Mr 16-18th Great Ocean Drive, Australia

We spent two and a bit days driving the Great Ocean Road on the south coast of Australia. We got as far west as Port Fairy which is just a bit further west than the official Ocean Road end. We were very lucky with the weather, it was windy but sunny. Pictures really don’t do justice to the ocean views, they are spectacular. A excellent side trip was to the Cape Otway Light station. Part of the route there was through the beautiful Great Otway National Park. The Lightstation and its history was well worth the visit. On the drive back to the Ocean Road, while still in the park, we had to stop as two cars ahead of us had stopped on the road – the people in the first car had seen the koala low in a tree right by the road!

We also stopped at the Twelve Apostles, limestone stacks that have eroded and been created over millions of years. It was beautiful but we actually found the formations further west in the Bay of Islands more interesting. Maybe in part because that area was not over run with people.

We stopped overnight in Port Campbell which seemed to be full of cockatoos and there were signs everywhere not to feed them. Port Fairy was a lovely town, we wished we had more time to spend there but that was our morning drive and then turnaround point to come back to the Melbourne airport and drop off the car. We have next morning flight to Christchurch NZ, so are staying at the airport.

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