The Great Ocean Road Blog is about our road trip along the Victorian coastline, famous for it’s rugged sandstone cliffs. The drive west along the coastline from Geelong to Port Fairie takes in some remarkable sights. The sandstone cliffs and Bass Strait create a stunning backdrop to such a treacherous piece of coastline. We were lucky enough to have some awesome sunrises on the trip. With just the right amount of cloud to make it both colourful and interesting.
Getting up early for the sunrises meant we traveling during the critical time for Aussie animals. Both Kangaroos and Wallabies were dodged whilst driving to our photo shoots. Some Kangaroos posed for Thunder (our Phantom 4 drone) just behind the famous Bells Beach. The roo did a perfect impression of the Kangaroo depicted on the penny coin from yesteryear. The spirit of Australia.
In the township of Lorne with it’s beautful jetty, we had lunch with some White Cockatoos. Well, the Cockatoos wanted our lunch. After that, an Echidna was spotted near the 12 apostles. Mark became the local environmentalist describing the Echidna’s characteristics to the overseas tourists. He then gave some Japanese tourists a 5 cent piece, pointing to the Echidna on the coin. Not sure if they understood.
Unfortunately, most travelers don’t make it as far west as Port Fairy. A quaint little town that previously was a major habour town for gold, wheat and the sheep industry. Note the circular edge of the inlet in the photo to allow the ships to turn around to depart. Port Fairy comes complete with Griffiths Island. With it’s 30,000 Shearwater mutton birds, wallabies and 11m tall lighthouse, the island is a lovely walk at sunrise or sunset. Fresh fish and chips on the wharf. Life’s good.
So tourists to these parts can expect to see some Aussie wildlife and spectacular scenery. We hoped you enjoyed our Great Ocean Road Blog. More blogs to follow.
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