Before leaving Apollo Bay we did a drive around the town and I was once again impressed by how pretty the town is and how gorgeous the ocean is around these parts – and all along the Great Ocean Road so far really. From just south of Apollo Bay the Great Ocean Road turns inland for quite a bit and winds through some outstanding scenery – green as far as the eye can see!
Soon we were at the next stop for the day – Gibson Steps where we stopped and marveled at the views (and taking lots of pictures of course). It is a short drive from there to the Twelve Apostles Visitor Facility where we spent quite a bit of time walking, taking pictures and eating lunch. The wind was (for days now!) still blowing up a storm which made the walk quite unpleasant but the views made up for it! I think it is also fair to say that this must be the day where we’ve seen the most tourists so far on the trip – maybe with the exception of Cairns – or maybe I’ve just forgotten how busy it was around there!
From The Twelve Apostles we made our way to The Razorback, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge, The Grotto and various other lookouts along the way, all providing impressive views.
Somewhere along the line we stopped for petrol and I took some more pictures of flowers that I just had to share!
Port Fairy was another nice town and we ventured out to The Victoria Hotel and the Caledonian Inn before going for a pizza at the eclectic and artsy Coffin Sally. The pizza was OK and not overly expensive, though I am not crazy about any of the pizza we’ve tried so far in Australia as they are all have hard and crispy bases, whereas I’m more of a chewy base kinda girl!