“Breathtaking” is the perfect adjective to describe my thoughts throughout my time travelling up The Great Ocean Road. Every corner we turned, every hill we climbed and the fresh air in our faces, we felt incredibly humbled to be where we were. It was exactly what I was expecting but better, and has thus far been one of the biggest highlights of Australia.
We spent Thursday to Sunday ticking off everything we had on our wishlist, only missing one location due to snakes being on the track – I know. And we had the most memorable experience, even in the rain and 16 degrees temperatures.
Leaving Melbourne on Thursday morning, our first stop was at The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery – amaaaaazing. If you’re a chocolate lover, this is the place for you. The shop was much bigger than expected and the cafe sold the most gorgeous homemade brownies, as well as hot food and even more chocolate desserts, alongside a free milk chocolate shot with your order.
The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
We stopped off at pretty much every tourist lookout there was, with a few added locations off track. The first, and my most favourite part of the trip, was Teddy’s Lookout, followed by Erskine Falls, Gibsons Steps and the Twelve Apostles, deciding the complete the rest of the journey over the next few days.
Friday & Saturday
On Friday and Saturday, the weather wasn’t brilliant, in fact it was awful, but that didn’t stop us from seeing anything. The Loch and Gorge, London Bridge, Thunder Cave and The Grotto, were all breathtakingly beautiful and the last features you will see on your trip.
Looking back a few days later, it doesn’t feel like I was able to take it all in. The Great Ocean Road was such an incredible and overwhelming experience, and I want to do it all over again. The waters were some of the bluest waters I’ve seen and the views you are surrounded with are simply breathtaking.
Although, I was very surprised when I realised how little people did The Great Ocean Road when they travel to Melbourne. This road trip is a must, and can be completed in a day with a rented car. You won’t be disappointed!