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The Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road

After we picked up our rental car at Europcar in Melbourne we drove to Torquay where we entered the Great Ocean Road. This highway (highway 1) is one of the most beautiful routes in the world. In Apollo Bay we stayed for the night. After a good night sleep we drove to the Beauchamp falls in the Otway National Park. I stood on a rock in the water and then it happened. I fell off in the water. 600 euro which was in my hand (the camera) was destroyed by the water. So we had to buy a new one. In Colac we found the same camera and we bought it. Not far from Colac we found a nice lookout at Red Rock. The next day we took off early and drove to the 12 Apostles.

Koala in Tower Hill rserve.
On our way up there we saw a koala crossing the street and a walabi. The 12 Apostles is a beautiful rockformation in the southern ocean. The ocean is very wild here. When we drove further we arrived at Loch Ard. Down the whole coastal road you find lookouts. When we arrived at Warnambool we saw a lot of people on the beach. A huge Southern Right Whale was swimming near the coast. Very unusual because normally you'll find them here only from june till september. Further we went to Tower Hill, a reserve in the crater of an old vulcano. Here we saw lots of emoes and koalas. In Portland we made our next stop.

The Grampians

This national park is situated north of Portland. We drove to Halls Gap a small town between the rockformations of the Grampians.

View over Halls Gap from Boroka outlook with in the background lake Lonsdale.
Here we checked in to a guesthouse. At the visitorscenter we bought a walkingmap with some good wanderroutes. The town is great, kangaroos and parrots everywhere! By car we went to Boroka lookout in the mountains. From here we had a beautiful view over Halls Gap and Lake Lonsdale. The second stop was at Reed lookout with a beautiful view over the rainforest and the Grampians. After this we also saw the Mac Kenzie falls a nice waterfall. The next day we drove our car to Wonderland carpark from where we started a hike to the Pinnacle. It was a 1 hour walk up there but very worth it. We arrived the lookout through the so called Grand Canyon a rocky climb.

Melbourne

On our way to Melbourne we visited Bunjils Shelter, here you'll find some old Aboriginal rockart. We checked in at a nice hotel. The next day we bought a tram ticket and went to the center of the city. On foot we explored the city. In Swanston street you'll find the nicest restaurants in small allies. We went up in the Rialto Towers and from here we had a wonderful view over the city. We walked through China Town and Brunswick street with its nice restaurants and had a terrific lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant. Further to the Shrine of Remembarance and Flinders street station. The next day we had to catch a plane to New Zealand but not after I drove over the formula 1 track at Albert Park. Australia we love you!!

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The Great Ocean Road.
The Great Ocean Road.
Koala in Tower Hill rserve.
Koala in Tower Hill rserve.
View over Halls Gap from Boroka ou…
View over Halls Gap from Boroka o…
View over Melbourne from the Rialt…
View over Melbourne from the Rial…
The Great Ocean Road.
The Great Ocean Road.
Roadsign.
Roadsign.
Emoes in Tower Hill reserve.
Emoes in Tower Hill reserve.
Rocks in Tower Hill reserve.
Rocks in Tower Hill reserve.
Warningsign.
Warningsign.
Kangaroo in Halls Gap.
Kangaroo in Halls Gap.
Dark clouds over the Grampians.
Dark clouds over the Grampians.
Me at the Boroka lookout.
Me at the Boroka lookout.
Rocks in the Grampians.
Rocks in the Grampians.
Me in the Grampians.
Me in the Grampians.
The Ocean.
The Ocean.
The rough coast.
The rough coast.
Beautiful views.
Beautiful views.
Beautiful views.
Beautiful views.
Mayke on the beach.
Mayke on the beach.
Emoes in Tower Hill reserve.
Emoes in Tower Hill reserve.
Me in Tower Hill reserve.
Me in Tower Hill reserve.
A koala in Tower Hill reserve.
A koala in Tower Hill reserve.
A koala in Tower Hill reserve.
A koala in Tower Hill reserve.
The 12 Apostles.
The 12 Apostles.
Rocks in the Grampians.
Rocks in the Grampians.
The 12 Apostles.
The 12 Apostles.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Me and Mayke at the 12 Apostles.
Me and Mayke at the 12 Apostles.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
The 12 Apostles.
The 12 Apostles.
The Grampians.
The Grampians.
Mayke at the 12 Apostles.
Mayke at the 12 Apostles.
Mayke at the Grampians.
Mayke at the Grampians.
The 12 Apostles.
The 12 Apostles.
The Grampians.
The Grampians.
Me and Mayke at the 12 Apostles.
Me and Mayke at the 12 Apostles.
Lookout at the Grampians.
Lookout at the Grampians.
Loch Ard.
Loch Ard.
The Grampians.
The Grampians.
Loch Ard gorge.
Loch Ard gorge.
Nice bird.
Nice bird.
Mayke at Loch Ard.
Mayke at Loch Ard.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Lorekeet.
Lorekeet.
Roadsign at the Great Ocean Road.
Roadsign at the Great Ocean Road.
Mayke at the Grampians.
Mayke at the Grampians.
The Otway National Park.
The Otway National Park.
Me and Mayke at the Grampians.
Me and Mayke at the Grampians.
The Beauchamp falls in the Otway N…
The Beauchamp falls in the Otway …
Mayke at the Grampians.
Mayke at the Grampians.
Koala in Eucaliptustree.
Koala in Eucaliptustree.
Me at the Grampians.
Me at the Grampians.
Koala in Eucaliptustree.
Koala in Eucaliptustree.
Mac Kenzie falls at the Grampians.
Mac Kenzie falls at the Grampians.
Walibi near the road.
Walibi near the road.
Mayke at Mac Kenzie falls at the G…
Mayke at Mac Kenzie falls at the …
Roadsigns.
Roadsigns.
A deer in Halls Gap.
A deer in Halls Gap.
One of the 12 apostles.
One of the 12 apostles.
Deer in Halls Gap.
Deer in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
Kangaroos in Halls Gap.
In the streets of Melbourne.
In the streets of Melbourne.
A coach in the streets of Melbourn…
A coach in the streets of Melbour…
The gate to China Town.
The gate to China Town.
Colourful lightpost in the streets…
Colourful lightpost in the street…
View over Melbourne from the Rialt…
View over Melbourne from the Rial…
Skyline of Melbourne.
Skyline of Melbourne.
The Shrine of Remembrance.
The Shrine of Remembrance.
The Shrine of Remembrance.
The Shrine of Remembrance.
The Ozzy flag.
The Ozzy flag.
The rental car.
The rental car.
Aboriginal art at Bunjils shelter.
Aboriginal art at Bunjils shelter.
Aboriginal art at Bunjils shelter.
Aboriginal art at Bunjils shelter.
Old tram in Melbourne.
Old tram in Melbourne.
Roadtrain.
Roadtrain.
Flinders street station at night.
Flinders street station at night.
Updating the website.
Updating the website.
Flinders street station.
Flinders street station.
Swanston street.
Swanston street.
Melborne.
Melborne.
The parliament in Melbourne.
The parliament in Melbourne.
Lightpost in front of the parliame…
Lightpost in front of the parliam…
Formula 1 racetrack Albert Park.
Formula 1 racetrack Albert Park.
Formula 1 racetrack Albert Park.
Formula 1 racetrack Albert Park.
Flying to New Zealand.
Flying to New Zealand.
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