What you can’t miss on “The Great Ocean Road”
If you are planning a trip down the Great Ocean Road and don’t have a whole lot of time, here are the “TOP” “MUST-SEE” things to do on your trip.
Be prepared to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world!
MUST SEE #1 – Gibsons Steps
You must go to Gibsons Steps which will allow you a close up view of one of the 12 Apostles.
You can view all of the remaining apostles from a viewpoint nearby, but being up close and personal is as good as it gets! Just make sure you
wear super comfy shoes with a good grip. The hike down the steps can be quiet slippery, especially when you will be too busy dribbling over the
jaw dropping view on the way down. You will most certainly be in awe of the majestic and powerful ocean, however be sure you check the
tide, as this beach is fierce and beautiful and you do not want to be among the ocean as the tide comes in.
MUST SEE #2 – Surf Bells Beach
The iconic Australian summer is spent by the ocean surfing. Don’t be fooled, just because you’re a strong swimmer doesn’t mean you can tackle
these oceans! I recommend taking some surf lessons, available in almost any town down the Great Ocean Road! Build up your confidence and then head
out yourself! (Remember to never swim alone, aka have someone watching from the beach or swim in between the lifeguard flags at front beaches).
MUST SEE #3 – Soak up the sun
Grab a beach towel and put on your swimwear, and get ready to soak up the amazing Aussie sun.
SLIP, SLOP, SLAP! This is an Aussie saying to put on some sunscreen! Don’t fool yourself. YOU WILL GET BURNT.
MUST SEE #4 – Sunrise while Camping
This has to be one of my most memorable experiences down the Great Ocean Road. I camped in Princetown which is close to the 12 Apostles.
You can also camp all along the Great Ocean Road. In peak season you usually need a booking, but this particular campsite was a first in best dressed type of system.
The image is mist coming off the river at 5am, truly breathtaking. You can camp at the very same place by clicking HERE.
MUST SEE #5 – 12 Apostles Lookout
This is the place that most tourists come to see the classic views like the photos above.
It is BEAUTIFUL and breathtaking, however get an early start to feel like you have the whole place to yourself.
MUST SEE #6 – Port Campbell Beach
Port Campbell is an adorable beach that puts on a insane sunset. This is the main town near the 12 Apostles. It has cafes a general store and a few pubs.
Most hotels and hostels are located in this area, and is a great place to base yourself if you are exploring the 12 Apostles end of the great ocean road.
If you like to go fishing, this is a great spot and you can rub shoulders with the locals.
MUST SEE #7 – Lorne Beach + The Great Otway National Park.
Check out the amazing purple sunsets in mid summer on Lorne Beach. Lorne is a gorgeous town, with lots of trendy cafes and relaxed restaurants.
It is a great base to see and hike the Otway’s and explore local waterfalls.
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