The Great Ocean Road in a Nutshell

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May 10th 2011
Published: May 14th 2011
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So, on to Part 2 of our Oz experience… After flying into Melbourne, we hired a Spaceship and we were off! Our campervan was basically a converted minivan which was nice and cosy for 2 people. We had all the modern conveniences like a fridge and a DVD player. It was the perfect way to explore the Great Ocean Road. It wasn’t exactly beach weather as our daytime highs were somewhere between 10C and 15C, and the nights were quite chilly so we had to break out the sleeping bags and toques. In lieu of the beach we went to some nice waterfalls and saw loads of koalas in the wild (some even right at our campsite one night). The coastal scenery is simply spectacular.

The Great Ocean Road is only about 250km, but we managed to spend 6 days driving up and back and we racked up 1000km. On the plus side, we only paid for camping twice and the rest of the time we were able to free-camp. Apollo Bay became a great hub that we kept returning to for coffee and free internet. Needless to say, by our third visit the lady remembered our order. We’re really embracing the “long-black/flat-white” culture. We also made a quick diversion to the Yarra Valley for some wine tasting. Not really sure what else to say except watch out for those rum-runners on the back roads at midnight!

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15th May 2011

Love the koala photos! It's great to follow your blogs - although I'm knocked out at how expensive New Zealand was. Will be a long time before we can afford to go there. Keep enjoying, Jim and Trace.
26th May 2011
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Wow what a photo! What a place.

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