Tips & Articles

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 […]

   
  
25
November
2016

The Maits Rest Rainforest Walk

The areas surrounding the Great Ocean Road are thick with lush rainforest and plenty of hiking trails to explore. As you go, you can look out for native wildlife, ancient plant life, and spectacular scenery while learning more about the creatures and their habitats. Maits Rest can be found in the heart of the beautiful Otway Ranges near Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road. It is an 800m circular walk that takes you through the temperate rainforest and exposes you to some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. Forming part of the Otway Ranges National Park, Maits Rest sits […]

   
  
14
November
2016

The 3 Best Waterfalls in the Grampians National Park

Victoria is packed full of spectacular landscapes, and the mesmerising scenery of the Grampians National Park is no different. Here, you can experience incredible views, a glut of magical waterfalls, and walk through rugged landscapes that stretch out between cellar doors and picturesque restaurants. There’s a bit of something for everyone at this natural spot, but the waterfalls prove to be a popular stop off point for visitors. Promising gushing cascades of water, pretty rock pools, and stunning views from lookouts, they bring the essence of the Grampians to life. 1. McKenzie Falls McKenzie Falls is one of the most […]

   
  
18
October
2016

How to Make the Most of Your Visit to London Bridge

Set along the picturesque expanse of the Great Ocean Road, London Bridge is one of the more popular sights for visitors in the area. Now, the natural structure is known as London Arch, after the middle collapsed in 1990 and left it looking more like an archway than a bridge. You can find London Arch in the Port Campbell National Park, where there are plenty of natural structures and wildlife to discover. How London Arch Was Formed London Arch is a stack that has been worn down by steady erosion over hundreds of years. Up until 1990, it was a […]

   
  
29
September
2016

Koala Spotting at Kennett River

Australia is famed for its eclectic selection of wildlife, much of which is endemic to the country – we’re talking kangaroos, emus, wallabies, wombats and the like. And koalas. Koalas are an iconic image of Australia, with plenty of people travelling to the country with the dream of seeing them in real life or, even better, cuddling up to them. At the Kennett River, you can do just this. In the small hamlet of the river, you’ll find a spot that’s perfect for catching a glimpse of these cute critters. Once you turn into Grey River Road, you’ll be able […]

   
  
16
September
2016

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre – A window into Australia’s past

The south of Australia is adorned with countless incredible sights, destinations and attractions that over the years have caused it to be one of the most popular tourist regions throughout the country. The spectacular Indian Ocean and the Bass Strait set an amazing backdrop for the breathtaking coastline, and further inland you will find some of the country’s most significant natural and cultural heritage sites. There is no better way to explore the southern coastline of Australia than to take a drive along the Great Ocean Road. Considered to be one of the world’s most scenic drives, this fantastic road […]

   
  
30
August
2016

The Grampians Hollow Mountain – Immerse yourself in Australia’s beautiful nature

The winding bends of the Great Ocean Road in southern Australia transport you to some of the country’s most amazing destinations. With spectacular views of ocean and nature surrounding you at all times, this road is widely considered to be the world’s most scenic drive. 260km’s west of Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road you will find yourself at the gates of the Grampians National Park, which is a destination that’s not to be missed! Spreading out over 167 219 hectares of land this phenomenal national park is home to mountains and valleys that display the mesmerising natural beauty of […]

   
  
18
August
2016

History of the 12 Apostles – A journey along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

The Southern coast of Australia is carved by the winding Great Ocean Road, and while there are plenty of attractions along the way, there are none quite as iconic as the incredible 12 Apostles. These magnificent limestone stacks tower above the rough water of the Shipwreck Coast and have become a popular tourist destination for people from around the world. Located on the border of the Port Campbell National Park in Victoria, this has become the highlight for all who take the trip along the Great Ocean Road. Although they are called the 12 Apostles, there are only 8 pillars […]

   
  
10
August
2016

Experience Australia on the Great Ocean Road

A trip along the country’s most magnificent coast There are few sights in the world as spectacular as those along the Great Ocean Road. This meandering route carves its way around the southern coast of Australia and boasts some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery and exciting activities. The first stop along this 244km road is Bells Beach, which lies a little over an hour out of Melbourne and is the perfect place to start your trip, get your blood pumping and your surfboards out as the world-famous swells of Southern Australia roll onto the warm sand. Surfing lessons are […]

   
  
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