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iWe are freelancing Australia from Kona, Hawaii. Will fly to Melbourne on about 15 Mar. and end up staying i in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. Can we easily get to the Great Ocean road via ferry for a day tour? Should we meet up with a tour out of Melbourne?
Rosebud is approx 60Km South East of Melbourne, Ferry leaves from Sorrento approx 20Km from Rosebud. Ferrys leave every Half hour from 7.30am in the morning approx 45min across the bay (if you are really priviliged you will find Dolphins swimming along side the ferry..It's only happened once for me, but a wonderful experience.) You will land in Queenscliffe great old Victorian era town, built as a fort at the start of the 20th Century to keep the Russians from invading.Take in Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and the "Rip" at the heads of Pt Phillip Bay. There is only 22Km betwenn Portsea(Sorrento) on the East Side and Queenscliffe(Pt Lonsdale) on the West. This is a notorious bay entry with many a square rigger in the 19th Century ending up on the rocks as they tried entering the bay. The water leaving the bay & hitting the Great Southern Ocean is a sight to see, especially so is you are lucky enough to see large ships/tankers entering the Bay. Road travel is basically West to Torquay home of Rip Curl surfware (Take in Jan Juc and Bells Beach, surf beach, home of the world's best known surfing title) which is approx 20min drive west from Queenscliffe. Then you are nearly on the Great ocean road which travels west along the Great Southern Ocean. As the last ferry back to Sorrento leaves Queenscliffe at 5.00pm, the Trip is best taken in over a couple of days if you can spare it.Have fun!
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