Tips & Articles

19
May
2017

Discovering the Wildlife and Walks of Maits Rest

Exploring the Great Ocean Road is top of many visitor’s to-do lists while they’re in Australia – and for good reason. This popular coastal route takes in stunning cliff scenery, wild rainforests, and an abundance of natural landmarks. Set just 15-minutes from the bustling town of Apollo Bay, Maits Rest offers visitors the chance to explore all the natural scenery the area has on offer. The boardwalk unfolds through the rainforest, providing you with a stunning 30-minute walk that takes in ancient trees and colourful plant life. As you wander along the valley floor, you can discover unique scenes, native […]

26
April
2017

Exploring Gibson Steps on the Great Ocean Road

Gibson Steps are a part of the sprawling expanse of Port Campbell National Park, one of the most popular attractions along Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Just moments from the renowned site of the Twelve Apostles natural wonder, the steps boast beautiful scenery and plenty of opportunities for exploring. They take visitors from the top of the cliff down onto the pristine beach, giving you the chance to soak up both the views from the top and the rugged coastline that the region is known for. The steps themselves have been naturally carved into the cliff face, where hundreds of years […]

7
April
2017

Breath-Taking Views from Reeds Lookout

The Grampians offer a magical contrast to the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Here, lush forest rises up into jutting peaks, providing visitors with a slew of incredible sights and experiences. The views from the peaks are some of the best in the area, and Reeds Lookout is one of the most popular viewing platforms in the entire region. From the excellent vantage point, you can gaze out over the undulating mountain landscape and marvel at the surrounding scenery from a new perspective. To get to the lookout, there are a number of scenic trails and rock climbing […]

22
March
2017

The 12 Apostles – Discovering Australia’s Limestone Marvels

Australia’s entire coastline is laced with excellent roads and scenic drives that allow you to explore both land and water from the comfort of your vehicle. While there may be many to choose from, The Great Ocean Road along Victoria’s south coast is undoubtedly the country’s most picturesque drive. Cruising along the gently undulating roads you will enjoy a self-driven tour of some of the world’s most fascinating sights and beautiful beaches. The 12 Apostles is one of the Great Ocean Road’s most popular stops with about 1.7 million annual visitors. Estimated to be at least 60 000 years old, […]

14
March
2017

Hiking Around MacKenzie Falls

The Great Ocean Road is packed full of natural wonders. As you weave through the coastal scenery, you’ll find plenty of lookouts, stunning views, and impressive waterfalls – one of which is MacKenzie Falls. This cascading waterfall sits in the heart of the Grampians, surrounded by sprawling landscapes and incredible wildlife. It is known as one of the best waterfalls in the region, and can be found around a 30-minute drive from Halls Gap along the picturesque Mount Victory Road. When you arrive at MacKenzie Falls, you’re greeted by a small kiosk serving cold drinks and ice creams – perfect […]

7
February
2017

Taking the Great Ocean Road Surf Coast Walk

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions. Set just outside of Melbourne, it offers fantastic scenery that encompasses lush rainforest, wild cliffs, and beautiful beaches. Along the route, there are plenty of top attractions to see, including the Twelve Apostles and numerous other natural wonders. It’s not just natural wonders and incredible sights, though. This part of Australia is famed for its active adventures, like surfing. In fact, this stretch of coastline is one of the most prominent surf spots in the world, playing host to a number of key surfing events throughout the year and […]

31
January
2017

What is an echidna?

Echidnas are small creatures native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea, and can be found along the Great Ocean Road amongst other parts of the country. Named after Echidna, a Greek mythological creature who had half the body of a woman and half the body of a snake, the echidna has many of the same qualities as both a mammal and a reptile. First of all, it has spines like a porcupine, a pouch like a kangaroo – another of Australia’s native critters – and lays eggs like a reptile. And, if we’re getting specific, it also has a beak […]

12
January
2017

Whale Watch at Logan’s Beach

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s best loved tourist destinations. Its wild coastline promises surreal sea views, impressive cliff faces, and a range of environments, from lush rainforests to sprawling beaches. But it’s not just the landscape that draws in visitors. In fact, the prospect of incredible wildlife sightings is one of the biggest draws to the region. Not only can you spot native creatures in their natural habitat, but you can catch a glimpse of some of Australia’s most mesmerising creatures. Between the months of May and October, nearby Southern Right Whales return to Logan’s Beach to […]

15
December
2016

The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

Chocolate lovers will definitely want to make a pit stop at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie. This sweet haven is the brainchild of Ian and Leanna Neeland, two passionate foodies who have come together to share their love of chocolate with Australia. At the chocolaterie, you can tuck into mouth-watering truffles and unique chocolate flavours, as well as try some of the homemade ice cream that’s also on offer. While wondering around, master chocolatiers make the delicious sweet treats and you can watch them from the very start to the finish, where they hand pack their goods in charming packaging. […]

6
December
2016

Exploring Ocean Grove on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is packed full of charming towns and seaside resorts, and Ocean Grove is one of them. Set along the Bellarine Peninsula, it promises visitors spectacular scenery and a laidback, beachfront lifestyle that’s so typical of this part of Australia. The History of Ocean Grove Ocean Grove began its life on a different continent. In 1869, a group of American Methodists set up a religious camp community on the edge of New Jersey in a place called Ocean Grove. The camp became incredibly successful; so successful, in fact, that the community decided to spread their wings overseas […]

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