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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay February 13th 2020

GOR Day8 Torquay. Better looking day with cloud but no rain and a forecast of 19. Breakfast on the strip of bacon and egg in a sourdough loaf. It tasted very good but the egg was done with cheese and tasted nice but my mouth is now inflamed with ulcers 8 hours later. I was treated to a pleasant Happy Birthday song and suitable card with a cyclist on it by the group to mark my 3/4 century. How time flies and luckily I still have my legs. The coast from Lorne to Torquay is very picturesque with big rolling waves dashing onto sandy shores and as the day progressed it got warmer and must be in the mid 20’s at least by late afternoon. I saw a snake at the roadside, luckily dead, just before ... read more
Birthday Card
GOR Memorial

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay March 2nd 2019

My third and final day in Melbourne was spent visiting Fitzroy Gardens as well as the nearby Treasury Gardens. Quite a tranquil place with "magnificent" elms lining the pathways, a variety of flowers and ornamental shrubs and trees native to the area. It also includes numerous points of interest including Cooks' Cottage, a scarred tree, a Fairies' tree and numerous walks down tree-lined pathways. It also includes Melbourne's oldest example of public artwork in the form of the River God Fountain. An enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Day 4 was where my journey really began as I picked up my rental and headed to Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road. I made it to Torquay relatively easily and after a visit to the information centre I hit the beaches. I stopped counting ... read more
Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay March 13th 2017

Today was a good day, today was the day I could leave the hostel and collect my camper van. From this point onwards i’m really free, I don’t have to rely on any public transport. Lets start from the beginning of today, I woke up better than other days, well rested and excited for what was to come. I 9hopped out of bed and headed to the kitchen. I crafted some chicken noodles, after i’d eaten I headed back up upstairs and grabbed my bags and went to sit in the lobby for a little bit. I had to wait for a little bit otherwise i’d be way to early at the camper rental. While I was sitting in the lounge Jim came up to me and apologised for almost getting me into trouble the day ... read more
Inside the Campa
Another inside the campa shot with the seats normal.

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay February 17th 2016

Lorne to Torquay The weather forecast was 17 degrees and light rain for most of the day. Luckily it was wrong and after a cloudy start it became sunny and warm, showing off the great views of the Southern Ocean as we continued on our journey north east towards Torquay. We passed Split Lighthouse at Airey’s Inlet and on to Anglesey where we had some lunch at midday before seeing the resident kangaroos on the golf course. A long climb later and we were on Jarosite Road leading to Bells Beach where we took the Coastal Path giving us a lovely view of the surf coast and monstrous waves coming in. However many times I ride this path I still love the views and the peace of it. As we were about one kilometres from town ... read more
Great Oxean Road Memorial.
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay January 13th 2016

After I had arrived in Melbourne Mizzi and I only spent a day in the city and then went on a road trip along Great Ocean Road. We left Melbourne on a Sunday morning and took things slowly. Our first stop over was Torquay, the official beginning of Great Ocean Road. It is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, has a lot of beaches, and is home to some of the country’s most well-known surf beaches. We had a coffee at one of the cafés along the beach promenade and then went for a stroll along the beach. They are located along a bay and are nice and flat – and unusually populated. A few kilometres out of town there is Bell’s Beach, home of the annual Rip Curl Pro, an important surfing contest. From there ... read more
From Torquay to Apollo Bay II
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Road Sign

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay November 1st 2014

My Aussie friends and I wanted to take a week-long road trip along one of the world's most scenic drives on the Australian coast. We all wanted to see 12 Apostles Marine National Park, which is famous for the hypnotic views at Loch Ard Gorge. Also, we wanted to see the iconic surf breaks and waterfalls that are prevalent throughout the drive. What Did I Bring?Being a Thai woman, I brought Bhuja snacks, which are traditional in my culture for traversing long distances. Bhuja combines the whol... read more
Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay April 24th 2014

Hi blog followers. Sorry I haven't added any blogs for a few weeks, but we have been spending a couple of weeks on the Mornington Peninsular/Rosebud (and spending some quality time with our daughter Erin in Melbourne) and then another week on our friends (Ian and Sharon Storm ) hobby farm at Sunbury. I must say a big thank you to Ian and Sharon for letting me get a much needed workout on the farm helping to do some renovations, whipper snipping the creek banks and general farm hand work. See photo's. Now that Easter is out of the way, we have continued on our merry way following the Australian/Victorian coast line west of Melbourne towards Adelaide via the great ocean road. At the moment we are at Torquay and are having some great weather for ... read more
Torquay Heads
Jan Duc Beach
Bells Beach

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay May 11th 2013

Today I commenced the first leg of my journey on the Gt Ocean Road. At around 10.30am I picked up my car a little Suzuki bit like a BMW mini to look at and set off from Melbourne and headed for Geelong. Spent the afternoon here nothing amazing except some funny statues that look almost like large peg dolls. They were erected at intervals along the esplanade. I saw Jolly Pirates, life guards, bathing belles, and what looked like either an aboriginal family or it could have been African!! Not quite sure what its all about but a bit different I guess. Will have to do some research on that one. The journey to Geelong took about an hour then travelled onwards to my accommodation in Torquay!!! Haven't full explored it yet but went for a ... read more
Thought the one on the right looked like me!!!!
Torquay Victoria Australia

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay March 20th 2013

This is getting to be a habit: woke at 04:30 and finally got up at 06:30 to blog. The city at dawn is great. After the usual tea and hot cross bun, we were in the car for 10:00 - 22 degrees and brilliant sunshine. We headed west over the long 5 lane West Gate bridge and down the M1 as a trial to Torquay. Breathtaking beauty! Had coffee at Growlers and photos. Perfect day for swimming, but we didn't have our towels and cossies - oh well.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Torquay November 3rd 2010

Pred par dnami prisli k bratovi na navstevu kamosi. Bol to nejaky manzelsky par z roboty. Len tak sme sedeli v jedalni a rozpravali sme sa. Potom prisla tema "cestovanie", ktora vyustila do spisania zoznamu co vsetko by som mohol vidiet a nemal si nechat ujst. Bol to pekny zoznam, ale bolo tam toho jednoducho tak vela, ze sa mi to zdalo az nerealne. Emma, moja svagrina, si vsak jedno poobedie sadla k pocitacu, kym ja som bol s bratom v Melbourne a zorganizovala plan cesty po celej zapadnej Victorii na 7 dni. Skoro sme padli na zadok, ale bolo to fakt dokonale. Vyrazili sme kompet zostava, Emma, Deagan, Dado a ja, 3.11.2010 okolo 10:00 rano a zamierili sme smerom na zapad. Nakolko dom maju vo vychodnej casti Melbourne, tak to bola aj dost dlha cesta. ... read more
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Skola surfovania




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