"Victoria's Scenic Coastal Route" Top 5 Page for this destination Apollo Bay by shavy

Apollo Bay Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 131 photos

Before taking the trip we have done a lot of research, this our second time visiting the country. We've done Northern Territory and Southern part a couple of years ago. As we visited on high season December to January we know we have to booked all the accommodations in advance and also a lot of tourist during time of the year

We booked our car in advance along with our flight, we know before taking this trip, that one of the easiest way to explore the country is having your own wheel. The distance might be too long, but you'll see so many places and drive where you want and stop anytime

Is a vast country and planning your itinerary is very important, so, you know where you go. We start our journey in Sydney, and we follow and drove most of the time the coastal line

If you love art or a great outdoors Victoria has always something to offer you. This state has many huge both scenic and cultural attractions. From beautiful public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to traditional sites and rare wildlife.

Discover the romantic cafes and bars and shopping streets of Melbourne follow the Great Ocean Road. Drive on the winding roads along the wineries in the Yarra Valley and bag per stern wheeler down the Murray.

Swim with dolphins from Mornington Peninsula and go to Phillip Island watching fairy penguins. Trek through the rugged Grampians and then relax in the sauna in Daylesford. Bushwalk on the coast of Gippsland, go to the slopes of High County or discover the beautiful architecture of a city in the Goldfields.

This 104-mile route winds from the Apollo Bay down to the 12 Apostles and takes you along national parks, pristine beaches and spectacular views. The most awe inspiring formations on the coast are the Twelve Apostles. A spectacular coastal attractions along the Great Ocean Road. Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes along the stunning coastline of Victoria

A little further to the west is the London Bridge, a huge natural bridge with two through seawater carved arches.

All calls for a name change on here, since in the 90's one of the arches of the bridge collapsed. As a result, a couple secretly from the mainland was separated by a gaping hole.

Luckily, no one died, but many tourists witnessed. But, bridge or no bridge it remains a beautiful rock.

After two tourists in the area remained in the sea. A helicopter had to rescue them from their plight. London Bridge is still a fascinating feature and the size of it is hard to comprehend

The Loch Ard Gorge is very impressive too. You can have a good walk on the beach, and you were surrounded on all sides by cliffs list ones.

Stand on top of the cliff and you'll be amazed at the sheer size of the cliffs and the narrow opening out to sea

The Arch is a natural bridge from a cliff towards the sea. On the inaccessible beach below us we see only bird tracks and the characteristic trail of snakes, billowing over the beach.

One can imagine that many ships are stranded on the rocks in this wild area in the past. It is estimated that a total of more than 700 ships were wrecked in the middle and at the end of the nineteenth century.

Some kilometers after Port Campbell arrives one at Lord Arch Gorge. Here stabbing the rock walls straight up from the sea. In 1878 fared here on the cliffs ship Lord Arch. Two people survived the disaster. These were Tom Pearce and Eva Carmichael. A memorial on the beach reminder of this family

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A very scenic drive along the coastal road
  • Cons:Somes of the sights are steps going down
  • In a nutshell:Amazing rock formations
  • Last visit to Apollo Bay: Dec 2012
  • Intro Updated Oct 30, 2014
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