A Canadian in Australia - thirty days. Days 4 and 5 - Point Addis, Addiscot Beach, Koori Cultural trail, Point Roadknight, Cape Split Lighthouse, Aireys Clifftops Walk, and Fairhaven Beach


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March 3rd 2019
Published: March 4th 2019
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First stop on day five was Point Addis a marine national park and home to Addiscot Beach. One could see the typical coastal views from the point including a nice view of he beach. After a short beach exploration, I completed the Koori Cultural Trail. Although only two km, it was largely uphill and given the temperature of 35 C, was not easy going. A nice view of Addiscot beach from a lookout at the end of the trail. As I was leaving the area I happened to note on a map Point Roadknight. Hmmmmmmmmmmm? I had to check it out. A non-descript beach but some amazing volcanic rock structures at the point. Love these unscheduled stops that are worth the effort. Next, off to Cape Split Lighthouse; the main attraction of Aireys Inlet. Some wonderful coastal views of the beaches below and some interesting rock formations including Eagles Rock and Table Rock. To close the day off, around 5ish, I visited the beach under Cape Split Lighthouse. A few more interesting rocks, a lovely long beach and different views of the lighthouse from below. Day 6 turned out to be the best day so far. Thanks to the recommendation of my Airbnb host, I completed the Aireys Clifftops Walk, part of the longer Surf Coast Walk of 44 km. My portion was only 2.8 km. Given there is access to three gorgeous beaches along the way, the entire trip took me a leisurely three and a half hours as I fully explored each beach. My host dropped me off at the starting point of Cape Split Lighthouse, and the walk ended at Sunnymead Beach. Then I walked back to the Airbnb in about 10 minutes. Thanks Buzz! After a short rest, and time to recharge my batteries, literally, I wanted to see The Memorial Arch which commemorates the building of the Great Ocean Road by the soldiers returning from WWI. A simple yet patriotic way of giving thanks. Nearby was Fairhaven Beach, the longest beach along the Great Ocean way being around 10 km long. I had to have my mandatory picture. Heading to Apollo Bay tomorrow.


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4th March 2019
Sandy Gully Beach

Very nice picture!
4th March 2019
Koori Cultural Trail

Natural steps !!! why make it complicated? natural is easy to use.
4th March 2019
Point Knightroad

Very beautifull
4th March 2019
Point Knightroad

Looks like 2 people turned into stone, it would be easy to write a legend on these stones!
4th March 2019
Point Knightroad

I agree. I thought they were quite unique.
4th March 2019
Step Beach

Nice sunny day and nice beach!
4th March 2019
DSCF9080

Easy to walk, not too soft sand.
4th March 2019
Sunnymead Beach

very nice picture!
4th March 2019
Sunnymead Beach

I walked along three nice beaches that day as part of the walk. I explored each from end to end.

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