Blogs from Cape Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cape Bridgewater March 13th 2019

Day 15 is the mid-point of my trip. Had a great day today. I visited Cape Bridgewater from Cape Nelson which is about 30 km away. The major highlight was to visit the Petrified Forest there. Upon arrival they made it clear what I was seeing was not petrified trees but the shapes of rocks eroding over time - very interesting colours, all shapes and sizes. It kind of looked like what you would see stepping on the moon. Actually, it reminded me a little of the rocks around the Tablelands in Newfoundland Canada. An interesting visit. Nearby was the Blowhole, a hole or cave in the rocks that made sounds as the ocean waves rushed in. Although the sea was angry this day no sounds to be heard. Nearby was Tarragal Cave, an interesting cave ... read more
Bridgewater Bay Beach
Petrified Forest
Petrified Forest

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cape Bridgewater April 2nd 2013

Tuesday, 2nd We said goodbye to Koroit today and headed west to Portland, and after a brief stop at the Portland Info Centre, we headed to Cape Bridgewater. We had heard of the petrified forest and blow holes. There is also a large fur seal colony at the point. We nearly missed the treat of the forest and blow holes because of a poorly written article which indicated that this was a three hour walk. The day was windy, cold, and plenty of decent showers. Fortunately the lady at the info centre advised that the three hour walk is to visit all three attractions, with the seal colony being the remote part. The Blowholes Road has a good car park and is only 100 meters from the blowholes, and 300 meters to the forest. The road ... read more
Morning at Portland
Cold seascape
Visitors Center, Portland

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cape Bridgewater February 9th 2013

We had reached the end of the Great Ocean Road yesterday, but today we decided to travel a bit further west to Cape Bridgewater for the morning. On arrival we embarked upon a headland walk that took us along the cliffs to see the fur seals. However, upon reaching the viewing platform we were still about 50m above the seals (nevertheless the pics turned out ok!). The 2 hour walk had certainly blown the cobwebs out of us and we got back on the road to return to Port Fairy. After a quick lunch and a bit of Echinda hunting (no sight of him!) we drove back towards the Great Ocean Road to see the last of the lookout points: Bay of Islands, Bay of Martyrs and the Loch Ard shipwreck site. Our campsite for the ... read more

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