Mount Gambier to Port Campbell

Port Campbell Travel Blog

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Boat on dry land
Only a few kilometres after we left Mount Gambier we got to the South Australia-Victoria border. We weren’t doing a huge amount of kilometres today as we were driving along the Great Ocean Road and we wanted to take our time. Well, as it turned out during the first part of the trip we couldn’t even see the ocean. Not until the last 20 k’s or so did the scenery get really spectacular, and then it got so spectacular it took us ages to finally get to Port Campbell.

The first stop we made was at the Bay of Islands, and then we stopped at The London Bridge. The London Bridge is not a bridge anymore though, in 1990 (I think) the actual bridge collapsed and left two people stranded on the rock that was left in the sea. Imagine just walking across while that happened! It is amazing how the ocean erodes all these rocks and wears them away over time until they just fall over…Unfortunately it rained for a lot of this stretch of the road, but in a way that made it more spectacular.

When we eventually stopped in Port Campbell we were again pleasantly surprised by the cabin. It was very spacious with a huge deck. That night we went to the local pub for some dinner and then back to the cabin. It was pretty cold that night, so we had jumpers and the heater on!

The next day it was on to Portarlington, a town on the Bellarine Peninsula opposite the Mornington Peninsula, where we would be staying with Peter and Denise Menger, friends of my mum’s.

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Boat on dry land
Boat on dry land
Welcome to Victoria sign
Welcome to Victoria sign
Tree fungus
Tree fungus
Bay of Islands sign
Bay of Islands sign
Bay and blowhole
Bay and blowhole
Bay and cliffs
Bay and cliffs
Bay, cove and island
Bay, cove and island
Bay, cove and island
Bay, cove and island
Bay
Bay
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Bay inlet
Bay inlet
Ocean and jagged rock
Ocean and jagged rock
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and long rock
Ocean and long rock
Bay of islands
Bay of islands
Ocean and tall rock
Ocean and tall rock
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Beach and cliffs
Beach and cliffs
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Ocean and rocks
Beach
Beach
London Bridge
London Bridge
Bay
Bay
Bay
Bay
Merv and Jordan
Merv and Jordan
Cabin
Cabin
Verandah
Verandah
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bunks and lounge
Bunks and lounge
View from the cabin
View from the cabin
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Wild flowers
Alcohol warning sign
Alcohol warning sign
Peek-a-boo!
Peek-a-boo!
Port Campbell
photo by: liekevo