My last trip with Bunyip Tours is to spend the day with the most ironic road trips in the world "The Great Ocean Road".
We stopped at Bell's Beach, the beach that surf film "Point Break" made famous. Bell's Beach is loved amongst surfers and we are having our coffee/tea and biscuits here.
Our Santa tour guide with his matching shirt and sandals
In the morning the flies are terrible. The sun is blazing and the little black pests are out in force. The flies swarm around us like a bristling black cloud searching for any opportunity to attack here.
There are everywhere and any place that they can be the most annoying. They purposely try to land on your face and fly into every orifice on your body. I couldn't take it anymore and run back into our bus and enjoy the coffee inside the bus.
We' re being attacked by flies here
Stopped by at The Great Ocean Road one of the world’s largest memorial sites for photo taking.
The development of the road was a lengthy operation which took almost 14 long years. Many of the workmen lived in tents or small campsites along the road with their families and were on roughly 10 shillings per 8 hours working day
There was no machinery used during the construction, only hand tools
Continue our journey through the scenic towns of Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. There are plenty of opportunity to see the native wildlife in its natural habitat including Koalas.
We enjoy delicious picnic lunch and a rain forest walk in The Oatway Rangers too.
After recharge ourself, arriving at the Port Campbell National Park the famous limestone rock stacks, the 12 Apostles.
I saw the magnificent Twelve Apostles, which actually there are only seven
Gorgeous view of the ocean
Gorgeous view of the ocean
An amazing work of God and I feel grateful to be there to appreciate the magnificence of it all.
10 minutes from Twelve Apostle, there's another attraction "Loch Ard Gorge". This place was named after a clipper ship Loch Ard which was wrecked on a nearby Muttonbird Island after a 3-month journey from England to Melbourne.
The amazing thing was only 2 survivors made it out of the 51 people on board, thanks to the gorge that protected them from the very strong and fatal waves of the ocean.
London Arch, our last destination before ended our trip. London Arch is a natural arch in the Port Campbell National Park. This stack was formed by a gradual process erosian and formed a complete double-span natural bridge. The arch closest to the shoreline collapsed unexpectedly on 15 January 1990.
This is how London Bridge looked like after it collapsed ;(
Despite the flies, The Great Ocean Road definitely a great place for a visit. The sight of stunning limestone cliffs, gorges, and arches carved out by crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean was awe-inspiring, but remember only when fly season is over ;)