The Great Ocean Road: 243 Kilometres of Pure Bliss
Where do I start? The Great Ocean Road is 243 kilometres of pure bliss. Here’s all the best locations, and why you should see it before you die.
The twelve apostles are massive chunks of limestone formations that have been carved into what they are today over many, many years due to harsh erosion from the sea. They used to be attached to the mainland before the ocean got to it.
The Otway Ranges
The Otways are a beautiful lush rainforest located inland of the Great Ocean Road. Here, you're spoilt for choice, where you can explore waterfalls like Beauchamp falls and Hopetoun falls, fantastic walks, and bridges up close to gigantic trees.
The Great Ocean Road surroundings
Apart from the Twelve Apostles, there are many other accessible rock formations along the sea. These rock formations are very close to the Twelve Apostles and are usually less crowded.
Gibsons steps are visible from the Twelve apostles viewing platform, however there is a car park and stairs down to the beach which you will find two humongous rock formations. A warning that the steps are very steep up and down to this location.
Even if you're not from Australia, you've probably heard of Bells beach, the surfing hotspot of the Great Ocean Road. Due to the great wave size potential at this spot, surfers come for the Rip Curl Pro tournament every year. Other tournaments are hosted here all throughout the year as well.
The outstanding Redwood Forest located in Beech Forest boasts Californian Redwoods as tall as 60 metres. It's truly a unique sight unlike any other. The best part? It doesn’t attract many people, so it's a great place to check out and avoid the crowds.
Visiting here is 100% worthy of being on your bucket list, if it isn’t already.
Written by Ben Hawkes. See more of Ben's adventures and photography on Instagram: @ben_hawkes