Our way along the Great Ocean Road

After we left the Grampians we drove over a section of the Great Ocean Road towards the city of Queenscliff near Melbourne. We started in Port Campbell National Park. Here we spend some time in Loch Ard Gorge, admiring the destructive nature of the incoming waves and the two rock pillars Tom and Eva (named after the two survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck), as well as the nearby Thunder Cave. We then continued our journey towards its main attraction: the Twelve Apostles. As impressive as they are, there is a lot more hustle and bustle going on and after just a short stopover we were back in the car.

We continued our journey over hill and dale and into the beautiful mountains. After some time we ran out of fuel. Instead of filling our car at Yatzies Pancakes, we decided to risk it and headed for Apollo Bay. With just a few drops of fuel left, we arrived at the local petrol station. As also our stomach was quite empty, we then decided to also have lunch. We ate great at Scorched Grill and after some time at the beach, we continued our journey along the winding coast road.

Our next stop on the road was at Split Point Lighthouse. After admiring the lighthouse, Split Point and Eagle Rock for a bit, we then headed towards our final destination. As we were already running late, I’ve informed the hotel about our late arrival. Unfortunately, their reply never reached my inbox; but it did reach my spam folder, which I noticed too late. After a nice and helpful call, we could finally move into our room at the Athelstane House.

After exploring Queenscliff for a bit, we ended our night at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. Their craft beers are great!


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