3 days on THE road

Great Ocean Road Travel Blog

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We rent a campervan in Melbourne and started to go along the Great Ocean Road from Geelong, in the middle of the afternoon. The big spot of this first day was our stop to watch dolphins just near the coast . There was at least 10 of them! We got so lucky!

We stopped in Appollo Bay for the night.

We started our second day by crossing the National Park to go to the Lighthouse. Unfortunatly the lighthouse was closed to visitors because of work on it. As we had to pay around 13$ for the 400 meter walk, so we decided to leave there early than expected and go towards the most scenic part of the road. It was not at all a disappointment as on the way to the lighthouse, in the forest, we saw more than 20 wild koalas! It was amazing! One of them was 1 or 2 meters only from us, awaken, eating and living his life not impressed at all by the 8 people standing next to him, stunned. Such a great moment!


Once we reached the 12 apostles, we decided not to stop as it was peak time and instead we did all the spots further. We came back around 7PM, the place was empty. We did a helicopter tour, highly recommended, and watched the night coming. Unfortunately, the weather was not good enough to call that a sunset !

We only had few hours to spend on the third day, so we went back early to the 12 apostles as the weather was better, and then chilled a bit on a magnificient beach.

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Great Ocean Road
photo by: Morle