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“The best place to go summer or winter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands
Peterborough on Great Ocean Road, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Warrnambool
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
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“The best place to go summer or winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have been coming here now for over 35 years and have still not tired of it. Now I am bringing my own kids and they love it just as much as I still do. Visit in different seasons and the place changes with the weather. Winter it is cold, wet and windy but makes you feel alive while in summer the place is just a vault of blue. I am not a poet so that is the best I can do. As a bonus, drive the Great Ocean Road to get here and you get an even better day!

Visited August 2012
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Plymouth, Michigan
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“Don't Miss It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This site is overshadowed by the 12 Apostles but has stunning beauty of its own. Coming from Melbourne this is one of the last views before the main road turns inland as it works toward Warrnambool. Take the time to see it! You won't be disappointed......

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane
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“Often missed but well worth stopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This area is located west of Peterborough and is often given a miss by tourists. That's a great advantage because you can enjoy the beauty while feeling that you have it all to yourself.

We were there on a lovely, warm, almost cloudless day so we were able to take time to appreciate the forces of the wind and water that continue to carve out this extraordinary coastline. From this spot you can see how the elements are slowly carving inlets deep into the coast - probably eventually swallowing up the current road.

So, do stop and enjoy this stunning environment! The path from the car park is short, paved and wheel chair friendly

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
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“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great views highly recommend stop point if you are traveling down the Great Ocean Road! Also a great location for a photo!

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was more spectacular than the 12 Apostles!
Would highly recommend calling in.
Plenty of parking, not too far to walk.

Visited January 2013
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