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“Fantastic views - name your favourite British coastal partsiyt” 5 of 5 stars
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The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Fantastic views - name your favourite British coastal partsiyt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Great Ocean Road , from Torquay to the 12 Apostles is a fabulous trip - ideally take a couple of days and have some accommodation booked to split the journey. The coast road sweeps around giving numerous spectacular views - sandy bays, small coves etc - you can identify equivalents to many British areas - Harry's rocks for example and it does feel rather like the Devon coast but on a larger (and for us at least) sunnier perspective.
We were trying to daytrip from Melbourne - but beware it is a long way "around" . It takes at least 1.5 hours to get down the large Bay even before you reach the coast. One way that can help is to go to Colac by main road and then head down to the actual coast near to the 12 Apostles then work your way back to Melbourne along the coast. This approach enabled us to see all the sites within one day but still with a lot of driving.

Visited July 2013
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“Stunning Coastline”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you're into the magic of nature's forces this is a must see. The helicopter ride is good value for money as you get all the perspectives. However, its a long day if you you're travelling (from Melbourne) so be prepared for a 12 hour day with 9 hours sat on a bus!

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“The Great Ocean Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Absolutely breathtaking! A must see if you are traveling through Australia and have a day to travel.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful views & a great trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Covered 500++ Miles..........Worth It!
Wonder scenery......breath taking!
Just love it!
Took lots of pics of rivers, bays, the 12 Apostles, forest, farms, gorge, live koalas and wallabies in the wild. Great Ocean and rocks along the shores. Wonderful...............:)

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“A must see - don't go home without it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a shining jewel of a trip to Victoria. The drive is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace with many stops for pictures! The Twelve Apostles are breath taking and nay picture in a guide book does not do them justice.

Visited May 2013
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