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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road May 27th 2018

We had an appointment in Adelaide that we needed to make. We had three days to get there. Harmonie had found us a possible method of transportation that I hadn't considered yet, but as it turned out was perfect for our needs. We would be leaving Melbourne the next morning. We had made arrangements with a local RV company to relocate one of their vans for them. We would drive one of their 4 berth campers to Adelaide for them, and they would let us rent it for free, minus the cost of gas. This solved a few problems for us at once. For one, we would be able to drive our way to Adelaide, for another we would be able to sleep in the camper, and finally we would be able to see one of ... read more
Our first wild Koala sighting!
The Razorback

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road April 10th 2018

Well its time to get back on the road again. This time I'm traveling in Australia. Firstly I will be heading along the great ocean road. Heading westward and stopping off at a few places along the way. You are welcome to enjoy the trip with me as I go. I will try to keep you up to date with info and photos. Those who know me will know my stories will most likely be short. So I will let my Photos do most of the talking for me. I hope you have as much fun as I intend to have.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road April 6th 2018

Our second day of driving the Great Ocean Road. It’s raining so my enthusiasm for sightseeing is waning. We drive through Great Otway National Park. My guide book has promised koalas but we don’t spot any. Maybe they hate rain too. We reach Cape Otway lightstation and the old man goes to explore. I stay in the car. I have washed my waterproof jacket so it’s no longer waterproof – more a sort of rain magnet. It stops raining so I go for a walk. Behind a big sign saying ‘wrong way – turn round’ is a public footpath which provides a pleasant walk to a lookout over the lighthouse. The company that runs the lighthouse and charges $20 entry fee has disguised the footpath to discourage people from looking at the lighthouse for free. We ... read more
Cape Otway Lightstation
The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road April 5th 2018

We check out of our B&B. It has a formidable collection of instruction stickers and it’s a relief to be out of there. Today we head for the Great Ocean Road. But we start with a detour to Geelong. Along the waterfront are 100 wooden bollards, painted by artist Jan Mitchell to resemble people and tell the story of Geelong. We take a tour of most of these rather quirky bollard figures. There are bathers and life savers, sailors, soldiers etc. They add to the character of the very pleasant town of Geelong and I wish we had more time to spend here. We have a picnic which we are forced to share with a super aggressive seagull and move on to the start of the Great Ocean Road. The road hugs the Victorian coast for ... read more
Geelong bollards
Geelong bollards
Geelong bollards

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road March 22nd 2018

A full day trip along the Great Ocean Road (6am to 5pm)!!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road February 28th 2018

The Great Ocean Road Some days we’ve traveled 500km (300m), so you’d think 259km would be easy! Well this 259km road was the Great Ocean Road. An Australian National Heritage area stretching along the south-eastern coast of Australia between Torquay and Allansford. Built by returning soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world's largest war memorial. Winding through varying terrain along the coast and providing access to several prominent landmarks - this stretch of road took us three days! After camping close by we headed to the start of this great road. Unfortunately the end we were started at didn’t lead to the ocean for a while but we were still seeing some amazing country side views. Along the GOR are viewing points, historical points ... read more
Laurent walking Separation Creek
The Grotto
The walk to the toilet

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road January 23rd 2017

When visiting Melbourne, I knew I wanted to see the Great Ocean Road. Ideally, I would have liked to do a 2 or 3 day trip taking so that I could see more of the area, however since the main focus of my trip to Australia was Tasmania, I was only spending a few days in Melbourne, so a day trip was all I could realistically do. It was an extremely early start that morning as we headed into the city centre. We walked to the pick-up point and waited there for our tour. There were lots of different tour groups leaving from this place, but it seemed well coordinated. I also like the small coaches they use here instead of the monster tour buses. We left the city and drove for a couple of hours. ... read more
Coalmine Creek Beach
Coalmine Creek Beach
Great Ocean Road

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road January 2nd 2017

This blog is written with bleary eyes, after a long 15 hour day to the 12 Apostles and back. We woke at 5:30 to get ready for our first tour of our holiday. We booked this tour after discovering a great deal. $99 with morning tea and lunch included through Sightseeing Tours Australia. Our pickup destination was St Paul's Cathedral on Flinders St. It is about a 10 minute walk from our hotel, so we didn't mind the early morning trip there. When we arrived at 6:55, we spotted a mini bus already waiting. We went over to the driver and asked if this was our bus, but apparently it wasn't. By this time, there were a few people there, but only a few people for that bus. As time went on, more and more mini ... read more
Our tour bus
Koala at Kennett River
Loch Ard Gorge

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road December 1st 2016

Last blog of our little Oceania adventure. As usual, these blogs are a little late. So I guess it's time for us to wish you a Merry Christmas, a little late...and a Happy New Year 2017! May the New Year bring you all your wishes...and even more suprises that you did not wished for! Last week-end of November...we are flying from Auckland to Melbourne, than our next flight is back to home in Bangkok. Imagine, Tiffany is home soon, it has been a full school year already...and she made it pretty well! But for now, we have 3 great days in Victoria, Australia, driving one of the most iconic road ever, I name the Great Ocean Road. We may have landed in Melbourne, but we never made it to the CBD. We landed late in Melbourne ... read more
Koala in the wild...high in the trees...
Great Otway National Park
Just impressive!

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road December 14th 2015

Leider habe ich mal wieder keine Zeit, aber die Bilder von meinem Trip entlang der Great Ocean Road sind so schoen, dass ich mir kurz die Zeit nehme, um wenigstens ein paar Bilder zu bloggen!... read more
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