Great Ocean Road

 

Top 10 Places to Visit along the Great Ocean Road

 

  1. The Twelve Apostles
  2. Loch Ard Gorge
  3. London Bridge
  4. Glow Worms in the Otways
  5. Californian Redwoods in the Otways
  6. Bells Beach
  7. The Grotto
  8. Bay of Islands
  9. Thunder Cove
  10. The Arch

 

 

Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Flashback: a snapshot at the Great Ocean Road in the 1980s.

Since then, walkways and railings are in place so that you cannot walk out on the ledge like in the past. 

 

Victoria Australia

 

Warrnambool to Melbourne: Melbourne to Warrnambool

 

On the way back to Melbourne from Warrnambool, you can make a detour along the Great Ocean Road.

You can stop at London Bridge in Peterborough. It's near Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia.

 

Last time I was here, the walk along the landmass to London Bridge was still intact.

But in 1990, the arch to London Bridge collapsed into the ocean. So, the gap was formed.

 

Overhead, a helicopther flew around. It was likely laden with tourists, visitors, photographers and the like. So that, they could glimpse, photograph, and video the view from above.

You can book tours with the 12 Apostles Helicopters.

 

The waves rock in and out along the beach.

Water swirled and lapped against the cliff around the London Bridge.

 

Have you experienced London Bridge and the Great Ocean Road?

 

Take Care, Observe Warning Signs of Danger, Monitor Weather Reports

Due to:

  • Deep Ocean Waters
  • Wild Surf
  • Powerful Currents
  • Unstable Cliffs
  • Unpatrolled Areas
  • No Swimming in Unpatrolled areas
  • No Swimming Signs
  • Changes in the Environment

So, you must keep on the walkways. And, do not enter areas that have warnings signs, are unsafe, and closed.

You'll find the Twelve Apostles, London Bridge, and Loch Ard Gorge in the Port Campbell National Park

London Bridge

London Bridge Victoria Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

The Twelve Apostles

 

The Twelve Apostles have become a major attraction in Victoria.

 

In the 1980s, I remember we pulled up alongside the Great Ocean Road. Then, we walked out on the cliff face to see the Twelve Apostles.

 

Now, you will find a visitor center, carpark, buses, and helicopter pad. A structured walkway goes under the Great Ocean Road. And, it leads to the viewing platform.

 

How Many Twelve Apostles Are There?

 

You can see six of the Apostles from there. Well, you might think, where's the rest. There are seven and not Twelve Apostles.

 

I'm not sure how they got their name. Nor, how many there have been.

 

In any case, so far In the 21st Century, two have fallen into the ocean. Which left seven remainings. This means, when I was there in the 1980s, there were probably 9.

 

They are limestone stacks standing in the ocean along the coast. It makes you aware of the strength of nature, the ocean, currents, and winds.

And, the vulnerability of the seven stacks that remain.

 

What Is the Best Time of Day to See the Twelve Apostles

 

At the viewing platform, you will find the best time is in the hour before sunset and sunset.

You can see the colors of the sunset light up the sky. And, it glows along the cliffs and the Twelve Apostles.

 

For more details on the Twelve Apostles

 

Great Ocean Road

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Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Walk through the tunnel under the Great Ocean Road

Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Walking to the Viewing Platform at the Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Visitors taking photos with the seascape in the background at the Twelve Apostles Viewing Platform

Chivers Cove Mepunga Australia

Childers Cove

Great Ocean Road

  • Childers Cove
  • Murnane Bay
  • Sandy Cove Mepunga
  • Bay of Islands
  • Crofts Bay
  • Bay of Martyrs
  • Massacre Bay
  • Worm Bay
  • Halladale Point
  • The Well
  • Wild Dog Cove
  • James Irvine Monument
  • The Grotto
  • London Bridge
  • The Arch
  • Port Campbell
  • Thunder Cove
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • Island Arch Lookout
  • Mutton Bird Lookout
  • Tom and Eva Lookout
  • The Razorback
  • The Twelve Apostles
  • Gibson Steps (steps to the beach are closed)
  • Wreck Beach
  • Cape Otway
  • Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  • Glow Worms
  • Apollo Bay
  • Lorne
  • Aireys Inlet
  • Anglesea
  • Torquay
  • Bells Beach
  • Jan Juc Beach
  • Memorial Arch at Eastern View

 

 

Loch Ard Gorge Victoria Australia Victoria

Loch Ard Gorge

Chivers Cove Mepunga Victoria Australia

Childers Cove

Bay of Islands Victoria Australia

Bay of Islands

 

 

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