Sunday, July 05, 2009
Great Ocean Road Australia
Today I decided to show one of our top five favorite places in Australia,
a true pearl, special, romantic and a place that means so much to us both
and our relationship.
This might even be the place for a very special event in our life's.
You never know what's waiting for you around the corner.
Great Ocean Road Victoria, famous for it's magnificent
coastal routes and stunning scenery.
It's the coastline of south-west Victoria including the world-known "Twelve Apostles", The Hinterland, Bells Beach, Geelong, Lorne, beautiful waterfalls, rain forests and so much more.
The Apostles are carved by the seas and winds.
In 2005 one of the 50 m tall Apostle collapsed into the ocean and the rate of erosion around 2 cm per year means that more will collapse in the future.
The Twelve Apostles seen from one of the platforms.
The coastal road between Lorne and Apollo Bay, you can
watch the coastline while driving the 45 km between the two cities.
Near the start of the Great Southern Road between Torquay and Anglesea is one of Australia's most popular surfing beaches, Bells Beach, where the international Rip Curl Pro surfing competition is held.
We stayed in Lorne a seaside town located 140 km south of Melbourne.
Over 100 years ago the Victorian government declared Lorne
an area of ’special significance and natural beauty’.
Hopefully we will be back for a visit in November when it's time for
us to travel to Australia again.
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Photos : Ida