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Bay of Islands

Peterborough on Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Warrnambool
Type: Bodies of Water
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Newtown Vic Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The bay of island are one of the last of the many stacks along the Great Ocean Road heading south but we think they are still one of the most spectacular. Very easily reached from Warrnambool if you don't want to drive the whole of the Great Ocean Road.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have taken the Great Ocean Drive twice and would gladly do it again. Rent a car and take your time. I typically put up a night in Apollo Bay and take detours along the way.

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Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Surprised by the Bay of Islands, maybe it was the time of day (later in the afternoon), the sun was shining on the cliffs and everything was very bright, the view of these islands was spectacular, every bit as good as the 12 apostles.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful views... Did a roadtrip with a friend and we didnt have a driver license so we took the V-Line from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool. Worthy all those curves in the highway ;) By the way, I visited the Great Ocean Road on June-July 2012... TripAdvisor would not let me choose that date

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Starting the Great Ocean Rd at Warrnambool is, in my opinion, the best way to do the Great Ocean Rd. Bay of Islands is the first stop. Beautiful scenery. Great photo opportunities.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is one of the many sites to visit around Warrnambool with outstanding views dont forget to take your camera.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our first trip down the Great Ocean Road and we loved it all although the weather was against us. We enjoyed this stop and have some nice photos. I agree with other reviews regarding the crowds at the Apostles, this stop was very peaceful in comparison.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have been to great ocean road 10 times but this is the only landmark I have never been to. This is because it is far if you driving from melbourne. But if you close warrnabool or the end of the great ocean road this is a must visit place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We did the GOR "backwards" so this was one of our first stops and breathtakingly beautiful. As previous reviewers have stated, better than the 12 Apostles and definitely less people. We saw early in the morning when the sun was on them which made it more photographic. There are a number of walks in the area, and would encourage you... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Although the 12 Apostles are very impressive, we preferred the experience of visiting the Bay of Islands more than we did the 12 Apostles as the crowds were non-existent.

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