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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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Victoria, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here while I was 32 weeks pregnant and it was Such a beautiful coastal drive to see some amazing sights. It was great. Well worth the drive. Very relaxing to just be able to sit at some of the locations and just chill out.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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474 reviews 474 reviews
156 attraction reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

That day we were driving along the GOR. Our first stop was the Bay of Islands. It a bit after 8am and the vista platforms pretty much empty. That gave us lots of space and time to enjoy the views and to take nice pics. To fully enjoy it you should really take your time and not just rush and... More

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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went there after a long drive from Sydney, crossing Melbourne, pass through winding roads! Fabulous trip, worth seeing the views!

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Geelong, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

great views and well maintained walks along the cliffs to thunder point and great area for the camera

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We spent the night in Warrnambool and this was our first stop while making our way to 12 Apostles in reverse (most people would start at 12 Apostles and make this their last stop). We got lost initially - no thanks to Google Maps. However am glad we persevered and found the right Bay of Islands. It was worth the... More

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Newtown Vic Australia
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77 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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