Australia Great Ocean Road | A video worth sharing! Enjoy the highlights of Australia’s Great Ocean Road – located approx. 100 km south-west of Melbourne (Victoria). This is a well done travel documentary by Robert Stephens. He captured stunning sights on this engineering marvel, that has been built by returning servicemen from WWI. In his video Stephens covers the must-see-things: Koala-spotting, 12 Apostels, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and surfing paradise of Bell’s Beach.
The Great Ocean Road is not just one of Australia’s most visited tourist sites. It is listed among the world’s top 10 most scenic drives. Connecting Torquay in the East and Warrnambool in the West, the Great Ocean Road got it all: outdoors bushwalking, surfing, mountain biking expeditions, cultural routes through galleries, museums and heritage attractions, stunning coastlines on the Great Ocean Walk, koalas, emus and kangaroos at Tower Hill, and many inspiring seaside villages. In Warrnambool travelers should stop at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village – and winner of Victorian Tourism Award Hall of Fame, plus several other Australian Awards. By day, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village is a maritime village and museum built around 1858 state heritage listed Warrnambool Lighthouse. By night, ‘Shipwrecked’ is a theatrical multi media and outdoor special effects experience that brings to life the tragic story of the Loch Ard disaster in a multi-million dollar Sound and Light show that sails nightly at Flagstaff Hill.
Holder of Victoria’s largest maritime and shipwreck collection Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village feature piece is the $4 million Loch Ard Peacock, a priceless relic from the shipwreck named “Loch Ard” that in 1878 was lost at Loch Ard Gorge. Flagstaff Hill is also home to the Middle Island Maremma that are guardian dogs for the local penguin colony -> featured in the Australian movie Oddball.
Where to stay at Australia’s Great Ocean Road
booking.com lists some 300+ properties along this gorgeous highway. Travelers wallet will certainly like The Cally Hotel in Warrnambool (US$50 per night). On the luxury end one finds Gillies House and RACV Torquay Resort, both not particulary stylish but expensive (US$350 per night).
As a little add-on, Chili and Churp want to give you this link to an adorable blog post of Polish travel blogger Alexandra. She was having a cool vacation in Australia together with a bunch of white parrots -> TravelAndKeepFit: Crazy Parrots in Australia
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