Are you planning a vacation soon to escape from the strain of your job? Perhaps, you’ve been fishing for the perfect place for your honeymoon? Might we suggest a tour across the scenic landscape of Victoria, Australia? It’s an experience bound to blow your mind!
The Great Ocean Road tour is an exclusive itinerary reserved for everyone, particularly nature enthusiasts. It’s a grand invitation to experience firsthand the beauty of nature. From the iconic Twelve Apostles to the terrestrial hills of Apollo Bay, there are more than enough neck-turning and jaw-dropping spectacles to behold. Isn’t this terrific?This guide intends to give you the perfect lowdown about the tour, the places to be visited, and all that you stand to gain from the tour.
Iconic Places on The Great Ocean Road Tour
Here are some of the places to be visited on the Great Ocean Road tour:
- The Twelve Apostles
By the Great Ocean Road is the historical Twelve Apostles, Victoria. It’s a place that has existed for millions of years. The naturally erected stacks of limestone are an enchanting sight to behold and it is adorned around by the coastline. The Twelve Apostles used to be eight stacks of rock; now it’s seven. This does not make it anything less of a place worth visiting. Needless to say, it’s a hot tourist site attracting tons of people daily. It was previously referred to as “the Pinnacle.”
- London Bridge
Another gorgeous place to be visited en route to the Great Ocean Road is a place formerly called the London Bridge; now, it’s called the London Arch. Without stopping by to appreciate this wonder of nature, your tour is incomplete. One fascinating thing about the London Bridge is that it used to connect to the mainland before its collapse. Now, its relic is a chunk separately embedded in the heart of the coast. The arch is flanked about by a mass array of terrestrial forest collections on one side and the spread of the ocean on the other side. It’s a place worth your time on this expedition.
- Loch and Gorge
This iconic site is just three minutes drive due west of the Twelve Apostles. The gorge bears the sad memory of the shipwreck of Loch Arc, where only two out of 54 passengers survived. This is why the two disconnected rocks earmarking the gorge are named after these two people until today – Tom and Eva. Apart from its sad antecedence, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the fresh evening ocean breeze. It’s indeed a spectacular site that gives tourists access through its stairs to survey its environment. The gorge is also home to the rarely sighted Rufous bristlebird and also makes a fine location for films. Some scenes from movies like the 1982 “The Pirate Movie” and the 1999 “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” were filmed at the gorge.
- Apollo Bay
En route the Great Ocean Road, at the foot of the Otway Hills, is the seaside village, Apollo Bay. Apollo is home to some of the best attraction sights that you can also add to your checklist. You find places like the Mariner Lookout to take a holistic view of the village, its coast and harbor, and the historical Lake Elizabeth. Stopping by on a Saturday gives more thrills, and you can easily visit the foreshore market. On the Great Ocean Road tour, usually we make a stop at Apollo Bay for our tourists to enjoy lunch.
- Port Campbell National Part
Port Campbell is where we make another epic stop. It’s a seaside village, home to the famous Port Campbell National Park, which spans to Peterborough from Princetown. There are many things you can do once you are at park. You can go sightseeing as you walk down the coastline to appreciate the seaside village for its beautiful scenery, its rich culture, and a lot more. Bask in the coolness of the mild coastline and refreshing atmosphere of park as you watch little penguins and other birds play in the sunset. Indeed, this place is a soothing place to be.
Our tour across the Great Ocean Road also features an exclusive stop at Torquay, a renowned surfer’s destination. The appealing Bells Beach is also found here. At Torquay, you can take a walk around the beach to enjoy the coastal view. There are lofty cliffs you can climb too to get a panoramic view of the landscape. This iconic place also features different wineries, breweries and distilleries, luxurious restaurants, salivating meals and other interesting things. You can pick up souvenirs of arts and local crafts at the art shops to always remind yourself of the experience.
- Great Otway National Park
The peak of the Otway hills and summit can be viewed from the park. Its mountain sweeps across the coastline giving the scenery a beautiful view. Explore the wonderful hills and waters surrounding the park. We’re sure that you cannot contain the excitement from viewing the natural landscape of the Great Otway Park. It’s a splendour of natural endowments and perfectly created cynosure.
- Other Transits Points
Along the Great Ocean Road are splendid transit locations too. The tour is sure to pass through Corio Bay, Geelong and Lorne. As we move along these places, you get to appreciate scenic cliffs and the spread of the terrestrial forest bodies, home to lofty trees and rare animals. The sight of amazing rock formations and dazzling water bodies which cannot evade your view are bound to make you feel great too. A tour with us down the Great Ocean Road is sure to create an awesome lifelong memory, rejuvenate your spirit, and expose you to an elevating experience as you interact with new places and unique cultures.
A perfect tour is characterized by mind-blowing sites, which are hotspots for tourist attractions. En route the Grand Ocean Road are some of the most remarkable sites in the world. From quaint rocks to a beautiful landscape tempered by the radiant ocean, the Great Ocean Road is a tour like no other.
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