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  While finishing odd the Great Ocean Road we visited the Waworong Lookout up on the rim, looking down on The Blue Lake, just outside of Mount Gambier. Waworong Lookout gets its name from the aboriginal Booandik Tribe’s word for ‘Blue Lake’.  The Blue Lake supplies water for the City of Mount Gambier and gets […]

London Bridge … has fallen down! The collapse of London Bridge was only a matter of time. One evening in January 1990 the main arch of the London Bridge collapsed, breaking it away from the mainland.  Fotunately noone was injured and the only drama was a couple of people who were marooned on the newly […]

Another feature of the Twelve Apostles National Park was this archway, lesser known between Lock Ard Gorge and London Bridge. It is marked on tour guides and maps just as The Arch and we were grateful to have some time here away from the crowds that flock to the more well known features. The Grotto […]

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 […]

The sea is treacherous along this coastline as wind and currents are variable and the shallow, 80 meter average depth of Bass Strait makes it a graveyard for ships. There have been 55 recorded shipwrecks between Cape Otway and Point Lonsdale since 1853. The Cape Otway Lighthouse made it a lot safer from 1848 but […]

One of the highlights without a doubt of our drive along the Great Ocean Road has been our visit to the Twelve Apostles or should I say visits!  Having decided to stop the night in a caravan park with showers (much excitement!) in Princetown only 4km from the Twelve Apostles despite knowing we had the […]

Travelling around in our blue camper van has been a truly amazing experience. The other night we stayed at one of Victoria’s free campsites. Aires River East Campground is a fantastic place to stop overnight with good facilities. Toilets (with loo paper!) Fire pits and great surroundings that we have found common with these overnight […]

Well worth a see is Victoria’s Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. Maits Rest Rainforest is a cool temperate rainforest, it lies protected in a gully in the Otway Ranges, which provides it with its rare climate. The huge Beeches and Tree-ferns here would have been once common across the Otway Ranges. The walk takes about half […]

Cape Patton Lookout is a pull-in just off the Great Ocean Road. Whilst exploring this streatch of coatline in 1800, Captin Grant named this cape after a British admiral. The Cape Patton cliffs are some of the highest along the Victoria coast and are embedded with old dinosaur bones in the rock layers of sandstone, […]

Teddys Lookout gave us a fantastic view of a section of the Great Ocean Road and although it was only a tiny portion of the road, the scenery from this vantage point up high above the coast was beautiful. Teddy’s Lookout is located minutes out side of Lorne, take a right on the roundabout by […]

Erskine Falls just off the Great Ocean Road north of Lorne has a waterfall that is not to be missed. Freefalling for 30 meters the Eskine Falls Lookout provides you with a viewing site from the top of the waterfall and for the fit there is a 220 meter walk down to the base of […]

Having spent the morning and early afternoon around Torquay and at Bells Beach we pushed allong the road a little way to Aireys Inlet. Here there is a delightful little lighthouse which boasts some fantastic views along the coast. The weather wasn’t so delightful but I snapped a few shots and we had a walk […]

After a couple of fortunate events which landed us a free powered pitch in one of the best caravan sites in Torquay (Mainly getting a buy one get one free deal in the reception of the caravan site and finding a $20 note on the floor) We woke refreshed and recharged, our laptops and camera […]

Memorial Arch at Eastern View is a tribute to those who built the Great Ocean Road. It was three thousand survivors of World War One who helped build the road. When they returned from war these brave men needed to find work which was a big part of them, being rehabilitated back into civilian life. […]

We had fantastic weather for our walk up Mt. Bishop in Wilson’s Promontory.  The paths up to the top were overgrown and you really had to push your way through in places. The bush surrounded us and for the like of Emily who hates snakes it was even more of an adventure. The whole undertaking […]

One of the walks we did, up to Mt. Oberon, overlooks Tiger River and gives a great view of Wilsons Promontory. The walk up was along a gravel track and it was quite a steady uphill slog the whole way! The trees were fantastic in the woods and the whole walk was definitely worth the […]

The other day Em and I headeded out to Norman Point on Wilsons Promontory it wasn’t a great day weatherwise but the view of the Promontory was spectacular! Related articles Wilsons Promontory – Our new temporary home – Victoria Parks (thomasjupe.com) Lux National Park – Wilsons Promontory, Australia (travelpod.com)

Wilsons Promontory National Park has become our new base camp down by Tidal River. We are helping out at the outdoor cinema here which puts on showings of latest releases twice a week on its open air screen. Driving into Wilsons Promontory was breathtaking, the roads twist and turn through beautiful scenery with colourful birds […]

On this visit to Melbourne it struck me profoundly that this city has to be one of the greatest in the world. This clean efficient city bustles with friendly people and is full of helpful people from shop assistants to the young mother we asked how to use the tram system! The buildings are just […]

We were fortunate to find Tooradin, a little town on the map with not much in it save a petrol station and a couple of shops and cafes. According to our trusty, if not slightly out of date, Camps 4 guide and map there would be somewhere to have a quick shower and use the […]

Having left Phillip Island Emily and I decided to head to the Melbourne area for a couple of days. Emily wanted to visit the Victoria Market, which was vast and one of the best markets I have seen, well worth a visit. Obviously my desire to revisit at a more sedate pace was fuelled by […]