Victoria Journals

Oz Journeys II: Through The Great Ocean Road

A May 2001 trip to Victoria by shaicoggins

Port Campbell National Park Photo, Victoria, Australia More Photos
Quote: "Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."- Margaret Lee Runbeck After exploring Melbourne, we were off to see other parts of Australia in the state of Victoria. Of course, the Great Ocean Road was a MUST!

Oz Journeys II: Through The Great Ocean Road

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Overview

Port Campbell National Park Photo, Victoria, Australia
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The Great Ocean Road drive is an experience you shouldn't pass up if you're anywhere near Melbourne, Australia. Apart from the marvelous views, there are several tucked-away spots that you can explore especially if you're going 'free and easy' (driving yourself). Some Places to See: - Bells Beach (for surfing afficionados) - a seaside town called Lorne (great to stop by for a meal or just a picnic by the beach) - Melba Gully / Melba Gully State Park - Lavers Hill - Triplet Falls Park - Port Campbell National Park Some Things To Do: - Hike / Walk / Ha...Read More

Melba Gully Cottage Flower Farm

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Melba Gully Cottage Flower Farm Photo, Victoria, Australia
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I think I won't be able to recommend this place highly enough, as it's one of the best B&Bs I've ever been in through my travels. Our hosts, Bob and Virginia Atkins, were very gracious and accomodating. So, we had a really lovely time during our short stay. The place only has three available guest rooms (queen beds, with ensuite), so it would never be too crowded. In fact, since it was off-season when we visited, we were the only guests at the time. Apart from their hospitality and helpfulness (they gave us tips on nearby places to visit and a great restaurant recommendation), they also gave us a wonderfully memorable evening tour of the Melba Gully State Park nearby. Bob's talk a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2003

Melba Gully Cottage Flower Farm
20 Melba Gully Road
Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5237 3208

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This place was recommended by our B&B hosts from the Melba Gully Cottage Flower Farm.

It was dinner time when we got there and the place was busy. It was a good thing that we still managed to grab a table even though we did not make any reservations.

The dining area was quaint and clean. The service was efficient and friendly. And yes, the food was fabulous! The steaks and salads come highly recommended.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 5, 2003

Lavers Hill Roadhouse and Tavern
Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill, VIC 3238
Victoria, Australia
(03) 5237-3251