Wednesday, 4 January 2012

the beauty of the Great Ocean Road......

Our first stop along the Great Ocean Road was The Split Point Lighthouse which is famous in our house as the Lighthouse in "Round the Twist" - an ABC children's television series.....
The Lighthouse is affectionately known as 'The White Queen'
A cool little teahouse just next to the Lighthouse... 
The Great Ocean Road is known as one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. I was constantly taken back by the beauty....the rugged cliffs, picture perfect beaches, some with no one or only a few people on them. There are many viewing points along the way giving spectacular views of the coastline and the Southern Ocean.

On researching the Great Ocean Road I found out that the 243km stretch was built by approximately 3000 returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 earning 10 shillings and sixpence for an eight hour more here

The most photographed house on the Great Ocean Rd.....I don't know if I would like to be in there on a windy night....

We drove through beautiful Lorne as far as Apollo Bay....unfortunately we didn't make it to the 12 Apostles.....saved that for next time.

Tomorrow we are off fruit picking and wine tasting......see you then.

Take care xoxxo Jo


  1. I have no idea where this is but I do know that I would love to do a road trip to see more of this goregous Country.
    Enjoy your travels.

  2. Oh Tammi, sorry.....we are down in Victoria.....having the best is stunning.
    Hope your time is enjoyable too!! Xox Jo