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    Take Your Time on the Great Ocean Road

    by Kathrin_E Written Apr 21, 2009

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    Coastline with viewing platform near The Arch

    Favorite thing: The Great Ocean Road can be 'done' as a day trip from Melbourne to see the Twelve Apostles. However, it would be a shame to race through in one day and back and miss most of it.

    The spectacular coastline west of Cape Otway cannot be enjoyed from the car. The road is too far inland to offer any view of the cliffs. You have to stop at the viewpoints and walk a bit to see something, and there are many worthwhile viewpoints. This takes time. Slow down. Loch Ard Gorge alone deserves half a day.

    I'd recommend a minimum of three days from Melbourne/Geelong to Warrnambool or Port Fairy. Even then you'll have to make some choices what to see and what to miss.

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    The Great Ocean Road sign

    by Alphons Written Aug 20, 2007
    The sign of the The Great Ocean Road

    Favorite thing: The Great Ocean Road is build as a mi=onument for the soldiers who have served in the first worldwar. The start was in 1910 and it was finished in 1934, many of the 3000 men who has worked on the road has been veterans of the worldwar1.

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    Port Campbell National Park Visitor Center

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 10, 2005

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    Port Campbell Visitor Center

    Favorite thing: One of the nice things that Port Campbell has done to boost visitor's experience is the new visitor's center, which the Victorian Government pumped 5.5 million AUD toward.

    The visitor center offers toilets, Great Ocean Road information, history about how it was built and the conditions early visitors faced on the "Shipwreck Coast", and scientific information on how and why the 12 apostles and other landmarks were formed.

    Overall, it was definitely worth a peek, and was opportunely placed right next to the major Twelve Apostles Landmark.

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    Views from above

    by Kate-Me Written Jun 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This was one of my favorite views of Port Campbell, from our cliff-top picnic spot 5 mins drive out and above the town, with the end of the 12 Apostles just visible in the distance.
    It was one of my favorite views because, unlike the 12 Apostles themselves, which were crawling with people, we were the only ones up here.

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    The 12 Apostles

    by CandS Updated Mar 28, 2003

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    Part of the 12 Apostles

    Favorite thing: The 12 Apostles are probably the most famous and most photographed things along the Great Ocean Road... You will always get great photos here! :)

    The 12 Apostles are located between Port Campbell and Princetown.

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    Petrified Forest

    by CandS Updated Mar 28, 2003

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    Petrified Forest

    Favorite thing: When driving along the Great Ocean Road stop off at the Petrified Forest near Portland, or closer still Cape Bridgewater...it is really amazing... The landscape changes so much in just a few kilometres.

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    Cape Bridgewater

    by CandS Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Cape Bridgewater

    Favorite thing: In Portland, go for a walk out to the tip of Cape Bridgewater. We had planned to take a boat ride out to see the wild seals but the ocean was too rough, instead we hiked out to the cape. It was a nice walk...

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    The Great Ocean Road.

    by Alphons Written Aug 20, 2007
    The Great Ocean Road

    Favorite thing: The Great Ocean Road start oficial in the old touristplace Torquay 40 km south of Geelong. it follows the rocky Shipwreck Coast 240 till km later by Warrnambool.

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    walking beside The Great Ocean Road.

    by Alphons Written Aug 20, 2007
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    Favorite thing: In the direction of The Great Ocean Road can you make nice stops and visit some walking area's, where you can go tot waterfalls or lighthouses.

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    Beautiful coastline and nature.

    by Alphons Written Aug 20, 2007
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    Favorite thing: The Great Ocean Road has views over the beautiful coastal landscape, around every turn you make in the road there is another spectaculair view over the coastline.

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    Cape Otway Lighthouse

    by CandS Updated Aug 29, 2003
    Cape Otway Lighthouse

    Favorite thing: Cape Otway Lighthouse is at the tip of Cape Otway (of course!) near Apollo Bay. You can go inside the lighthouse and climb to the top for a nice view of the area around...

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    Great Ocean Road views...

    by CandS Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    12 Apostles

    Favorite thing: Another view of the 12 Apostles...or a few of the 12 Apostles really... ;) These things are a photographers dream...the colours and everything is amazing!

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    Cape Nelson Lighthouse...

    by CandS Updated Aug 29, 2003
    Cape Nelson Lighthouse

    Favorite thing: The Cape Nelson Lighthouse near Portland... We didn't get to go inside because we missed the opening hours but it looked great from the road!

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    Great Ocean Road views...

    by CandS Updated Apr 5, 2003

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    Great Ocean Road

    Favorite thing: Another beautiful area of the Great Ocean Road...near the 12 Apostles... It is amazing along this coast line...

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    The Arch

    by CandS Updated Mar 28, 2003

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    The Arch

    Favorite thing: This rock formation is called "The Arch"...you will find it when you travel along the Great Ocean Road...

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