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“Cape Bridgewater is absolutely stunning!”

Petrified Forest and Blowholes
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place is a stunning place to see. The beach is long and clean, the sea shows off it's deep blue colours on a sunny day and is surrounded by green hills and trees. It is great place to stop for a while to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take the short walk to the petrified forest and blowholes.

Further on is Portland which has a collection of historic monuments, but it is really a stopover on the way to pretty Port Fairy which is the jewel filled with charm and all round good vibe. Pick up a free guide to walk the wonderful historic buildings which have been and are key in telling Victoria's story. The river is a pleasant setting for a coffee or lunch stop before heading off to Griffin Island which is an easy walk. It has a nice lighthouse, an interesting coastline and some wildlife which will please the photographers out there.

If you have time Warrnambool is an interesting overnight stop with a beachfront promenade that hugs a long clean beach making it a very pleasant stroll. The town itself has lots of historic buildings so pick up a free guide as it is good to wander around for an hour.

Further on is Peterborough which is just a small town but offers a stunning beach and rocky coastline rich in colour and formation. The Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands finishes off the Great Ocean Road in fine form an worthy of a stop and the end of a long day.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

a great place to get really close to the wind farm machines - so beautiful up close. The blow holes were majestic and the petrified forest was like walking on Mars. A great experience, worth the drive.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

We enjoyed the short walk to the Petrified Forest and the Blowholes. This was an excellent choice to visit and gave us an insight into the local area. Only a short drive from Portland, this is another must to add to your list. Really pretty place to visit and the forest will leave you amazed. Nice slow paced walk suitable for most people

Thank RayWatson
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Blowholes are approximately 18 km form Portland via the magnificent Bridgewater Bay. Has good parking and easy access from car park to viewing platform on top of the cliffs. Is even more spectacular when there is a big swell running. Also is great location to get close and personal to adjacent wind towers. The "petrified forest" as it called is a geological feature to the left of the blowholes and is a part of a coastal walk which will take you to the seal cave and seals.

Thank Peter_B_Simons
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We walked from Cape Bridgewater past the seal colonies and around the point to the Blowholes and petrified forest - about 8kms. The walk was relatively easy standard with good paths and only a few steepish bits. The views were spectacular and the café at Bridgewater Bay was excellent.

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