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Feb 10, 2006 - Port Campbell

Van Appolo Bay via de Great Ocean Road door naar Port Campbell. Het waait nog steeds hard en de camper wordt zo nu en dan flink heen en weer geblazen. We komen langs de bekende 'twelve appostles'. Een rots formatie in de zee. Het zijn er eigenlijk geen 12 meer want de natuur heeft zijn werk de laatse tijd wel gedaan. Er zijn er enkele door erosie in elkaar geklapt en daar is weinig van over. We stallen de camper voor de nacht in Port Campbell. Weer een dorp waar alles lijkt ingeslapen. 's Avonds lopen we de rotsen op omhoog langs de zee....

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AJUUS !!!!!!!

Jan 14, 2006 - Vic: 12 Apostles by foot and off to Port Fairy

The Twelve Apostles might be impressive by air, but I think they are more stunning when explored on foot. There's a viewing platform for the most famous of the Apostles (and true you can only see them all from the air), and they really are quite amazing up close. But it's when you walk down to the beach level that you get a full idea of their size and colour. We head down the Gibson Steps (named after local pastoral family) to the beach and staring up at the cliffs that make up this coastline is fantastic. There's also a bunch of walks...

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Nixes On Tour

Jan 13, 2006 - Vic: Eating Flies at the 12 Apostles

We've finally arrived at the Twelve Apostles, the sandstone outcrops off the Great Ocean Road which must be the most photographed part of Victoria, and are truly magnificent. They truly are best described by pictures. By the time we arrive it's late afternoon, the flies are going absolutely berserk and it's pretty hot. After ingesting one as we walk around the visitors centre (not recommended) it's generally agreed that we should have our first taste of these wonders by air and investigate them more closely when it's not so hot. The...

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Nixes On Tour

Jan 4, 2006 - la Great Ocean Road avec Maud et Sebastien

1er janvier, 5 heures et demie du matin : le reveil sonne et nous sautons dans le taxi qui nous amene a l'aeroport. Evidemment, on n'est pas tres frais - mais c'etait un moyen d'avoir un billet pas cher pour Melbourne, d'ou nous partons pour parcourir la "Great Ocean Road" - une route construite apres la premiere guerre mondiale, qui longe l'ocean, et est une des plus belles d'Australie. Arrives a l'aeroport, nous louons une voiture - la dame nouexplique avec son accent australien que c'est une Toyota Corolla, et Maud repete, emerveillee :...

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Dec 29, 2005 - The Great Ocean Road

We all went on a road trip to see the Great Ocean Road. We packed ourselves into Trace & Nigels car and set off for Warrnambool. The weather is just getting hotter and hotter here, so we were all glad of the air conditioning in the car. Warrnambool is a little over halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, it's at the end of the Great Ocean Road. So we took the Princess Highway down on wednesday, stayed ovenight in a hostel in Warrnambool and headed off early thursday morning along the Ocean Road back to Melbourne. We could easily see where...

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Dec 21, 2005 - OZ - Driving the Great Ocean Road

Jonsas' Log: We Spent 2 days driving the Great Ocean Road, just South-West of Melbourne. It's kind of like the Carmel of Australia, neat little towns, beautiful coastline and amazing beaches with, unlike Carmel, WARM water! It was the first really hot day at the beach we have had on this trip, and now every bow loop and curve of Luna's new bikini is indelibly printed onto her body (she read for about two hours without sun block)! This was also our first sightings of OZ wildlife, we saw our first kangaroo waiting to cross the road (or...

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Dec 19, 2005 - Portland to Apollo Bay

It has been a wonderful day of sightseeing today. Many stops along the Great Ocean Road to see the coast and take photos. We left our campsite in Portland very early this morning to sunshine. It didn't take long to drive to Port Fairy and we just drove through. We walked to the top lookout at Tower Hill for a great view of the crater left by a volcano. It was a fairly steep climb and it made be feel out of shape. We drove through Warrnambool and stopped briefly at Cheese Factory. We continued on the Great Ocean Rd and finally stopped at...

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Oct 4, 2005 - Warrnambool (14/07/05 - 16/07/05)

This town lies at the western end of the Great ocean road. Other claims to fame are fine surf beaches where Whales may be spotted at certain times of the year, and home to an award winning cheese factory. A pretty little town but suffering from a mildly infuriating sleepiness. The cinema showed only 2 films per day, and at the most random times. Since it was cold and raining for most of the time, going to the pictures would've made a lot of sense but the shows just weren't showing. Besides, there was a growing wish to just get back onto the...

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Simon -off to Oz!

Sep 10, 2005 - Meningie - Peterborough

We took our time getting up and about today. It's so comfy in the camper!!! We enjoyed breakfast in bed while taking in the view over the lake. Once we got moving, we popped in and out of the lookouts as we made our way through Coorong National Park, a vast expanse of wetlands. We stopped off at The Crags, just before Port Fairy, for a quick look at the sunset.

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Jun 25, 2005 - Great Ocean Hwy/Twelve Apostles

We got up really late because we were actually warm and cozy in our rented cozy cabin for two and we just didn't want it to end.................but it did! Off we went, after some crazy directions from the BIG4 clerk, to find the "Twelve Apostles" (I finally learned how to spell). We got a bit lost but just turned around and reversed our directions from the clerk and we were off again to find the "Twelve Apostles". We took the short way there, so that we could get there before it got dark (it's a 3 hrs drive) and then we'll take the scenic...

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May 11, 2005 - Civilisation at last!

5/6 May (not June as on the previous update!) Melrose Found a lovely pub called the Mt Remarkable Hotel in Melrose about 100km north of Adelaide. There are people here! We climbed the mountain in the morning (remarkably easy) and went wine tasting in the afternoon. This is what we had come to Australia for! Between the 3 of us (us and the vineyard owner) we finished over 2 bottles of very good red wine (Shiraz and Cab Sav). We met the vineyard owner in the pub that evening. 8/7 May Adelaide On the way here we stopped at the Clare Valley for...

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Bridge to Bridge

May 2, 2005 - Port Campbell via The Great Ocean Road

Forget the rest Live Bait is Best I gotta get some fish in my fishin' net Yes, life on the road is wonderful - until there is nothing on the radio and you are forced to listen to the fishing network. Did pick up a few tips, though, and the above was a special fishing song that I can;t seem to get out my head... Anyway, we left Melbourne kicking and screaming as we were reluctant to leact all of the comforts of (someone else's home). But we drove away with only anticipation of what might come our way in the next 42 days in a camper van. Our...

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