro surfing event is held every year. Through a little research this town has been known as the birthplace of many surfing brands.
This was a very cute town. We went to a little bistro on the main drag for a great lunch. (I don't remember the name, but it was the only bistro in town). This town was having a little festval when we happened in. The surf coast walk is throughout The Great Ocean Road, and a great way to take in as many sights as possible. We had fun laughing at the signs in this quaint town. I do not think I will ever get use to seeing kangaroos on the side of the road.
Airey's Inlet -
This is a beautiful beach. We followed the signs to wonderful a cute lighthouse. This was a very perfect place for photography. There were many people taking wedding photos the day we were there. At the parking lot for the lighthouse was a wonderful little pond that looked out onto the amazing ocean.
This was our favorite stop of the day. We did a short hike Erskine Falls, which was 10k out of town, and saw an amazing waterfall. It rained on us the entire 10k to the falls. It was amazing though, the second we got out of our car it stopped. Everything was wet, beautiful, and lush. Not sure my feet enjoyed the rocks being wet. Of course we had to go climbing on the rocks, and I slipped and fell in the water.
When we pulled back into the "old fashion" town we noticed they were having a little festival. Of course we had to walk around and enjoy the sights.
Apollo Bay -
This was the last town we wanted to explore for the day. To be honest though, we were tired, and it was dark. We could have done a zipline in this town (if we were earlier), or seen more of the coast, but we chose to just drive though.
Where is The Great Ocean Road?
I had to break this weekend into two posts. I wanted to share all the awesome sights we got to see and I attempted to photograph. What is a great coast drive you have done?