Favorite thing When visiting Melb, don't forget to pay a visit to Great Ocean Road. You'll see things that you don't see everyday. Amazing view!
Fondest memory I had my greatest time in my life when I was in Melb. I get to spend time with my better half and my friends. Not to forget the sunset in St.Kilda and also the Crown Entertainment Centre. An absolutely great place that you must not miss when you visit Melbourne!
Favorite thing visit the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Driving there is not easy. The road is long and winding (maximum speed allowed = 35 km per hour)! It takes alot of courage and great eyesight to drive along this scenic route. You can see what I mean from the photo below.
Favorite thing take a side-trip and drive down south of Melbourne to THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD to catch the most SPECTACULAR views of a row of great stone pillars emerging from the sea! I have NEVER seen such unbelievable scenery any where else in the world - yet.
Fondest memory Driving there deserves an entire chapter altogether! The winding narrow roads will only allow vehicles to move at 35 km per hour... so needless to add, by the time we reached the first of the many spectacular rocks, The 12 Apostles, it was 4 hours later!
P.S. That's me with my Australian aunt and cousin doubling up as my tour guides. Kudos to them.
Favorite thing Will you go visit Melbourne someday? Mind you. You HAVE TO go to the Great Ocean Road. It is really fascinating with between green and blue dazzling bubbles and breakers.
Fondest memory I really miss the beautiful and clean invironment in Melbourne. Green trees in city and the grass on the street. Easy-going people..
Favorite thing see Port Campbell's National Park. A 32km. stretch of scenic and historic coastline incorporating a magnificent series of sheer cliffs, deep caverns, great archways, grottos, island gorges, blowholes and spectacular off-shore rock stacks.
THE GROTTO: the path leads down to a beautiful rock pool about 8mt. above the sea.
LONDON BRIDGE: one of the best known features of the coastline. The arch linking the 'bridge' to the mainland collapsed in January 1990.
TWO MILE BAY: a long walk over sand dunes to a good fishing beach; ideal for collecting tiny cowrie sheles and exploring reefs and rook pools at low tide.
LOCH ARD GORGE: the most famous wreck along the Shipwreck Coast. The iron clipper 'Loch Ard' foundered in 1878 claiming 49 lives. There were two young survivors, Eva Carmichael and Torn Pearce who were washed into the gorge. Pearce managed to scale the precipitous cliffs to summon help and the story of tragedy and bravery continues to capture the imagination.
Fondest memory The photo below showes the famous Arch.
Favorite thing These are only some places you can see travelling down the Great Ocean Road.
Fondest memory The photo below shows 'The Shipwreck Coast', where the wrecks of over 80 ships lie on the ocean floor. Many ships carrying immigrants to the gold fields of Victoria floundered in the treacherous seas.
Favorite thing The very scenic 'Great Ocean Road', runs for some 300km from just outside Geelong through to Warrnambool on the south coast of Victoria.
A drive along here will provide you some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia.
For most of the 300km., the road hungs the coast line giving a spectacular ride for the passengers, but not raccomanded for the driver as the road certainly needs to be driven with care.
Along the road, you will find many stopping places to take a look, many private and secluded beaches. If you want to find somewhere private, well there is enough room for everyone.
Along the Great Ocean Road, are whats called 'The Twelve Apostles'. These are large lumps of land scatterd into the sea, sadly no longer 12 but only about 9 remaining and are getting smaller as time passes.
Favorite thing Another view from the Great Ocean Road, there are lookout points and pathways on the cliffetops all along the road allowing you to see such features as the Ridgeback and London Bridge.
Favorite thing Erosion is what caused the stunning 12 apostles along the Great Ocean Road,and they are continuing to get eroded,not far from now there will be no more '12 apostles' as there are only 10 left.
Favorite thing The 12 Apostles and Great Ocean Drive are the main highlights of Victoria,i have to be honest,you come to Victoria,if you miss out on this...YOURE A NUT!
Favorite thing Within The Great Ocean Road are the splendid OTWAY FORESTS beautiful sub-tropical forest surrounded by calming waterfalls and streams.