Max, at his overnight spot near the town of Žiri, Slovenia..
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Near Žiri, Slovenia.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? South towards Croatia.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Great Ocean Road: A fascinating road trip in the world

Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous road trips in the world. The route of 243 kilometres will captivate you with the culmination, of course, of the 12 Apostles. There may be only 8 left to date, but they are just as impressive. Along the way, you will enjoy the Pacific Ocean and surfers trying to tame the huge waves. Also, in the area, you can do activities such as cycling, water sports, horseback riding and a helicopter flight over the area of ​​12 Apostles.

The road trip to Great Ocean Road is unique because the variety of nature is so huge that you can see rainforests, ocean surfers, wildlife and waterfalls all the way to its end. The choices in activities are tremendous and cover all tastes. You can go hiking, mountain biking and see museums or cultural heritage sites. You also can see ostriches, koalas and kangaroos and taste nice seafood and good wine in some of its depots. Great Ocean Road is a 90-minute drive from Melbourne city centre.

There are so many interesting things to do in Great Ocean Road that whatever anyone suggests will really be interesting. However, we have compiled a list of the most notable places to visit during this special trip.

1 Monument to Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road was built by soldiers who returned from World War I, between 1919 and 1932. It is dedicated to the soldiers killed during World War I and is essentially the world's largest war memorial. In fact, they have made a monument to the soldiers who built the road, where you can stop and see it. At the same point, there is an excellent, immense beach that is worth a walk.

2 Parrots

In Great Ocean Road, there is an incredible place where there are many parrots. There they all stand together and sit in the trees. In fact, if you have provided and taken bird food with you, then everything comes to you! A fantastic experience that will fill your heart with incomparable joy.

3 Bells Beach

Bells Beach is a beach in Victoria, Surf Coast Shire. The beach is famous mainly for surfing there. It is located 100 kilometres southwest of Melbourne and is closest to the city of Torquay. The beach's waves are huge, and only a very experienced surfer can really tame them.

4 Lorne

One of the largest and most elegant cities in the area is definitely Lorne. It is a popular holiday destination and Melbourne's answer to Byron Bay. The city has many cafes, restaurants, hotels but also a high sense of art.

5 Apollo Bay

At Apollo Bay, you should definitely make a stop. Stop for lunch at the Greek cafe-restaurant Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe. There you will find fresh fish and a pleasant mood. Relax, eat nice food and recharge your batteries for the rest of the trip.

6 Split Point Lighthouse

At the southernmost point of the Great Ocean Road is a beautiful lighthouse. Split Point Lighthouse is located in an interesting location that is worth a stop to enjoy up-close this solid structure of guidance to naval ships.

7 Rain Forest

Hiking in the Rainforest rainforest is a completely new experience. The path is very interesting and the vegetation is raging. There you will meet a very different world, the rich and mysterious rainforest of the Great Otway National Park. Follow one of the dozens of hiking trails and discover the lush vegetation, the beautiful nature but also the overall peace and tranquility that exudes the place.

8 12 Apostles

It is no coincidence that the 12 Apostles are at number 8. The - until recently - 12 Apostles are left with only 8, but they are equally imposing and interesting. The Ninth Apostle collapsed in June 2005. It is arguably one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Australia. They are located on Port Campbell National Park's shores and are definitely the most popular tourist attraction in the area. If you want to get a panoramic view of the area, you can make a fantastic flight with a helicopter.

9 London Ard Gorge

Just 5 minutes from the Twelve Apostles is the gorge of Loch Ard. It took its name from a ship that crashed on it in 1878, killing 52 passengers on board. The only survivors of this shipwreck were only two people. Some stairs lead to the beach to explore, but also a small museum. Plan to get there at sunset so that you can enjoy the spectacle of the place to the fullest. The spectacle is amazing and will compensate you.

By completing the Great Ocean Road route, you will realize that you have gained the ideal road trip experience. An experience that offers you all kinds of attractions and beautiful landscape images. This route is not unjustly one of the top routes in the world. And you can experience this only by using and driving a vehicle. If you travel to Australia without your car, there is no need to worry. You can rent a car from Enjoy Travel, which offers you a huge range of cars at amazing prices, so you can enjoy this magical route without worries but also without unnecessary expenses. Are you ready to take the helm and drive into the heart of the adventure? The Great Ocean Road is waiting for you!