Asphalt Safari - Great Ocean Road - Victoria Australia

We spent the night at Heytesbury Ridge, a winery and 2-room Bed and Breakfast.  

The view from the property was outstanding.
We walked out to this old red shed (and seasonal tasting room) to settle our bill for the night.  
Dot and David's dog followed us out from the house.
The old fella needed to lie down after all the effort!
After a lovely evening and filling breakfast, we continued on our way to the origin of the Great Ocean Road.  We passed through through a gate guarded by a gargoyle as we left Heytesbury Ridge.
The Great Ocean Road featured a number of scenic stops with intricate limestone shaped over the years by the forces of the sea.
We walked along a weather-worn boardwalk to The Grotto.
A strong storm had passed through the night before so the ocean put on quite a show!
Parked near the Grotto we saw this awesome Wicked Camper featuring Ozzy Osbourne.
We stopped at Loch Ard Gorge where a fateful shipwreck killed everyone on board just feet from shore.  Only a few bodies were recovered when they were washed into the Blowhole (see picture below).
The Twelve Apostles are probably the most famous rock formation in the area.
We entered the area with a bit of trepidation when we saw this sign that said "Please keep to the footpaths.  Snakes are in the area.  Do not touch.  Please keep your distance." Fortunately, we managed to get in and out without any reptilian encounters.
Because of the previous day's storm, the surf was unusually frothy.  Each time a wave swept into shore, it left behind a large amount of foam.
The views along the Great Ocean Road were spectacular and definitely rival the scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway in the US.
Dot and David from Heytesbury Ridge suggested that we take a short detour onto the Turton Track to see a stretch of untouched rainforest.  We were a little apprehensive when we saw the narrowness of the road and warnings to look out for logging trucks.  I couldn't imagine a truck fitting on that road at all.  Fortunately, we didn't encounter any traffic along the entire stretch of road.

 The scenery was amazing but very isolated and a bit disconcerting.  Without any signage or other cars, it was easy to second guess whether we were going the right way.  Fortunately, we emerged after about 45 minutes under these conditions back onto the main road.  Hooray!
Outside of Lorne, we read about a stretch of road known for wild koala populations.  After driving down a very narrow and muddy road, we stopped and looked around.  Koalas definitely blend into their surroundings and are not easy to spot.  Fortunately, with the help of some locals, we narrowed in on a particular tree and with binoculars I was able to spot a koala hanging from a high branch!

These bright red birds were much easier to spot!
We arrived in Lorne, our destination for the night, and this van reflected our mood.  We were definitely overjoyed that our long drive was nearing an end.
We had a delicious fish supper at The Pier Seafood Restaurant.
The view from our room in the Grand Pacific Hotel was simply spectacular!
We drove into Lorne the next morning for coffee and breakfast.  Once again, cockatoos were on the scene squawking furiously.
I saw this neat one-eyed, bowler-capped wooden sculpture near the Split Point Lighthouse to wish us well on our remaining journey to Melbourne.



