Bunyips 'Great Ocean Road' Tour
Great Ocean Road Tour Enjoyable, Informative, Exciting, Friendly, Amazing.
On the 14th of February i took part in Bunyip's Great Ocean Road tour. Beginning early in the morning we departed for our first stop the amazing Bell's Beach in Torquay.
We arrived at Bell's Beach at around 9:30am where we all learned that this was one of Australia's most popular surfing beaches and once a year the Rip Curl Pro surfing competition is held here. This beach had a amazing view and the town was a typical Australian surfing town.
Our Next Stop was Aireys Inlet where there is a beautiful lighthouse with amazing views around it. This particular lighthouse was made famous in local Melbourne television with a TV show named 'Round the Twist' which the lighthouse was the main characters home.
Continuing to the beginning of the 'Great Ocean Road' we arrived at the 'Memorial Arch' which is a memorial to the servicemen that after World War 1 built the road, as we were told by our extremely informative tour guide.
Stopping for Lunch at around 11:30 at a small restaurant named Koala Cove we were able to stretch our legs and go looking up the trees for Koalas. We found many up in the trees sleeping and eating.
Our next stop was in the Otway Ranges. The beautiful mountain ranges with large trees and dense forest. We visited Melba Gully and followed a small trail into the forest where we viewed a lovely small waterfall.
Our final stops were the famous rock formations named 12 apostles, shipwreck cove and also the London bridge. these were all amazing landmarks which great historical events have happened. These were the highlights of the trip and were unforgettable views.
- Melbourne CBD and Suburbs
- Melbourne, with so much to see and do in the centre of this vibrant city, it is best explored in specific sections. For those wanting to shop there is the Central Retail District which is the heartbeat of Melbourne's shopping trade. Bourke St Mall is a popular site for big-name department stores. Not too far away, Melbourne Central is a 20-storey tower with cafes, restaurants and shops. Worth investigating are the Royal Arcade and Centre Way for their specialty shops and historic significance. The Block Arcade is very exclusive, while Howey Place and Australia on Collins are less so, but also popular shopping spots. Chinatown is found in and around Little Bourke St, where Chinese business, commerce and culture have been thriving since the gold-rushes of the 1850s. A popular destination for fans of authentic Chinese cuisine, Chinatown is also home to the Chinese Museum, The Greek precinct, Swanston St is largely a pedestrian mall, overtaken by pavement cafes and shops. Meander along the mall and down the surrounding streets and view some of Melbourne's most historic buildings, such as St Paul's Cathedral, Flinders Street Station, Young and Jackson's Hotel and Melbourne Town Hall.