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Mar 21, 2005 - Port Fairy

Port Fairy, like most of the communities along the south coast of Australia, started life as a sealing and whaling station and was then known as Belfast. It still has an active fishing fleet but is also a big tourist destination and marks the western end of the Great Ocean Road around the south coast of Victoria. It's a good base to explore the western half of the Road including the famous Twelve Apostles rock formation. Our accommodation is simply stunning. A very modern single storey apartment in a small block right on the shore in the...

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Mar 11, 2005 - Great Ocean Road

I finally started serious travelling instead of zig-zagging between Melbourne and the Murray river. During the last three days we (that is Bastian, Eva and Martin from Germany, Sean from Ireland and me) toured the Great Ocean Road, a beautiful road along the coast of Victoria. We started in Geelong with a cappuccino on the waterfront, went to Bells Beach to watch the surfers and stroll along the beach for a while and ended up at a camp site in Skeenes Creek for the night. The next day we wanted to visit the historic lighthouse at Cape...

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Sandra Downunder

Dec 9, 2004 - Around Victoria

We left Melbourne last Wednesday (the 1st) in our new car, and drove down to Phillip Island. The island itself is a national park but the main attraction is the nightly Penguin Parade. The beach there is home to thousands of Little Penguins who spend all day fishing in the sea and come ashore at dusk to return to feed their young. It was fantastic to see them waddle ashore in their little groups, but it was really cold and raining! On Thursday we went to Wilsons Promontory National Park which is one of the best loved parks in Victoria and a...

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Dec 5, 2004 - Yikes, more hikes

Woken up fairly early in the tent by an absolute cacophany from the Corellas & Cookaburras roosting in the area, and it looked like being a bit of a scorching day, so made it easy to do an early start to the 3rd hike in as many days. This one was up Mt Boroka, and involved a lot more climbing than the other 2 - about 600m and pretty unrelenting at that. However by now all the exercise was starting to tell, and was able to whizz up in fairly good time. Got to the top to find a car park at the lookout, but the view always seems more...

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Down Under Tour '04

Nov 27, 2004 - 12 Apostles

Drive meandered off the coast and through into the rainforest this morning. Planned to stop off at a canopy skywalk, but the $15 charge (the other 2 I've done have been free) put us off, and so it became a coffee break at the attached cafe instead. Quick stop at Gibson beach to watch some surfers doing there thing in bigger waves than we've seen recently, including a body border who seemed to be defying the laws of physics by corkscrewing inside the tube. 12 Apostles were only 5 mins down the road from there, and were reasonably impressive,...

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Down Under Tour '04

Nov 23, 2004 - Great Ocean Road

If you've travelled along the Great Ocean Road then you'll be aware of its raw beauty. Lying on the southern coast of Australia, between Melbourne and Adelaide, it is one of the all time classic drives in the world, very much along the lines of Big Sur in California. As the road leaves Torquay (no, not the one in Devon, UK!!) there are beaches along the coast, but gradually cliffs begin to appear where erosion has taken place. For the next 100 or so km the road winds along breathtaking cliffs, showing off fantastic views to all who drive...

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Nov 14, 2004 - On the Road in Warrnambool

Thanks very much for the email mam, much appreciated. We are in Warrnambool at the moment, about to head off for the Great Ocean Road in the morning. Hopefully the weather will be okay. Today we were at Cape Bridgewater and it could have been the Cliffs of Moher, the weather was very similar. Everything has gone smoothly so far, the car has been very good, considering the mileage we've done in a short time. I think in nine days so far we've done nearly 4,500km. Good stuff. Unfortunately the money is running precariously short and I might...

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Nov 3, 2004 - Warrnambool

Kangaroo Island to Warrnambool 770km (12,608km total driven so far) 02.11.04: Took a rather rough crossing back to the mainland this morning but...got the chance to watch 'Finding Nemo' again which we thoroughly enjoyed and also had a good chat with a lovely Aussie couple, John and Diane. John was a rep for Bickfords (they make soft drinks, for those of you from the UK who haven't heard of them!). When we were disembarking he was kind enough to give us lots of his samples! Including a very nice Lime Cordial that our friends from Adelaide,...

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Wedding bliss

Mar 31, 2004 - Warrnambol, whale nursery

Sadly the wrong time of year for us to see whales, we did go to the lookout point where you view them from just to check but the sea was totally flat with no sign of anything. We did like the place and also had the opportunity to see penguins coming ashore on an island that you cross the sea to BUT again denied due to high tides at dusk. Nevermind. On the way to Warrnambool we stopped at Portland, oldest settlement in Victoria and Port Fairy (which has lots of men in pink), a windfarm and the Crags. Great Ocean Road tomorrow. Still solid.

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Feb 3, 2004 - The Great Ocean Road

First thing in the morning we picked up our hire car and set off on our exciting journey up The Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road was built in the early 1920's by soldiers returning from the war to honour those who died during it. The idea was to build a road which would compare to the Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Francisco......and it is amazing. The first hour and a half out of Melbourne is just a normal road, it is when you reach Anglesea where the road is cut into the mountains along the coast. Our first stop...

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