Wandering the iconic Great Ocean Road

October 11, 2016 • Australia, Destinations, Victoria • Views: 1366

Just over 2 hours from Melbourne, one of the world’s great drives is along the magnificent Great Ocean Road.  Beginning in Torquay, home of the fabled Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach surf classic, the world’s longest continuously run surfing contest and the Australian National Surfing Museum, the Great Ocean Road snakes its way along a rugged coastline shaped by millennia of waves tumbling and cascading onto an endless shoreline.

Come and enjoy our wanderings as we hit the road and explore Point Addis Marine National Park, the sleepy surf village of Aireys Inlet with its famous Split Point Lighthouse built in 1891 and stunning views over Bass Strait where a rainbow obligingly halos ancient Split Rock.  From here, a switchback road leads us to Lorne’s sparkling Louttit Bay, one of Melbourne’s favourite summer playgrounds, where Go Ride a Wave introduces hundreds of visitors each year to the fun and freedom of doing just that.  At Lorne’s Cumberland Resort, we’re given a squawking welcome by friendly cockatoos, breakfast along Mountjoy Parade at kitschy Kafe Kaos, explore Erskine Falls and the natural beauty of Otway National Park before heading to Apollo Bay….

 

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