A Canadian in Australia - thirty days. Day 6 - The Great Ocean Road - Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay


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March 5th 2019
Published: March 5th 2019
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Today I experienced a major part of the Great Ocean Road driving the 66 Km from Aireys Inlet to Apollo Bay. This is probably one of the more scenic legs of the route. One of the first things I encountered was a sign stating "High Crash Area", followed later by a number of signs pointing out "Accident Zone next 30 km". Hmmmmmm? This is due of course to the winding nature of the narrow roads as it hugs the coast. Needless to say I had both hands on the steering wheel and decided not to text for a while! Google maps says the driving time is 1 hr and 37 minutes. It took me four and a half hours. Along the way there are more than enough pullovers to view the wonderful scenery and I stopped too many times to count with camera in hand. Remarkable coastal views. Some notable stops included Cathedral Rock( two bottle launches), and in Lorne, Teddys Lookout which provided wonderful panoramic views from high. I eventually made it to Apollo Bay around 2ish. A cute coastal town, I walked around to see some local sculptures and of course had to visit the beach. My last activity of the day was to visit Marriners Lookout. You drive to the start of a steep steep (luckily short) trail to the top. From here you could see miles in every direction; mainly of course Apollo Bay.


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Prettier then the seagull!


6th March 2019
Apollo Bay Sculptures

Very nice sculpture, was there any live seal along ocean road?
7th March 2019
Apollo Bay Sculptures

I did not see any.
6th March 2019
Great Ocean Road

Cannot have a better view of the ocean!...but should keep an eye on the road!
7th March 2019
Great Ocean Road

Volcanic rocks, nice picture.
7th March 2019
Great Ocean Road

Superbe!
7th March 2019
Great Ocean Road

Was from a lookout! Both hands on my camera!

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