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Address: Peterborough on Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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One of a few must see Great Ocean Road sites

Very pictureque. Very accessable off Great Ocean Road. My USA tourist guest loved it. In my opinion this and the Loch Ard Gorge are better sites the the so called famous 12... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Warrnambool, Australia
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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very pictureque. Very accessable off Great Ocean Road. My USA tourist guest loved it. In my opinion this and the Loch Ard Gorge are better sites the the so called famous 12 apposles.

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Northolt, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This stretch of coastline is absolutely stunning but needs a bit of sunshine to see the full range of colours and tones that the sandstone holds. However, the scenery is really dramatic anytime and is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We're at the start of our adventure on the Great Ocean Road which has started from Warrnambool and the 1st stop is the Bay of Islands. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting but my expectations were well and truely exceeded. That first look at pretty untamed nature and how the sea life and birds interact with nature. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely gob-smacked by the beauty of this area. Even on a relatively overcast day, the scenery was awe inspiring. The best way I found to see this area was to get down to the beach and experience it from there. With cliffs towering above and around you, exploring the coves, looking for fossils on the cliff face, beach combing and... More 

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Marion, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Don't rely on your GPS to guide you here coming from the western side of the Great Ocean Road. Large road signs will be a better guide than "The shortest route to Apollo Bay." It was slightly raining on arrival but after a short slight incline walk to the lookout I was just blown away. Being here doesn't compare with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Just a beautiful place. It's peaceful and during the winter months, you can find yourself enjoying this spectacular view all by yourself.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is the best idea on the part of our Aussie friend to drive us through the Ocean road. What a beautiful scenic view of the Southern Ocean. It was very cold, windy even with few jumpers we were feeling cold. But it was breathtaking view of the ocean.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Make sure you take a jacket! It was very windy and freezing when we visited, but definitely worth having a look!!!!

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An absolute Must-See ! If you travel through this area and if miss even one small part, I know you will forever regret it...Take in all you can in this wonderful part of the world.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was truly amazing scenery. There are a lot of places to stop along The Great Ocean Rd and this is one you will want to stop at.

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