Victoria Journals

Great! Ocean Road

A March 2004 trip to Victoria by pinkbear

Quote: One of the truly spectacular sights of Victoria, a road trip down the Great Ocean Road from Geelong to Warrnambool is a must for all travellers.

Great! Ocean Road

Overview

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The key to the Great Ocean Road is leaving enough time to do it! Especially with summer crowds, the road can get busy and, with the road hugging the coastline and providing many twists and turns, it takes longer than you think.Quick Tips: Go in winter - the coastline is moody and haunting with sea mists rolling in unexpectedly, and the crowds are much smaller, especially at the 'business end' of the road, closer to Warrnambool.Best Way To Get Around: Hire a car and drive it yourself so you can take detours and stop off at places of interest. If you're really adventurous, do it on a motorbike for a ride of a lifetime. Don't go for the coach trip unless you take along a sick bag - i...Read More

Otway Fly

Attraction | "The Otway Fly"

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The Otway Fly is an elevated walkway winding through the rainforest of the Otways. Highlights include a spiral staircase leading up to a gently swaying observation tower and a cantilever bridge which (apparently!) can hold 28 tonnes . . . but manages to sway with just one person! Open all year round, I'd recommend a winter trip to avoid the crowds, especially during school holidays.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 14, 2004

Otway Fly
Near Lavers Hill & Apollo Bay
Victoria, Australia

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Down in the 'business end' of the Great Ocean Road, the twelve apostles are probably its most famous and busiest attraction, but are no less spectacular in the flesh (so to speak!) than they are in the numerous travel brochures and guides. The sound of the helicopter with its overpriced joy flights just adds to the atmosphere. If you have the time, drive on a little further to Loch Ard Gorge and the Bay of Martyrs, which are quieter but just as magical, especially when the sea mist is rolling in and you can almost hear the creaking tall ships crashing on the rocks below. . .