The next day we started heading to the end of the great ocean road, thanks to some poor signage we ended up driving two sides of a triangle, but did stop at Anglesea for lunch, I’m not sure it was windy enough for Joanna, but it did feature some parakeet style birds. We then stopped in Lorne, for a guide book, we also saw some cockatiels although we didn’t get any photo’s. We stopped to the night in Terang and went for a walk around the town before cooking dinner, the camp kitchen even had the luxury of a heat pump.
A parakeet in Anglesea
An Australian Road
The picturesque village of Terang
The Great Ocean Road!
When we first heard about the great ocean road we presumed that it would cover most of the east coast of Australia, we were wrong, fortunately we discovered this before we left New Zealand, the road only covers a small section (243km) of the coastline between Melbourne and Warrnambool. We left our campsite early and headed to the sleepy small town of Alansford, here we picked up the B100, also known as the great ocean road. We diverted at pretty much the first sign for a cove there was, this turned out not to be on the main tourist trail but was very much worth deviating for, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Following this we rejoined the Great Ocean Road and stopped off at all the viewpoints along the way until Port Campbell where we had lunch.
There were too many scenic bits to name them individually, so here is a general section of photos.
'London Bridge' - like the song, part of it collapsed into the sea about 15 years ago trapping a couple of tourists on the world's newest island!
After lunch, there were fewer viewpoints until we got to the area with the '12 Apostles', However; this being the most well known spot on the route, it was full of coaches and very busy, so we decided to avoid it for now and walked to Gibson's beach instead.
Just a few steps
When we reached our campsite, we were in for a pleasant surprise, there were a lot of Kangaroos. They lived in the bushland beyond but easily hopped over the fence into the campsite. Obviously used to people, they grazed about 10 metres from our tent.
After dinner we put on several thermal layers and prepared ourselves for another cold night.
Until Next Time!
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