#DrJSabbatical #pigsonparade #SligoFoodTrail #tasteoftravel 1916 Rebellion a City Break Absolut Fringe Adelaide Adriatics Africa Agra Aix-en-Provence Alameda Alamo Square Alfama Algarve Alliance Francaise Americas Amnesty Amsterdam Andolu Kavagi Android Ann Arbor Antwerp Argentina Arizona Art Gallery Arthur's Day Asia Asia Pacific Athens Augsburg AUNZ AUNZ_Archive Auschwitz Austin Australia Austria Auto Awesome Avignon Baixa Baltics Bangkok Barcelona Barrio Alta Basel Basque Basque Country Bath Bazaar Beijing Belem Belfast Belgium Bellagio Bergamo Berlin Bern Bernal Heights Best of Beyond Dublin Bidart Big Island Bird Watching Birmingham Blackrock Market bleisure Bloco de Dublin Blogger Fiesta BloggerFiesta Bologna Bonn Boston Brad Pitt Bray Brighton Bristol Bruges Brussels BTW Bucharest Budapest Buffalo California Camargue Cambodia Cambridge Canada Canary Islands Cannes Cannonball Cannonball Run Canterbury Cape Town Carcassonne Cardiff Carnival Castro Catalonia Catalunya Cats Central Europe Central Richmond Chemistry Chile China Chinatown Christmas Christmas Market City Break Itinerary Civic Center Cobh Coffee cole valley Cologne Comedy Club Commute Chronicles Connemara Copenhagen Cork Costa Brava County Kerry Cow Hollow Critical Mass Croatia Culture Night Cusco Cyprus Czech Republic Dalkey Dalkey Castle Danang Delft Delhi Den Haag Denmark Denver Derry Diamond Head Disneyland Dolores Heights Donegal Dortmund Dover Downtown Dresden Dublin Dublin Castle Dublin Culture Night Dublin_Archive Dubrovnik Ducks Dun Laoghaire Dusseldorf Eastern Europe Edinburgh Eindhoven England Eruption Essen Estonia Europe Europe_Archive Evora Fado Fall Foliage Faro Faversham Festival Film Film Festival Financial District Finland Fisherman's Wharf Flanders Florida Flugtag Food France Frankfurt French Riviera Fringe Fringe Festival Galway Gandhi Gdansk Gdynia Georgian Dublin Germany GhostBus Gig Girona Glasgow Glen Park Golden Gate Park Google Plus Granada Grand Canal Greece Greece and Cyprus Guest Posts Guiness Storehouse Guinness Gurgaon Half Moon Bay Halloween Hamburg Hangzhou Hanoi Hawaii Hayes Valley HCMC Helsinki Hermanus Hilo Ho Chi Minh City Hobart Hoi An Holland Honolulu Hula Hungary Hurling Hyderabad Ice Cream Sandwich Iceland ICS India Inner Richmond Inner Sunset Ireland Ireland_Archive Istanbul Italy Itinerary Izmir Jackson Square Jaipur Japan Japantown Johannesburg Kaunas Kenmare Kilauea Kilkenny Kilkenny Cats Killarney Kiluaea Kona Krakow Kuala Lumpur Kyoto Lake Como Lake Street Languedoc Lanzarote Las Fallas Las Vegas Latvia Laurel Heights Leeds Leinster Leipzig Lemesos Let's French 2011 Liechtenstein Lima Limerick Lincoln's Inn Lisbon Lithuania Liverpool Lloret de Mar London Los Angeles Louisiana Lower Pacific Heights Lübeck Lucerne Lyon Machu Picchu Mackintosh Madeira Madrid Mainz Malaga Malaysia Mallorca Malta Manchester Marina Marrakech Marrakesh Marseille Massachusetts Mdina Med Melbourne Menton Milan Mission Bay Mission Dolores Modena Monaco Monte Carlo Montenegro Monterey Montpellier Morocco Muenster Munich Munster Music NA_Archive Naples Netherlands New Orleans New Year 2011 New Year Festival New Years Eve 2010 New York New Zealand Nice Nicosia Nob Hill Noe Valley NOPA Nordics Normandy Norrkoping North America North Beach Northern Ireland Nuremberg Oahu Oakland Oktoberfest Oliwa Ollantaytambo Olympics On The Road Osaka Outer Richmond Outer Sunset Oxford Pacific Heights Padua Palafrugell Palma Panorama Paphos Paris Parma Pearl Harbor Pennsylvania Perth Peru Philadelphia Pingyao Pittsburgh Poland Porto Portugal Potrero Hill Prague Presidio Presidio Heights Pride Provence Queensland Rabat RAF2010 Rainbow Ranelagh Ranelagh Arts Festival Recent Red Bull Regensburg Reims Restaurant Review Reykjavik Riga Ring of Kerry Rochester Roman Ruins Romania Rome Rotterdam Rugby Russia Russian Hill Salt Lake City Samba San Diego San Francisco San Sebastian Sand Castles Santa Cruz Santiago Scandinavia Science Gallery Science Museum Scotland Seattle Segovia Seoul Seville SF - Further Afield SF_Archive Shakespeare Shave Ice Sicily Siem Reap Silent Film Festival Singapore Sintra Sligo Snow SOMA Sonoma Sopot South Africa South America South Beach South Korea South San Francisco Soweto Spain SPWC St. Petersburg Stellenbosch Stirling Stockholm Strasbourg Street Performance Stuttgart Sultanahmet Sweden Switzerland Sydney Tallinn Tasmania Tavira TBEX Telegraph Hill Temple Bar Tenderloin TenderNob Tenerife Texas Thailand Thames Festival The Haight The Kruger The Mission Theatre ThisIsAthens Tipperary Tokyo Toledo Toronto Toulouse Trad Trad Sessions Transylvania Trinity College Turkey UBTD10 Uganda UK Ulster Bank Theater Festival Union Square United States Uruguay Utrecht Vacation Rental Valencia Valletta Venice Vienna Vietnam Vilnius Volcano Volcanoes National Park Waikiki Wales Walking Walking Tour Warsaw Washington Waterford Western Addition Western Australia Westerplatte Westfield Where's Wally? Whiskey Whitsundays Wicklow Wine Tasting Wisconsin World Record World War II Wroclaw WWI WWII Xi'an York Ypsilanti Zurich
Sidewalk Safari: Asphalt Safari - Great Ocean Road - Victoria Australia
Asphalt Safari - Great Ocean Road - Victoria Australia
Sidewalk Safari
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy