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The Great Ocean Road – Gibsons Steps

Just before you arrive at the infamous Twelve Apostles there is Gibsons Steps (heading west). These steps allow you to negotiate down the sheer limestone cliffs to the beach below. Standing below these cliffs you can really get a perspective of the sheer size of the cliffs along this stretch of the Great Ocean Road and therefore the size of the Apostles that stand proudly round the corner.

The steps allowed us to get down and close to the famed treacherous sea that is the Bass Strait. Standing on the sands watching this crashing surf I felt for the sailors of past who navigated this coastline, many having almost completed their passage all the way from Europe, only to come to grief upon the rocks that lurked like sharks in the water.

It was definitely worth the walk down even though the steps were hard work on the way back up again!

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